Colt, Galileo - Epping, purchased for 470,000 gns ($990,546).

Colt, Galileo - Epping, purchased for 470,000 gns ($990,546).


Tattersalls Dec. Foal Sale Day Four

Demi O'Byrne purchased the top four lots, including a colt for 470,000gns ($990,546).

Demi O’Byrne bought the top four lots at yesterday’s penultimate foal session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale with his purchases headed by a 470,000gns ($990,546) half brother to group I St Leger second  place finisher The Last Drop, by Galileo.

Shortly beforehand O’Byrne had outbid John Ferguson for a 450,000gns  ($990,546) Monsun, by Konigsstuhl, colt who had been bought ‘in utero’ for 130,000gns  ($273,982) by 27-year-old Ronan Burns at last year’s December Sale.

The Coolmore agent went on to buy a pair of Montjeu colts, a 310,000gns ($653,303) half brother to group I Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Alberto Giacometti, by Sadler's Wells, and a 380,000gns ($800,813) half-brother to two group I Epsom Derby second-place finishers, Eagle Mountain and Rock of Gibraltar, who was bred by James Wigan’s London Thoroughbred Services and consigned from West Blagdon Stud.

John Ferguson made six purchases, headed by a 290,000gns Pivotal colt out of the listed stakes-placed Monavanna, by Machiavellian, bred by Rebecca Phillips and consigned by John Troy. Angus Gold bought eight racing prospects for Hamdan Al Maktoun including a $240,000gns ($592,531) Green Desert colt offered from Gerry O' Sullivan's Cooneen Stud.