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Camelot’s Fantastic Year Continues At The Yearling Sales

Camelot’s terrific season on the track in 2020 bore a strong influence on the recent yearling sales, as demonstrated by the 340,000gns paid for his daughter out of Matorio at the Tattersalls Book 2 Yearling Sale.

Simon Crisford signed the docket as Gainsborough Thoroughbreds for the Baroda Stud-consigned filly (Lot 986), who was bred by Frank Antonacci and David Reid out of the twice Group-placed Matorio.

Clare Castle Stud offered another beautiful daughter of Camelot as Lot 1225, who was knocked down to Mark McNiff for 110,000gns. A half-sister to black-type performer Iceberg, the bay is out of a winning full-sister to Okawango.

Clare Castle Stud also offered one of Camelot’s five six-figure lots at the venue’s preceding Book 1 Sale; where their colt out of Another Storm was knocked down to Joseph O’Brien for 175,000gns. O’Brien, who trained Latrobe (Camelot) to win the Irish Derby, also went to 200,000gns for Kilmoney Cottage Stud’s Camelot colt out of Pioneer Bride.

Kevin Ryan is another trainer with a beautifully-bred Camelot yearling on his hands, having gone to 320,000gns for Glenvale Stud’s full-brother to dual Group winner and Group 1 performer Hunting Horn.

Alex Elliott secured a Camelot colt at the Goffs Orby Sale last month, when successfully bidding £160,000 for a handsome bay offered by Galberstown Stables. Later that day, Demi O’Byrne went to £130,000 to secure Mountain View Stud’s Camelot filly out of Ethel on behalf of White Birch Farm.