The Tattersalls December Foal Sale concluded with a strong fourth and final session that saw a healthy 82% clearance and a top price of 200,000 guineas for a Tamayuz colt. The final session saw 113 lots sell for 3,736,600 guineas at an average of 33,067 guineas and a median of 22,000 guineas. Returns for the four days of the sale saw 560 lots sell for 17,491,400 guineas, at an average of 31,235 guineas and a median of 20,000 guineas, which represented a 25% rise on the 2009 figure.
The top lot on the final day was the colt by first crop stallion Tamayuz out of the Green Desert mare Diary, who was knocked down to Blandford Bloodstock’s Tom Goff for 200,000 guineas. The half-brother to the group I Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp winner Total Gallery and the group I Fillies’ Mile runner-up Lady Darshaan was consigned to the sale by Coleman Stud. The son of the dual group I winning son of Nayef was knocked down to Goff after he withstood the efforts of Tweenhills’ David Redvers.
"He has been bought for a long-established client," said Goffs. "He has almost certainly been bought to race. He is absolutely lovely horse, with a proper pedigree - how often do you get the chance to buy a foal that is a half to a group I winner?
"He is a good walker, with good bone. I have really liked Tamayuz' stock - they all seem to have plenty of quality."