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Tatts October concludes with vibrant Book 3

SEVEN days and some 1,500 lots after it began, Tattersalls' October Yearling Sale finished at 9pm last night after a marathon concluding one-day book three segment that still had its share of high points.

The smallest Tattersalls yearling sale since 2005 finished with a turnover of 78.8 million gns, a rise of 6.4 million gns on 2010 and the highest spend since 2007. The average price of a Newmarket yearling of 64,471gns was the highest since 2005.

Much of the increased expenditures had come from overseas owners keen to race horses in Britain and a week after Kazakhstan-based Nurlan Bizakov topped book one of the sale when paying 1.7 million gns for a Galileo filly, a longer-standing Dubai-based owner made his mark in book three.

Saeed Manana, a friend of the Maktoum family whose interests are managed by Rabbah Bloodstock,outbid Ballyhane Stud's Joe Foley at 65,000gns for a Kyllachy filly out of a half-sister to Power sold from John Worboys' Shortgrove Manor Stud.

"She looked like a two-year-old and was a racy filly with a bit of a page to her," said Jono Mills, racing manager to Rabbah Bloodstock.

Breeze-up buyers were competitive for several of yesterday's better lots with Jamie Railton seeing off Willie Browne at 57,000gns for the day's only Acclamation, a filly appearing from Langton Stud.

"I should think she'll come back here in the spring. I think she'd have made more on Thursday evening and she's a filly by a great sire out of a mare who has had two winners from two runners," said Railton.

 

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