Lady Carla Tops Tattersalls Wednesday Session
Updated: Thursday, December 4, 2003 4:45 PM
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2003 9:30 PM
Lady Carla, topped Tattersalls December sale session Wednesday.
Ten-year-old Lady Carla, the 1996 Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) heroine, topped the penultimate day's business at Tattersalls' December Sale Wendesday when selling for 1,050,000 guineas (about US$1,896,300) to Timmy Hyde, owner of Camas Park Stud in Co Tipperary, and Coolmore Stud's Paul Shanahan.
Charlie Gordon-Watson acted on behalf of Lord and Lloyd-Webber's Watership Down Stud for the classic winner, with French agent Guy Armengol the only other serious protagonist.
"She has been bought for myself and Paul Shanahan," said Hyde. "She has a lovely (Kingmambo) yearling colt in Ballydoyle so that gives him and us a great chance. I didn't really think that I'd buy her so I haven't thought about who she will be covered by."
A daughter of Caerleon -- Shirley Superstar, Lady Carla has produced four foals, including the Kingmambo yearling who was purchased for 1-million guineas at the Tattersalls Houghton sale earlier this year.
Michael Youngs, an advisor to several major studs, paid 450,000 guineas ($812,700) for Bay Tree, like Lady Carla part of Wafic Said's dispersal that grossed 4,011,000 guineas ($7,243,866). Except saying the 2-year-old would be heading overseas, no other plans were forthcoming from Youngs.
New Zealand agent Ric Wylie, acting for Kia-Ora Stud in Australia, paid 525,000 guineas ($948,150) for Balade Russe, a three-parts sister to this year's Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Russian Rhythm.
"She will foal in Europe and then be covered by something to Northern Hemisphere time, I'm not sure which stallion, before eventually going to Australia," said Jeff Watt, the stud's manager.
Meanwhile Nashwan Rose , a winner in France and Ireland for owner Sean Mulryan, will be trained in America by Eric Cointreaux for Toronto-based Bob Krembil's Chiefswood Stables after being bought for 400,000 guineas ($722,400) by agent Jim Schenk.
Turnover of 13,023,000 guineas ($23,519,538) was up 1% over last year, although the 63,526 guineas ($114,728) average dipped by 12%. The 31,000 guineas ($55,986) median was up 13%.
The sale -- and Tattersalls' year -- concludes Thursday with a final session.
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