Lincoln Collins opened the bidding for Bound at a crowd-gasping 1 million guineas.
Henri Bozo standing with Bertrand Le Metayer in the bidders' area gave him the initial battle, until Lordship Stud stepped in at the upper echelons and it was the Newmarket stud who won the battle at 2.2 million guineas.
The filly was signed for by Luke Lillingston and Trevor Harris of Lordship said: "Luke helped us right from the start and bought La Sky for us, who was the dam of Love Divine, and Swiss Lake, the dam of Swiss Spirit. This the most expensive horse we have bought, and we'd would love to send her to Dubawi."
Lillingston said: "Sometimes you have throw the kitchen sink at it to get a reward. She is a very special looking mare and is by Galileo."
Tom Harris added: "It is a real privilege to be involved in buying bloodstock at this high level."
Bound is an own sister to Wedding Vow, winner of the Kilboy Estates Stakes (G1), the Group 3 winner Beacon Rock and Bye Bye Baby, a Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed in the Oaks.
She is carrying a first pregnancy to Dark Angel. (17:56)
Vintage Folly, in-foal to Frankel, is bought by Yulong Investments for 600,000gns.
The Makfi mare, who won as a two-year-old, finished second in the Musidora Stakes (G3).
She is out of a Montjeu half-sister to the dam of the Oaks (G1) and Prix d'Opera (G1) third Katiyra.
It is the further family of the Derby winner Shahrastani. (17:10)
Heuristique, by Shamardal and out of T'As d'Beaux Yeux (Red Ransom), is bought by Wertheimer & Frere for 675,000gns.
She is a Listed winner in France and was placed third in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (G1).
She is in-foal on a first pregnancy to Frankel on a February 17th cover.
It is the further family of Torrestrella, who won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches in 2004. (16:56)
LTS Agent For Erdenheim Farm buys a third lot this week and the most expensive being the sale's top lot so far – James Wigan going to 1,200,000gns for Off Limits.
"She is the only lot here with a Grade 1-winning form," said Wigan. "The farm is an old American stud farm that has a great history. It is now being bought back into equine use again. It has been empty for a time and these are the first mares going back onto the farm.
"The mare should suit the US and she is from a lovely family."
The Mastercraftsman six-year-old mare won the Matriarch Stakes (G1) and two Grade 3 races. She was owned by Martin S Schwartz to race in the US having initially been campaigned in Ireland.
Peter and Bonnie McCausland bought Erdenheim Farm in 2009, and have been at Tattersalls this week with Wigan. (16:46)
Earring (Dansili) is bought by Charlie Gordon-Watson on behalf of Watership Down Stud, she cost the new connections 925,000gns.
She is out of the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup winner Together, who has three winners from three runners - two of which have black-type form, including Earring, who finished second in the Kilboy Estates Stakes (G2) at The Curragh.
"It is a family we are really pleased to get into," said Simon Marsh, stud manager of Watership Down. "She is out of a young mare, is a very good looking and was a good racehorse. She is also from a fantastic cross." (16:35)
Lot 1865 and Lot 1866:
are both purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds – Lot 1865
, Pocketfullofdreams is an Invincible Spirit Listed-placed mare in-foal to Galileo, Lot 1866
; Ballet De La Reine is a War Front mare in-foal to Frankel. The first mare cost the organisation 1 million guineas, the second 550,000gns.
Tom Ludt, the vice president of equine operations for Phoenix Thoroughbreds, said: "We are building a top-level broodmare band and both mares are carrying their first foals. We are looking to play at the top of the business.
"Obviously Pocketfullofdreams is in-foal to Galileo, and Ballet De La Reine is carrying to Frankel and has the most amazing third dam, Urban Sea." (16:30)
Nessina, the dam of the Group 2 winner Ajaya, and a half-sister to the dam of Cityscape and Bated Breath, is bought by BBA Ireland for 300,000gns.
She is a daughter of Hennessy and is in-foal to Siyouni. (16:03)
Hunaina's racing days are over and she is heading to the paddocks, reports BBA Ireland's Eamonn Reilly, who bought the four-year-old Group 3-winning daughter of Tamayuz for 725,000gns.
"She is for a US client, but will be boarding in Ireland. She was a tough and good performer and we'd love to see if we can get a nomination to Dubawi," said Reilly.
She was sold by Ballyhimikin Stud, having been owned in training by Trevor Stewart.
The filly's Group 3 success came in the Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines last June. She is BHA rated 101 and has earned over £100,00 in prize-money. (15:37)
the four-year-old I'm So Fancy is to continue her racing career stateside, having been bought by Sam Haggas of Avenue Bloodstock on behalf of Lael Stable, the racing operation of Pennsylvania-based US breeders Roy and Gretchen Jackson.
"There is a very good programme in the US for fillies such as her," said Haggas, who purchased in conjunction with Amanda Skiffington. "She is tough and has a good race record."
The filly, by the Danehill stallion Rajj, is the winner of the Group 3 Snow Fairy Stakes, the Listed Millennium Millionaire Celebration Stakes and the Listed Silver Stakes. She has also been placed in the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes (G2).
She was trained by Jessica Harrington for Mrs James Nicholson and sold today by Baroda & Colbinstown Studs. (15:27)
Dawn Of Hope, a Listed-winning daughter of Mastercraftsman and a half-sister to the Group 3 performer Ayrad, out of a half-sister to the champion sprinter Stravinsky, is bought by Blue Diamond Stud UK.
Imad Al Sagar at Tattersalls and bidding himself was standing alongside Tony Nerses. The bidding on the mare, who is in-foal to Decorated Knight and was formerly in ownership between Sagar and Saleh Al Homaizi, stopped at 425,000gns. (15:18)
LTS Agent For Erdenheim Farm adds to yesterday's purchase of Okeeheelee (Lot 1513
) with Lot 1826
– Mam'selle, consigned by Highclere Stud. She is a daughter of Teofilo and out of the mare Coquette Rouge (Croco Rouge).
She has her own black-type placed form, but the pedigree received a significant update in November courtesy of Line Of Duty's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf success.
He is out of Jacqueline's Quest, a Rock Of Gibraltar half-sister to Mam'selle. (15:07)
Lot 1813 and Lot 1818:
both are mares by Galileo and both are in foal to Caravaggio.
Longing (Lot 1813
), offered by The Castlebridge Consignment and in-foal to Caravaggio, makes 270,000gns. She is a half-sister to the Group 3 winner and multiple stakes placed Ladys First (Dutch Art).
She is bought by M & K Bloodstock.
Mick Flanagan spends 280,000gns on Like A Star, consigned by Norelands Stud. She is an own-sister to Battle Of Marengo, winner of the Beresford Stakes (G2), the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (G2) and the Ballysax Stakes (G3).
She is out of the Listed-winning mare Anna Karenina (Green Desert). (14:22)
"She was fast, is an exceptionally good model, a very good mover and from a very tough, hard-running family," said Hugo Lascelles after purchasing The Wagon Wheel for 650,000gns.
"She is for a British-based breeder and her progeny will be kept to race – they are keen to get some more speed into the stud," added Lascelles. "She is also a complete outcross for Northern Dancer."
A daughter of Acclamation, she won three races and showed off her speed when third in the Beverley Bullet Sprint (L) just a length and a head behind Take Cover. She was trained by Richard Fahey, and was bred by Rathbarry Stud & Abbeylands Farm. (14:03)
Patsy Boyne, the Galileo three-quarters sister to High Chaparral, is bought by John Berry, acting on behalf of his Australian-based client as per yesterday's purchase of Lot 1597
, Tobacco Bay.
"She is as close to being a full-sister to High Chaparral as you could get, without being one!" smiled Berry, adding: "High Chaparral was so highly respected as a sire in the antipodes.
"The Kingman cover is also a big plus, and a nice yearling should be popular in the market and help to get some of this investment back."
Not only is this mare a close relation to High Chaparral, she is is also a sibling to three black-type performers, and to the dams of another four stakes winners.
She is carrying to the Juddmonte sire, having had a 2016 filly by Scat Daddy called Paixao, who is yet to race, a 2017 filly by Distorted Humor and a 2018 filly by Giant's Causeway. (13:44)
sold in-foal to Ulysses and offered by Cheveley Park Stud, Frosting sells for 110,000gns to Troy Steve Bloodstock.
She is a winning half-sister to Queen Of Ice, winner of the Galtres Stakes (L), and from the Cheveley Park Stud family of the May Hill Stakes (G2) winner and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Spacious. (13:25)
Maid To Remember, who is a Group 3 placed daughter of Redoute's Choice and has been placed in a Listed race since the catalogue was published, is bought by Avenue Bloodstock for 280,000gns.
Rated 99, she was sold by Stephen Kemble Bloodstock as part of a partial dispersal by Normandie Stud. (12:37)
just two mares are catalogued this week in-foal to the popular Rathbarry Stud sire Acclamation – the first, the Le Havre mare Westadora, is bought by Richard Knight Bloodstock for 190,000gns from Skara Stud.
A winner and Listed placed in France, she is carrying her first pregnancy.
Acclamation stands at a fee of €40,000. (12:17)
Tony Nerses buying for Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK goes to 370,000gns for the Firth Of Clyde Stakes (G3) winner Shaden.
The daughter of Kodiac is carrying her second pregnancy and is in-foal to Decorated Knight having produced a Dark Angel colt this spring.
Shaden was purchased for 40,000gns as a yearling in 2014 from breeder Deerpark Stud. (11:57)
the Listed-placed Megan Lily, a daughter of Dragon Pulse and in-foal to Ribchester on her first pregnancy, makes 180,000gns and is bought by Hillwood Bloodstock.
She is a half-sister to the dual Group 3 winner Yellow Rosebud (Jeremy) and to the Listed winner Seeharn (Pivotal).
They are out of Nebraas, a Green Desert half-sister to Malhub (Kingmambo), winner of the Golden Jubilee Stakes (G1).
Owned in training by Nick Bradley Racing, she was sold today by Glebe Farm Stables. (11:38)
the talented Princess Noor becomes our top-priced sale this week so far when selling for 675,000gns. She was bought by David Nagle of Barronstown Stud an consigned by Jamie Railton Bloodstock for Blue Diamond Stud.
"She is a beauty," said Nagle. "She was very fast, we'll take her home and hope! She should suit a lot of the stallions at Coolmore."
A daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, Princess Noor won the Princess Margaret Stakes (G3) and was second in the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1). She was bought as a yearling by Tony Nerses for owners Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar from Camas Park Stud for £120,000 in 2012.
Her first foal is a 2016 daughter of New Approach. She is named Fabiolla, is in training with Roger Varian and has been placed in three starts to date.
In 2017, she produced an Australia colt and this year a filly by Sea The Stars. She was bought by Blue Diamond Stud Farm UK for 600,000gns here last week (Lot 1009).
Princess Noor, who is in-foal on a March covering to Decorated Knight, is from the fast family of the Group 1 winners Dream Ahead and Fairyland, who went one better than her relation and won this year's Cheveley Park Stakes. (10:59)
Outsider Bloodstock buys a third mare this week going to 200,000gns for the Group 2 winner Briseida, a 13-year-old daughter of Pivotal and in-foal to Churchill.
She has produced five winners, including the 2014 leading German two-year-old and Group 3 winner Brisanto (Dansili).
Briseida is a daughter of Party Doll, the dam of 11 winners, including the dual Group 2 winner and King's Stand Stakes (G2) runner-up, Titus Livius. (10:50)
Ninas Rainbow is heading to France after purchase by the Broadhurst Agency for 160,000gns.
She is already dam of Night Of England, who was second in the Preis der Diana (G1). She is now in the US in training with Chad Brown and in Martin Schwartz's ownership.
The mare also has a Lawman two-year-old colt, a Motivator yearling colt and a colt foal by Iffraaj to run for her.
"She is going to France and is a lovely mare from a lovely family," said Laurent Benoit of the Broadhurst Agency."Her second foal is still running for her, we are very happy to have bought her."
Ninas Rainbow is a daughter of Rainbow Quest and the German champion filly Next Gina. She is a half-sister to Nina Celebre, the dam of Pakistan Star, the dual Group 1 winner in Hong Kong.
Ninas Rainbow is in-foal to Showcasing on a May 29th covering. (10:46)
Morning and welcome to the second day of the 2018 December Mares Sale.
This day last year produced a turnover of 45,565,000gns, an average price of 260,943gns, a top price of 6,000,000gns and 11 millionaire lots.
The action today will be fast and furious – follow here on sales day live, on twitter @Tattersalls1766
and facebook @Tattersalls (09:05)
Day 1 Statistics (+/- compared with figures from previous year)
Lots catalogued: 305 (287)
Lots offered: 253 (228)
Lots sold: 215 (193)
% sold: 85% (85%)
Aggregate: 12,310,200gns (-20%)
Median: 30,000gns (-17%)
Average: 57,257gns (-29%)
Top price: Aurora Gold (Frankel x Midsummer), Consignor: Juddmonte Farms, Purchaser: Bertrand Le Metayer Bloodstock, Price: 550,000gns
Leading consignors (by agg)
1. Juddmonte Farms
2. The Castlebridge Consignment
Leading purchasers (by agg)
1. Mick Flanagan, Agent
2. Blandford Bloodstock
3. Bertrand Le Metayer Bloodstock
Leading sires (by agg)
3. Frankel (21:00)
Love Spice is the last from the Usk Valley Stud draft and marks the end of an era, the stud having come to a close in its current ownership.
The late Kevin Mercer bought and sold horses at Tattersalls after first buying a yearling filly here in 1983 for 5,000gns. She was named Laleston, was a winner and became Mercer's first broodmare.
With his wife Susan, in the late 1990s Mercer then developed Usk Valley Stud from two farms outside Abergavenny.
Mercer went onto breed and own numerous good horses, and won the 2001 Oaks d'Italia with Zanzibar, a daughter of In The Wings. She was bought at the October Yearling Sale in 2009 for 40,000gns by Kern/Lillingston Association.
She subsequently produced the multiple stakes winner and placed Spice Route, who was owned initially in training by Mercer and was sold on to race in the US after black-type placings at Chester and Goodwood. His best performance overseas came when second in the Canadian International (G1).
Appropriately, Zanzibar is also dam of Love Spice, this last Usk Valley Sale at Tattersalls.
Further stakes horses bred by Mercer included the Group 3 winner Gower Song, dam of the Group 2-placed Melodious, and the Mill Reef Stakes (G2) runner-up Nantyglo.
Welsh Angel, a Dubai Destination half-sister to Nantyglo and the dam of the useful Scarlet Dragon, was sold today for 160,000gns to Blandford Bloodstock (Lot 1659
"Everything comes to an end," said an emotional Susan Mercer. "The mares have all gone to good homes, and Alderbourne Farm, the new owners of the farm, have bought two of the mares, which is nice."
Daughter Bethan, who works for Darley Stud, and her husband Owen Burn, were also in the sale ring.
"Dad did a lot to put Welsh place names on the map with his horse names!" smiled the pair. "We have one filly still in our ownership - she is an as-yet unraced two-year-old out of Bright Halo, the dam of Nantyglo. She is by Dalakhani, is in training with Archie Watson and is called Its Nice Tobe Nice."
A well known Mercer saying, there could not be a more appropriate name in honour of a true Welsh gentleman. (20:41)
Subatomic is a third purchase today by the New Zealand-based Cambridge Stud – owner of the farm Brendan Lindsay and CEO Henry Plumptre both at Tattersalls to add to the farm's broodmare band.
Subatomic is a daughter of Makfi and is out of Miss Universe (Warning). She is a half-sister to ten winners, including the black-type winners Worldly, Nice Danon and Donativum.
Subatomic cost her southern-hemisphere-based buyers 110,000gns.
"We bought six mares here last year," reported Plumptre. "They go to New England Stud where they foal down next spring. Once the foals are weaned, the mares travel to New Zealand empty and we cover them in our spring-time - it worked very well last year and five of the six mares went in foal.
"Of the foals at New England, we may offer them at next October's yearling sale, but we might keep to race as well - we have particularly nice colt by Siyouni whom we will be very tempted to keep."
Of buying Subatomic, who was offered today by Tweenhills Farm and Stud, Plumptre said: "We really like this pedigree and Makfi has done well in New Zealand. We are buying in the northern hemisphere to try and mix things up pedigree-wise at home." (20:00)
Blandford Bloodstock signed for Bristol Bay, but it was Tim Hyde Snr who out-played owner-breeder Stuart Stuckey and bloodstock agent Ghislain Bozo to buy the 10-year-old mare by Montjeu.
Hyde had to spend 400,000gns to secure the good-looking mare, who is carrying an April covering to Lope De Vega.
Bristol Bay is already the dam of a Lope de Vega Listed winner and Group 2 placed runner in Godolphin's Bay Of Poets. He was a 400,000gns October Book 1 yearling in 2015.
She also has an as-yet unraced two-year-old filly by Lope De Vega named Bay Light, a yearling filly by Power and a 2018 colt by New Bay.
Bristol Bay was bred by Gestut Ammerland and is from a pedigree long developed by the farm.
She is a half-sister to Burning Heights, the dam of Blue De Vega, Lope De Vega's Group 3 Killavullen Stakes winner, while her third dam is Britannia, a one-time champion older mare in Europe. Her leading daughter was Borgia, a champion three-year-old in Germany, and her top colt was Boreal, a winner of the Deutsches Derby (G1) and the Coronation Cup (G1).
"She is a lovely mare and very well covered," said Hyde. "We'll know if we have made the right decision here tonight when we get the foal!
"She is coming back to Camas Park and we will make some plans then." (19:39)
The Miniver Rose, sold by Godolphin and in-foal to Dubawi, is bought by Paul Hensey for 300,000gns buying on behalf of RIFA Mustang Europe Ltd, a Chinese organisation building a European-based broodmare band.
"She is a Group 2 winner and has plenty going on in the family," said Hensey. "She has a filly by Dubawi with John Gosden as well as with James Tate. There is a lot to run for her, and ongoing plans will be open-ended."
The Miniver Rose won the Park Hill Stakes (G2) and is a half-sister to Belle De Crecy (Rock Of Gibraltar), winner of the Blandford Stakes (G2) and placed in the British Champion Fillies/mares Stakes (G1). (18:16)
trainer John Berry, on duty at Tattersalls in a bloodstock agent's role today, buys Tobacco Bay, a winning daughter of Dark Angel for 220,000gns.
"She is for an Asian client who breeds horses in Australia," said Berry, sat with his wife Emma, who was taking a break from the press bench.
"Tobacco Bay will foal down in Britain, and as she is on a reasonably early cover, she should be able to travel to the southern hemisphere once the foal is weaned and be covered in Australia," he said when reporting on plans for the four-year-old bay mare.
"She has a fast pedigree - she is a half-sister to two Group 3-winning sprinters – so that should be a suitable profile for Australia.
"And as a daughter of Dark Angel that was very appealing too. He is already done well as a broodmare sire in Europe, and he did not shuttle to the southern hemisphere so there are not many by him in that part of the world.
"She has a good outcross pedigree so should be easy to plan for moving forwards."
Tobacco Bay is in-foal to the Coolmore young sire Churchill and is a half-sister to Glamorous Spirit (Invincible Spirit) and Just Glamorous (Arcano). (17:53)
the Exchange Rate mare Cash In The Hand makes 260,000gns, bought by Mick Flanagan.
She is in-foal to the leading French-based sire Siyouni, who is due to stand at a fee of €100,000 in 2019, the first year he will be priced at a six-figure sum.
"She will go to Ireland, foal down and we will probably see if she can slot into No Nay Never," said Flanagan.
She is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner Lord Admiral, to the Listed placed Sharp Sailor and to Lynnwood Chase, the dam of Cannock Chase, winner of the Canadian International (G1), and to Pisco Sour, winner of the Prix Eugene Adam (G2).
Under the second dam is Action The Day, a champion two-year-old in the US and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, Drefong, a champion US sprinter, and Bitty Girl, a champion two-year-old filly in England in 1973.
She is unraced and was consigned by John Troy. (17:35)
Lot 1572 and Lot 1577:
both offered by The Castlebridge Consignment make over 200,000gns – Strumming, a daughter of Camelot, is bought by Mick Flanagan for 210,000gns, while Lastroseofsummer goes to Outsider Bloodstock for 230,000gns.
Strumming is a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song (Unbridled's Song) and three further black-type horses. She is in-foal to Mastercraftsman on a February cover.
Lastroseofsummer, by Haafhd, has had two stakes runners – the Group 3 Prix des Reservoirs winner Melesina (Dark Angel), and White Mocha (Lope De Vega), second in the Craven Stakes (G3).
She is in-foal to Speightstown on a May cover. (17:12)
Kodyanna, the Kodiac Group 3 Prix du Cabourg runner-up, sells for 240,000gns. Meridian International bought the two-year-old filly on behalf of Haras de la Perelle.
Offered by Whatton Manor Stud on behalf of the Cool Silk Partnership, she is out of the Dick Poole Stakes (L) runner-up and Cherry Hinton Stakes (G3) third, Jadanna. She is also the dam of Darkanna (Dark Angel), winner of the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (L), who was also second, like her half-sister, in the Prix du Cabourg (G3). (16:40)
"One of the partners has bought out the other," said Ed Sackville of Sackville Donald after going to 260,000gns for the three-year-old daughter of New Day Dawn.
"She will probably race on and the hope would be to get more black-type. She is a lovely filly from a lovely family."
By Dawn Approach, she is out of the Listed-placed Roo and is a half-sister to nine winners, including Roodeye, the dam of the dual Grade 2 winner Prize Exhibit, and Mohaather, this year's Horris Hill Stakes (G3) winner. (16:33)
You Only You, a winning Galileo mare in-foal Caravaggio, goes to Yulong Investments for 240,000gns. She was bought in association with BBA Ireland.
Sam Fairgray, the chief operating officer for Yulong Australia, said: "She is a lovely mare by Galileo, and is just what we want as we build the broodmare band for Yulong.
"Her full-brother Sovereign has been stakes placed at two, and she is in-foal to Caravaggio, whom we have bred mares to in Australia.
"She will stay in the UK and foal down and then we will make plans."
Sovereign was fourth in the Beresford Stakes (G2) and, since the catalogue was published, finished third in the Eyrefield Stakes (G3).
She was sold by Bugley Stud and it is the further family of Balanchine, the 1994 champion three-year-old filly in Europe. (16:06)
Goleta, the half-sister to Chineur (Fasliyev), the King's Stand Stakes (G2) winner, is bought by Richard Knight Bloodstock for 210,000gns.
She is by Royal Applause, and is herself the dam of two stakes performers: Dibajj, the Group 3 winner of the Prix du Petit Couvert, and Black Sea, the Listed winner of the Prix Francois Mathet and by Dubai Destination. (15:46)
This first draft from Juddmonte achieved an average price of 173,182gns and an aggregate of 1,905,000gns for 11 horses sold. (15:18)
Aurora Gold, the Frankel half-sister to the champion older mare Midday, a six-time Group 1 winner, is bought by Bertrand Le Metayer Bloodstock for 550,000gns.
Stephen Hillen was underbidder, while Jono Mills went a long way into the bidding process, but it was the Frenchman, standing on the stairs, who succeeded.
"She is for a new French breeder," said Le Metayer, "who wanted to get involved in this family.
"The mare is scopey and is in-foal to Kingman – with him, and Kingmambo as her broodmare sire, it should offer some size to this foal.
"The hope is the page will get even darker – we counted eight fillies under the first dam, which will only make this page grow."
Aurora Gold is unraced, but is a full-sister to Sun Maiden, the Frankel daughter who finished third in the Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) and who stays in training for 2019. (15:16)
Matt Coleman of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock buys Fine Time from Juddmonte on behalf of Noel O'Callaghan's Mountarmstrong Stud. The pair had to stretch to 420,000gns to secure the daughter of Dansili.
"It is a phenomenal pedigree," said Coleman, adding, "it is one of the best in the book. She is also in-foal to Kingman, who has had a great start."
Fine Time is an own-sister to the Group 1 winner Passage Of Time, the Group 2 winner Father Time and a half-sister to Timepiece, winner of the Falmouth Stakes (G1).
Passage Of Time is the dam of the Group 2 winner, Group 1 placed and 121-rated Time Test, now a young sire at The National Stud. He shuttled for the southern hemisphere season to Little Avondale Stud in New Zealand. (15:09)
Stephen Hillen was left as underbidder after Michael Youngs bought Argumentative for 425,000gns on behalf of Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm.
"Jane bred Mozu Ascot, Frankel's Group 1 winner in Japan, so she is delighted to have a mare back in-foal to him," said Youngs. "The mare will be going to the US, and there is enough in the pedigree to transfer to stateside.
"The mare, of course, has already produce a Group 1 winner in Epicuris." (15:03)
Mike Ryan buys Revered from the first Juddmonte draft offered at this year's December Mares Sale.
"She is a lovely mare, from a leading Juddmonte family and has already produced a Group winner," said Ryan, buying for Beech View Stud. "I am not sure yet whether she will go to the US, options are open."
The Oasis Dream's Group winner was her first foal Commemorative, a daughter of Zamindar and winner of the Autumn Stakes (G3). She had a Kodiac filly in 2017 and a Frankel filly this year.
She is from the family of Hasili, Banks Hill, Champs Elysees, Dansili and Intercontinental. (14:40)
"This is a family we've been looking to buy into for a long time, and the opportunity came up," said Rory Matthews of Barouche Stud after buying For Now, a Lawman three-year-old from the family of Cassandra Go, Halfway To Heaven, Rhododendron and Magical.
Magical, of course, gave the pedigree a recent top-level update courtesy of her Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) second.
"She is in-foal to Golden Horn, and we'll get her home and settled in and then make plans," added Mathews.
She was sold by West Blagdon Stud and was bred by George Strawbridge. (14:22)
Anchovy, a daughter of Galileo and out of Countess Lemonade (Storm Cat), is purchased by Cambridge Stud for 75,000gns.
Countess Lemonade is a winning, Listed-placed full-sister to Ruler Of The World, the champion European three-year-old and the Derby winner of 2013, and a half-sister to Duke Of Marmalade, the champion European three-year-old of 2008.
"The Duke" was a five-time Group 1 winner, victories coming in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1), the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1),
the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) and the Prix Ganay (G1).
Anchovy has a Medaglia D'Oro-winning half-brother and an older half-sister by Tiznow. (14:07)
is purchased by Ko Saito's Ever Union Shokai, a Japanese bloodstock and equine transport agency, buying on behalf of Japanese breeding interests.
The Shamardal mare is called Little Shambles and is in-foal to the popular leading first-season sire No Nay Never. She cost her purchaser 80,000gns.
She was the winner of three races and has had three foals, including the two-year-old of 2018 called Hermocrates. By Farhh, he cost £82,000 as a yearling.
The mare's 2017 filly is by Style Vendome, and her foal of this year is a colt by Dabirsim.
Little Shambles is a grand-daughter of the European champion three-year-old filly Golden Opinion (Slew O'Gold). (13:47)
Woodcote Stud buys Lubinka, the three-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman owned by the farm in partnership with Qatar Racing.
"We are delighted to have her home again," said Barry Reilly of Woodcote. "She is a lovely scopey filly.
"She was injured in the spring so will not race again, but she was a
talented racehorse and did not really get the chance to show what she could have been capable of – trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam once described her as 'exceptional'.
"We would like to cover her with top stallion, such as Kingman, or we would think about Roaring Lion, too."
Lubinka had just five runs and won once. She was rated 100 at her best (she retired on a mark of 95) and finished sixth in the Fillies' Mile (G1) and fifth in the Musidora Stakes (G3) (11:54)
the first mare sold this week in-foal to the four-time Group 1 winner, the dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill, sells for 92,000gns to Tina Rau Bloodstock.
Sprinkling, the winner of one race, was offered by Galloway Stud. She is the daughter of Quality Road and is a half-sister to Starboard, winner of the Prix d'Orange (G3).
She was bred by Juddmonte and is from the Group 1 family of Raintrap, Sunshack, Meteor Storm and Polish Summer. She was bought from the farm by Jill Lamb Bloodstock in February for 30,000gns. (11:27)
Naqaawa, from the Shadwell draft, is bought by Cathy Grassick on behalf of Yvonne Jacques's Carisbrooke Stud. The daughter of Shamardal cost her new connections 180,000gns.
"She is a beautiful filly," said Grassick, "and is for Yvonne's developing broodmare band - as a daughter of Shamardal and out of a Darshaan mare, she was a no-brainer to buy.
"I bought a full-sister Kafaala two years ago so I have been following the pedigree very closely – most of the siblings have been well-rated as racehorses, and this year's yearling was bought by Mark Johnston.
"There are a lot of upsides to the page and Naqaawa was as good-looking as I had hoped for when we went to see her."
Jacques reported that the initial plan is to send the three-year-old, 89-rated filly back into training for 2019 and see if her race record of two wins from eight career starts can be added to. (11:10)
Hellofahaste sells for 100,000gns and is bought by Ed Sackville of Sackville Donald.
She was sold by Oakshott Bloodstock, and is a winning, Listed-placed daughter of Hellvelyn. She is in-foal to Bated Breath.
She is a half-sister to eight winners and is out of a half-sister to the Group 3 winner and Racing Post Trophy (G1) runner-up, Fantastic View. (10:42)
Plantation Stud buys our first 50,000gns plus lot today - going to 90,000gns for Diamond Blaise, sold by Whitsbury Manor Stud.
By Iffraaj, the mare is in-foal to Whitsbury's leading sire, Showcasing. (10:12)
Selling for the the first session of the December Mares Sale starts at 9.30am (09:28)