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Records Fall at Tattersalls Craven Sale
Strong trade continued on the second and final day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale on Wednesday with records set across the board and a top price of 675,000 guineas for a colt by Scat Daddy. The second session saw 49 lots sell for 7,165,000 guineas at an average of 146,224 guineas and a median of 100,000 guineas. This took the two day total to 98 lots sold for 14,120,000 guineas, setting a new record that bettered the previous mark set in 2008 by more than 2 million guineas. The average and median both rose 30% and 42% to 144,082 guineas and 110,000 guineas, both new records as well. The sale saw a total of 57 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more, eclipsing the previous record of 40 set in 2008. Consigned by Jim McCarten’s Gaybrook Lodge Stud, the top seller was knocked down to David Redvers for 675,000 guineas. Remarkably, it is the second son of the mare Gender Dance to top a Craven Breeze Up Sale after her Gr3 winning son Great White Eagle sold for 760,000 guineas in 2013. “This horse had some minor issues as a yearling [he was not sold for $65,000] but he has proved that he can gallop. He has a great mind and this sale has been tremendously successful for us…He is exactly the sort of horse we are looking for. He will be trained in Newmarket,” said Redvers. The next sale at Tattersalls is the Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale which takes place May 4 – 5.