"It was generally agreed that the catalog was exceptional and the buyers
turned up in their battalions to produce a remarkable sale, the like of
which could not have been predicted," said Tattersalls Edmond Mahony.The October record price of 430,000 guineas ($487,000), set in 1997 for a Woodman filly, was broken twice Oct. 12. The new record is now the 450,000 guineas ($510,300) paid by agent Anthony Stroud on behalf of Hong Kong trainer and owner Ivan Allan for a French-bred Darshaan colt offered from Brendan Hayes' Knocktoran Stud.John Ferguson, who acted principally for Godolphin, bought 20 lots for
2,526,000 guineas ($2.86 million), while Sheikh Hamdan's purchased 13
horses for 2,195,000 guineas ($2.49 million).