High Demand For Churchill Yearlings Following Fantastic Season
Demand for the progeny of in-form sire Churchill remained strong throughout Tattersalls Book 1 and 2, with his latest crop selling for up to 400,000gns.
Churchill has enjoyed a terrific season led by top-class three-year-old Vadeni (Churchill) and Group 1 winning two-year-old Blue Rose Cen (Churchill), which sees him leading the second crop sire table in Europe. It was evident at Book 1, where he boasted a 100% clearance rate and average price of 270,000gns.
Suzanne Roberts set the tone when going to 210,000gns for a Churchill colt offered by Ballyvolane Stud. The trend continued on Wednesday when Charlie Gordon Watson gave 400,000gns for Mountain View Stud’s full-sister to debut winner River Thames (Churchill), while Badgers Bloodstock secured Camas Park Stud’s brother to the highly-rated Herring Island (Australia) for 200,000gns.
Six yearlings by Churchill sold for 100,000gns and upwards at the ensuing Book 2 Sale, much to the delight of consignors. Church Farm and Horse Park Stud saw their Churchill colt blossom from a €68,000 foal into a 120,000gns yearling, sold to Gaelic Bloodstock. The colt was sold by Ringfort Stud as a foal, as was Oaks Farm Stables’ Churchill colt, which increased in value from 28,000gns to 100,000gns.
Mountarmstrong Stud offered a quality Churchill colt with a speedy page to match and was knocked down to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 150,000gns. Roger Charlton went close to matching that at 145,000gns for Fittocks Stud’s Churchill brother to Group 3 winner Haggle, while McKeever Bloodstock and Charlie Hills went to 105,000gns for a Churchill colt from the Castlebridge Consignment.