Outstanding Tattersalls October Book 1 Catalogue Now Online

Dual Group 1 Winner PALACE PIER, an October Book 1 purchase, has a half brother in this year's catalogue.
Dual Group 1 Winner PALACE PIER, an October Book 1 purchase, has a half brother in this year's catalogue.

The catalogue for Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which takes place Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th October, is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Europe’s premier yearling sale numbers 547 lots, all of which are eligible for the lucrative £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme.


The flagship Tattersalls yearling sale has attracted a truly outstanding collection of the finest yearlings to be found anywhere in the world, including 20 yearlings by DUBAWI, 19 by GALILEO, 32 by FRANKEL, 21 by KINGMAN and 33 by SEA THE STARS.


In addition, the catalogue features own or half-brothers and sisters to a massive 53 Classic and Group 1 winners and an equally impressive 256 Group/Listed winners. Amongst the siblings to Classic and Group 1 winners are own or half-brothers to global stars BEAUTY PARLOUR, DEEP BRILLANTE, GALILEO GOLD, INTEGRAL, IZZI TOP, LILLIE LANGTRY, LINE OF DUTY, MAGNA GRECIA, MARSHA, ORDER OF ST GEORGE, PALACE PIER, QUALIFY, SHALAA and SPEEDY BOARDING.


Beautifully bred fillies, so long the hallmark of Europe’s premier yearling sale, include own or half-sisters to Classic and Group 1 winners BLOND ME, CAPRI, GOLDEN HORDE, GOLDEN HORN, JAPAN, MATTERHORN, NOVELLIST, RIZEENA, SANTIAGO and VIVA PATACA. 


An impressive 20 Classic and Group 1 winning mares have yearlings catalogued including DANEDREAM, INTRICATELY and SEAL OF APPROVAL, all of whom have yearlings by DUBAWI, ATTRACTION, CURSORY GLANCE and RIBBONS, who all have yearlings by FRANKEL, Oaks winner TALENT who has a colt by SEA THE STARS, 1000 Guineas winner SKY LANTERN who has a colt by GALILEO and the two outstanding racemares ANGARA and SPINNING QUEEN who have fillies by ALMANZOR and LE HAVRE respectively, both coming from Norris Bloodstock as part of the Waddesdon Stud Dispersal.


All of the current top 20 active sires standing in Britain and Ireland are well represented with the current top five, GALILEO, DARK ANGEL, DUBAWI, KODIAC and SEA THE STARS accounting for a mighty 126 yearlings between them with 19, 36, 20, 18 and 33 catalogued respectively. 


Among the 19 yearlings by eleven - time Champion sire GALILEO are own or half-brothers and sisters to Classic and Group 1 winners CAPRI, NOVELLIST and SHALAA, as well as the regally bred own sister to Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes winner JAPAN out of the extraordinary producer SHASTYE. DUBAWI, sire of the October Book 1 sale toppers in both 2018 and 2019 has own or half brothers and sisters to Classic and Group 1 winners LINE OF DUTY, QUALIFY, WELTSTAR and WINDSTOSS to represent him.


Juddmonte Farm’s two superstar stallions FRANKEL and KINGMAN have 53 October Book 1 yearlings catalogued between them with FRANKEL’s illustrious team including own or half brothers and sisters to Classic and Group 1 winners ACLAIM, BAYRIR, FEARLESS KING, GOLDEN HORN, LILLIE LANGTRY, MARSHA and this year’s Irish Derby winner SANTIAGO, while the eye - catching collection of 21 yearlings by KINGMAN, whose unbeaten dual Group 1 winning October Book 1 purchase PALACE PIER is now the highest rated three year old colt in Europe, includes the half-brother to 2000 Guineas winner GALILEO GOLD.


Devotees of first-crop yearling sires are well catered for with 15 freshmen including Classic and Group 1 winners ACLAIM, ALMANZOR, CARAVAGGIO, CHURCHILL, DECORATED KNIGHT, GALILEO GOLD, HIGHLAND REEL, POSTPONED, PROFITABLE, RIBCHESTER and ULYSSES represented by a total of 102 yearlings.


Overseas based sires are traditionally well to the fore at Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale and proven Group/Grade 1 USA based sires AMERICAN PHAROAH, CONSTITUTION, CURLIN, DISTORTED HUMOR, KITTEN’S JOY, MORE THAN READY, STREET BOSS, TWIRLING CANDY and WAR FRONT all feature prominently alongside the only yearling by the outstanding but ill - fated ARROGATE to be offered in Europe, as well as top French-based sires KENDARGENT, LE HAVRE, SHALAA, SIYOUNI and WOOTTON BASSETT.


The largest consignment comes from The Castlebridge Consignment with 32 yearlings, followed by Newsells Park Stud with an outstanding team of 25, Watership Down Stud with 20 and Highclere Stud with 19 yearlings. Last year’s sale topping consignor Hazelwood Bloodstock has six lots catalogued.


Commenting on the catalogue for Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;


“Graduates of Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale have enjoyed another stellar year with the likes of this year’s dual Group 1 winner PALACE PIER and outstanding global stars NEWSPAPEROFRECORD and RUSSIAN CAMELOT flying the flag throughout the world. The international achievements of Book 1 purchases at the highest level have yet again demonstrated the uniquely global appeal of Europe’s premier yearling sale and this year’s catalogue is yet another in a long sequence of truly exceptional Book 1 catalogues. We have an extraordinary number of yearlings by the very best of an outstanding cast of European sires and, crucially for buyers at every level of Book 1, all 547 Book 1 yearlings can reward owners with the lucrative prize money offered through the £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme. While the prize money for the hugely popular Book 1 Bonus Scheme has been slightly reduced in these uncertain times, it still remains uniquely rewarding and a significant number of the fillies in October Book 1 will also be eligible for the recently introduced Great British Bonus scheme.”


Catalogues are online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives from Friday 28th August.


Additional Information on the £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus




Any lot offered for sale in Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which is sold, bought in or unsold.


Any lot withdrawn from Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which is subsequently offered for sale at the 2020 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale and sold, bought in or unsold. The full 5% commission is payable on the reserve price, where the lot failed to meet its reserve, or the price at which the lot was bought in by the vendor.




£1,700 payable to Tattersalls by March 1st, 2021.




Any Class 2, 3 or 4 two-year-old Maiden or Novice race run in the UK under BHA rules between 27th March 2021 and 6th November 2021.


Any ‘Open’ two-year-old Maiden race run in Ireland or Northern Ireland (excluding Auction Maidens, Median Auction Maidens, Nursery & Winners races) under HRI rules between 21st March 2021 and 6th November 2021.