12/01/2009 1:00AM

Filly sells for $3 million at Tattersalls


Song, an unraced 3-year-old filly by Sadler's Wells, sold for 1.7 million guineas, or almost $3 million, on Tuesday to top the second session of the Tattersalls December mare sale, according to sales results.

In foal to Danehill Dancer, Song is out of the Darshaan mare Jude and is a half-sister to two Group 1 winners, 2003 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Yesterday and 2001 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Quarter Moon, the champion 2-year-old filly in Ireland that year. Song was bought by Badgers Bloodstock and consigned by Bugley Stud.

The price paid for Song established her as the highest-priced lot to sell so far at the most prominent bloodstock sale in Europe.

For the first two days of four days of selling, 333 horses have gone through the ring for a total of approximately $45.4 million at the current exchange rate. Average has been $136,300, and median has been approximately $45,000. Last year for the first two days of selling, 311 horses were sold for approximately $39.4 million. Average was $126,700.