Frankel Colt Out Of Japanese Champion Vodka Heads Tattersalls December Yearling Catalogue
The catalogue for the 2018 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Numbering 200 lots, the December Yearling Sale will take place Monday 26th November.
The colt by FRANKEL, out of outstanding Japanese Champion racemare VODKA, looks to be amongst the highlights of a quality catalogue which includes own or half brothers and sisters to 41 Group and Listed performers and 26 yearlings out of Group or Listed winning mares. In addition the December Yearling Sale features 16 yearlings eligible for £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonuses, 8 eligible for the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, five eligible for the 300,000 euro Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes, a further four eligible for French Owners’ Premiums and more than 90 eligible for Plus 10 bonuses.
All of the current top five British and Irish sires, except DUBAWI, have yearlings catalogued, including a colt and a filly by the ten times Champion Sire GALILEO and two fillies by FRANKEL in addition to the colt out of VODKA. SEA THE STARS, whose Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winning daughter SEA OF CLASS was purchased for 170,000 guineas at the 2016 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, has four yearlings catalogued comprising two colts and two fillies, while KODIAC also has four yearling fillies catalogued.
The two leading European first crop sires NO NAY NEVER and KINGMAN are also well represented with three and four yearlings catalogued respectively, while proven Group 1 USA and French based sires DISTORTED HUMOR, ELUSIVE QUALITY, KITTEN’S JOY, LE HAVRE, RAJSAMAN and SIYOUNI add an international flavour to the catalogue.
The largest consignment comes from The Castlebridge Consignment which has assembled a team of 14 yearlings, followed by the ten strong consignment from Baroda and Colbinstown Studs which includes yearlings by Classic and Group 1 winning first crop sires GLENEAGLES, GOLDEN HORN and MAKE BELIEVE. Other first crop sires with yearlings catalogued include BRAZEN BEAU, CABLE BAY, DUE DILIGENCE, FREE EAGLE, FRENCH NAVY, FULBRIGHT, HALLOWED CROWN, HOT STREAK, IVAWOOD, KINGSTON HILL, MUHAARAR, MUSTAJEEB, NIGHT OF THUNDER and OUTSTRIP.
Commenting on the catalogue for the 2018 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“The Tattersalls December Yearling Sale is a consistent source of top class performers and the outstanding filly SEA OF CLASS, purchased at the sale two years ago, shows why the fixture is so popular year after year. The vast majority of the best British and Irish sires have yearlings catalogued and owners and trainers will undoubtedly be drawn to the significant number of yearlings eligible for lucrative Tattersalls bonuses or valuable sales races. Nearly 30 of the yearlings catalogued are eligible for £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonuses, the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, or the 300,000 euros Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes Auction Stakes and nearly 100 are eligible for the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme."