11/25/2003 12:00AM

Tattersalls sale hits record levels


A $230,000 Machiavellian colt out of the El Gran Senor mare Jumilla topped a record Tattersalls December yearling sale. A total of 161 yearlings were sold at the one-day sale, for a record $5.9 million (or 3,310,200 guineas, the currency of the sale). The average price, $37,000, and median, $25,000, also were records.

John Ferguson, of Darley, signed for the sale-topper. The colt was consigned by Roy and Belinda Strudwick's Ballygallon Stud in Ireland.