Tattersalls Ascot December Sale concludes witnessing demand for form horses
The curtain came down on the 2019 Tattersalls Ascot Sales' year with the Ascot December Sale concluding on an aggregate of £371,500, a median of £2,100, an average of £4,270 and a clearance rate of 62%.
The top lot of the day was the Warren Chase Stables consigned Fiesole (Lot 107). By the great Montjeu, the useful eight-time winner was knocked down to Oliver Murphy Racing for £35,000.
Lot 71, Strong Power a two-year-old winning son of leading sire Kodiac, offered by Godolphin was sold to Jack Stevenson for £27,000. The colt is the second produce from the winning dam Soft Power and is closely related to Champion older sprinter in Europe and ten-time winner SLADE POWER.
The third Lot of the day to realise in excess of £20,000 was the Bankhouse Stables consigned Shantaluze (Lot 108). The son of the great Shantou is a three-time winner and was knocked down to Donald McCain Racing for £20,000.
At the conclusion of the sale, Matt Prior, Head of Tattersalls Ascot Sales commented;
"There was good demand for horses boasting form at the final sale of 2019 in the Tattersalls Ascot Sales Ring. Today's Sale concluded a very productive year for Tattersalls Ascot with the turnover of £6,879,450 finishing as the best on record for the venue. Our thanks go to all vendors and purchasers alike for their growing support, and all those who work tirelessly to stage the running of the Sales. Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up inspections commence in early January and look forward to our first sale of 2020, the Tattersalls Ascot March Sale on 19 March."