A Dutch Art filly brought 120,000 guineas ($199,446 in U.S. funds) Oct. 13 in England to top the third session of the Book Two portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale. Angus Gold, representing Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estates Co., purchased the bay filly, which is a member of her sire’s first crop, from Church View Stables of Ireland.
The Miss Otis Partnership, whose members include Anthea Gibson Fleming and Amanda Skiffington, bred the filly. The yearling is the second foal out of the winning Danetime mare Miss Otis, who is a half sister to the winner Hoh Hoh Hoh (by Piccolo). Hoh Hoh Hoh was second in the 2009 Stanjames.com Palace House Stakes (Eng-II) and has finished third in two other added-money events.
The results for the session included a gross of 5,507,200 guineas ($9,153,270) for the 186 yearlings that sold. The average price was 29,609 guineas ($49,211) and the median price was 24,000 guineas ($39,890). Compared to last year, when 197 horses were sold, the gross declined 15%. The average fell 10% while the median dropped 4%.
The clearance rate was 76.2% for the 244 horses that were offered compared to 83.1% in 2009, when 237 yearlings were offered.