The three-day Tattersalls July Sale at Newmarket opened with double-digit gains across the board on the first day. Average and median prices climbed 12% and 20% respectively over last year, while the clearance rate was close to 80%, a 23% increase from July 2010.
The top lot of the day was a Cape Cross four-year-old named Top Spin, who finished second in a handicap at the Curragh in his most recent start. The colt sold for 175,000 guineas.
Another popular lot was the Thunder Gulch mare, Eclaircie, who was offered with a Dubawi colt and a cover by multiple Group 1 winner Paco Boy.
“She has been bought for Rabbah Bloodstock,” said buyer Jono Mills, “and will head to Dalham (Hall Stud). She is a gorgeous mare and has a lovely foal at foot by Dubawi.”
The Indian Ridge mare, Trishuli, was sold in foal to Eclipse Stakes winner Mount Nelson. BBA Ireland's Michael Donohoe landed the mare for 80,000 guineas.
“She has been bought for an existing client,” he said. “They don't make Indian Ridges any more and he is such a good broodmare sire. She will foal down at Coolmore and will visit one of the many good stallions on the farm.”
The Tattersalls July Sale continues at 9.30am on Thursday, July 7.
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