Sparks fly at Tattersalls

Dubawi stars at the end of Book 1

Tattersalls Book 1 sale concluded on Thursday, 7 October with notable successes for Darley stallions.

Heading the sale by average (850,000gns) and median (800,000gns), Dubawi continues to be the world's foremost auction stallion.

He had eight youngsters make over the million mark, with two topping out at 1,600,000gns, a colt out of Willow View bought by JS Company, and a colt out of How, signed for by Godolphin.

His son Night Of Thunder is on a similar trajectory to his illustrious sire, and he recorded an exceptional sale. All bar one of his 29 offered found homes, and of a covering fee of just €25,000, they averaged 277,000gns, an amazing 14 times multiple of what they were conceived. His high of 800,000gns was for a filly out of Bulrushes, bought by Ben McElroy (for Stonestreet) and M V Magnier.

Another son of Dubawi impressed, this time the European Champion juvenile Too Darn Hot with his first crop of yearlings. He had the highest price of any freshman stallion at 600,000gns, with David Redvers signing for the second foal of G2 winner Turret Rocks. His average of 199,000gns was more than four times their conception fee.

Darley’s two other first-crop stallions Blue Point and Masar continue to record exceptional returns in the sales ring.

Blue Point had a high of 320,000gns with an average of 156,000gns, while Masar averaged 140,000gns for his five to sell, nearly ten times their conception fee. Masar’s top price was 350,000gns for a colt out of Great Hope, with this close relation to Teofilo’s star Subjectivist selling to Godolphin.

On the back of his second G1 winner last weekend, Farhh had one lot sell for 400,000gns, bought by Fonteyn’s trainer Kevin Ryan.

Cracksman’s good start on the track replicated to the ring, with his three yearlings all finding homes with an average of 156,000gns, a very good return from their £25,000 covering fee.

Other stallions to record notable successes included Belardo, who had one sell for 125,000gns, nearly 16 X times his covering fee. All three Territories offered found homes, with their average of 91,000gns over nine times their fee, plus the one Profitable made 150,000gns, an excellent return on a €12,000 cover.

Tattersalls now moves on to Book 2 where selling commences on Monday at 10 am.