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UK Tatts HIT Day-2: $396k Tell Dad
Sarah Lakin (who runs Whites Farm Stud with her husband Tony) paid 240,000 guineas (A$396,000) for last weekend’s Gr3-winning 2YO gelding Tell Dad (Intikhab-Don’t Tell Mum, by Dansili) consigned from trainer Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh Stables. Lakin commented: “He is bought for a client's syndicate who previously owned the leading stayer Choy Ichiban in Hong Kong. Unfortunately that horse went wrong, so she has been given a replacement permit by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to get a new horse. That horse has to be of comparable calibre - the Hong Kong handicapper Nigel Gray told me that Tell Dad was the only horse here that I could buy! I came here just to buy him. I hope to be able to give him a month break before he goes into quarantine, but I need to discuss that with my client.” Tell Dad was previously a 72,000 guineas (A$119,000) yearling at last year’s UK Tattersalls October Sale by prominent owner Andrew Tinkler & has earned £247,000 (A$395,000) in prize-money (notably by winning the Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy & finishing 2nd in the Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy).