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Banks Hill Daughter Tops Tattersalls Dec Mare Day 3
Juddmonte Farms' Replete topped the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Wednesday when knocked down to Amanda Skiffington for 775,000 guineas. It took Tattersalls' annual turnover into unchartered territory, breaking the previous turnover record set in 2014. The third day saw a total of 184 lots gross 7,159,200 guineas at an average of 38,909 guineas and a median of 18,000 guineas. With one day of the Tattersalls year to go, annual turnover now sits just below 265 million guineas, 1.5 million guineas ahead of the previous record. The regally bred Replete (Makfi), who is a half-sister to Gr1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Romantica, is out of the Champion European filly Banks Hill whose victories included the Gr1 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf, the Gr1 Coronation Stakes and the Gr1 Prix Jacques Le Marois. She is also a sister to a stellar cast of Gr1 performers including Intercontinental, Cacique, Champs Elysees, Dansili and Deluxe. Skiffington commented: "She is obviously the nicest here. She has a wonderful page and is beautiful herself. She comes from a family that is rarely on the market. She could be a great mare for Galileo."