The only yearling by the ill-fated George Washington attracted the most attention leading up to the Oct. 7 second day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale but it was a daughter of Pivotal and a son of Galileo that stole the show.
The second day saw a total of 169 lots sold for 19,271,000 guineas, at an average of 114,030 guineas and a median of 75,000 guineas.
The Pivotal filly out of the Listed winning Sadler’s Wells mare Briolette carried one of the best pedigree's in the Book 1 catalog, with her dam a half-sister to champion galloper Pilsudski as well as the champion Japanese filly Fine Motion and three additional group/listed winners. Consigned from David and Dianne Nagle's Barronstown Stud, the filly was knocked down to Shadwell Estates' Angus Gold for 650,000 guineas, the equal highest price for the day, after he saw off the efforts of agent Michael Goodbody.
The other lot to realize 650,000 guineas was the Galileo colt out of the Indian Ridge mare Caumshinaun consigned from The Castlebridge consignment. The own brother to the group I Irish One Thousand Guineas winner Nightime saw interest from BBA Ireland's Eamonn Reilly as well as Coolmore principal John Magnier, but it was British businessman Sir Robert Ogden who prevailed.
Among the other top-priced offerings of the day was a Montjeu colt out of High Top mare Colorspin, who was knocked down John Magnier for 550,000 guineas. The strapping colt is a sibling to the group I winners Kayf Tara, Opera House and Zee Zee Top.
The Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.