Horoscope Tops Opening Session Of Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale got off to a strong start with 14 lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more and a top price of 325,000 guineas.

The world’s largest horses in training sale saw the average and median rise 60 percent and 78 percent respectively compared with the opening session last year, whilst the clearance rate was a typically robust 88 percent.

BBA Ireland’s Michael Donohoe signed for the top two lots during the opening session with both lots headed for the Middle East. The second of the pair and the top priced lot for the day was the 3-year-old colt Horoscope who was consigned by Coolmore and knocked down for 325,000 guineas.

“He goes to the Middle East,” revealed Donohoe. “With a rating of 110 he can run in all those top races in the Emirates. He goes on quick ground and he is versatile, he is a good-looking horse and he has the pedigree to be a stallion down the road.”

The son of No Nay Never has won at Listed level for trainer Aidan O’Brien and was third in the Group 2 Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown two starts ago.

Donohoe had earlier secured the Michael O’Callaghan trained I Am Magic for 200,000 guineas and the son of Magician is set to head to Saudi Arabia. The 2-year-old colt was a close up third in the Group 3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown on his most recent start, which earned him an official rating of 101.

“He has been bought for a Middle Eastern client to run in the Saudi Derby on Saudi Cup day,” said Donohoe. “He has come recommended by Michael [O’Callaghan], I have seen his races and seen him breeze. He is a big horse and there is more to come from him.”

I Am Magic was purchased by O’Callaghan at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale for 95,000 guineas, having been a 14,000 guineas Tattersalls Ascot yearling.

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale continues at 9.30am on Tuesday, 26th October.

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