sheikh mohammed and john ferguson tattersalls october yearling sale
sheikh mohammed and john ferguson tattersalls october yearling sale
michael goodbody and patricia thompson
michael goodbody and patricia thompson

Left : Sheikh Mohammed and John Ferguson

Right : Old Summerhill stalwart Michael Goodbody and Patricia Thompson

(Photos : Tattersalls/TBA UK)

TATTERSALLS OCTOBER YEARLING SALE BOOK 1

Yesterday’s penultimate session of the Tattersalls Book 1 October Yearling Sale again produced a trade on a par with 12 months ago, with two lots matching the 2008 sale-topping price of 650,000gns (approximately $1,085,175).

The first to earn the distinction was Lot 282, a filly by Pivotal (GB), who was purchased by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s racing manager Angus Gold. Out of listed winner Briolette (GB) (Sadler’s Wells), a half-sister to champion Pilsudski (Ire) (Polish Precedent), she was sold from David and Diane Nagle’s Barronstown Stud. Michael Goodbody, acting for a new client, was underbidder to Gold on the filly. “She comes from a very good stud, and is a lovely big scopey filly whose family keeps on producing,” explained Gold. “Sheikh Hamdan was very keen on her, and we’ll decide on a trainer once the sales are finished.”

Shortly after, a full-brother to 2006 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Nightime (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), bred by Dermot Welds mother Gita and consigned through the Castlebridge Consignment, realized a 650,000gns final bid. Owner Sir Robert Ogden had to outbid, first the BBA Ireland’s Eamonn Reilly, and finally John Magnier to get the Galileo colt.

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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale - Book 1 Wednesday 7 October 2009

CUMULATIVE

2009

2008

Catalogued

452

406

No. Offered

407

351

No. Sold

320

279

RNAs

87

72

% RNA

21.4%

20.5%

No. 500K +

4

5

High Price (gns)

650,000

650,000

Gross

36,111,000

32,511,000

Average (% change)

112,847 (-3.2%)

116,527

Median

80,000

n/a

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News