Tattersalls Autumn Yearling Sale Ends Record-Setting Run

The Tattersalls autumn yearling sale finished with a flourish in England on Friday, establishing records for gross revenue, average price, and median price. The 247 horses sold grossed 1,624,300 guineas ($2,655,731), up by 28.0% and 97.5%, respectively, from 2001. The average of 6,576 guineas ($10,752) and the median of 4,500 guineas ($7,358) increased by 54.3% and 50.0%, respectively.

Trade during the last of two sessions was brisk, with 93 yearlings selling for a gross of 433,800 guineas ($709,263), an average of 4,664 guineas ($7,626), and a median of 3,000 guineas ($4,905).

The top price on the final day was the 44,000 guineas ($71,940) given by Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Goff for an Inchinor colt out of the High Line mare Meteoric. Following initial interest from trainer Philip Mitchell, Goff secured the colt, who is out of a half-sister to the Champagne Stakes (Eng-II) winning colt Auction House. Goff declined to identify his client, but indicated the colt would go into training in England. The colt was consigned by Mrs Gay Slater's Stradishall Manor Stud.