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%.