The Book 3 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale posted gains of 1.2% in gross revenue, 28.9% in average price, and 57.1% for median price from a year ago. The clearance rate of 72.4% Oct. 14 in England was up from 65.6% in 2010.
A Kyllachy filly was the most expensive horse sold, bringing 65,000 guineas ($107,356 in U.S. funds). Jono Mills of Rabbah Bloodstock purchased the bay yearling from her breeder, John Worboy’s Shortgrove Manor Stud.
Bred in Ireland, the filly is the third foal out of the winner Quantum (by Alhaarth). The mare is a half sister to Power (by Oasis Dream), who captured the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National (Ire-I), Coventry (Eng-II), and T.P. Waters E.B.F. Marble Hill stakes this year. Quantum also is a half sister to 2005 Ribblesdale Stakes (Eng-II) winner Thakafaat (by Unfuwain).
An I Was Framed – Artzola colt, which is a Paint, attracted a large crowd because of his unusual white-splotched coat, when he was sold for 11,000 guineas ($18,168). Boyce Bloodstock’s Martin Percival purchased the yearling for Andrew Reid from Voute Sales.
The results for Book 3 included a gross of 1,864,000 guineas ($3,078,632) for the 223 horses that were sold. The average was 8,361 guineas ($13,810) and median of 5,500 guineas ($9,084). Last year, 284 yearlings were sold.
Tattersalls reported that the combined results for all three books of the October sale included a gross of 78,783,000 guineas ($130,120,200), an average of 51,006 guineas ($84,243), and a median of 27,000 guineas ($44,595). All were up from last year and the gross was the third-highest ever.