Horse Racing

Tattersalls December Foal Sale brings record sales


Shadwell was a welcome presence at this year’s Tattersalls December Sale, spending 1,312,000 guineas (US$1,666,049) on seven lots over four sessions. The outfit was added to their ride on November 26 when winning one of the joint session heads, mohaather colt out of Time of Change from Barton Stud, at 110,000 guineas (US$139,684).

Mohaather has won five races in Shadwell’s famous blue and white silk, most notably the 2020 Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1), in which he showed off a sensational foot swing Circus Maximus . The son of display Retired from Nunnery Stud in 2021 and wrote her first book of 146 books for a fee of £20,000.

Shadwell bought the two most expensive lots of Mohaather’s 21 sold at this year’s December Sale, where his first harvest averaged 41,880 guineas ($53,181).

“Obviously we’re a little biased, but Mohaather is a very special horse for us,” said Angus Gold, Shadwell’s race manager. “We think he’s a bit underrated, if anything, to me, what he did at Goodwood that day in the Sussex Stakes was unusual. I’ve never seen a horse gallop. as fast since Kingman (GB) in the same race.

“We’re huge fans and I love the ponies I’ve ever seen. What I particularly like is that, this week, so many people have told me they have a very nice Mohaather pony. , great to hear. We bought one two days ago and the seller told me they have an even better one at home. Got some really good impressions of him.”

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Regarding Time of Change’s pony, his most expensive gift to date, Gold added: “I think this is a really smart horse and a lot of people think the same. I heard it has 10 uncles. vet, so it’ll always cost him a bit He’s not a half-sister to a second runner in Gimcrack (Taajub ) and is a handy horse, and this foal looks like a sprinter. If he’s good, he’ll be nimble and hopefully be the one to get the steed off to a good start.”

Reflecting on Shadwell’s activities during the four sessions, Gold said: “We bought seven ponies. Obviously we’ve sold a lot of mares over the last few years and we ended up with about 50 ponies left. child.

“With some barren or slipping, and females, that means the stallion’s herd is only about 35 and when they start training we will reduce the number. I said. Talk to (Shadwell frontman, Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum) , and she is keen to get some ponies to supplement the team, if we can buy them for a reasonable amount.

Overbury on the Mark With Masar Colt
The O’Callaghan family of Yeomanstown Stud completed the sale in second place on the buyer’s chart by total spend with 13 origins totaling 1,320,000 guineas ($1,675,240). Only Juddmonte, whose haul of four powerful four-ships was worth 2,425,000 guineas ($3,084,536), invested more.

Yeomanstown’s biggest purchase on Wednesday is masar half brother to winner of the Lingfield Oaks Test millennium scam who was the second to claim 110,000 guineas (US$139,684) when offered for sale by Overbury Stud.

Dam, winner at Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge Stakes 2012 hawaafez provided connections with a quick comeback as she only joined her parent band Overbury in February when she was offered through Blandford Bloodstock for 14,000 guineas ($19.957) carrying a six-pony number in the uterus.

A lot has happened since Rogue Millennium became the listed winner and the 2 year old mare, Naomi Lapagliasuccessfully launched at the beginning of the month.

Simon Sweeting of Overbury explains: “Richard Brown bought me a mare here in February, I wasn’t there and he did it himself. “It seemed like a gamble at first but the mare is a special racehorse, and Rogue Millennium came along, and everything else fell into place—the 2-year-old is now 1 to 1, and her Kingman yearning went to coach George Boughey.

“It’s definitely a progressive family, but that sale took me by surprise, but it was a lovely surprise! He’s a late pony, but he’s very outspoken and everything is fine! goes well.”

Sergei Prokofiev’s first crop hit the right note
The Whitsbury Manor Stud team enjoyed a memorable few days at the Tattersalls, topping sales with 1,000,000 guineas ($1,271,974).
King half-sister with half-sister Chaldean who sold it to Juddmonte on November 25, as well as a top shipment on November 24, 250,000 guineas ($316,425) Gray Havana half-brother with half-brother dragon icon purchased by Philipp Stauffenberg.

Those results have helped Whitsbury Manor topped the shipper charts with 19 units sold for 2,201,500 guineas ($2,793,764).

Harper’s family’s activities are also in turmoil Sergei Prokofiev, and the market gave the son of Scat Daddy’s progeny a warm reception with his 45 ponies selling for an average of 26,767 guineas over four sessions. Among those who make a positive contribution to that average is Kirtlington Stud’s half-brother with guest who brought in 70,000 guineas ($88,890) from Camas Park Stud on Saturday.

Chris Budgett of Kirtlington Stud said: “We bred four mares for Sergei in his first year and have had three very nice ponies. “We sold one earlier this week (Lot 513 to Tally-Ho Stud) for 82,000 guineas ($103,788). He’s stamping them, and they look active, which is great. He looks like another stallion that Ed Harper hit the jackpot on.”

Sergei Prokofiev’s debut book, which paid a fee of £6,500, generated 121 ponies, meaning that 49% of his first production was offered at Tattersalls. The highest price generated by ponies among Queen of Vengeance who sold to Chasemore Ranch for 95,000 guineas ($120,242).

The final number soars
The expanded portfolio had 983 ponies offered for sale in 4 days, an increase of 77 (8%) compared to 2021 and 744 lots sold with a payout ratio of 76%. Those deals brought revenue to 35,255,050 guineas ($44,703,313), not only a 13% increase year-over-year, but a new sales record.

Trade strength, especially at the upper end, was reflected in an 11% increase in the median price at 47,386 guineas ($60,085), while the median price rose four points to a record 26,000 guineas ($32,962). ), formerly 25,000 guineas ($31,746) ) 12 months ago.

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