Demand For Churchill Remains Unabated At Tattersalls
As his first crop prepare for their much-anticipated racecourse careers, Churchill continues to pass all sales ring tests with flying colours.
His first foals averaged 108,000gns and went on to sell for up to 350,000gns as yearlings, while his second crop foals sold for up to 230,000gns last week. Mares who visited the champion two-year-old in his third season at stud continued the trend at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, where David Redvers went to 525,000gns to secure Dulkashe (Lot 1605) carrying a March cover.
A winning half-sister to a Stakes performer, Milltown Park Stud’s offering is best known as the dam of Group 1 Coronation Cup victor Defoe. “A daughter of Pivotal who's thrown a Group 1 winner is a terribly rare commodity to come on the market,” Redvers commented.
Group 1 winner Nayarra (Lot 1677) is another example of the high-class mares who visited Churchill in 2020 and with a winning bid of 220,000gns, the Voute Sales consigned mare was knocked down to Blandford Bloodstock. The half-sister to Gustav Klimt (Galileo) previously produced Stakes performers Lahore and Seventh Kingdom.
A day earlier, Margaret O’Toole secured another well-bred mare in foal to Churchill, when going to 230,000gns for Lush Life (Mastercraftsman) consigned by Norelands Stud as Lot 1396. The four-time winner was in foal for the first time and boasts strong appeal as a half-sister to the dam of top-class race mare Winter (Galileo) and Group 2 second Lovelier (Galileo).