Catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Now Online
The catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale are online now and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Book 2 features 816 yearlings and will take place Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th October, Book 3 has 602 lots catalogued and will take place Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October, while Book 4 has a further 83 yearlings selling on the morning of Saturday 17th October.
This year’s October Book 2 global stars ADDEYBB, BATTAASH, FIFTY STARS, MOHAATHER and WAY TO PARIS, as well as impressive Group 2 winning two year old MINZAAL, have all provided the best possible advertisements for Europe’s largest yearling sale and the 2020 catalogue features own or half brothers and sisters to an impressive 174 Group and Listed winners including the TIME TEST half-brother to last year’s Irish Oaks winner STAR CATCHER, the AUSTRALIA three parts brother to Irish Derby winner TREASURE BEACH and half-siblings to 2018 and 2019 Group 1 winners ACCIDENTAL AGENT and DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT. In addition there are 110 sons and daughters of Group and Listed winning mares catalogued, including the SEA THE STARS filly out of Group 1 Matron Stakes winner CHACHAMAIDEE, the KODIAC colt out of the Grade 1 E P Taylor Stakes winner FRAULEIN and the ACLAIM filly out of smart Argentine racemare CHIBOLA, dam of this year’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner NANDO PARRADO.
The sires index makes equally impressive reading with 21 of the current top 25 sires in Britain and Ireland all well represented including ACCLAMATION, AUSTRALIA, CAMELOT, DARK ANGEL, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FRANKEL, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KINGMAN, KODIAC, LOPE DE VEGA, NATHANIEL, NIGHT OF THUNDER, NO NAY NEVER, PIVOTAL, SEA THE STARS and SHOWCASING.
Tally Ho Stud’s proven Group 1 sire KODIAC leads the way numerically with 40 yearlings catalogued. Consistent Group 1 sires DARK ANGEL, LOPE DE VEGA and SHOWCASING have 25, 18 and 31 yearlings catalogued respectively, while leading second season sire NIGHT OF THUNDER has 23 yearlings to represent him.
The current leading first season sire MEHMAS, who already has four individual Group/Listed winners to his name, has ten yearlings catalogued and there are 18 first crop sires represented including Classic and Group 1 winners ACLAIM, CARAVAGGIO, CHURCHILL, DECORATED KNIGHT, GALILEO GOLD, HIGHLAND REEL, MONDIALISTE, NATIONAL DEFENSE, POSTPONED, PROFITABLE, RIBCHESTER and ULYSSES.
Overseas based sires have always added an extra dimension to Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale and top French based sires DABIRSIM, LE HAVRE, SHALAA, SIYOUNI and WOOTTON BASSETT have 38 yearlings catalogued between them, with an additional seven by exciting French based first crop sire ALMANZOR. USA based sires AIR FORCE BLUE, FLINTSHIRE, KITTEN’S JOY and NYQUIST are also well represented.
Book 3 of the 2019 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which follows immediately after Book 2, takes place Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October and numbers 602 lots. Book 4 comprises an additional 83 lots and will take place on the morning of Saturday 17th October. All of the yearlings in Books 3 and 4 of the October Yearling Sale are eligible for the ever-popular £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes and the catalogues include yearlings by current top 30 sires ACCLAMATION, AUSTRALIA, CAMELOT, DARK ANGEL, EXCEED AND EXCEL, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KODIAC, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, MAYSON, NATHANIEL, NIGHT OF THUNDER, OASIS DREAM, SEA THE MOON, SEA THE STARS, SHOWCASING, TEOFILO and ZOFFANY.
Commenting on Books 2, 3 and 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“Both the highest rated colt in Europe, MOHAATHER and the highest rated sprinter in Europe, BATTAASH, were purchased at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and Book 3 has also had another outstanding year demonstrating the consistent quality to be found in the second week of the October Yearling Sales at Park Paddocks. Huge demand for places in our yearling sales has ensured catalogues of real depth and quality catering to buyers at all levels of the market from throughout the world."