Churchill Colt Ex Ihtifal

Second Crop Of Churchill Proves Popular With Pinhookers

The popularity of Churchill’s first yearlings saw pinhookers out in force to secure his second crop foals on Day 2 of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

The son of Galileo proved the most popular first crop sire at the venue’s Book 1 and 2 yearling sales; averaging 123,615gns at the former and 91,750gns at the latter. Yeomanstown Stud were amongst those who took note of the impressive figures and went to 92,000gns for a colt offered by Shanballa Stud.

The half-brother to two winners is out of an own-sister to dual Stakes winner Zibelina, and hails from the family of Irish St Leger victor Duncan.

Another branch of the O’Callaghan family, Tally-Ho Stud, secured a son of Churchill from Highclere Stud for 60,000gns. The bay colt becomes the most expensive progeny of the winning mare Ebb, who is herself a grand-daughter of top-class Japanese race mare Shiva.