The catalogue for Book 1 of the 2011 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which takes place Wednesday 5th October - Friday 7th October, is out now and can also be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com. The catalogue for Europe's premier yearling sale numbers 508 lots, all of which are eligible for the 2012/2013 Tattersalls Millions which will comprise six races worth £1,300,000.
The flagship Tattersalls sale has attracted a truly outstanding collection of the finest yearlings to be found anywhere in the world, including own or half-brothers and sisters to a massive 50 Group 1 and Classic winners and 230 Group/Listed winners. Amongst the siblings to Classic and Group 1 winners are the GALILEO half-sister to Derby winner POUR MOI, the own-sister to Irish 2,000 Guineas winner RODERIC O'CONNOR, the own-brother to the unbeaten Group 2 winning two-year-old filly MAYBE, the GALILEO half-brother to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner BAGO, the DANSILI half-brother to outstanding dual Oaks winner SARISKA, the PIVOTAL half-brother to Champion two-year-old and Classic winner MASTERCRAFTSMAN, the DANEHILL DANCER three-parts-brother to successful sire AUSSIE RULES, the EXCELLENT ART half-brother to the recently retired five times Group 1 winner CANFORD CLIFFS and the CAPE CROSS half-brother to the unbeaten current 2,000 Guineas favourite HARBOUR WATCH.
All of the current top 15 sires standing in Britain and Ireland are well represented with GALILEO appropriately leading the way with 34 regally bred yearlings to represent him. Numerically he is followed by PIVOTAL with 26, CAPE CROSS and INVINCIBLE SPIRIT with 22 each, DANEHILL DANCER with 21, OASIS DREAM with 17, MONTJEU with 14, DANSILI with 11 and DUBAWI with a further eight, while consistent source of Classic/Group 1 winners DALAKHANI, has 19 catalogued.
The current crop of sires with their first two-year-olds also feature prominently with AUTHORIZED, DARK ANGEL, DUTCH ART, DYLAN THOMAS, EXCELLENT ART, JEREMY, LAWMAN, MANDURO, RED CLUBS, SIR PERCY and TEOFILO all well represented, while the first crop yearling team includes Classic and Group 1 winners CURLIN, DUKE OF MARMALADE, FIREBREAK, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, MOUNT NELSON, NEW APPROACH, RAVEN'S PASS, SAKHEE'S SECRET, SIXTIES ICON, STREET BOSS and TAMAYUZ.
High class overseas based sires ARCH, BERNARDINI, ELUSIVE QUALITY, GHOSTZAPPER, GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, INDIAN CHARLIE, KING’S BEST, LEMON DROP KID, MEDAGLIO D'ORO, MIZZEN MAST, MONSUN, MR GREELEY, SMART STRIKE, SPEIGHTSTOWN, STORMY ATLANTIC, STREET CRY and TALE OF THE CAT give the October Book 1 catalogue its customary international appeal, and Group 1 winning mares ALLEGRETTO, MISS BEATRIX, MRS LINDSAY, NANNINA, RED BLOOM and SWEET STREAM all have yearlings catalogued.
The largest consignment comes from Berkshire based Highclere Stud which has 29 yearlings catalogued and is looking to be leading Book 1 vendor for the fifth consecutive year. As last year, The Castlebridge Consignment presents the largest team from Ireland with 26 yearlings, while 2010 sale-topping consignor Lodge Park Stud has a quality team of five including the GALILEO half-brother to Group 1 winner ALFRED NOBEL.
Commenting on the 2011 October Book 1 catalogue, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
"Numerically this is a smaller Book 1 than last year, but it is a truly outstanding catalogue with the sort of cross section of sires that trainers and owners have come to expect from this sale. The Tattersalls Millions continues to be the most attractive and extensive sales race series in Europe designed to appeal to buyers at all levels of the market and racecourse results are equally compelling. Book 1 purchases costing anything from 20,000 guineas to 500,000 guineas have won 2011 Group and Listed races throughout the world and it is this combination of quality and value for money that makes Tattersalls October 1 Europe's premier yearling sale."
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale is available from Tattersalls and from all Tattersalls overseas representatives and can also be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com or www.tattersalls-millions.com
TATTERSALLS MILLIONS 2012/2013
Six races worth £1,300,000
TWO YEAR OLD RACES
£500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy
7 Furlongs, colts, geldings and fillies, October 6th 2012
Prize money distribution as last year.
£300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy
7 Furlongs, fillies only, October 6th 2012
Prize Money distribution as last year.
£100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy
6 Furlongs, colts, geldings and fillies, September 22nd 2012
1st: £55,000, 2nd: £25,000, 3rd: £10,000, 4th: £5,000, 5th: £3,000, 6th: £2,000
£100,000 Tattersalls Millions Fillies’ Median Auction Trophy
6 Furlongs, fillies only, September 22nd 2012
THREE YEAR OLD RACES
£200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Trophy
10 Furlongs, colts, geldings and fillies, Craven Meeting 2013
1st: £110,000, 2nd: £50,000, 3rd: £20,000, 4th: £10,000, 5th: £6,000, 6th: £4,000
£100,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Sprint
6 Furlongs, colts, geldings, fillies, Craven Meeting 2013
1st: £55,000, 2nd: £25,000, 3rd: £10,000, 4th: £5,000, 5th: £3,000, 6th: £2,000 Entry: £2,250 – January 17th 2012 Scratching: £2,250 – May 1st 2012