The third renewal of the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale concluded with solid growth across the board. The aggregate advanced a significant 24% to £1,356,850, the median jumped 14% to £8,000 and the average made gains of 8% to £10,684. The clearance rate was an improved 79%.
Headlining the Sale was Lot 72, a daughter of leading sire Showcasing offered by Whitsbury Manor Stud. The filly is out of the winner Hot Secret and is a half-sister to two winners. Aidan O'Ryan together with Middleham Park Racing and trainer Richard Fahey signed for the colt at £50,000.
Clonmult Farm's offering of Lot 148, a filly by Mehmas and a half-sister to Group 3 Acomb Stakes winner TREATY OF PARIS, was the second highest price Lot when selling to trainer Henry Candy for £45,000.
Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock made their presence felt in signing for the next two highest priced Lots in quick succession. Lot 33, a filly by Starspangledbanner and the first produce of the winning mare Callendula, was sold for £40,000 by Jamie Railton (Agent). Just two lots later, Lot 35 was secured for £37,000. The colt by Footstepsinthesand was consigned by Hegarty Bloodstock and is out of winning dam Challow Hills.
At the conclusion of the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, Head of Ascot Sale Matthew Prior commented;
"The Ascot Yearling Sale has enjoyed a hugely successful year on the track, with two-year-old graduates such as Weatherbys Super Sprint winner BETTYS HOPE and the four black-type winners flying the flag for the quality that can be found at the Tattersalls Ascot Sales.
"We were cautiously optimistic coming into today's Sale having produced an improved catalogue, and an increased buying bench has led to strong demand for those popular Lots.
"As ever we must thank both vendors and purchasers alike for their growing support of this upwardly mobile Sale, which has firmly established its position in the calendar.
"Our thanks must also go to GBRI who have once again assisted coordinating the travel arrangements for our international visitors, as well as the entire Tattersalls Ascot team who have worked tirelessly in promoting the Sale. We now look ahead the 2020 Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sale, which will once again feature the popular £100,000 Ascot Breeze Up Bonus Scheme."