Measuring Time led the way during the third session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale. The 3-year-old son of Dubai Destination and the Barathea mare Inchberry brought 310,000 guineas ($520,582 in U.S. funds) Oct. 26 in England.
Anthony Stroud purchased Measuring Time, who is scheduled to be pointed to the Dubai Racing Carnival. Racing for his breeder, Woodcote Stud, the colt won two of his 13 career races, finished second six times, and was third twice. He has earned $213,997.
Consigned by his trainer Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh Stables, Measuring Time has finished second or third in five stakes. Four were group III events.
The results for the third session included a gross of 5,465,500 guineas ($9,178,197) for the 230 horses that were sold. The average price was 23,763 guineas ($39,905), and the median price was 9,250 guineas ($15,534).
Compared with last year, when 249 horses were sold, the gross declined 7%. The average was about the same, falling less than 1%, and the median dropped 15.9%.
The clearance rate was 87.5%, up from 84.4% in 2010.