Tattersalls December Foal Sale Catalogue Online Now
The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale is online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives on October 23rd. Numbering 934 lots, the December Foal Sale will take place Wednesday 25th November to Saturday 28th November.
Europe’s premier foal sale boasts an outstanding catalogue, with 135 foals by the current top 20 active British and Irish sires including CAMELOT, DARK ANGEL, DUBAWI, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FASTNET ROCK, FRANKEL, KINGMAN, KODIAC, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, LOPE DE VEGA, PIVOTAL, SEA THE STARS, TEOFILO and ZOFFANY.
The catalogue also features own and half brothers and sisters to 121 Group and Listed winners headed by the DUBAWI half-brother to Champion Irish two-year-old filly SKITTER SCATTER and siblings to an array of this year’s star juveniles, including ALKUMAIT, MINZAAL, NANDO PARRADO, PRETTY GORGEOUS and THE LIR JET. There are 86 foals out of Group and Listed winning mares catalogued including a colt out of the dual Group 1 winner LA COLLINA by Champion Australian sire ZOUSTAR, who will be represented by 23 foals from his first northern hemisphere crop.
As ever, first crop sires feature prominently with a total of 26 represented including Classic and Group 1 winners CRACKSMAN, EXPERT EYE, HARRY ANGEL, HAVANA GREY, HAWKBILL, JUNGLE CAT, LIGHTNING SPEAR, POET’S WORD, ROARING LION, SAXON WARRIOR, SIOUX NATION, US NAVY FLAG and UNFORTUNATELY.
French based sires also feature prominently with leading stallions KENDARGENT, LE HAVRE, SIYOUNI and the recently relocated WOOTTON BASSETT well represented alongside Group 1 winning first-crop sires MEKHTAAL and RECOLETOS and a sole representative of the multiple Grade 1 winning US based sire OSCAR PERFORMANCE.
The largest consignment is the team of 32 foals coming from Richard Kent’s Mickley Stud, closely followed by the 29 to come from The Castlebridge Consignment and 27 from Norelands Stud. Tweenhills Farm & Stud which topped the 2019 December Foal Sale with the FRANKEL colt first foal out of the outstanding Classic winner SIMPLE VERSE, has a team of 23 foals.
Commenting on the 2020 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“The Tattersalls December Foal Sale is the premier fixture of its kind in Europe, consistently attracting the cream of the British and Irish foal crop and this year’s catalogue has the quality and diversity to appeal to pinhookers and owners from throughout the world. Graduates of the sale continue to fly the flag globally with DREAM OF DREAMS, BARNEY ROY and MATTERHORN all successful at the highest level. The December Foal Sale has also been the source of many of this season’s most exciting juveniles with the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes winner ALKUMAIT, the Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner NANDO PARRADO, the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes winner MINZAAL and the exciting Group 3 winning Japanese two-year-old SHOCK ACTION all graduates of the 2018 renewal."