Tattersalls December Foal Catalogue Now Online
The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale is online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available in print on October 23rd. Numbering 1,135 lots, the December Foal Sale will take place Wednesday 23rd November to Saturday 26th November.
Europe’s premier foal sale boasts an outstanding catalogue, with no less than 104 foals by the current top 10 active British and Irish sires and 216 by the current top 20, including DANSILI, DARK ANGEL, DUBAWI, GALILEO, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KODIAC, LOPE DE VEGA, PIVOTAL, SEA THE STARS and SHAMARDAL. The catalogue also features own and half brothers and sisters to an impressive 147 Group and Listed winners including the FRANKEL half sister to 2013 Oaks heroine TALENT, the DUBAWI half sister to the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup and Hong Kong Derby winner AKEED MOFEED and the DUBAWI half brother to Group 2 Beresford Stakes winner OL’ MAN RIVER out of the Champion racemare FINSCEAL BEO. The quartet of foals by DUBAWI, who produced the two highest priced auction yearling in the world this year at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, is completed by the colt out of the beautifully bred GALILEO mare SNOWGAL and the colt first foal out of the smart Group 3 winner DAKSHA. The sole foal by the supreme GALILEO is the filly out of the multiple Group winning mare LADY SPRINGBANK
As ever, first crop sires feature prominently, with a total of 26 represented including Group 1 winners AUSTRALIA, CHARM SPIRIT, DUNADEN, GARSWOOD, KINGMAN, MAGICIAN, MUKHADRAM, NO NAY NEVER, OLYMPIC GLORY, RULER OF THE WORLD, SEA THE MOON, SLADE POWER, TORONADO and WAR COMMAND.
TORONADO leads the way numerically with 41 of his first crop catalogued, while CHARM SPIRIT and MUKHADRAM both have 28 to represent them, and German Derby winner SEA THE MOON has 21 catalogued. 2013 and 2014 Derby winners RULER OF THE WORLD and AUSTRALIA have three and 10 from their respective first crops, while the outstanding Miler KINGMAN has eight in the catalogue.
Commenting on the 2016 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“Every year the Tattersalls December Foal Sale attracts pinhookers from throughout Britain, Ireland and further afield, but the sale is an equally important fixture for many of the world’s leading racehorse owners. This year’s catalogue features foals by all of the current top 20 active sires in Britain and Ireland, as well as significant numbers by an exciting collection of first crop sires, all of which should appeal to the usual international cast of buyers who consistently make the December Foal Sale the premier sale of its type in Europe."