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October Sale Book 2 Off To A Strong Start

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued on from where Book 1 finished with bullish trade on the opening day that saw 55 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more.

October Sale Book 2 Off To A Strong Start

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued on from where Book 1 finished with bullish trade on the opening day that saw 55 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more.

That figured compared with 37 on the opening session last year whist the number of lots to realise 200,000 guineas or more was a mammoth 14, compared to 5 last year.

The opening session saw 214 lots sell for 16,563,000 guineas, a rise of 31% on the corresponding session last year. The average rose 23% and the median 20% to 77,397 guineas and 60,000 guineas respectively.


Tattersalls October Yearling Sale 2017 Book 2 Day 1

The action kicked off early on the opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, with lot 530, the LOPE DE VEGA sister to Group 3 Prix de Conde winner LUMINATE realising 370,000 guineas to the bid of Godolphin’s Anthony Stroud.

Jake Warren and MV Magnier also made bold bids to secure the filly out of the RAINBOW QUEST mare KALANDARA, the half-sister to the Group 1 Champion Stakes and Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner KALANISI.

The filly was consigned to the sale by Baroda and Colbinstown Studs and breeder and consignor David Myserscough was understandably delighted.

"It is all about timing! Lope De Vega is going well - he had two Group 1 winners this weekend - and she has really come right at the right time. She has already been a good-walking filly, and is one you would never know you had on the farm as she has never had any problems, but she has also done really well this autumn."

KALANDARA had a LAWMAN full-brother to LUMINATE this spring and is in-foal to NEW BAY.

"There are discussions that we might see if we can get to Frankel with her next spring -that would be exciting," added Myerscough.

The second horse to sell for 300,000 guineas or more was lot 564, the NATHANIEL colt out of the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes winner LANGS LASH who was knocked down to China Horse Club’s Mick Flanagan for 350,000 guineas. Consigned by Newsells Park Stud, the colt is a half-brother to the Listed winning WAIPU COVE whilst his full brother THE KID BOBBY B won recently to give their dam her second winner from two foals of racing age

The Hong Kong Jockey Club team, made up of Nick Columb, Mark Richards and Grant and Tom Pritchard-Gordon were busy during October Book 1 buying four yearlings for 1,140,000 guineas and they made their presence felt during the opening day of Book 2, buying three lots including two of the top four.



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