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Records Broken At Book 2 Of Tattersalls Oct Sale
The final day of trade at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale finished strongly with the three-day sale recording a record average of 65,545 guineas and record-equalling median of 50,000 guineas. Topping proceedings on the final day was a son of Dubawi who was knocked down to John Ferguson for 300,000 guineas. The colt was one of 22 lots to sell for 200,000 guineas or more during the sale, whilst a remarkable 117 sold at or above 100,000 guineas over the three days. Turnover on the final day was 12,952,000 guineas at an average of 66,421 guineas, a median of 50,000 guineas with a clearance rate of 85%. Consigned by Denis Brosnan’s Croom House Stud, the colt isout of the Sadler's Wells mare Brazilian Samba and is a half-brother to the Gr2 Jockey Club Cup winner Endowing and hails from the Gr1 winning family of Dolphin Street, Insight and Saffron Walden. There were four lots that held the joint second highest price on day three making 240,000 guineas each. The first of those was the son of Kentucky-based first season sire Shanghai Bobby, an undefeated Champion two-year-old in America. The others were an Iffraaj colt out of Toquette (Acclamation) from the family of Gr1 Prix Morny winner Arcano; a Shamardal colt out of champion German 2YO Boccassini; and a Holy Roman Emperor colt out of the Pivotal mare Brilliant Sunshine. Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented: "At the end of Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale last week we reflected on the extraordinary progress the sale had made since 2010 and the same applies to Book 2. Turnover at Book 2 was a little over 20 million guineas in 2010 and the average price was 32,000 guineas. This year the average price has exceeded 60,000 guineas for the third consecutive year and the turnover is not far below 40 million guineas, making Book 2 the second highest grossing European yearling sale behind October Book 1." Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale starts at 10am (local time) on Thursday, October 13.