Record Trade On Opening Day Of Tattersalls October Book 2

The opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale saw remarkably strong trade with 20 lots selling for 200,000 guineas or more on a day that saw a record turnover, average and median for a session at this sale. The average rose 27 percent and the median 35 percent to 89,318 guineas and 70,000 guineas respectively whilst the turnover was up 24 percent to 18,935,500 guineas.

A colt by Night of Thunder proved the star turn on the opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when selling for 375,000 guineas to Dwayne Woods, alongside his brothers, trainer Sean and Brook Stud’s Wendyll. The successful team saw off the persistent efforts of Ross Doyle and Richard Hannon, standing with Amo Racing’s Kia Joorabchian.

“He is a stunning colt, for me the best colt in the sale,” said Woods, adding: “He is very strong, and probably the cleanest Night of Thunder I have ever seen – conformationally, strength, he has it all for me. Rathbarry is a wonderful producer of horses and he goes to Sean.”

Sean Woods said of the immediate plans for the colt: “He’ll have a bit of time out, and he’ll come to us in January at Shalfleet. He is for a client.”

The March-born colt is out of Harlequin Girl, a half-sister to three blacktype horses including Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes winner Blaine and Listed Two Year Old Trophy victor Bogart, Harlequin Girl is already the dam of two winners, including his full-sister Hanaady who won at Nottingham last week on her second career start.

Rathbarry Stud’s Franny Woods, who bought the colt privately as a foal from Genesis Green Stud, commented:

“He is a lovely colt, and a horse with a great mind. He is lovely to do anything with, just a pleasure. The full-sister won for Ed Dunlop, which just brought everything together – it has proved that the mare can get a winner by the full-sister, it gave some people some confidence. He looks fast, he vetted very well and everything went according to plan.”

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Mick Kinane secured a son of Kingman consigned by Ballyhimikin Stud for 300,000 guineas. Bred by Trevor Stewart, James Hanley and Anthony Stroud, the colt is the first foal out of the Group 3 winning Tamayuz mare Hunaina from a deep Aga Khan family represented in recent years by the dual Classic winner Hurricane Lane and dual Derby winner Harzand. Hunaina is also a half-sister to the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial winner Hamariyna.

“He’s by a great stallion and he’s a lovely correct model for what I want,” commented Kinane. “That’s the first one I’ve tried on today, but good horses are hard to buy! I bought five last week.”

“We bought the mare as a 3-year-old in training and sent her to trainer Henri Devin, and she won a Listed race and a Group 3,” recalled joint-breeder Stewart.

“We are very happy with the result. He was a really nice first foal, good walking and a good strong individual. It is a nice start for the mare, who is at Ballyhimikin and had a colt by Sea The Stars this spring.”

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

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