Tattersalls October Book 3 Continues Record Run

Lot 1795: Showcasing (GB) / Folly Lodge (GB)
Lot 1795: Showcasing (GB) / Folly Lodge (GB)

Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close on Friday evening in Newmarket, bringing a remarkable two weeks at Park Paddocks to an end. The final day of Book 3, spread over two sessions around Future Champions Day, saw a total of 167 yearlings sell for 1,648,100 guineas, at an average of 9,869 guineas and a median of 7,000 guineas. Book 3 of the sale had been revamped this year, with the catalogue almost doubling in size, resulting in the turnover tripling. The two-day sale saw a total of 436 lots sold for 7,164,350 guineas, up 211% on 2013. The average and median also rose 54% and 67% to 16,432 guineas and 11,500 guineas respectively. Over the three Books of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, a total of 1,432 yearlings were sold for a total of 128,993,850 guineas, a rise of almost 20 million guineas and 18%. The average over the fortnight was up 9% to 90,080 guineas whilst the median rose 7% to 45,000 guineas. The clearance rate for the 1,432 yearlings offered was 85%.   

Whitsbury Manor Stud’s resident stallion SHOWCASING has enjoyed a memorable October Yearling Sale following on from the success of his first runners this year and a pair of fillies by the stallion topped the results sheets on the final day of the October Book 2 sale.

Leading the way was the daughter of the GRAND LODGE mare FOLLY LODGE who was catalogued as lot 1795. Consigned by agent Keith Harte on behalf of Shutford Stud, the filly was knocked down to Newmarket based agent Alex Elliot for 42,000 guineas.

"Showcasing is hot property at the moment," said Elliot, "and the plan is to breeze in the spring."

Earlier in the day Yeomanstown Stud’s David O’Callaghan secured the SHOWCASING filly out of the POLAR FALCON mare SABRINA BROWN. Catalogued as lot 1656 and consigned by Robin Sharp’s Houghton Bloodstock, the filly is out of a three-parts-sister to the Listed winning Group placed BOMB ALASKA. O’Callaghan secured the filly after outbidding Cooneen Stud’s Gerry O’Sullivan and is set to return at the Breeze Ups in the Spring.

"We sold Toocoolforschool and Rosie's Premiere, so I know the stallion and like him - he had a lot of class as racehorse and is a half-brother to our own Camacho," commented O’Callaghan.

At the conclusion of Book 3 of the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

“At Newmarket’s 'Future Champions Day’ today we saw three Group winning graduates of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, including Godolphin’s Group 1 Middle Park Stakes winner CHARMING THOUGHT, and it is this sort of racecourse achievement  that is the key to the success of the sale. From Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale last week to the very end of today’s Book 3 we have experienced unprecedented and record breaking demand every step of the way, and the catalyst is the consistent achievement of Tattersalls October Yearlings at the very highest level throughout the world. Year after year the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale produces champions on the world stage and the buyers come to Park Paddocks confident that they will find the cream of the European yearling crop. Nearly 130 million guineas has been spent on Tattersalls October Yearlings over the past two weeks and while the extraordinary levels of trade at both Books 1 and 2 may receive more attention, the demand over the two days of Book 3 has been no less satisfying. Buyers from as far away as Japan have been active at Book 3 and the gains in turnover, average, median and clearance rate are as important in this sector of the market as any other. We would like to thank each and every one of the vendors and buyers who have all made the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale so memorable."

The next sale at Tattersalls is the Autumn Horses in Training Sale on October 27 – 30. Catalogues are online now and available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives.