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Tattersalls Oct Sale Book 2: 380K Guineas For Kodiac Colt

Wednesday, 12th October 2016

The yearling trade at Tattersalls continued in robust fashion on the second day with a son of Kodiac topping proceedings at 380,000 guineas, one of eight lots to sell for 200,000 guineas or more, whilst 39 sold at or above 100,000 guineas. Turnover for the day was 13,241,000 guineas at an average of 66,874 guineas and a median of 50,000 guineas. The top price for the day and the sale so far is the Kodiac three-quarter brother to Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Vale Of York who was offered by Michael Magill’s Bellewstown Farm Stud in Navan. The son of the Halling mare red Vale was knocked down to John Ferguson for 380,000 guineas after he saw off trainers John Murphy and Roger Varian. "This colt is the best yearling, without a shadow of doubt, we have ever had on the farm, he was faultless. We covered the mare with Kodiac because that was the cheapest way to try and get back to the Invincible Spirit cover that had produced Vale Of York," said consignor Michael Magill. Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues with the third and final session starting at 10am on Wednesday, October 12.

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