International Sales News

Maher snaps up Lope De Vega colt at Tattersalls

Champion Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher made his presence felt during the final session of Book 2 at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale yesterday when he teamed up with John Foote and Kern and Lillington Association to purchase a colt by Lope De Vega (Shamardal) for 100,000 guineas (approx AU$185,091).  Catalogued as Lot 1108 and offered... Read More

O’Brien and Brummitt take tally to four at Tattersalls

Danny O’Brien and his European agent Jeremy Brummitt purchased three yearlings on the second day of the Tattersalls October Book 2 Yearling Sale yesterday, adding to the single yearling they secured at Book 1 during last week. Among the three purchases was a Free Eagle (High Chaparral) colt for 150,000 guineas (approx. AU$291,000), who is... Read More

Griffiths and De Kock buy Australia colt with Cup pedigree

Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock extended Australian purchasing power on the third and final day at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, parting with 240,000 guineas (approx. AU$450,000) for an Australia (Galileo) colt out of a half-sister to Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Rekindling (High Chaparral).  Agent Johnny McKeever signed for... Read More

Frankel fever as Brummitt and O’Brien sign for son of champion

Frankel’s (Galileo) burgeoning appeal Down Under has translated into sales ring demand from southern hemisphere buyers at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, as the champion racehorse and champion European sire elect saw a second son destined for Australia in as many days. Jeremy Brummitt and Danny O’Brien went to 160,000 guineas (approx.... Read More

Price and Baker strike for colts on solid opening session at Tattersalls

Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr and Bjorn Baker continued their northern hemisphere spending sprees at yesterday’s opening session of the Tattersall’s Book 1 Yearling Sale in Newmarket, purchasing colts by Frankel (Galileo) and Australia (Galileo). Following on from their US$275,000 (approx. AU$377,000) purchase of a filly by War Front (Danzig) at the Keeneland September... Read More

‘A rare-type individual’ – $1.7 million City Of Light colt shines at Keeneland

Partnering with Woodford Racing and others, West Point Thoroughbreds acquired a $1 million Tapit (Pulpit) colt in 2019 that was eventually named Flightline. Two years later, the partners are revelling in the excitement of that now three-year-old, who has whipped the opposition in two starts for trainer John Sadler. West Point and Woodford hope to... Read More