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UK Tatts Day-1: $754k Mermaid Island
In the UK overnight, Hugo Merry (buying on behalf of the Australian-based Fleming family's Tyreel Stud in NSW) out-bid bloodstock agents Charlie Gordon-Watson & Richard Brown & paid 290,000 guineas (A$754,000) for Listed-placed 4YO Mujadil mare Mermaid Island (carrying a 3/4 brother or sister to the Dermot Weld-trained filly Nightime by dual Derby-winning Coolmore shuttler Galileo) on Day-1 of the 4-day UK Tattersalls July Sale at Park Paddocks. It set a new record price for a mare at the July Sale. Mermaid Island (consigned by Bill & Tara Dwan's Castlebridge Consignment) is a daughter of Indian Ridge mare Cauymshinaun & a half-sister to recent Gr1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Nightime.