Connections of Ticker Tape Return to Tattersalls

The connections of grade I Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup and grade I American Oaks heroine Ticker Tape (by Royal Applause), bought for 100,000 guineas at last year's Tattersalls autumn horses In training sale, collected a juvenile by the same sire at the opening session of the 2004 auction.

Moth Ball, like Ticker Tape sold from trainer Jamie Osborne's stable, was originally bought back when making 210,000 guineas with agent Gordian Troeller the underbidder.

But Troeller, acting for California trainer Jim Cassidy and Ticker Tape's owners, later purchased the colt privately for 205,000 guineas.

Three-year-old Gatwick (by Ali-Royal) topped the day when bought by agent Sean Woods for 270,000 guineas to join his brother, Hong Kong trainer Sean Woods.

During the session, 204 yearlings sold for 4,408,600 guineas, an average of 21,610 and a median of 11,500. Another 49 were listed as not sold. Last year, 156 were sold for 2,325,200 guineas, an average of 14,905 and a median of 10,000. There were 32 bought back.