Second Crop Of Churchill Proves Popular With Pinhookers
The popularity of Churchill’s first yearlings saw pinhookers out in force to secure his second crop foals on Day 2 of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.
The son of Galileo proved the most popular first crop sire at the venue’s Book 1 and 2 yearling sales; averaging 123,615gns at the former and 91,750gns at the latter. Yeomanstown Stud were amongst those who took note of the impressive figures and went to 92,000gns for a colt offered by Shanballa Stud.
The half-brother to two winners is out of an own-sister to dual Stakes winner Zibelina, and hails from the family of Irish St Leger victor Duncan.
Another branch of the O’Callaghan family, Tally-Ho Stud, secured a son of Churchill from Highclere Stud for 60,000gns. The bay colt becomes the most expensive progeny of the winning mare Ebb, who is herself a grand-daughter of top-class Japanese race mare Shiva.