Demand For Coolmore Sires Continues At Book 1
Following on from a successful week at Goffs, Coolmore Stud sires proved in demand on Tuesday’s opening day of trade at the Tattersalls Book 1 Yearling Sale.
Lot 75 from New England Stud was expected to be popular and did not disappoint, with the daughter of Galileo stretching David Redvers to 550,000gns. Out of Listed winner Terror (Kodiac), her full-brother made 900,000gns at last year’s sale and has since been named Power Of Time.
Another daughter of Galileo is now presumably bound Stateside after selling to agent Mike Ryan for 500,000gns. Catalogued as Lot 110 from Churchtown House Stud, the May-born filly is a half-sister to black-type performer Lady Wannabe (Camelot), out of multiple Stakes winner Wannabe Better.
Fresh from siring a Group 1 winner in the shape of Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Albigna, Zoffany lit up Park Paddocks with a half-brother to top-class racemare La Collina. Consigned by breeder Manister House Stud, the bay colt was knocked down to Sackville Donald at 400,000gns.
Another offering boasting a proven sire and pedigree was Lot 99 from Baroda Stud, a No Nay Never half-sister to black-type two-year-old Chicas Amigas. Joseph O’Brien went to 375,000gns for the bay who comes from the family of Red Bloom.
Watership Down Stud were another to reap the rewards of No Nay Never when selling their granddaughter of Grade 1 heroine Insight for 325,000gns to Charlie Gordon-Watson.
It came as no surprise to see buyers keen to lay their hands on Lot 116, a full-brother to Group 1 performer Western Australia (Australia), and it was Sackville Donald who emerged victorious at a winning bid of 280,000gns.
A daughter of Gleneagles provided an early highlight when the Bugley Stud-consigned filly brought 250,000gns from White Birch Farm. Consigned as Lot 7, the chestnut is the first foal out of Sandstone, an unraced half-sister to the top-class Calyx.