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Tattersalls Oct Book 1 Day-3: 850k Guineas Oasis Dream Colt

Friday, 11th October 2013

The strong momentum of the opening two days continued at Tattersalls into the final day of the October Yearling Sale with agent Charlie Gordon-Watson pushing to 850,000 guineas to secure the top lot, the Oasis Dream colt out of the multiple Group 1 winning mare Dar Re Mi from Lord & Lady Lloyd-Webber's Watership Down Stud. Badgers Bloodstock's Grant Pritchard-Gordon, Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Goff and underbidder Angus Gold all made bold bids for the colt. Gordon-Watson enthused about the purchase, "He's got a stallion's pedigree through and through, it's the best pedigree in the book, he's a special horse." The colt hails from a family of 21 Group 1 winners, and Gordon-Watson commented on his future, "He's for a relatively new client, and I don't know where he'll be trained - hopefully, he'll stay in the UK." It is a family Gordon-Watson knows well having also bought the second dam Darara for Watership Down. She subsequently produced four Group 1 winners, including triple Gr1 winner Dar Re Mi.

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