Specifically tops third day of action at Tattersalls auction.

Specifically tops third day of action at Tattersalls auction.


Dam of Speciosa Brings $3.8 Million at Tattersalls

Specifically, the dam of this year's One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Speciosa, topped the third session of the Tattersalls December mare sale Nov. 29, bringing a session high price of 1.85 million guineas (about $3.8 million) from John Warren Bloodstock as trade continued in record-breaking fashion.

A total of 210 horses were sold for 13,848,000 guineas (about $28.4 million), an increase of 12% over last year. The average increased 21% over 2005's comparable figures to 65,943 guineas ($135,074). The median jumped 16% to 36,000 guineas ($73,739).

Last year's third session saw 232 horses sold for 12,184,500 guineas ($24.9 million), to average 52,519 guineas ($107,576). The median was 30,500 guineas ($62,473).

Warren, buying on behalf of Klaus Jacobs' Newsells Park Stud, needed to go to 1.85 million guineas to secure the 12-year-old mare. Bidding against him was Kern/Lillingston's Luke Lillingston, standing alongside New England Stud's Peter Stanley.

Consigned by Michel Collins' Lisieux Stud, the daughter of Sky Classic out of the Alleged mare Specificity is a half-sister to the recent group I Champion Stakes winner Pride, as well as being the dam of grade III winner Major Rhythm.

She was sold in foal to Danehill Dancer.