Business Surges on Day 2 of 'Tatts' July Sale

Red Ransom filly is the most expensive horse sold.

The Tattersalls July sale enjoyed increases of 11.4% in average price and 25% in median price from 2010 on its second day in England July 7. The gross revenue rose 6.9% while the clearance rate advanced from 83.7% last year to 91.1% this year.

One Day In Spain, a 3-year-old unraced Red Ransom filly, was the most expensive horse sold, bringing 80,000 guineas ($134,265) from Anani Antoniadis, who is based in Greece. He is the racing manager for Stud Farm 711 and was acting on that Russian-based operation’s behalf in the transaction.

Consigned by Trillium Place Stables, One Day In Spain is out of the Diesis mare Capistrano Day, who captured the 1999 Prix de Saint-Cyr in France and was group III-placed in England. One Day In Spain is a full sister to the winner Sabbeeh, who finished second in the 2005 Merbury Catering Consultants Supreme Stakes (Eng-III) and is a half sister to Dream Day (by Oasis Dream), who was second in the 2008 Fred Darling Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Eng-III).

The auction’s second day results included a gross of 1,780,600 guineas ($2,988,400) for the 143 horses that were sold. The average was 12,452 guineas ($20,899) and the median was 7,500 guineas ($12,587).