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St Nicholas Abbey: his dam, Leaping Water, sold for 3,200gns at the Tattersalls July Sale

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Tattersalls release
July sale catalogue

TATTERSALLS have catalogued 678 lots for its July sale, which takes place on July 11 to 13.

The catalogue is ten per cent smaller than last year's renewal when 456 of those offered were sold for a total of 5,874,800gns and average of 12,883gns. Trade was headed by Top Spin, a winning four-year-old son of Cape Cross who was sold by Highfort Stud to Frank Berry for 175,000gns.

Recent sale flag-bearers include the dams of St Nicholas Abbey, Together, Wootton Bassett, Wrote and Caspar Netscher. Among the proven producers on offer this year are Maid For Romance, the dam of South African Group 2 winner Welwitschia, and West Dakota, the dam of Listed winner Great Plains.

West Dakota is one of 47 lots from Juddmonte Farms while also well represented is Shadwell Stud, the vendor of 37 lots.

Among more than 90 broodmares, which all sell on the first day of the July sale, are mares in foal to High Chaparral, Invincible Spirit, Medicea nd Zamindar. There are also ten mares with foals at foot.

Listed-winning five-year-old Beachfire, the Group-placed trio Buthelezi, Too Much Trouble and Rodrigo De Torres and Listed-winning mare Balerina are among the horses with form on offer.

"The Tattersalls July Sale has forged a global reputation as a consistent source of quality breeding stock and horses in training and this year's renewal has all the ingredients to attract the usual diverse international and domestic cast of buyers," said Edmond Mahony, chairman of Tattersalls.

"Horses in training purchased at Tattersalls are currently enjoying extraordinary global success with six individual Group 1 winners in the last 2 years, and the likes of St Nicholas Abbey and Wrote continue to advertise the July Sale as a source of outstanding breeding prospects."




Galileo £11,597,622
Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882