International Sales News

Extraordinary top-level roll call as Tattersalls announces Book 1 catalogue for the October Yearling Sale

Siblings to outstanding performers including Darley shuttlers Blue Point (Shamardal) and Ghaiyyath (Dubawi), as well as Battaash (Dark Angel) and Palace Pier (Kingman), feature among a customarily strong catalogue of 502 for Book 1 of the 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.


The list goes on, as there are half-brothers and sisters to 47 Classic and Group 1 winners and 248 Group or Listed winners such as Advertise (Showcasing), Aunt Pearl (Lope De Vega), Pretty Gorgeous (Lawman), Snow Lantern (Frankel), Subjectivist (Teofilo), Sovereign (Galileo), Aclaim (Acclamation), Beauty Parlour (Deep Impact), Golden Horde (Lethal Force) and Shalaa (Invincible Spirit).


The event takes place between October 5 and 7, with all lots eligible for the £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme.


From Europe’s elite sires, there are 20 yearlings by Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), 24 by Frankel (Galileo), 43 by Kingman (Invincible Spirit), 44 by Lope De Vega (Shamardal), 34 by Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) and 14 by the late, great Galileo (Sadler’s Wells). Among the finest racemares with progeny offered are Nightime and Sky Lantern (both offspring by Kingman), Attraction (Dubawi), Miss France (Galileo Gold), Danedream (Kingman), Persuasive (Frankel), The Fugue (Shamardal)  and Vorda (Siyouni).


Galileo has a full-sister to Breeders’ Cup  winner Line Of Duty going under the hammer and half-brothers to Toormore (Arakan), Glorious Forever (Archipenko) and Time Warp (Archipenko), while Dubawi’s collection includes half-siblings to European stars Waldgeist (Galileo) and Rizeena (Iffraaj) as well as the first foal out of Pretty Polly Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) winner Urban Fox (Foxwedge).  


Elsewhere, Zoustar (Northern Meteor) has eight yearlings to go under the hammer, Churchill (Galileo) 11, while Starspangledbanner (Choisir) and Ribchester (Iffraah) each have three


First-season sires will be represented through shuttlers Harry Angel (Dark Angel), Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) and US Navy Flag (War Front), as well as Cracksman (Frankel), Expert Eye (Acclamation), Roaring Lion (Kitten’s Joy) and Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy).


The largest draft comes from last year’s leading consignor Newsells Park Stud, which will offer 30 yearlings, followed by The Castlebridge Consignment with 29 and Highclere Stud with 23 lots catalogued.


Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: “The catalogue looks another vintage edition with an impressive number of yearlings closely related to outstanding racehorses of recent years.  


“October Book 1 purchases have enjoyed a remarkable 2021 on the racecourse with the world’s highest rated horse, St Mark’s Basilica, leading the way alongside the world’s highest rated miler Palace Pier, the Irish Derby and Grand Prix de Paris winner Hurricane Lane as well as Domestic Spending, the highest rated turf horse in North America.  


“All 502 yearlings are eligible for the enormously popular £20,000 October Book 1 Bonus which has paid out more than £6,000,000 in bonuses to the 243 winners over the past six years and will again ensure that buyers have the chance to win unprecedented prize money by purchasing at Europe’s premier yearling sale.”