Book 3 of Europe's Largest Yearling Sale
October 18-19, 2018
Daughter of Farhh Tops Second Day of Tattersalls October Book 3
Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close with a daughter of GARSWOOD headlining proceedings at 48,000 guineas. The final session saw a total of 68 lots sell for 790,200 guineas, taking the three day Book 3 totals to 7,839,450 guineas for the 473 lots sold, a new record for the fixture. The average over the three days of the sale was 16,574 guineas whilst the median was 11,000 guineas. The two weeks of yearling sales at Tattersalls comprising Books 1, 2 and 3 of the October Yearling Sale saw turnover of 158,151,450 guineas, up 19% on last year’s record.
As a racehorse the Godolphin-owned FAHRR competed with the best, winning the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and Group 1 Champion Stakes and twice finishing second to the legendary FRANKEL at Group 1 level. His second career in the stallion barn at Dalham Hall Stud has started with equal promise, with the Group 3 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes winner WELLS FARHH GO, the Listed winner FA UL SCIUR and the Listed-placed DEE EX BEE amongst his first runners this year.
As a result, it is no surprise that his second crop of yearlings have been in such great demand this autumn with the 8 lots sold so far at this year’s October Yearling Sale realising 790,000 guineas at an average of 98,750 guineas. Leading the way on the second day of Book 3 was lot 1732, the bay filly out of the RAINBOW QUEST mare PURPLE TIGER who was knocked down to Joe Foley for 110,000 guineas.
Consigned to the sale by Barton Stud, their stud manager Tom Blain commented: "She was bred by Rabbah and has just flourished since we’ve had her. She is a gorgeous filly.
"I am a big fan of Farhh - we have a few at home and they are all lovely horses."
Joe Foley added: "She is by an exciting young sire, she is gorgeous filly and I was surprised to see her here today."
The second highest price on the second day and for the October 3 Sale so far was the 90,000 guineas given by Amanda Skiffington for the MUKHADRAM colt out of the DALAKHANI mare SKYRIDER. The colt, who was consigned by Jane Keir’s Elkington Stud, was knocked down to Skiffington after she outpointed Matt Coleman, stood with Tally-Ho Stud’s Roger O’Callaghan, and will go into training with Roger Charlton.
The colt is from the first crop of Group 1 Eclipse Stakes winner MUKHADRAM, out of the own-sister to Group 3 winner GOTHIC DANCE and from the family of Group 1/Classic winners TANTE ROSE, DUBAWI HEIGHTS and MAKE BELIEVE.
"I have eight mares, and bought Skyrider at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale with agent Charlie Gordon-Watson," said Keir. "I think Mukhadram is a very good sire and I wanted to the mare to see a stallion with some size."
SKYRIDER cost Keir, who is a senior partner in the legal firm Kingsley Napley, 6,000 guineas at the Tattersalls December Sale.
"Everyone who came to see him was captivated by the colt," she said, adding: "This is definitely our best sale result."
The third day of Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale starts at 9.30am on Saturday, October 14.
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Lot 1438: Bated Breath (GB) / Sky Crystal (GER)
Purchased by Joe Foley for 85,000 gns
Lot 1583: Sea The Moon (GER) / Diablerette (GB)
Purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 80,000 gns
Lot 1732: Farhh (GB) / Purple Tiger (IRE)
Purchased by Joe Foley for 110,000 gns
Lot 1787: Mukhadram (GB) / Skyrider (IRE)
Purchased by Amanda Skiffington Bloodstock for 90,000 gns