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Tattersalls Oct Sale Ends With Record Turnover
The Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, comprising Books 1–4 concluded with record turnover for the fifth year in a row as a fortnight of selling came to a close. The second day of Book 3 of the October Yearling Sale saw 130 lots realise 1,397,300 guineas and a Zebedee filly and a Lethal Force colt topping proceedings at 38,000 guineas apiece. Turnover for the two day Book 3 Sale saw a total of 326 sell for 5,844,300 guineas at an average of 17,927 guineas and a median of 13,000 guineas. Books 1-3 saw a total of 1,306 lots sell for 132,705,800 guineas, with the average and median up 19% and 30% respectively to 101,612 guineas and 52,000 guineas. Book 4 of the October Yearling Sale took place straight after the conclusion of Book 3 and saw 43 lots realise 141,900 guineas with a son of Hellvelyn topping proceedings at 20,000 guineas. The stallion has been in the news this year via his star sprinting two-year-old filly Mrs Danvers and it was trainer Henry Candy who secured him. At the conclusion of the 2016 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented: "More than 132 million guineas has been spent on yearlings at the 2016 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale over the past two weeks, which is a record sum for the fifth consecutive year, but more importantly, a huge tribute to our vendors who have brought the cream of the European yearling crop to Tattersalls." Mr Mahony added: "To have produced record turnover having catalogued almost 300 fewer yearlings than last year is a significant achievement. The highlights of Book 1 included the world's highest priced yearling for the fifth consecutive year and an extraordinary 44 yearlings selling for 500,000 guineas or more, but the sustained demand at Book 3 has been equally satisfying." The next sale at Tattersalls is the Autumn Horses in Training Sale that takes place October 24–27.