Son of Kahyasi Tops Second Day of Tattersalls Sale

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Day two of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale saw 12 lots make 100,000 guineas or more and the average break 30,000 guineas for only the second time on a Wednesday session. In total, 212 lots were sold for a total of 6,578,900 guineas, for an average of 31,032 guineas and a median of 21,000. While the average was 17% lower than last year's corresponding record breaking day, it was 25% higher than the corresponding session at the 1999 October Yearling Sale.

The highest price for the day was 200,000 guineas paid by locally based Bloodstock agent Dwayne Woods for the KAhyasi colt out of Habitat mare Sea Mistress. The colt, a half-brother to the Group 3 winning Nautical Pet, will go into training with Woods' Newmarket based brother Sean. Underbidder was Jill Richardson of Bloodhorse International.

The second highest price for the day was the 170,000 guineas paid by Demi O'Byrne for the Danehill Dancer colt out of the Connaught mare Griqualand. The colt, who was purchased as a foal last year for IrĀ£19,000, is from the second crop of his sire, who has had a great first season with winners including recent Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes winner Where or When.

Sharing equal third highest price for the day were colts by King's Theatre and Grand Lodge, who both fetched 160,000 guineas. The King's Theatre colt out of Queen Caroline was offered by Irish consignor John Osborne and was knocked down to John Ferguson, acting for Mollers Racing, having been purchased at last year's Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 45,000 guineas.

The Grand Lodge colt out of the German bred mare Traumerei was purchased by Johnny McKeever of McKeever St. Lawrence for North American owner Joe Albritton, whose recent Tattersalls October Yearling purchases have included last year's group 1 winning 2-year-old Bad as I Wanna Be and 2001 group performer Savannah Bay. Chris Richardson, manager of Cheveley Park Stud was underbidder.

The third day of the October Yearling Sale gets underway Thursday.

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