Tattersalls December Foal Sale Begins

The Tattersalls December Foal Sale begun at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Wednesday.

Lot 366.
Lot 366. Picture: Tattersalls

The Tattersalls December Foal Sale begun at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Wednesday with 2 lots topping the session selling for 65,000gns each.

The second foal to realise this price was a daughter of Darley's Knight Of Thunder who was purchased by Jamie Railton from the draft of Genesis Green Stud.

Offered as lot 366, the March-foaled filly is out of the Where Or When mare Harlequin Girl who is a half-sister to the stakes winners Blaine and Bogart.

"She is a pinhook prospect," said Railton.

"I am a big fan of the family with Blaine and Bogart, while the two-year-old half-brother called Byline is well rated too.

"She is a fine horse and is a good advert for her sire.

" Knight Of Thunder, a son of Dubawi, shuttled to Australia for a single season only in 2016.

The first 65,000gns lot was a colt by El Kabeir who was bought by Stauffenberg Bloodstock Services. The colt, lot 326, is out of Invincible Spirit mare School Run with this being the family of Group 1 winning sprinter and former Aquis shuttler Dream Ahead.

Another 4 lots sold for over 50,000gns on Wednesday including a colt by another former Aquis shuttler in Holy Roman Emperor. Offered as lot 378, the colt was bought by Orchardstown Farm for 52,000gns.

Overall on Wednesday 168 of the 246 lots offered were sold for a clearance rate of 68%. The average for the day was 10,091gns, comparable with the 2018 figure of 10,468gns with the gross of 1,695,300gns also comparable with last year's figure of 1,614,850gns. The median however was down to 5,000gns from 6,000gns a year ago.

The sale continues on Thursday.
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