Tattersalls Yearlings Sweep Hong Kong International Cup Trials
Graduates of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale won all three International Cup trials on Sunday ahead of the Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on December 8.
Leading the way was the Richard Gibson-trained GOLD-FUN in the Group 2 Jockey Club Mile who led home a 1-2-3 for European–bred horses when defeating HELENE SPIRIT and XTENSION. The son of LE VIE DE COLORI is a graduate of Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale where he was purchased by Ger Lyons for 10,000 guineas from the draft of Michael Downey.
The Group 2 Jockey Club Cup also provided a clean-sweep for European-bred horses when ENDOWING took the honours ahead of AKEED MOFEED and MILITARY ATTACK. The son of Danehill Dancer is a graduate of Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale where he was purchased by agent Peter Doyle for 62,000 guineas from Croom House Stud.
The third of the trials to fall to Tattersalls yearling graduates was the Group 2 Jockey Club Sprint which was won by CHARLES THE GREAT. The son of HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR was purchased at Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale by Geoffrey Howson for 30,000 guineas from Catridge Farm Stud.
The victories of GOLD-FUN and ENDOWING also provided a plethora of timely catalogue updates ahead of the Tattersalls December Sale.
GOODWOOD MARCH, the dam of GOLD-FUN is catalogued as lot 1812 and will be offered in foal to the legendary FRANKEL as part of the consignment from Tweenhills Farm & Stud. GOLD-FUN’s half-sister STELLA SENZA CIELO is catalogued as lot 1329 in foal to KYLLACHY and will be offered by Houghton Bloodstock whilst Tweenhills also offer a LORD SHANAKILL half-brother to GOLD-FUN as lot 862 in the December Foal Sale. ENDOWING’s victory was a boost to BAHAMA SPIRIT, catalogued as lot 1744 and to be consigned by Voute Sales at the December Mare Sale. The INVINCIBLE SPIRIT mare is in foal to NATHANIEL and is a half-sister to BRAZILIAN SAMBA, dam of ENDOWING.
The Tattersalls December Sale takes place from November 25 – December 5 with the December Yearling Sale taking place on November 25, the December Foal Sale on November 27 - 30 and the December Mare Sale on December 2 – 5. Catalogues are out now and online at www.tattersalls.com