Exciting Catalogue for Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale Now Online
The catalogue for the inaugural Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Formerly the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, the sale has been moved permanently to Newmarket and renamed the Somerville Yearling Sale and it retains the same ethos as its predecessor of meticulously selected, precocious yearlings.
The catalogue features an impressive 292 yearlings who will be offered for sale on Tuesday 7th September, all of which will be eligible for the all-new £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes as well as the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes.
The Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale quickly established a reputation as a consistent source of juvenile talent and last year’s record-breaking renewal has produced a number of top-class performers headlined by the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes winner CHIPOTLE at Royal Ascot. Purchased for 10,000 guineas by Eve Johnson Houghton and Highflyer Bloodstock, the son of HAVANA GOLD began the season with victory in the Brocklesby Stakes and is one of 32 individual two-year-old winners to come from the sale this year.
The sale has produced a remarkable 13 Group and Listed winners in its short history including Group 2 Lowther Stakes winner MISS AMULET, Group 3 Molecomb Stakes winner STEEL BULL and this year’s Group 3 winning two-year-old WINDSTORMBLACK who were purchased for £7,500, £15,000 and 17,500 guineas respectively.
The inaugural Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale looks certain to add to the roll of honour with an impressive catalogue that features own or half brothers and sisters to 44 Group and Listed performers including star graduates WINDSTORMBLACK and the Listed winner FLIPPA THE STRIPPA. Precocity features strongly with siblings to Group and Listed winning two-year-olds AQLAAM VISION, CHILWORTH ICON and SWEET GARDENIA catalogued, as well as a half-sister to the top-class juvenile VENTURA REBEL, placed in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup, and a half-brother to this year’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes third VINTAGE CLARETS by first-season-sire UNFORTUNATELY.
In total there are siblings to 108 two-year-old winners catalogued and 80 yearlings out of dams who themselves won at two. These include 24 yearlings out of Group and Listed winning or placed mares including a TWILIGHT SON colt out of the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes placed BAILEYS JUBILEE and a KODIAC filly out of Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes runner up SAHOOL, already the dam of the Group 3 winner LARAAIB.
The list of sires with catalogued yearlings includes proven Group 1 producers ACCLAMATION, BATED BREATH, CAMACHO, DANDY MAN, DARK ANGEL, DREAM AHEAD, FASTNET ROCK, FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND, HAVANA GOLD, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, IFFRAAJ, KODIAC, MEHMAS, NIGHT OF THUNDER, OASIS DREAM, SEA THE MOON, SHOWCASING, SIR PERCY, STARSPANGLEDBANNER and ZOFFANY.
Whitsbury Manor Stud’s Group 1 winner HAVANA GREY leads the way numerically with 21 yearlings catalogued and is one of seventeen stallions represented by their first crop of yearlings including CRACKSMAN, EXPERT EYE, GUSTAV KLIMT, HARRY ANGEL, HAWKBILL, JAMES GARFIELD, JUNGLE CAT, KESSAAR, LIGHTNING SPEAR, MASSAAT, SIOUX NATION, TASLEET, UNFORTUNATELY, WASHINGTON DC and the Champion Australian sire ZOUSTAR whose first Northern Hemisphere crop are now yearlings.
The first crops of two-year-olds by ARDAD, COTAI GLORY, GALILEO GOLD and PROFITABLE have set racecourses alight this season and all four have representatives catalogued, in addition to yearlings by exciting young sires CABLE BAY, GLENEAGLES, KODI BEAR, NEW BAY and TERRITORIES.
The largest consignment of yearlings will come from Tally-Ho Stud with nineteen lots catalogued, followed by Barton Stud and Rathasker Stud with eleven yearlings apiece and Trickledown Stud with ten. Last year’s sale topping consignor Ringfort Stud will feature a small but select draft of four yearlings including colts by leading first season sires COTAI GLORY and PROFITABLE.
All yearlings catalogued in the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale will be eligible for the new £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes in addition to the immensely popular £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes held five weeks later. 82 of the fillies catalogued are also registered for the lucrative Great British Bonus Scheme and eligible to win up to £20,000 in bonus prize money per qualifying race.
Commenting on the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“The catalyst for launching the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale at Park Paddocks was the extraordinary vibrance of last year’s relocated Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale and consignors have embraced the permanent move with an outstanding group of precocious yearlings. The improving quality of yearlings being offered at the sale has been matched by the racecourse performance of its graduates, and the introduction of the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes will further enhance the appeal of the sale which has quickly established a reputation as a consistent source of top-class juvenile talent.”
The catalogue is online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives from Wednesday 3rd August.
£100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes
6 furlongs, Newmarket July Course, 27th August 2022
1st - £55,000
2nd - £22,500
3rd - £10,000
4th - £5,000 5th - £2,500
6th - 10th - £1,000