Six-figure showdown sees filly Lope de Vega on top

Anthony Stroud got the better of a six-figure fight with Tom Goff as Lope de Vega sister of Oviedo topped the closing session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale at 650,000gns (US$754,203).

A lively Park Paddocks ring watched the rival sides trade increasingly costly blows as each of Goffs’ 25,000 gns ($29,007) increases, delivered from the middle of the crowded catwalk, came after discussion with Paul Shanahan from Coolmore.

However, the outcome never really looked in doubt as Stroud repeatedly reappeared from behind the bulkhead to respond in kind with an assertive nod.

The filly (Lot 1303) is out of Gallitea, whose first foal, Oviedo, was cataloged as a winner but recovered the black type in third place behind the hero of Darley Dewhurst (G1). Chaldean in the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (G3). She becomes the second most expensive filly sold in Book 2 history, behind auction record holder Tarhib, who sold Shadwell for 1,050,000 gns ($1,392,683) in 2019.

“It’s exciting because she’s a very nice and athletic filly,” Stroud said after receiving cheerful odds from rival bidders. “There was a good update in the pedigree and it’s for Godolphin. That would have been my last offer.”

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In turn, Gallitea is out of Danielli, making her the sister of three black-type performers, including the ill-fated Shadwell Fillies Mile (G1) and Breeders’ Cup heroine Chriselliam Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) and the group three times. 2 winner Very special who is closely related to the six-figure filly as another daughter of Lope de Vega.

The filly was bred and donated by Ballylinch Stud, who also presented the New Bay colt (Lot 1264) on Fact or folklore which followed Stroud’s path at 425,000 gns ($493,133) earlier in the session.

The youngster is a brother of two winners, including Statement , which has won a rated competition and the Coolmore US Navy Flag Concorde Stakes (G3) since the catalog was released. Further updates could be in sight as the colt’s other brother, Self Belief, who has run twice, is due to run in the Trigo Stakes at Leopardstown on October 15th.

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<p>The New Bay colt recorded in lot 1264 of the Tattersalls sale</p>
<p>“This particular horse has a lovely temperament and is a lovely, free and well-rounded individual,” said Ballylinch managing director John O’Connor.  “A few things started here in the parade ring and he did really well. I think he has the spirit of a racehorse and that’s the thing with these New Bays, the trainers like work with them.”</p>
<p>Ballylinch resident New Bay is considered one of the most mobile young stallions and duly covered his 2022 mare book at a record price of €37,500 ($36,413).</p>
<p>O’Connor added: “With the caliber of mares that New Bay now covers, he at least has the opportunity to step up to the next level again. Obviously every horse has yet to take that opportunity, but we think he will. may.”</p>
<p>New Bay’s record of 17 betting artists is led by two-time Group 1 winner Jane Chapple-Hyam <span class=saffron beach and Stroud’s purchase should point to training with the same coach.

“It was bought for Peter Harris,” Stroud said. “Peter really has his own (purchasing) system and we work together. He’s actually my oldest client, I’ve worked with him for 40 years, which makes me very old and him a bit older!”

Stroud Coleman Bloodstock closed the three-day sale as the leading buyer, with 23 lots secured for a spend of 5,625,000 gns ($6,526,761).

Relentless trade
At the close of trade, Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: “An extraordinary three record breaking days in Book 1 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale have been followed by a second consecutive record renewal in Book 2.

“The most commonly used word to describe the trade we’ve experienced throughout this week has been ‘relentless’. There were records set in virtually every category imaginable. The turnover, average and the median all reached record highs, and once again Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was the second highest-grossing yearling sale in Europe, just behind Book 1.

“The number of yearlings sold for 200,000gns ($232,063) or more is a wide-margin record, as is the number of yearlings sold for 300,000gns ($348,094) or more, and never before seven yearlings in Book 2 of the October yearling sale only broke the 500,000gns ($580,157) mark.”

He added, “Following Book 1, buyers from America, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and across the Gulf region have all continued to make strong contributions over the past three days.

“European buyers have also been outstanding at all levels of the market, while UK and Irish domestic demand continues to be the foundation for Europe’s biggest yearling sale, which features many of the best yearlings each year. available and consistently produce top class horses like this year’s incredible undefeated (Cazoo) Derby (G1) winner desert crown .

“The support we receive from so many breeders and shippers from Britain, Ireland and beyond is key to the enduring popularity of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales and is hugely appreciated.

“There is quality to be found at all levels and the next book is Book 3 of the October Yearling Sale, which has produced two of the best European 2 year olds this year; The zoo recent winner of the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (G1), and Cryptographic strength the impressive winner of the Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (G2).”