Mastermind's price eclipsed the previous Tattersalls July Sale record of 200,000 guineas, the amount paid by bloodstock agent Charlie Gordon-Watson for the filly Stolen Tear in 1999. The previous high price at Tattersalls for a colt or gelding in training was the 235,000 guineas paid for Atmospheric at the 2000 Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale. Trade finished strongly in the final session with 60 lots sold for 609,400 guineas. The average of 10,156 was up 13% on the corresponding session last year while the median was up 60% to 8,000 guineas.
The Tattersalls July Sale closed Thursday with record amounts paid for a colt or gelding in training and with a total increase over last year's sale figures.Final numbers increased 9% over last year to total 2,742,800 guineas for the three-day sale. The average price was 9,973 guineas, while the median totaled 5,500 guineas. Bloodstock agent Richard O'Gorman shattered the amount paid for a European colt or gelding in training during the second day when he paid 380,000 guineas for Mastermind. O'Gorman purchased the gelding on behalf of Middle Eastern clients.