The Tattersalls December Foal Sale concluded with a Dutch Art colt topping Saturday’s fourth and final session at 105,000 guineas. Day 4 saw 150 lots sell for 3.68 million guineas at an average of 24,593 guineas and a median of 19,500 guineas.
The Dutch Art colt is out of the Paris House mare Arculinge and was knocked down to Paddy Twomey. He is closely related to smart sprinters Corrybrough and Amour Propre.
A Rip Van Winkle colt was next best at 90,000 guineas when selling to Camas Park Stud’s Timmy Hyde. He’s out of the Trippi mare Sinister Ruckus who is a sister to G2 Queen Mary winner Jealous Again.
The leading pair were both presented by Throckmorton Stud. “There was a lot of interest in them and they are lovely individuals,” studmaster Peter Balding said. “The Rip Van Winkle is a great walker and they are both are by commercial, fashionable sires.”
The four day Foal Sale saw a total of 708 lots sell for 24.13 million guineas at an average of 34,086 guineas and a median of 20,000 guineas.
“The real feature of the sale has been the sustained demand at all levels of the market,” Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said. “Competition in every price range has been fierce with pin-hookers from Britain, Ireland and further afield competing with many of the world’s leading owners.
“We now turn our attention to four of the most cosmopolitan days in the global bloodstock sales calendar and we are looking forward to welcoming buyers from every continent in the world.”
The Tattersalls December Mare Sale starts on Monday, December 3.
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