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Lahaleeb: recent E P Taylor Stakes heroine one of 980 entries for Tattersalls December Mares Sale

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham 


Lahaleeb heads Tatts December Mares entries

RECENT E P Taylor Stakes heroine Lahaleeb and triple Group 1 winner Lush Lashes head a catalogue of 981 horses for the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, which will be held from November 30 to December 3.

The catalogue is the smallest compiled since 1993 and contains 18 per cent fewer horses than last year's renewal.

As well as Lush Lashes, who was rated champion three-year-old filly in Ireland last season, Jim Bolger has entered the Group-winning trio Oh Goodness Me, Maoineach and Prima Luce.


Epsom Oaks third High Heeled has also been catalogued as has last season's Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up Aspen Darlin.

Lush Lashes - Sha Tin - December 11 2008

Lush Lashes: triple Group 1 winner has been catalogued by Jim Bolger

  PICTURE: Hong Kong Jockey Club 

Other notable entries include the Group/Grade 1 winners Arravale and Ask For The Moon, and Independence, dam of this year's Great Voltigeur Stakes winner Monitor Closely as well as Mount Nelson. The Group 2-winning daughter of Selkirk is in foal to Raven's Pass.

The catalogue also contains the full or half-sisters to Big Brown, Light Shift, Quarter Moon, Sariska and Twice Over while the stallions Governor Brown and Raise A Grand will be offered during the final session.

Last year's December Mares Sale suffered sharp declines across-the-board: the aggregate more than halved to 33,355,150gns for 610 horses sold while the average and median dropped by 40 per cent and 46 per cent to 54,681gns and 12,500gns.




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Oscar £937,908
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Midnight Legend £601,167
Stowaway £507,648