10/16/2012 4:09PM

Tattersalls Book 2 sale remains strong in second session


A Shamardal colt fetched the highest bid Tuesday at day two of the Tattersalls October yearling Book 2 sale in Newmarket, England, which posted significant across-the-board gains.

Tuesday’s second of four sessions sold 208 yearlings for about $15,624,840. Compared year-to-year in the local auction currency of guineas, the aggregate was up 7 percent despite selling slightly fewer horses, 208 versus 219 last season. The average price, about $75,120, was up 13 percent, and the $58,800 median was 17 percent higher than at last year’s equivalent session.

The session-topper sold for 245,000 guineas, or about $411,600, to Peter and Ross Doyle. The bay colt, a March 20 foal, is a half-brother to listed stakes winner Imperial Guest. His dam, Princess Speedfit, is a full sister to Grade 1-winning sire Frankly Perfect. Yeomanstown Stud was the consignor.

The Tattersalls October yearling Book 2 sale continues through Thursday.