Catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Now Online

Epsom Derby winner Desert Crown was purchased for 280,000 guineas at October Book 2
Epsom Derby winner Desert Crown was purchased for 280,000 guineas at October Book 2

The catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of the 2022 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale are online now and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Book 2 features 821 yearlings and will take place Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th October, Book 3 has 642 lots catalogued and will take place Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October, while Book 4 has a further 85 yearlings selling on the morning of Saturday 15th October.  

Leading the October Book 2 stars in 2022 has been the Derby winner DESERT CROWN who was purchased at the sale in 2020 for 280,000 guineas. He faces stiff competition as the headline graduate however from 60,000 guineas purchase STATE OF REST, who has won four Group/Grade 1 races in his last five starts including the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Hong Kong Group 1 winner ROMANTIC WARRIOR, German 2,000 Guineas winner MALJOOM and Richmond Stakes winner ROYAL SCOTSMAN are other October Book 2 purchases to have lit up racecourses around the world this year.  

The 2022 catalogue features own or half brothers and sisters to an impressive 181 Group and Listed winners including the SEA THE STARS half-brother to Group 1 Prix de Royallieu winner LOVING DREAM, the CAMELOT half-brother to the Melbourne Cup winner PROTECTIONIST, the HIGHLAND REEL half-brother to the six-time Group 1 winner LAURENS and the half-brother to this year’s Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner ALENQUER, by THE GREAT GATSBY.  

This season’s Group winning two-year-olds THE RIDLER and LAKOTA SIOUX, winners of the Norfolk and Sweet Solera Stakes respectively, both have siblings catalogued. The National Stud consign a TIME TEST half-brother to THE RIDLER whilst Galbertstown Stables consign a BLUE POINT half-brother to LAKOTA SIOUX.  

In addition there are 132 sons and daughters of Group and Listed winning mares catalogued, including the SIYOUNI colt out of the Champion racemare RIBBONS and the GALILEO colt out of the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner TIGGY WIGGY. Fillies on offer include a NO NAY NEVER daughter of the Grade 1 winner SOPHIE P, a KINGMAN daughter of the Group 1 Queensland Oaks winner WINNING WAYS and a first crop daughter of the Champion racehorse WALDGEIST out of the Grade 1 winner DYNAFORCE.  

The sires index makes equally impressive reading with 23 of the current top 25 sires in Britain and Ireland represented including CAMELOT, CHURCHILL, DANDY MAN, DARK ANGEL, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FRANKEL, GALILEO, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KINGMAN, KODIAC, LOPE DE VEGA, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, MEHMAS, NATHANIEL, NEW BAY, NIGHT OF THUNDER, NO NAY NEVER, OASIS DREAM, SEA THE STARS, SHOWCASING, STARSPANGLEDBANNER, TEOFILO and ZOFFANY.  

Of the proven stallions, Whitsbury Manor Stud’s SHOWCASING and Darley’s NIGHT OF THUNDER leads the way numerically with 35 and 32 yearlings catalogued respectively. CHURCHILL, DARK ANGEL, KODIAC and LOPE DE VEGA all feature amongst the top ten sires in Europe and have an impressive 21, 27, 25 and 17 yearlings catalogued respectively.  

There are 15 first crop sires represented including Classic and Group 1 winners ADVERTISE, BLUE POINT, CRYSTAL OCEAN, MAGNA GRECIA, MASAR, PHOENIX OF SPAIN, STUDY OF MAN, TEN SOVEREIGNS, TOO DARN HOT and WALDGEIST.  

Overseas based sires have always added an extra dimension to Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and current and former top French based sires LE HAVRE, SIYOUNI, WOOTTON BASSETT and ZARAK have 37 yearlings catalogued between them, with USA based sires BERNARDINI, CARAVAGGIO and MORE THAN READY also represented.  

Book 3 of the 2022 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which follows immediately after Book 2, takes place Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October and numbers 642 lots. Book 4 comprises an additional 85 yearlings and will take place on the morning of Saturday 15th 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, BATED BREATH, CAMELOT, CHURCHILL, DANDY MAN,   DARK ANGEL, EXCEED AND EXCEL, HAVANA GOLD, IFFRAAJ, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KODIAC, LOPE DE VEGA, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, MEHMAS, NATHANIEL, NEW BAY, NIGHT OF THUNDER, OASIS DREAM, SHOWCASING, STARSPANGLEDBANNER and ZOFFANY.  

Commenting on Books 2, 3 and 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;  

“There can be no better advertisement for a catalogue than selling the winner of the Derby and Desert Crown has been an outstanding ambassador for October Book 2, as has the 60,000 guineas purchase and four-time Group 1 winner State Of Rest. Both are perfect illustrations of the quality and value to be found during the second week of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and why it is the focus for so many yearling buyers from throughout Europe and further afield. Demand for places has enabled us to assemble outstanding catalogues which   showcase so many of the best British and Irish bred yearlings and will cater for all sectors of the market.”