The aggregate was 60,712,100 guineas for the 728 lots sold and the average and median were returned at 83,396 guineas and 20,500 guineas respectively.
The two week long December Sale incorporating Yearlings, Foals and Breeding Stock returned turnover of 99,837,357 guineas whilst the annual turnover for Tattersalls in 2019 was 328,088,207 guineas.
The National Stud consigned the top lot on the final day of the Mares Sale when selling the Oasis Dream mare Poyle Dee Dee to Tweenhills Farm and Stud for 68,000 guineas.
The thirteen-year-old mare is the dam of three winners from the family of G2 winner Jemima and was sold in foal to Tweenhills’ resident stallion Hot Streak who has his first runners set to hit the racecourse next year.
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.
“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.
“There have been numerous highlights in 2018 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.
“The upper sector of the market has been truly vibrant in all categories.
“The huge number of overseas buyers this past week 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.
Trade on the third day realised 5,257,800 guineas for the 205 lots sold, at an average of 25,648 guineas and a median of 10,000 guineas.
The session-equalling top lots were two fillies from the Juddmointe draft each fetching 400,000 guineas apiece with the first to Roger Varian for the 3YO Supporter (Dubawi) on behalf of Hesmonds Stud.
She is from the family of the G1 winners Intercontinental, Cacique, Champs Elysees and Banks Hill and their half-sister Heat Haze.
The consignment of fillies from Juddmonte Farms realised 1,848,000 guineas for the 24 lots on offer.
American owner-breeders John Gunther and his daughter Tanya secured the other joint session topper, the Dansili filly Weekday, a daughter of the G1 winner Timepiece (Zamindar).
December Sale 2018