Coolmore’s John Magnier bought the top lot in Newmarket on day three of part one of the marathon Tattersalls October yearling sale, spending 750,000 guineas on a son of Galileo (Ire) Oct. 11.
The colt, out of Listed winner Silver Colours (Silver Hawk), was consigned from breeder Chris Wright’s Gloucestershire-based Stratford Place Stud.
Magnier’s principal opponent was agent John Warren, who represented client Robert Ogden, a top British jumper owner. Ogden and Warren were later outbid again by Magnier for a full brother to UAE 2000 Guineas winner Stagelight (Ire-III), who made 600,000 guineas when offered from Peter and Antoinette Kavanagh’s Kildaragh Stud. They also bred the sibling to six black-type scorers.
The Egan family’s Corduff Stud landed a bumper pinhooking touch when receiving 480,000 guineas for an Oasis Dream colt out of Flying Childers Stakes (gr. II) winner Wunders Dream (Ire) bought by Magnier. The colt had cost 115,000 guineas as a foal at Tattersalls.
The Sheikh Mohammed team was again in action and John Ferguson’s spending was topped by a 480,000 guineas Dalakhani (Ire) colt out of Time Honoured (GB) (Sadler’s Wells), consigned by Jamie Railton.
Ferguson also stood with Mark Johnston as the trainer spent 380,000 guineas on a Hernando (Fr) half-brother to Albanova (GB) (Alzao) and Alborada (GB) (Alzao) offered from Kirsten Rausing’s Staffordstown.
Fillies in demand included an Oasis Dream (GB) half-sister to Cheveley Park Stakes (gr. I) winner Seazun (Ire) (Zieten) consigned from breeder Seamus Burns’ Lodge Park Stud.
Khalid Abdulla’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe tried for the filly, but Simon Christian ended up under-bidder at 430,000 guineas to Mags O’Toole.