Accomplished Daughter Of Australia Sells For 2.7 Million Guineas
Two Group wins and an enviable pedigree saw Tranquil Lady (3f Australia - Repose, by Quiet American) become the third highest-priced lot at a historical renewal of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale.
Anthony Stroud provided the winning bid of 2.7 million guineas on behalf of Godolphin and later revealed that the daughter of Australia may continue racing. “I thought she was a very nice filly and Joseph O’Brien really recommended her,” said Stroud. “Physically, she’s a very nice model and you can go two ways: we could keep her in training or she could retire. The decision will be made in due course.”
Tuesday’s price represents an impressive return on Tranquil Lady’s yearling sale of £160,000, she having increased her value with a pair of Group 3 wins this season. Also Listed-placed as a juvenile, the Tinnakill-bred chesnut also boasts further appeal as a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner State Of Rest (Starspangledbanner).
Reflecting on the sale, Teme Valley’s Richard Ryan said, “It was a bittersweet situation really. It’s so hard to acquire something at this level, with these credentials - that clean, that sound, and her best year is next year - but we knew there was an incredible desire at this moment and you don’t know how long those windows stay open. There’s a lot more to come from her.”