Cat Junior Tops Tattersalls' Second Session

Cat Junior Tops Tattersalls' Second Session
Cat Junior brought 220,000 guineas to lead the second session of the Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale.

The Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale in England turned in a solid effort during its second session, Oct. 26, generating an increase of 2.1% in its gross revenue from a year ago. The average price was about the same, rising less than 1%. The median price, meanwhile, declined 1.9%.

Cat Junior was the most expensive horse, bringing 220,000 guineas ($363,592 in U.S. funds). Bard Al Hajir, bidding on behalf of the Saudi Arabian-based Prince Sultan Bin Mishel Bin Abdulaziz, purchased the 5-year-old son of Storm Cat from trainer Brian Meehan’s Manton House Stables.

Produced from the Sadler's Wells mare Luna Wells, who was a group I winner in France, Cat Junior won this year’s Derrinstown Stud Alhaarth Burj Nahaar (UAE-III). While racing in England, he has finished second in five group II events and third in a group III race.

The results for the second session included a gross of 6,436,400 guineas ($10,637,340) for the 235 horses that sold. The average was 27,389 guineas ($45,266) and the median was 12,000 guineas ($21,485).

The clearance rate for the 269 horses offered was 87.4%. Last year, when 232 of the 260 horses offered found new homes, the clearance rate was 89.2%.

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