Powered by filly and mare reductions by Cheveley Park, Gainsborough Stud, and Darley, the July sales opened strongly. The 130 horses sold grossed 1,363,200 guinseas ($2,217,034) and averaged 10,486 guineas ($17,054). The median was 5,000 guineas ($8,132). Compared to a year ago, the gross, average, and median increased by 90%, 52%, and 8%, respectively.
Wish, a winning 3-year-old daughter of Danehill, brought the top price of 110,000 guineas (approximately $178,898) Tuesday during the first session of the Tattersalls July sale in England. Produced from the Cherry Hinton Stakes (Eng-II) winner Dazzle, Wish was offered in foal to Pivotal, whose daughter, Megahertz, won the inaugural American Oaks this past Saturday at Hollywood Park. Newmarket-based bloodstock agent Jill Lamb purchased Wish from Cheveley Park Stud.