Churchill X Date With Destiny yearling filly

350,000 Guineas for Churchill Filly

The third highest priced yearling sold during the first session of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 was a filly from the first crop of Churchill from Date with Destiny that fetched 350,000 guineas.

Consigned by Newsells Park and bought by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock, the filly is a three-quarter sister to Galileo’s Group III winner Beautiful Morning from stakes-placed Date with Destiny, the only foal ever sired by George Washington.

Julian Dollar of Newsells said: "When we bought Date With Destiny some people asked us if it was because of that rarity value, but it really wasn't. We'd had some luck with the family before, and Flawly was one of the first mares we bought and she produced Best Name – she was one of the best mares we had early on in terms of sales and as a producer. We were very fond of the family so when the opportunity came to buy a bit more of it, we came in with her.

"We mated her to Galileo and she produced a lovely filly in Beautiful Morning, so we went to the son. The Churchill was an interesting mating, going back to something familiar but to put in a bit more speed and precocity, the mare herself was quite precocious."

Churchill will have his first Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings at Australasian sales in 2021 and is back in Australia this spring at a fee of $19,250.