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Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale Day-3: Review

Friday, 28th October 2016

Phenomenal trade continued on day three of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale where the international buying bench once again contributed to significant increases across all key metrics. The top two lots realised the highest prices at this sale for six years whilst a total of 20 lots topped six figures. The Juddmonte draft was among the highlights with a total of 32 horses selling for 2,257,500 guineas, including the 520,000 guineas sale-topper Harlem (Champs Elysees - Casual, by Nayef). A total of 286 lots sold on day three for 9,653,300 guineas at an average of 33,753 guineas and a median of 17,000 guineas. The clearance rate was a remarkable 95%. Harlem became the highest priced lot sold at the Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale since 2010. Offered as part of the Juddmonte draft, the son of Champs Elysees was knocked down to Alastair Donald of SackvilleDonald who was standing with Australian-based agent Louis Le Metayer of Astute Bloodstock.  Formerly trained by Andre Fabre, the 4YO won 2 of his 8 starts, including the Listed Prix Frederic de Lagrange and was also placed three times in Group company. Boasting a 'Timeform' rating of 118, Harlem will continue his career in Australia. "He is for a Hong Kong-based client, who is determined to win the Sydney Cup," said Donald. "It is worth A$2 million and is part of the ATC Championships series. I bought Spillway for the client and he won the Australia Cup. That horse was trained by David Hayes and he will train this horse too."


Harlem (image: Tattersalls)
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