Demand Strong at Tattersalls Yearling Sale

Prices at the top level were not so high on the second day of Europe's premier yearling sale, Tattersalls October yearling (part 1), Wednesday at Newmarket, England. But demand continued to be strong, with the average on the day coming to 114,325 guineas, only just behind the 119,754 guineas seen on the first day.

Of the 172 catalogued, 148 were offered and 132 (nearly 90%) sold for 15,091,000 guineas at a median of 75,000 guineas.

Fillies dominated on the second day, gaining five of the top six successful bids. A Danehill filly fetched 575,000 guineas from Chevely Park Stud, who's managing director Chris Richardson did the bidding.

Related to Dansili, Heat Haze, Banks Hill, Intercontinental and Leroidesanimaux,.she was consigned by Ryanair founder Dr. Tony Ryan through Eddie O'Leary's Lynn Lodge Stud.

"The market for these well-bred fillies has been tough and I'm delighted to have bought her," Richardson remarked. "She is a lovely filly with a proper pedigree and there are not many more of these Danehills. She will go to Sir Michael Stoute (the Newmarket trainer)."

A Sadler's Wells filly out of Canadian International (Can-I) and Sun Chariot Stakes (eng-I) winner Infamy, a full sister to Moon Queen and Rostropovich, and half-sister to Innuendoo and Barafamy, made 475,000 guineas.

The winning bidder was Herve Barjot representing the Sean Mulryan-owned Pegasus Farms. He said: "She is most likely to race for a syndicate. You seldom get a chance to buy into a family like that and she has a fantastic attitude."

The sale continues on Thursday and Friday.

FIGURES IN GUINEAS
YR/CAT/OFF/SOLD/AGG/AVG/MED
2005/172/148/132/15,091,000/114,325/70,000
2004 no comparative figures

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