Desert Prince Colt Brings $3.5 Million at Tattersalls

Desert Prince Colt Brings $3.5 Million at Tattersalls
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Desert Prince colt, sold for $3.5 million at Tattersalls' Houghton sale Wednesday.
The third highest price ever for a yearling sold in Europe was realized Wednesday when a Desert Prince colt brought 2,300,000 guineas ($3,519,000) at the Tattersalls Houghton sale.

The filly, out of Irish champion Park Express, was purchased by Michael Goodbody for Sheikh Maktoum's Gainsborough Stud. He outbid John Magnier of Coolmore for the half-sister to champion filly Dazzling Park and Japanese group I winner Shinko Forest.

The filly was sold by Seamus Burns' Lodge Park Stud in Ireland. His family raced Park Express, having purchased her at the 1984 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

During the session, 65 of the 78 lots offered were sold for a total of 13,704,000 guineas, an average of 210,830 guineas and a median of 150,000 guineas.

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