Tattersalls December Foal Sale Catalogue Online Now

55,000 guineas December Foal Sale purchase Saffron Beach winning the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes
55,000 guineas December Foal Sale purchase Saffron Beach winning the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale is online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available in print shortly. Numbering 1070 lots, the December Foal Sale will take place Wednesday 24th November to Saturday 27th November.  

Europe’s premier foal sale boasts an outstanding catalogue, with no less than 138 foals by the current top 15 active British and Irish sires and 161 by the current top 20, including AUSTRALIA, CAMELOT, DARK ANGEL, DUBAWI, FRANKEL, KINGMAN, KODIAC, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, LOPE DE VEGA, MEHMAS, NIGHT OF THUNDER, NO NAY NEVER, SEA THE STARS and WOOTTON BASSETT.  

The catalogue also features own and half brothers and sisters to 128 Group and Listed winners headed by the SEA THE STARS half-brother to dual Group 1 winning sprinter LIMATO. A DUBAWI half-brother to multiple Group winner TROPBEAU, the MAGNA GRECIA half-brother to Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner NANDO PARRADO and the BLUE POINT half-sister to this year’s Group 2 Duke of Cambridge winner INDIE ANGEL are amongst other highlights, as well as full siblings to an array of top class performers including ANGEL POWER, BODHICITTA, CALL ME LOVE, FOX CHAMPION, THE TIN MAN, UNDER THE STARS and WONDERFUL MOON.  

There are 87 foals out of Group and Listed winning mares catalogued including an INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt out of the French 1,000 Guineas winner TEPPAL, a CHURCHILL colt out of the Champion racemare ISLINGTON and fillies out of the Grade 1 winners SOPHIE P and DYNAFORCE, by NO NAY NEVER and European Champion WALDGEIST respectively. A colt by FRANKEL out of the German 1,000 Guineas winner and dual Group 1 placed NYALETI and a SAXON WARRIOR colt out of the dual Group 1 winner LA COLLINA are amongst the other highlights.

State of Rest flew the flag for the December Foal Sale internationally with an American Grade 1 victory in the Saratoga Derby

As ever, first crop sires feature prominently with a total of 21 represented including Classic and Group 1 winners ADVERTISE, BLUE POINT, CRYSTAL OCEAN, EQTIDAAR, FLAG OF HONOUR, MAGNA GRECIA, MASAR, PHOENIX OF SPAIN, STUDY OF MAN, TEN SOVEREIGNS, TOO DARN HOT and WALDGEIST.

Top French based sires KENDARGENT, LE HAVRE and SIYOUNI are also well represented, as are the two US Triple Crown winners AMERICAN PHAROAH and JUSTIFY.  

The largest consignment is the team of 50 foals coming from Richard Kent’s Mickley Stud, followed by the 37 catalogued from Barton Stud and 33 from the Castlebridge Consignment. Norelands Stud, leading consignor at the 2020 December Foal Sale, has a team of 23 foals. Newsells Park Stud will offer a high quality consignment of 20 foals, including a KINGMAN colt out of the Group 3 winner and 1,000 Guineas placed QABALA, a SIYOUNI colt out of the Group 3 winner PELLIGRINA and the aforementioned INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt out of French 1,000 Guineas winner TEPPAL.  

Commenting on the 2021 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;  

"The Tattersalls December Foal Sale is a prolific and consistent source of Group 1 winners as well as spectacular pinhooking triumphs and we have some truly outstanding foals catalogued for this year’s sale. As ever the December Foal Sale has attracted the cream of the British and Irish foal crop, with all of the current top ten active British and Irish sires well represented, and the catalogue has the quality and diversity to appeal to buyers from throughout the world at all levels of the market."