Future stars of racing up for sale

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  • A half sister to Russian Rhythm among the hundreds of yearlings on offer at Tattersalls October Yearling sale

    This year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (15-19 October) will follow a new format with the strongest of the 927 lots being offered during the sale’s first two days.

    Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony explained: “The changes will allow vendors to bring the higher profile lots into Park Paddocks well before the sale allowing maximum viewing time for prospective buyers.”

    Whether any of this year’s crop will surpass last year’s best ever price of 475,000 guineas remains to be seen, but with more than 200 siblings of Group and Listed race winning two-year-olds in the catalogue there is every chance.

    This year’s lots include the Swain half sister to Group 2 Peugeot Lowther Stakes winner Russian Rhythm, who was sold at last year’s Tattersalls Houghton Yearling sale.

    Inthe last year more than 60 horses sold at the Tattersalls October Yearling sale have won Group and Listed races, while Tattersalls October Yearlings won more races at Royal Ascot ’02 than graduates of all other sales combined.

    Thisyear yearlings by all the top 20 British- and Irish-based sires are included in the sale including six by Sadler’s Wells, four by Rainbow Quest and six by Danehill.

    Last year’s sale saw 56 yearlings sold for more than 100,000 guineas, while in 2001 11 lots broke the 200,000 guineas mark.

    The full catalogue, including some photographs, can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com.

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