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Sea The Stars Colt Makes Book 2 Record

Records were set across the board including a new high of 850,000 guineas on the final day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Sea The Stars Colt Makes Book 2 Record

Records were set across the board including a new high of 850,000 guineas on the final day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

The final session saw 196 lots realise a total of 16,262,000 guineas at an average of 82,969 guineas and a median of 50,000 guineas, taking the three day totals to 613 lots sold for 48,022,000 guineas at an average of 78,339 guineas and a median of 55,000 guineas.

Turnover, average and median were up 24%, 20% and 10% respectively, all new records.


The sale saw 19 lots sell for 300,000 guineas or more, up from just two last year.

The Sea The Stars colt out of the Tobougg mare Biz Bar set a sale record for Book 2 when knocked down to Shadwell Estates’ Angus Gold for 850,000 guineas.

Agents Alastair Donald and Charlie Gordon-Watson were both involved in the battle to secure the colt but it was Sheikh Hamdan, who has been in attendance every day, who prevailed.

The colt was bred by Massimo Parri, president of the Italian Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, and was consigned by his Sienna-based farm Allevamento Le Gi.

"I bought the mare Biz Bar out of training, and she has produced me five black-type winners, including Biz The Nurse, the Group 1 winner of the Grand Premio di Milano and Group 2 Derby Italiano. She has been a fantastic mare,” he said.

Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2, 2017 Day 3

A Dark Angel half-brother to the Listed winner Lexington Times sold for 625,000 guineas, the second highest price at the sale this year and the third highest in the sale’s history.

The son of the Dubai Destination mare Fuaigh Mor was knocked down to John Gosden on behalf of Godolphin. The sale provided his otners with a stunning pinhooking result, having been purchased as a foal for 95,000 euros.

At the conclusion of Book 2 Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented: “Book 1 of the 2017 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale entered uncharted territory last week with wide margin records across the board and Book 2 has followed in similar fashion.

“Book 2 has grossed more than any other European yearling sale except October Book 1 and the turnover, average and median have all reached unprecedented levels.

“The strength at the top of the market has at times been breathtaking and the statistics tell the story.

“Eight different buyers featured amongst the top ten lots this week. As ever, the support from the Maktoum family and their associates has been amazing.”



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