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UK Tatts Yearlings Book-2 Day-2: $330k Acclamation Colt
Peter Doyle (accompanied by trainer Richard Hannon senior) also paid 200,000 guineas (A$330,000) for a colt by Rathbarry Stud’s resident stallion Acclamation (out of multiple-winning Mark Of Esteem mare Miss Corinne) consigned from Ireland’s Parkway Farm. Doyle declared: “He is the nicest Acclamation at the sale. If this horse is not a racehorse, Richard will eat one of his hats! Acclamation is a wonderful stallion - we used to be able to buy them for 14,000 guineas (A$23,000), 15,000 guineas (A$25,000) or 16,000 guineas (A$27,000) - now you've got to pay this much! But you just look at what he's done, even going as far back as Full Mandate in 2007. Every year he gets good horses & they suit Richard. You can get on & train them, you don't have to molly coddle them, they've got great attitudes.” The colt is a half-brother to 3 winners & from the family of 2005 champion 2YO, Gr1 English Derby winner & now 1st-season sire Sir Percy.