2018
Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a great New Year.
We look forward to seeing you all back at Park Paddocks for the February Sale: January 31-February 1, 2019 ()
December Sale
December Sale Statistics (+/- compared with figures from previous year)
Lots catalogued: 2,474 (2,434)
Lots offered: 2,009 (1,974)
Lots sold: 1,527 (1,541)
% sold: 76% (78%)
Aggregate: 99,837,357gns (-5%)
Median: 22,000gns (-12%)
Average: 65,381gns (-4%) (22:00)
At the conclusion of the 2018 Tattersalls December Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented
“Annual turnover a fraction below last year’s wide margin record of 331 million guineas, as well as record Tattersalls October Yearling and December Foal Sales are genuinely positive statistics to reflect upon, not only for Tattersalls, but also for the wider industry.
"Equally positive has been the sustained global demand we have experienced throughout a December Mares Sale which has provided a highly successful conclusion to the 2018 Tattersalls sales season and enhanced its reputation as probably the world’s most international breeding stock sale.
“There have been numerous highlights in 2018, most notably market leaders in every category, including Europe’s highest-priced Breeze Up two-year-old, the world’s highest-priced yearling, Europe’s highest-priced broodmare and horse-in-training and the 16 highest-priced foals in Britain and Ireland, but the feature that has dominated the Tattersalls sales season has been the unrelenting demand for the best thoroughbreds to be found in Europe, if not the world.
"The upper sector of the market has been truly vibrant in all categories and the abiding memory from this week has been the extraordinary competition for the outstanding fillies and broodmares which lit up the sale on Tuesday evening.
“We were conscious that the catalogue perhaps lacked the depth of the record-breaking 2017 renewal which featured the Ballymacoll Dispersal and the likes of Marsha and Zhukova, but Tuesday’s sale all but matched last year’s spectacular levels, with buyers from every continent in the world all making a significant contribution to a truly memorable session.
"In addition to the seven fillies and mares selling for 1 million guineas or more, we had 22 break the 500,000 guineas mark, second only to last year’s record number, and an unprecedented 79 and 147 lots selling for 200,000 guineas and 100,000 guineas or more.
“The huge number of overseas buyers has been particularly encouraging for all concerned with the top 20 lots selling to buyers from Britain, Ireland, China, Dubai, France, Japan, Kuwait and the USA, while a strong Australian and New Zealand contingent also made its presence felt.
"Equally gratifying has been the participation of buyers at all levels of the market from throughout the Gulf region as well as Germany, India, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Uzbekistan, all of whom have clearly demonstrated the unwavering demand for quality European bloodstock and contributed to the best December Sale clearance rate this century.
“Tribute, as ever, must also be paid to the vendors who have brought some outstanding fillies and mares to the sale. It is their support which makes the Tattersalls December Sale an unmissable annual event for so many international buyers and it has been wonderful to see not only British and Irish breeders rewarded, but also their French, German and Italian counterparts who also recognise the Tattersalls December Sale as the premier sale of its type in Europe." (18:00)
December Mares Sale
December Mare Statistics (+/- compared with figures from previous year)
Lots catalogued: 1,098 (1,087)
Lots offered: 878 (857)
Lots sold: 728 (675)
% sold: 83% (79%)
Aggregate: 60,712,100gns (-11%)
Median: 20,500gns (-18%)
Average: 83,396gns (-18%)
Top price: Lot 1918: Pearling, Storm Cat x Mariah's Storm, Consignor: New England Stud, Purchaser: Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK, Price: 2,400,000gns
Leading consignors (cumulative, by agg)
1. The Castlebridge Consignment
2. New England Stud
3. Highclere Stud
Leading purchasers (cumulative, by agg)
1. Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK
2. Phoenix Thoroughbreds
3. LTS Agent For Erdenheim Farm
Leading sires (cumulative, by agg)
1. Galileo
2. Storm Cat
3. Dansili
Leading sires (cumulative, by average, two or more sold)
1. Storm Cat
2. Frankel
3. Camacho (23:00)
Day 4
Day 4 Statistics (+/- compared with figures from previous year)
Lots catalogued: 203 (228)
Lots offered: 153 (171)
Lots sold: 113 (124)
% sold: 74% (73%)
Aggregate: 609,500gns (-7%)
Median: 3,000gns (0%)
Average: 5,394gns (+2%) (14:42)
Lot 2420: Guarded Secret, who was bred by Denniff Farms and sold here last year as a yearling for 35,000gns to David Redvers, is bought back by Fiona Denniff of Denniff Farms today for 26,000gns.
"I will get her home, turn her out for a month and then think about getting her back into training," said Denniff.
"It is a very current and active family with Kachy and Beat The Bank, who runs in Hong Kong on Sunday. Hopefully, we will have a quick update to the page!"
Denniff added: "I was hoping that she was not going to be quite so expensive!"
Her persistent underbidder was Henry O'Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud. (14:07)
Turnover has just topped the 60,000,000gns mark for the December Mare Sale 2018. It is the fifth time that such mark has been achieved since 2000. (13:29)
Lot 2394: the two-time winner Cheerfilly, by Excelebration and out of Classic Remark, is bought by David Powell of Catridge Farm Stud for 47,000gns.
"We have put together a group of three of us to buy her. We might put her in-foal and reconsign her next year, plans are fluid," said Powell. "She has a very good page."
Cheerfilly is out of the Listed-placed Classic Remark (Dr Fong) and a grand-daughter of the Premio Lydia Tesio (G2) winner Claxon. (13:07)
Our busiest buyer this week is Imperial Bloodstock - at the time of writing the agency has bought 35 lots.
Avaz Ismoilov from Uzbekistan has been here today purchasing, Andriy Ostapchuk, a Darley Flying Start graduate, having been at Tattersalls earlier this week. (13:04)
"She is for a client in Ireland," reported Robin O'Ryan after signing for the Group 3 winner Kamarinskaya at 25,000gns. "She is lovely mare with a good pedigree."
She is half-sister to Fasliyev (Nureyev), the European champion two-year-old old of 1999 and the winner of five races, two Group 1s, and to Butterfly Cove, the dam of Misty For Me. She was the 2010 champion two-year-old filly in Ireland and France, and the Irish champion three-year-old the following year.
Misty For Me (Galileo) is the dam of the Group 1 winner Roly Poly and last year's champion European two-year-old, US Navy Flag.
Kamarinskaya was sold by Tweenhills Farm & Stud and is in-foal to Hot Streak. (12:25)
Lot 2361: at 18,000gns, Five Star Bloodstock buys Jen Jos Enigma, a daughter of Kodiac and the dam of two foals to date:
2017 (f. by Dream Ahead)
2018 (f. by Power)
She is in-foal to Mondialiste (Galileo), the dual Grade 1 winner of the Arlington Million and the Woodbine Stakes. (12:09)
Lot 2359: Miss Marvellous, by Diesis and out of the Sue Warner (Forli), sells for 17,000gns.
She was sold by Peter Nolan Bloodstock, she is in-foal to the young stallion Mondialiste on a March 23rd service date.
She is from the family of Action This Day, the 2003 US champion two-year-old and winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Martin Wanless signed for the mare and said: "She is a gorgeous mare and is for a client." (12:02)
Lot 2348: De Burgh Equine / Mark Pilkington Management go to 9,000gns for Dice Game from Keith Harte (Agent).
She is in-foal on her first pregnancy to Brazen Beau on February 24th service date.
Her third dam is Outstandingly, a champion two-year-old filly in Us in 1984, and the winner of ten races, including the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (G1) and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). (11:55)
Lot 2327: Stroud Coleman Bloodstock buys the Cape Cross mare High Cross for 11,500gns.
Her best foal to date is Ian Fleming, who has won three races in Europe and in Hong Kong and collected over £220,000 in earnings.
She is also a half-sister to six winners, the best being Vintage Tipple (Entrepreneur), winner of the Irish Oaks (G1).
The American Derby (G2) and Deutsches Derby (G1) runner-up Overbury and the champion stayer Vintage Crop are the leading performers in the pedigree. (11:51)
Lot 2326: The Poona Stud Farm spends 8,000gns on Thurayaat.
She was covered by Equiano at the end of May and is in-foal.
She is a three-time-winning daughter of Tamayuz and is a grand-daughter of the dual Classic winner Midway Lady.
She has had three foals so far:
2016 Emzoon (IRE) (f. by Mukhadram (GB)), unraced to date.
2017 (c. by Raven's Pass)
2018 (c. by Night of Thunder)
Poona Stud Farm (Poonawalla Stud Farms) is India's leading stud farm and has won 12 champion breeders' awards in the country and has bred 355 Indian Classic winners.
Thurayaat is the farm's third purchase here this week having already bought Lot 1408, Qawaafy (Street Cry), and Lot 1656, Eskdale (Nathaniel). (11:41)
Lot 2308: Day Creek, a Daylami mare in-foal to Equiano, is bought by Five Star Bloodstock for 12,000gns.
She is the dam of three winners, including River Echo, the winner of three races (in the US) and also by Equiano. River Echo is trained by Peter Miller, the trainer of Roy H, the dual winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Sprint.
Day Creek is out of the Group 1 placed With Fascination, a half-sister to the top US racehorse With Anticipation, a dual winner of both the Man O'War Stakes (G1) and the Sword Dancer Invitational (G1), and a one-time winner of the United Nations Handicap (G1).
Day Creek's second dam Fran's Valentine was a 13-time winner, her victories including the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. (10:59)
Lot 2305: the good producer Poyle Dee Dee (Oasis Dream), offered by The National Stud, sells for 68,000gns, bought by Tweenhills Farm & Stud.
She is the dam of three winners including Poyle Vinnie, the seven-time-winning eight-year-old who is now rated 84. The son of Piccolo achieved a rating of 102 at his best, and won a handicap off a mark of 97.
Bounty Pursuit, her 2012 foal, is the winner of four races, while Could Be King, the mare's Bated Breath two-year-old of 2018, is rated 103, is the winner of one race and finished fourth in the Killavullan Stakes (G3). He has an entry in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
However, it was this mare's yearling of this year who had caught the attention of David Redvers and Hannah Wall here at the October Book 2 sale – a son of the Tweenhills sire Hot Streak, he sold for 150,000gns, consigned by Tally-Ho Stud.
"Her colt really was the pick of the Hot Streak yearlings," said Wall, here this morning representing Tweenhills. "He was bought by Shadwell and is going into training with John Gosden – he really is a lovely horse. This mare is back in-foal to Hot Streak and will probably visit Zoustar next spring."
Underbidder on Poye Dee Dee was Henry O'Callaghan. (10:46)
Day 3
Day 3 Statistics (+/- compared with figures from previous year)
Lots catalogued: 298 (289)
Lots offered: 236 (229)
Lots sold: 205 (183)
% sold: 87% (80%)
Aggregate: 5,257,800gns (-19%)
Median: 10,000gns (-47%)
Average: 25,648gns (-28%)
Joint top price:
Lot 2200, Supporter (Dubawi x Very Good News), Consignor: Juddmonte Farms, Purchaser: Hesmonds Stud, Price: 400,000gns
Lot 2204, Weekday (Dansili x Timepiece), Consignor: Juddmonte Farms, Purchaser: Tanya Gunther, Price: 400,000gns
Lots 100,000gns+: 11 (16)
Leading consignors (cumulative, by agg)
1. The Castlebridge Consignment
2. New England Stud
3. Highclere Stud
Leading purchasers (cumulative, by agg)
1. Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK
2. Phoenix Thoroughbreds
3. LTS Agent For Erdenheim Farm
Leading sires (cumulative, by agg)
1. Galileo
2. Storm Cat
3. Dansili
Leading sires (cumulative, by average, two or more sold)
1. Storm Cat
2. Frankel
3. Camacho (19:25)
Lot 2216: Avenue Bloodstock purchases Musical Art for 190,000gns, John Ferguson signing for the Dutch Art filly, who was placed for trainer Paul Cole and owner Fitri Hay in the Princess Margaret Stakes (G3).
Rarted 97 at her best, she is out of a Listed placed Barathea half-sister to Finsceal Beo, the champion European two-year-old filly in 2006 and champion older mare in Ireland in 2008. She won three Group 1 races including the 1,000 Guineas in both England and Ireland.
"I expect she will go off and be covered this spring," said Ferguson (18:21)
Lot 2204: the US owner-breeder John Gunther was one of the thwarted underbidders on Supporter, but is successful four lots later buying the filly Weekday. She is a daughter of Dansili and fetched a session joint top price of 400,000gns.
The bay three-year-old filly is the first foal out of the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes winner Timepiece. She is an own-sister to the Group 1 winner Passage Of Time, the dam of Time Test, a Grade 1 runner-up, and to Father Time, the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes hero.
"She is a lovely filly and from a very good family," said Gunther, who was standing with his daughter Tanya, who signed for the new acquisition.
"There are also a couple of Dubawi younger siblings to run for the mare [a 2017 filly and a 2018 colt], which was important to us they could add again to the pedigree."
Gunther, who was standing in the bidders' area by the sale ring exit, added: "I have had luck before buying from Juddmonte - Without Parole is from a Juddmonte family and I said this morning that I was not going to leave town today without buying one from Juddmonte!
"I stood in this spot when I bought Posset - it has been lucky."
This year's Galileo yearling out of Posset was sold to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1,100,000gns. She was consigned by Newsells Park Stud, and Weekday is to join Posset at the Hertfordshire-based stud farm.
"I would love to send her to Kingman - I think the cross will really work," added the breeder, who enjoyed Triple Crown success in the US this year courtesy of Justify, as well as Royal Ascot glory thanks to Without Parole's St James's Palace Stakes (G1) win.
"You dream of winning the Kentucky Derby," smiled Gunther, "and then you win the Triple Crown – I think I am only just believing it!
"But to win at Royal Ascot, and then to be presented the trophy by Prince Harry and Meghan, well that really was the best day of my life." (18:08)
Lot 2200: Roger Varian buys Supporter on behalf of Nurlan Bizakov's Hesmonds Stud from the Juddmonte draft. The daughter of Dubawi cost the new owner 400,000gns.
There are just two dams on the catalogue page - the second being the amazing broodmare Hasili, the dam of Intercontinental, Cacique, Champs Elysees, Banks Hill and Dansili.
The dam of Supporter is Very Good News (Empire Maker) and she is the dam of one winner from two runners – Weekender being a Listed and Group 1 placed colt by Frankel.
Hesmonds Stud was bought by Bizakov in 2010.
"Hesmonds is a young farm for Nurlan and he is building up a strong broodmare band," said Varian. "It is a fantastic farm and is just starting to be successful in Nurlan's ownership.
"Nurlan has had a good year with some nice horses, especially some two-year-olds who could have Classic campaigns next year – for instance, Tauteke, a daughter of Sea The Stars who won her novice race at Chelmsford last week, while Qazyna is a daughter of Frankel who won a Listed race on her last start for us this year.
"She is a three-year-old and will stay in training at four – she is a big filly and should only improve."
Bizakov, who has around 20 horses in training with Varian, also enjoyed Group 1 form in 2018 with Altyn Orda, who finished second in the Falmouth Stakes and third in the Sun Chariot Stakes. She has been retired and has joined the broodmare band at Hesmonds. (17:48)
Lot 2196: "I am very glad we have got her," said Jono Mills of Rabbah after spending 170,000gns on Rekindle, an unraced daughter of Frankel.
"The family is only going to get better and better, hopefully there will be plenty of updates to come - it just such a lovely page. We have not made any plans yet."
The filly is the first foal out of the young mare Hot Snap (Pivotal), winner of the Nell Gwyn Stakes (G2).
She is a daughter of Midsummer, the dam of the wonderful race mare and champion Midday, and the family includes such names as Elmaamul and Reams Of Verse.
Hot Snap has a 2016 colt by Frankel, a 2018 filly by Galileo and she was covered by Invincible Spirit this spring. (17:25)
Lot 2186: Clique, by Bated Breath and out of the Listed winner Insinuate, is bought by Suzanne Roberts / Deerpark Stud for 110,000gns.
A winner as a three-year-old, she is a half-sister and closely related to seven winners, including the Supreme Stakes (G3) winner Stronghold, the Winter Derby Stakes (G3) winner Convey, the Listed winner Take The Hint, as well as to Indication. She is the dam of Stipulate (Dansili), the Fielden Stakes (L) winner and Celebration Mile (G2) runner-up.
The second dam is All At Sea (Riverman), the Prix du Moulin (G1) winner and International (G1) and Oaks (G1) runner-up, and the family stretches to the champion and dual Group 1 winner Twice Over and the Falmouth Stakes (G1) winner Timepiece. (16:57)
Lot 2182: the US bloodstock agent Justin Casse spends 175,000gns on At Your Pleasure (War Front) for Haras D'Etreham.
"Nicolas [de Chambure] and I agreed that she is beautiful physical – she has a great shape and she has a good walk," said Casse. "War Fronts are very popular in the US – this family is a nice US family – and she could end up there. It is good that she is a winner."
She is a daughter of Ventura, the winner of ten races for Juddmonte, including the Santa Monica Handicap (G1), the Matriarch Stakes (G1), the Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1) and the Just A Game Stakes (G1).
She is the dam of two winners from three runners.
The third dam traces to the Minstrel Stakes (G1) winner Trade Fair. (16:45)
Lot 2181: Rabbah Bloodstock spends 70,000gns on Ancestral, a Bated Breath three-year-old from the Juddmonte draft.
She is a daughter of the 1,000 Guineas winner Wince (Selkirk) and a half-sister to three black-type performers, including Quiff, winner of the Yorkshire Oaks (G1). (16:32)
Lot 2177: "She is going to Archie Watson and will race on, after she has had a little break," said Tom Biggs after going to 160,000gns for the three-year-old Teofilo filly Vivianite.
Owned and bred by Ballygallon Stud, she was fourth last time out in the Listed Garnet Stakes having won her maiden in August. She was trained in Ireland by Mick Halford.
She is a daughter of the Listed placed Crystany, the dam of four winners from five runners, and herself a daughter of the Fillies' Mile (G1) winner Crystal Music. (16:26)
Lot 2148: the Australian bloodstock agent John Foote spends 50,000gns on Di Alta, a 78-rated and a two-time-winning daughter of High Chaparral. She will be heading to the southern hemisphere.
"I have bought her for my best friend from right back at school," said Foote. "He has a few mares and I have bought for him up here before.
"She is good-looking mare by High Chaparral, whom we like in the southern hemisphere, and she is from a good Aga Khan family. We probably will be sending her to the paddocks, but we might have a chat about running her again."
The pedigree has already shown form in Australia – her half-sister Dibayani (Shamardal), who was placed 19 times, picked up seconds in Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) and the Epsom Handicap (G1), as well as in numerous further stakes races in Australia. (15:33)
Lot 2117: Roedean, the Oratorio half-sister to the Fred Darling Stakes (G3) and Princess Margaret Stakes (G3) winner Maureen (Holy Roman Emperor), is bought by David Redvers for 125,000gns.
"This mare is by Oratorio, whom I like as a broodmare sire, and out of a Linamix mare, whom I also like. She is in-foal to Kingman - we all know what he has done, and our nicest two-year-old and our nicest yearling are both by him.
"We are buying mares to help maximise the chances for the new Tweenhills stallions – Zoustar, Lightning Spear and the big lad, Roaring Lion. She is owned by myself at present and no decision has been made yet as to which she will see.
"We also bought this autumn's Galileo yearling out of Maureen, and it is an active, happening family."
Roedean's first foal, Beepeecee, a four-time winner by Henrythenavigator, is due to run at Chelmsford tomorrow. (14:35)
Lot 2097: Rathasker Stud buys into pedigree it knows well - the farm going to 52,000gns for the winning mare Elhaam (Shamardal).
She is a daughter of Loulwa, who is a Montjeu half-sister to Galeota, a one-time Rathasker Stud sire and winner of the Mill Reef Stakes (G2).
Elhaam, in-foal to Shalaa, has a Poet's Voice filly, who is an unraced two-year-old named Moudallal, and a yearling filly by Mastercraftsman. (14:05)
Lot 2080: Gadwa, in-foal to Decorated Knight, is bought by Rabbah Bloodstock for 52,000gns. She had a foal by Gleneagles this spring, who sold for 50,000gns last week (Lot 1007).
She is a half-sister to Lady Of Dubai (Dubawi), who finished third in the 2015 renewal of the Epsom Oaks, and gathered career prize-money earnings of £99,000. (13:49)
Lot 2065: Home Cummins, a Rip Van Winkle mare carrying a first pregnancy to Twilight Son, is bought by Tally-Ho Stud for 100,000gns.
She can boast four wins at two to four and 12 placed efforts, including a third in the Listed Fleur de Lys Stakes.
She was sold by trainer Richard Fahey's Musley Bank Stables. (13:22)
Lot 2056: offered by Brendan Boyle Bloodstock, Matt Coleman of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock signs for Jive Lady at 43,000gns.
She is by Exceed And Excel and won one race as a two-year-old in 2017. She is carrying her first pregnancy to Ardad.
She is a full-sister to Listed winner and Abernant Stakes (G3) placed Windfast and from the Airlie Stud family of the Group 2 winner Fair Of The Furze.
She is dam of White Muzzle, the champion three and four-year-old in 1993 and 1994, and dam of Elfaslah, the dam of Almutawakel, winner of the Prix Jean Prat (G1). (12:38)
Lot 2018: Yeomanstown Stud buys today's first six-figure lot, going to 100,000gns for Annie Capri, an unraced daughter of the farm's leading stallion, Dark Angel.
She was sold by Castlefarm Stud, and is a half-sister to the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes winner Mister Manannan and the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes-placed Shermeen. She is the dam of Sudirman, winner of the Phoenix Stakes (G1).
It is the fast family of Lady Alexander, Anthem Alexander and Dandy Man.
Dark Angel is broodmare sire of the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes winner and new Whitsbury Manor Stud sire Havana Grey (11:11)
Lot 2016: Eclairante is today's first 50,000gns+ lot when fetching 62,000gns and sold by Alice Fitzgerald.
She was unraced and is carrying to Bated Breath. She is a half-sister to the Group 3 placed Grand Vista, and the Listed placed duo of World Ruler and Disclose.
Since the catalogue went to press, Disclose's daughter Encrypted has won the Listed Golden Rose Stakes. (11:06)
Lot 1979: David and Emma Armstrong of Highfield Stud have had such success with their sprint-bred horses – and this year won the Cartier sprinter of the year award for the efforts this summer of their Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye winner Mabs Cross.
She is a daughter of the Cheveley Park Stud sire Dutch Art and out of a mare by Pivotal – this morning Highfield buys Spinwheel, a winning daughter of Pivotal for 26,000gns from Childwickbury Stud.
She is sold in-foal to Mayson, the Group 1 July Cup-winning Cheveley Park sire who was bred by the Armstrongs. (10:42)
After a fantastic day's trade yesterday, we regroup for Day 3 of the December Mares Sale.
Day 3, as always, features Juddmonte's popular draft of fillies. (09:32)
Day 2
Day 2 Statistics (+/- compared with figures from previous year)
Lots catalogued: 292 (283)
Lots offered: 236 (229)
Lots sold: 195 (175)
% sold: 83% (76%)
Aggregate: 42,534,600gns (-7%)
Median: 110,000gns (+29%)
Average: 218,126gns (-16%)
**Second-best set of returns ever for the Tuesday session of the December Breeding Stock Sale, behind only 2017
Day 2 lots for 500,000gns+: 21 (22)
Day 2 lots for 1,000,000gns+: 7 (10)
Top price: Pearling (Storm Cat x Mariah's Storm), Consignor: New England Stud, Purchaser: Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK, Price: 2,400,000gns
Leading consignors (cumulative, by agg)
1. The Castlebridge Consignment
2. New England Stud
3. Highclere Stud
Leading purchasers (cumulative, by agg)
1. Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK
2. Phoenix Thoroughbreds
3. LTS Agent For Erdenheim Farm
Leading sires (cumulative, by agg)
1. Galileo
2. Storm Cat
3. Kodiac
Leading sires (cumulative, by average, two or more sold)
1. Storm Cat
2. Frankel
3. Mastercraftsman (20:30)
Lot 1929: Katsumi Yoshida of Japan's Northern Farm buys the Tweenhills Farm & Stud-offered Treasuring (Havana Gold) at 500,000gns.
She is the Group 3 winner of the Curragh Stakes and Grade 3 Senorita Stakes. She was trained in Ireland by Ger Lyons and Simon Callaghan in the US.
Bred by the Pocock Family, she was bought by David Redvers Bloodstock as a foal here in 2015 for 32,000gns. (19:41)
Lot 1927: Beautiful Morning, the Group 3-winning daughter of Galileo out of the Oaks Trial (L) winner Date With Destiny, George Washington's sole offspring, is bought by Hugo Lascelles for 1,400,000gns.
"Beautiful Morning will be staying in the UK and we'd hope she'll be able to go to Dubawi," said Lascelles of the 102-rated mare sold by Newsells Park Stud. "She is for a different client than this morning's purchase of Lot 1805."
Beautiful Morning was bred by Newsells Park Stud and was sold to McCalmont Bloodstock for 650,000gns in October Book 1 for 650,000gns.
Trained by Jessica Harrington, she was raced by owners Jon Kelly and James Wiltz. (19:30)
Lot 1920: David Hanley of Winstar Farm missed buying Pearling, but is successful with her daughter, Ambrosia.
"We went a long way into the bidding on her dam, but did not get her. We said if we missed on her, we would try for her daughter," said Hanley.
"It is the most exceptional pedigree and most amazing family that works on both sides of the Atlantic - you could get a Dirt horse or a Turf horse. We are thrilled that we have secured her," he added.
"She is on an early cover, and we have discussed stallions, but as yet have made no plans."
Ambrosia is by Frankel and is a half-sister to Decorated Knight. She is in-foal to Siyouni on a March cover.
She was sold by New England Stud on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar. (19:14)
Lot 1918: the Storm Cat mare Pearling, offered in-foal to Galileo, sells for 2,400,000gns. She is bought by Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK – David Hanley of Winstar Farm was one of the underbidders, along with Australian Dean Hawthorne and Lordship Stud.
Imad Al Sagar, who was the successful purchaser and previous part-owner of the mare with Saleh Al Homaizi, said: "She is very special to us and has an exceptional pedigree. I could not let her go.
"Saleh has some serious business commitments coming up and has needed to reduce his interests, but he is a very good friend. We have had some great times with the horses together, but things change.
"I am delighted to be able to take this mare home - and she is carrying a filly by Galileo."
The mare is the dam of the three-time Group 1 winner Decorated Knight, now a sire at the Irish National Stud.
Her filly foal by Galileo was also bought by Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK here last week for 1.7 million guineas (Lot 1010).
She is an own-sister to Giant's Causeway and You'resothrilling, the dam of Gleneagles, Happily, Marvellous, Coolmore and Taj Mahal. (19:08)
Lot 1908A: Phoenix Thoroughbred signs for this year's Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and Prix Robert Papin (G2) winner Signora Cabello at 900,000gns. The filly also finished second in the Prix Morny (G1).
The organisation bought out Zen Racing, the original owners of the filly and from whom Phoenix purchased 75 per cent ownership in the daughter of Camacho ahead of her Royal Ascot success.
The filly will be returning to her North Yorkshire-based trainer John Quinn, who said: "She is very quick and very tough. We will have to discuss a campaign, but I would be thinking of the Commonwealth Cup or the King's Stand Stakes."
She was bought here last autumn as a October Book 3 yearling from Lodge Park Stud by Richard Knight Bloodstock and Sean Quinn (John's son) for just 20,000gns.
Underbidders included Aquis Farm and the Japanese-based Northern Farm. (18:27)
Lot 1897: the Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and Flying Childers Stakes (G2) winner Heartache is bought by MV Magnier for 1. 3 million guineas.
The daughter of Kyllachy was bred and sold by Whitsbury Manor Stud.
"The family goes back to Hollow Heart, who was bought by Dad in the 1970s - this is a testament to his skill," said Ed Harper of Whitsbury.
"We have changed our minds about ten times as to whether to sell or keep her - but in the end of the day a stallion can cover 100 mares and a mare can only be covered once and we run a commercial operation.
"We have a superb team at home and it allows us to keep pushing forwards."
MV Magnier said: "She is a very fast filly, very good-looking and she'll be one for Galileo - she will not race on. She comes from a great nursery and farm."
Underbidders included James Delahooke and Jamie McCalmont. (18:02)
Lot 1896: Billesdon Bess, the half-sister to the 1,000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook, will be heading to the US, another purchase by LTS Agent For Erdenheim Farm.
The daughter of Dick Turpin, who can boast a rating of 101, cost 800,000gns.
Billesdon Brook, who is by Champs Elysees, is to race on in 2019. (18:00)

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