'Exceptional' quality for Tattersalls Book 1 as top-class catalogue is unveiled
Flagship sale includes full or half-siblings to 61 Classic or Group 1 winners
An outstanding catalogue for Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has been released, with full or half-siblings to 61 Classic/Group 1 winners and 223 Group or Listed scorers among 549 lots on offer.
The flagship sale has attracted yearlings by some of the world's best sires including Dubawi (26 catalogued), Frankel (28), Kingman (31), Lope De Vega (38), Sea The Stars (31) and Siyouni (26), while there are 17 by the much-missed Galileo.
Stars with siblings entered include Derby hero Desert Crown, July Cup winner Alcohol Free, Coronation Stakes winner Inspiral, 1,000 Guineas heroine Cachet and Commonwealth Cup winner Perfect Power.
This year's top-class graduates include Irish Oaks heroine Magical Lagoon, Belmont Oaks winner McKulick, fellow American Grade 1 winner In Italian, Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Alenquer and Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Native Trail.
Entries include full or half-brothers to stars such as Barney Roy, Broome, Ghaiyyath, Golden Horn, Harry Angel, Hermosa, Hydrangea, Magna Grecia, Poet's Word, Poetic Flare, Snow Lantern, St Mark's Basilica, Subjectivist and Waldgeist.
Regally bred fillies include full or half-sisters to the likes of Aclaim, Aunt Pearl, Battaash, Dreamloper, Ebro River, Galileo Gold, Line Of Duty, The Gurkha and Twilight Payment.
No fewer than 14 Classic or Group/Grade 1-winning mares have progeny entered, including Nightime and Sky Lantern with colts by Dubawi and Kingman respectively. Great Heavens and Seventh Heaven have fillies by Kingman catalogued, while Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Teppal has a colt by Invincible Spirit on offer.
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The exceptional catalogue for Book 1 of the #TattsOctober Yearling Sale is now online, featuring own or half brothers and sisters to more than 60 Classic and Group 1 winners.
The late Galileo will be represented by a full-brother to 2019 Arc winner Waldgeist, as well as full-brothers to Hydrangea, The United States and dual Guineas heroine Hermosa. He also has progeny selling out of top Australian racemare Missrock, dual Group 1 winner Amazing Maria and Oaks runner-up Pink Dogwood.
Dubawi sits in poll position in the sires' championship and has his usual outstanding crop of yearlings set to go under the hammer. They include a full-brother to world champion Ghaiyyath and colts out of Classic or top-level-winning mares God Given, Main Edition, Persuasive and Urban Fox.
Juddmonte's reigning champion sire Frankel also has a number of exciting yearlings heading to Park Paddocks including a colt out of Group 3 winner So Mi Dar - a Dubawi sister to European champion Too Darn Hot - a three-parts brother to Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Broome, and a full-brother to St James's Palace victor Without Parole.
Studmate Kingman has a half-brother to last season's champion performer St Mark's Basilica, as well as a half-brother to Golden Horn.
Sires with their first yearlings on offer include Advertise, Blue Point, Crystal Ocean, Magna Grecia, Masar, Study Of Man, Ten Sovereigns, Too Darn Hot and Waldgeist, while international sires include Kitten's Joy and American Pharoah. French sires Almanzor, Galiway and Zarak are also represented.
Last year's leading consignor Newsells Park Stud will offer 30 yearlings, while Baroda Stud and Highclere Stud have 24 each.
Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: "Even by its customary lofty standards the catalogue for Book 1 of the 2022 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale looks to be exceptional. This year’s October Book 1 features own or half-brothers and sisters to more than 60 Classic and Group 1 winners and more than a third of the 549 yearlings catalogued are by current European top-ten sires.
“The consistent quality of October Book 1 is reflected in yet another outstanding year for Book 1 graduates on racecourses throughout the world, headed in Europe by Classic winners Magical Lagoon and Native Trail and further afield by American Grade 1 winners In Italian and McKulick.
“Every October Book 1 yearling will again be eligible for the hugely popular £20,000 October Book 1 Bonus Scheme, which has already rewarded 286 winners with almost £7,000,000 in bonus prize-money and ensures that buyers at Europe’s premier yearling sale continue to be rewarded with unprecedented prize-money."
The three-day Book 1 sale starts on October 4.