10/09/2007 11:00PM

Gone West colt brings $2.1M at Tattersalls

EmailLEXINGTON, Ky. – Day 2 of the Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling sale in Newmarket, England, kicked off Wednesday with a $2.1 million Gone West colt.

Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's representative, John Ferguson, made the purchase from Highclere Stud. The colt, sold as Hip No. 217, is out of the Sadler's Wells mare Myth to Reality. The dam is a French stakes winner who also is the dam of the two-time champion filly Divine Proportions, by Kingmambo; multiple Group 1 winner Whipper, by Miesque's Son; and stakes winner Assos, by Alleged.

The Gone West colt sold for 1 million guineas, or about $2,142,000. He led the session, which was still under way, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

Both Maktoum and his archrival, Coolmore owner John Magnier, were active early in the session. Coolmore, represented by Demi O'Byrne, picked up a Pivotal-Miss Pinkerton colt from Hascombe Stud for about $1,017,450 and four other yearlings. For Maktoum, Ferguson bought six horses, including the session leader.

The Tattersalls October Book 1 sale continues in Newmarket through Friday.