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Tattersalls Oct Day-2: 2.1 Million For Dubawi Colt
The second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued at the same frenetic pace as the opening day, with three lots selling for 1 million guineas or more. The trio were by Dubawi, Galileo and Frankel, arguably the three most in demand stallions in the world at the moment. Trade on the second day saw a total of 164 lots sell for 26,342,000 guineas at an average of 201,084 guineas and a median of 120,000 guineas. The top lot on the second day was another son of Dubawi, with John Ferguson signing for the Watership Down Stud offering at 2.1 million guineas. The son of the Beat Hollow mare Nature Spirits was bred by the Niarchos family and hails from one of their best families that includes Gr1 winners Hernando and Johann Quatz. The next highest lot was a filly by Galileo out of the Danehill mare Shastye, a full sister to Gr2 Middleton Stakes winner and Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture as well as progressive Gr3 winner Sir Isaac Newton, who sold to Qatar Racing principal Sheikh Fahad for 1.35 million guineas. The third of the three lots to top 1 million guineas for the day was the Frankel colt out of dual Gr1 winning Pivotal mare Peeress. Consigned by Cheveley Park Stud, the colt was knocked down to Coolmore's MV Magnier who was standing alongside Mayfair Speculators’ Markus Jooste for 1.3 million guineas. Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues with the third and final session starting at 11am on Thursday, October 6.