Profitable filly tops relocated Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale

The relocated 2020 Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale witnessed increases across the board, producing a solid final set of key indicators. A total of 203 horses sold for 2,341,350 guineas (+81%) at an average of 11,533 guineas (+13%) with a median of 8,000 guineas (+5%). 

Lot 135, a filly by PROFITABLE, consigned by Derek Veitch’s Ringfort Stud topped the day’s trade when selling to Kevin Ross for 58,000 guineas. The filly’s page received a notable boost as her second dam DANCING PRIZE is the grandam of MINZAAL, this year’s Gimcrack Stakes winner for Owen Burrows. 

Lot 225, a colt consigned by Norris Bloodstock, the first crop from Arlington Million Stakes winner MONDIALISTE attracted interest from a number of parties but it was Aidan O’Ryan and Richard Fahey who came out on top securing the colt for 47,000 guineas. 

Ringfort Stud also offered Lot 143 an EL KABEIR half-sister to this year’s Lowther Stakes winner and Ascot Yearling Sale graduate MISS AMULET. The filly caught the imagination of a number of bidders but it was Nick Bell who struck the winning bid of 45,000 guineas on behalf his father Michael.

Joe Foley was responsible for purchasing the fourth highest priced lot of the day when signing for Lot 93, a filly offered by Houghton Bloodstock by sire sensation NIGHT OF THUNDER. Houghton Bloodstock ended the day as leading consignor in selling a total of nine lots for 161,000 guineas at an average of 17,889 guineas.  

Peter and Ross Doyle were the leading purchasers on the day securing a total of six lots for an aggregate of 150,000 guineas. Among these purchases was Lot 105, an ARDAD filly consigned by Britton House Stud from the family of SAKHEE’S SECRET. 

At the conclusion of the sale, Matthew Prior, Head of Tattersalls Ascot commented:

‘’We have witnessed robust trade throughout the day, and it is hugely pleasing to see gains made across the board. Vendors have noticeably increased the quality on offer and have been rewarded with both strong domestic and international participation. Our thanks go to Tattersalls for accommodating the relocated sale to its headquarters in Park Paddocks, along with Great British Racing International who have assisted in the promotion and airport transfers for those travelling from further afield. We look forward to charting the progress of this year’s graduates, from a sale that goes from strength to strength.’’