Tattersalls Mare Sale Up 28%
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Tartan Bearer is heading to stud in Turkey after being purchased for 50,000 guineas.

The final day of the Tattersalls December Sale saw a pair of stallion prospects top the day’s trade with results again resulting in rises across the board as the Tattersalls sales calendar was brought to a close. The final session saw 129 lots sold for 868,200 guineas which took the final December Mare Sale figures to 629 lots sold for 44,121,500 guineas – up 28% on 2010. The average rose 31% to 70,145 guineas while the median rose 24% to 21,000 guineas. The two-week December Sale saw turnover of 71,747,900 guineas while turnover at Tattersalls in 2011 rose 13% to 182,685,600  guineas.

Tartan Bearer, who was second to New Approach in the group I  Derby, is heading to stud in Turkey after being purchased by Omer Halim Aydin for 50,000 guineas. The brother to the 2,000 Guineas winner Golan was purchased by Aydin after he saw off a determined effort from the Ashaab brothers from Libya.  

December Mare Sale Day 4 Figures:
 
Catalogued
Offered
Sold
Aggregate
Average
Median
2011
253
186
129
868,200
6,730
4,500
2010
284
217
146
837,800
5,738
4,500

December Mare Sale  Figures:
 
Catalogued
Offered
Sold
Aggregate
Average
Median
2011
1,087
865
629
44,121,500
70,145
21,000
2010
1,097
888
644
34,544,800
53,641
17,000

December Sale Figures:
 
Catalogued
Offered
Sold
Aggregate
Average
Median
2011
2,331
1,942
1,444
71,747,900
49,687
21,000
2010
2,344
1,898
1,398
55,610,800
39,779
17,000

"He is a lovely horse and I had no plans to buy him but when I saw him I wanted him. I was amazed a horse such as this was selling for that price.” said Aydin. "He was a great performer and a brother to a great horse. He is also by Spectrum, who has done well in Turkey."
The group I Prix de l’Abbaye winner Total Gallery is headed to India after being purchased by Centaur Bloodstock’s Ian Deane on behalf of Badal Stud in the Punjab. The son of Namid won the Arc-day sprint in 2009 when under the care of Stan Moore and the six-time winner collected £417,000 in prize money throughout his career.
Purchaser Ian Deane commented; "I just thought he is a lovely horse and from a good family. He will ship in about month and will be probably the quickest stallion to stand in India."
At the conclusion of the 2011 Tattersalls December Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;
“From start to finish the 2011 Tattersalls sales season has outperformed expectation and the December Sale has continued the momentum bringing the year to a highly successful conclusion.
 Last week’s December Foal Sale produced returns bettered only twice this century and set the tone for the breeding stock this week. Total sale turnover in excess of 70,000,000 guineas is the fourth-highest ever for the December Sale, and the average and median have both also risen dramatically. Despite a climate of continuing economic uncertainty, the Tattersalls December Sale has yet again demonstrated the extraordinary resilience of the bloodstock industry and also enhanced its reputation as probably the most international bloodstock sale in the world. The sheer diversity of the participants at Park Paddocks this week has, as ever, been the feature of the sale with buyers drawn from every continent in a shared quest for quality breeding stock.”                          

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