The Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 concluded on Thursday, 11 October with record-breaking figures and it was Dubawi who was responsible for the top lot, and a further three yearlings who sold for over a million guineas.
Dubawi’s colt out of Dar Re Mi was always going to be one of the stars of the show and the full brother to Darley Dewhurst favourite Too Darn Hot certainly didn’t disappoint, as the hammer finally fell at 3.5 million guineas – the highest price for a yearling in 2018.
The first yearlings by 2015 Horse of the Year and sensational Arc winner Golden Horn are now going through the ring and at Tattersalls, they averaged a very healthy 198,000 guineas.
His top price was 550,000 guineas, given by BBA Ireland for the Rathbarry Stud-consigned colt out of Stakes winner Astonishing.
Earlier in the sale, Golden Horn’s half brother to Dante Stakes winner Bonfire (Manduro), offered by Highclere Stud, was sold for 300,000 guineas, while his half-brother to multiple Group winner and G1 performer Tower Of London (Raven’s Pass) attracted a final bid of 280,000 guineas.
Fellow first-season sire Night Of Thunder also enjoyed a successful sale, headed by the Castlebridge Consignment’s colt out of Aris – also dam of Aclaim. He was bought by Phoenix Thoroughbreds for 260,000 guineas.
New Approach, sire of this year’s Derby hero Masar, also figured in the higher prices of the sale when Lodge Park Stud’s half-brother to Dubawi Gold, D’Bai and Fort Knox sold for 425,000 guineas.