Australia Colt Sells For 300K At Tattersalls October 2 Sale

Sons Of Australia And Camelot Prove Popular At Tattersalls

A son of dual Derby hero Australia provided an early highlight to the opening day of Tattersalls October 2 when selling to Philippa Mains for 300,000gns.

Offered by Galbertstown Stud on behalf of John Hayes, the May-born colt is a half-brother to Group 2 heroine Creggs Pipes, they counting their second dam as Italian Oaks winner Nydrion.

Mains outbid Blandford Bloodstock’s Richard Brown to secure the chestnut and afterwards revealed that he had been bought on behalf of owner Jon Kelly, to be trained by Jessica Harrington. “He's a cracking horse,” the agent said, adding, “The half-sister was Listed-placed yesterday so the mare looks to be producing good stock.”

Later in the day, Alastair Donald dealt the same winning bid of 300,000gns in order to land a Camelot half-brother to exciting juvenile Palace Pier. The colt was offered by Highclere Stud, who bred him in partnership with the late Duke Of Roxburghe’s Floors Stud.

Donald was delighted post-sale and commented, “I've waited all day for him as he was the only one on our list. This colt is very elegant and athletic. Looking around at the prices today I wasn't confident of getting him so I'm glad it's been worth the wait.”