Book 3 Of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Concludes

Lot 1858: Bahamian Bounty (GB) / Crocus Rose (GB)
Lot 1858: Bahamian Bounty (GB) / Crocus Rose (GB)

The final day of Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale saw an eclectic mix of buyers and a top price of 35,000 guineas for a BAHAMIAN BOUNTY filly. A total of 218 lots were sold for 1,795,200 guineas at an average of 8,235 guineas and a median of 5,500 guineas. The turnover for the two day Book 3 sale was 6,335,900 guineas for the 483 lots sold at an average of 13,118 guineas and a median of 9,000 guineas. Turnover for Books 1 – 3 reached 131,494,400 guineas which is a new record turnover for the two weeks of the October Yearling Sale. 

The top lot on the final day was a filly by The National Stud’s BAHAMIAN BOUNTY who was knocked down to freshman trainer Simon Crisford for 35,000 guineas. The grey filly is out of the ROYAL APPLAUSE mare CROCUS ROSE, the half sister to ELA ATHENA, winner of the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks and five times runner-up at Group 1 level.

"She always had a good step and has grown well. She's gone to a trainer who is doing a good job - let's hope she wins at Royal Ascot!" said Maurice Burns of consignor Rathasker Stud.

"She is a nice horse and was a stand-out in the outside ring and she was in the right book." added Burns.

The sale represented a nice pinhooking result for her owners who purchased her at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 14,500 guineas.         

October Yearling Sale Book 3 Day 2 Comparative Figures:
Year CataloguedOfferedSoldAggregateAverageMedian
2015 333 296 218 1,795,200 8,235 5,500
2014 246 204 167 1,648,100 9,869 7,000
October Yearling Sale Book 3  Comparative Figures:
Year CataloguedOfferedSoldAggregateAverageMedian
2015 681 610 483 6,335,900 13,118 9,000
2014 590 511 436 7,164,350 16,432 11,500
October Yearling Sale Books 1-3 Comparative Figures:
Year CataloguedOfferedSoldAggregateAverageMedian
2015 2,109 1,898 1,536 131,494,400 85,608 40,000
2014 1,890 1,684 1,432 128,993,850 90,080 45,000

At the conclusion of Book 3 of the 2015 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

“While Book 3 of the 2015 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has not been able to match last year’s record levels, there have been plenty of highlights over the course of the past two weeks encompassing Books 1 to 3 of our October Yearling Sale.

“The upper end of the market has been extremely robust from start to finish. Book 1 produced the highest priced auction yearling in the world for the fourth consecutive year and a record 152 lots selling for 200,000 guineas or more. Similarly, there was a new wide margin record price of 725,000 guineas in Book 2 and a record 121 yearlings selling for 100,000 guineas or more. Demand for quality, commercial yearlings has carried on through Book 3, which also produced a record top price of 115,000 guineas. The total turnover for Books 1 to 3 has exceeded 130 million guineas for the first time and the combined clearance rate over eight days of yearling sales has been more than 80%.

“At the end of Book 2 we reflected on some of the challenges resulting from the larger numbers in all three books. In total we catalogued 219 more yearlings than last year, which is the second largest number ever, and without doubt this has led to a more selective market at the lower levels than last year. Nevertheless, we have sold an unprecedented number of yearlings over the course of Books 1 to 3 of the 2015 October Yearling Sale, which yet again demonstrates the enduring global demand for quality British and Irish bloodstock and is tribute to the outstanding professionalism of our vendors." 

The next sale at Tattersalls is the Autumn Horses in Training Sale that takes place from October 26th – 29th.