11/01/2013 1:48PM

Tattersalls: Autumn horses in training sale posts steady returns


The Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale wrapped on Thursday with results closely in line with last year’s edition.

A total of 894 horses were sold during the four-session sale for about $35,184,338 (20,863,800 guineas), a 0.49 percent increase from last year’s final figure of $35,011,091 (20,761,100 guineas) from 909 sold. The average price of $39,357 (23,338 guineas) was a two percent improvement over $38,514 (22,839 guineas) last year, while the median dropped nine percent from $18,550 (11,000 guineas) to $16,863 (10,000 guineas).

The buyback rate of 18 percent was a fairly significant increase from last year’s figure of 10 percent.
A pair of horses topped the sale, each bringing $640,784 (380,000 guineas).

Validus, a winning 4-year-old Zamindar gelding, was secured by Anthony Stroud Bloodstock. The gelding has won two of 11 career starts for earnings of $35,227, and is out of the winning Peintre Celebre mare Victoire Finale, who is the dam of three winners from five to race. He was consigned by trainer Luca Cumani’s Bedford House Stables.

Also drawing the top price was Goodwood Mirage, a 3-year-old Jeremy colt who went to Jonjo O’Neill Racing. Goodwood Mirage is a winner of two races in eight starts for earnings of $36,250. The colt, purchased as a National Hunt prospect, is out of the winning Pharly mare Phantom Waters, who is a producer of five winners from seven starts. Lower Coombe Stables was the consignor.

Also held on Thursday was Book 4 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, which moved 25 horses for revenues of $195,102 (115,700 guineas). The average sale price for Book 4 was $7,803 (4,628 guineas), while the median finished at $5,902 (3,500 guineas). The buyback rate was 32 percent.

Topping the session was a Multiplex filly who sold to Bobby O’Ryan and Brendan Powell for $23,609 (14,000 guineas). The bay filly, consigned as agent by Norris Bloodstock, is out of the placed Fasliyev mare Nut.

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