Champion trainer targets Equiano at Tattersalls Sale

Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano had 20 yearlings parade at the Tattersalls Book 2 October Sale this week and all 20 found new homes headed by two fillies that made 105,000 guineas (AUD 184,600).

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock bought the first six-figure filly on Tuesday.  Her dam Stoneacre Sarah (Cadeaux Genereux) is a winning half-sister to Dubai G3 winner Tropical Star (Machiavellian).

Peter Doyle made the successful bid alongside champion trainer Richard Hannon.  Doyle had purchased an Equiano colt for 140,000 guineas during Book 1 of the Tattersalls Sale last week.

Leading agent Johnny McKeever purchased the second 105,000 guineas Equiano filly on Thursday.  Her dam Luanshya (First Trump) has already foaled the English stakes winners Tabaret (Bertolini) and Saigon (Royal Applaus).

Trainer Clive Cox bought the top-priced Equiano colt during Book 2 when going to 85,000 guineas on Wednesday.  His dam Classical Dancer (Dr Fong) was stakes placed at Goodwood and Newbury and her first two foals by Nayef are both winners.

Next best on the Equiano leader-board was the 80,000 guineas filly out of Christmas Tart (Danetime).  She will race for a Middleham Park syndicate and is a half-sister to last year’s LR York Roses Stakes winner Hoyam (Royal Applause).

Middleham Park will host an open day at Richard Hannon’s stables in Wiltshire this Sunday when its Tattersalls graduates will be offered for syndication.

Equiano (Acclamation) has another 9 yearlings catalogued for Book 3 on Friday.  He is currently covering a third southern book at Swettenham for a $16,500 fee.

Broodmare owners can contact Adam Sangster (0418 543 633) or Chris Belli (0417 514 552) for further information on Swettenham’s stallions.

Swettenham’s interactive website with the stud’s October newsletter can be viewed at:

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Agent Peter Doyle (left) and Richard Hannon at the Tattersalls October Sale