Dam of Speciosa Brings $3.8 Million at Tattersalls
Updated: Monday, December 4, 2006 9:32 AM
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:37 PM
Specifically tops third day of action at Tattersalls auction.
Specifically, the dam of this year's One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Speciosa, topped the third session of the Tattersalls December mare sale Nov. 29, bringing a session high price of 1.85 million guineas (about $3.8 million) from John Warren Bloodstock as trade continued in record-breaking fashion.
A total of 210 horses were sold for 13,848,000 guineas (about $28.4 million), an increase of 12% over last year. The average increased 21% over 2005's comparable figures to 65,943 guineas ($135,074). The median jumped 16% to 36,000 guineas ($73,739).
Last year's third session saw 232 horses sold for 12,184,500 guineas ($24.9 million), to average 52,519 guineas ($107,576). The median was 30,500 guineas ($62,473).
Warren, buying on behalf of Klaus Jacobs' Newsells Park Stud, needed to go to 1.85 million guineas to secure the 12-year-old mare. Bidding against him was Kern/Lillingston's Luke Lillingston, standing alongside New England Stud's Peter Stanley.
Consigned by Michel Collins' Lisieux Stud, the daughter of Sky Classic
out of the Alleged mare Specificity is a half-sister to the recent group I Champion Stakes winner Pride, as well as being the dam of grade III winner Major Rhythm.
She was sold in foal to Danehill Dancer.
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