December Foal Sale

December Foals

Europe's Leading Foal Sale

November 28 - December 1, 2018

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1,175 Foals Catalogued For Europe’s Premier Foal Sale

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale is online now at and will be available in print on October 22nd. Numbering 1,175 lots, the December Foal Sale will take place Wednesday 28th November to Saturday 1st December.

Europe’s premier foal sale boasts an outstanding catalogue, with no less than 133 foals by the current top 10 active British and Irish sires and well over 200 by the current top 20, including ACCLAMATION, CAMELOT, DARK ANGEL, DUBAWI, FRANKEL, GALILEO, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KODIAC, LOPE DE VEGA, PIVOTAL and SEA THE STARS. The catalogue also features own and half brothers and sisters to almost 170 Group and Listed winners including the DUBAWI own/half brother to top class 2018 three year old GHAIYYATH and 2017 Grade 1 winner ZHUKOVA out of Irish 1000 Guineas winner NIGHTIME, and the GALILEO own sister to three time Group 1 winner DECORATED KNIGHT.

The Dispersal of the European based stock of Bobby Flay also includes three eye-catching foals by DARK ANGEL, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and a FRANKEL colt out of the regally bred Stakes placed MONTJEU mare AULD ALLIANCE.

As ever, first crop sires feature prominently, with a total of 30 represented including Classic and Group 1 winners AWTAAD, BELARDO, BOBBY’S KITTEN, CHARMING THOUGHT, FASCINATING ROCK, HARZAND, HUNTER’S LIGHT, MARCEL, NEW BAY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, THE GURKHA, THE LAST LION, TWILIGHT SON and VADAMOS.

USA and French based sires also feature prominently with established Group 1 sires BERNARDINI, ELUSIVE QULAITY, KENDARGENT, KITTEN’S JOY, LE HAVRE, TEMPLE CITY, WOOTTON BASSETT and WAR FRONT all well represented alongside first crop sires AIR FORCE BLUE, DARIYAN, FLINTSHIRE, SHALAA and VANCOUVER.

The largest consignment is the team of 51 foals coming from Paul and Sara Thorman’s Trickledown Stud, closely followed by the 45 to come from The Castlebridge Consignment. Minster Stud, which topped the 2017 December Foal Sale with the DUBAWI half brother to JACK HOBBS, has a team of six including the GOLDEN HORN half brother to last year’s outstanding sale topper.

Commenting on the 2018 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;

“ The Tattersalls December Foal Sale is a prolific source of both Group 1 winners and spectacular pinhooking triumphs and we have some truly outstanding foals catalogued for this year’s sale. The Tattersalls December Foal Sale consistently attracts the cream of the British and Irish foal crop and this year’s catalogue has the quality and diversity to appeal to buyers from throughout the world at all levels of the market."

Earlier Press Releases

Sale highlights

  • Lot 927: Dark Angel (IRE) / Indigo Lady (GB)

    Lot 927: Dark Angel (IRE) / Indigo Lady (GB)
    Purchased by Capital Bloodstock for 600,000 gns

  • Lot 965: Invincible Spirit (IRE) / Liscune (IRE)

    Lot 965: Invincible Spirit (IRE) / Liscune (IRE)
    Purchased by C Gordon-Watson Bloodstock for 600,000 gns

  • Lot 992: Dubawi (IRE) / Swain's Gold (USA)

    Lot 992: Dubawi (IRE) / Swain's Gold (USA)
    Purchased by Godolphin for 750,000 gns

  • Lot 1022: Frankel (GB) / Contredanse (IRE)

    Lot 1022: Frankel (GB) / Contredanse (IRE)
    Purchased by Le Mare for 375,000 gns

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