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2011 October Yearling Sale Book 3 Press Release

Lot 1544: Kyllachy (GB) / Quantum (IRE)

Lot 1544: Kyllachy (GB) / Quantum (IRE)

Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale proved a successful renewal with the average, median and clearance rate all showing significant improvements on the 2010 renewal and turnover showing a small advance. A total of 223 lots were sold during the one-day sale, for a total of 1,864,500 guineas, at an average of 8,361 guineas and a median of 5,500 guineas which represented increases of 29% and 57% respectively. The clearance rate over the day was 72%, whilst there were 9 lots sold privately for 34,250 guineas. The sale saw the end of a remarkable two weeks at Tattersalls with the three books forming the October Yearling Sale seeing significant increases across the board. The turnover rose 8% to 78,783,000 guineas, the third highest two week total since the sale began, despite there being 23% less lots offered, whilst the average and median rose 26% and 29% respectively to 51,006 guineas and 27,000 guineas.  

October Yearling Sale Book 3  Figures:                           
2011 346 308 223 1,864,000 8,361 5,500
2010 510 433 284 1,842,200 6,487 3,500

The top lot for the day was Lot 1544, the KYLLACHY filly out of the ALHAARTH mare QUANTUM who was knocked down to Rabbah Bloodstock’s Jono Mills for 65,000 guineas. The filly, who is out of a half-sister to the Group 1 National Stakes winner POWER and the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes winner THAKAFAAT, was consigned by John Worboys’ Shortgrove Manor Stud.

"We bought the mare at the Tattersalls December Sale, Suzie McKeever helps us with our buying," explained Worboys, who paid 140,000gns for Quantum in 2006. "This horse has a page to die for, and I was a little worried that she might get overlooked, but her sale proves that there are always people for the good horses."

Earlier in the day a daughter of ACCLAMATION, the stallion everyone has been talking about this week, was knocked down to Jamie Railton for 57,000 guineas. The daughter of the ROSSINI mare MISS CHAUSSINI was consigned from Michael Wates’ Langton Stud and looks destined to return to Tattersalls next year for the Craven Breeze Up Sale.                          

"She'll come back here in the spring," said Railton. "Acclamation is a great sire and the mare is proving that she can do it - she has got two winners from two runners.

"The filly has got a proper pedigree, she is from a proper family. She needs to 'square' up a bit more, but I think she would have made more last night - I tried to buy quite a few but couldn't get near them."                          

Late in the evening the ring filled as Lot 1666, the Painted colt by I WAS FRAMED out of the ALZAO mare ARTZOLA entered the ring. Consigned by Voute Sales on behalf of Mette Campbell-Andenaes’ Andbell Stud, the Painted colt was something of a celebrity at Park Paddocks are drew a large crowd of interested onlookers. He was eventually knocked down to Boyce Bloodstock’s Martin Percival on behalf of Andrew Reid.

At the conclusion of Book 3 of the 2011 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;                            

“The success of this year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sales has without doubt given all involved in the European racing and breeding industries a much needed boost. In common with most walks of life, trading conditions in the bloodstock world have been testing in recent years and to have achieved gains across the board over the past two weeks has been a tribute to the way in which breeders have responded to the challenges we have all faced. An emphasis on quality over quantity has been crucial to the success of this year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and buyers from throughout the world have paid the ultimate compliment with sustained demand at all levels of the market. The combined spend at this year’s October Yearling Sale has been bettered only twice this century which is a remarkable statistic in the current economic climate and reflects the outstanding support which we have received from both vendors and purchasers alike.”


  • Lot 1544: Kyllachy (GB) / Quantum (IRE)

    Lot 1544: Kyllachy (GB) / Quantum (IRE)

  • Lot 1491: Acclamation (GB) / Miss Chaussini (IRE)

    Lot 1491: Acclamation (GB) / Miss Chaussini (IRE)

  • Lot 1666: I Was Framed (USA) / Artzola (IRE)

    Lot 1666: I Was Framed (USA) / Artzola (IRE)

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