2010 October Yearling Sale Book 2 Day 2 Press Release


A daughter of AZAMOUR topped proceedings on the second day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale at 240,000 guineas. The second session saw 200 lots sell for 7,308,000 guineas at an average of 36,540 guineas and a median of 26,500 guineas.

Seamus Burns’ Lodge Park Stud consigned the sale topping 1.2 million guineas GALILEO filly to Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last week and he may be in line to repeat the feat during Book 2 following the sale of the AZAMOUR filly out of the GREEN DESERT mare FLASHING GREEN. The half-sister to the Listed winner FLASHING COLOUR is out of a half-sister to the three-time Group 1 placed MONA LISA and from the legendary Egon Weinfeld family of REPROCOLOR. Locally based agent Dwayne Woods secured the filly for 240,000 guineas, the top price of the sale so far, after a head-to-head battle with Shadwell Estates’ Angus Gold and indicated that she was purchased on behalf of the Stobart Group CEO Andrew Tinkler.

October Yearling Sale Book 2 Day 2 Figures:                            
2010 286 261 200 7,308,000 36,540 26,500
2009 273 249 208 7,372,500 35,445 25,000

Following his purchase Woods commented;

"For me, she is just a beautiful, beautiful filly - just all class and with perfect balance.

"She should make up into a two-year-old, but has the scope to go on at three.

"She is from a top-class Meon Valley family and comes from great vendor, Lodge Park Stud. She is a star filly."

Six-time Group 1 winner DYLAN THOMAS has his first crop of yearlings on offer this year and his colt out of the Listed winning SADLER’S WELLS mare INCHIRI was the subject of a three-way battle between trainer David Elsworth, agent John Warren and Coolmore’s MV Magnier. Elsworth, standing with agent Suzanne Roberts, thought he had secured the strapping looking colt with his bid of 200,000 guineas, but he was usurped by MV Magnier with his bid of 210,000 guineas.

Another stallion represented by his first crop of yearlings this year is the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner EXCELLENT ART whose colt out of the ZAFONIC mare GENTLE NIGHT was the third horse for the day to top 200,000 guineas when knocked down to owner John Humphreys. Agent John Warren made a valiant attempt to secure the Camas Park Stud consigned colt but it was Humphreys, sat alongside trainer Robert Mills who reigned supreme. Humphreys, who raced WHERE OF WHEN with Robert Mills’ late father Terry Mills, indicated that the horse would race in partnership with Formula 1 magnate Bernie Ecclestone and commented;

"He is a very nice horse. I had been given some good advice about him and, on coming to see him, it confirmed those good reports that I had been given.

"I did really come to buy this horse only and am not bidding on any more."