The Star Of The Show!

A strong start to the first day of Book 2!

The first day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale got off to a strong start, with six lots selling for 300,000 guineas or more led by a SEA THE STARS colt who topped the opening session at 800,000 guineas, the highest price at the sale since 2019 and the third highest priced colt in the history of the fixture.

Lot 570: Sea The Stars (IRE) / Kitcarina (FR) (Pic – Tattersalls)

Following the unparalleled demand for yearlings by DUBAWI and FRANKEL at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, it was the turn of another European ‘super-sire’ to claim the headlines. A son of SEA THE STARS provided the highlight of the opening session when selling for 800,000 guineas to Anthony Stroud of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock.

Bids came thick and fast from around the ring for the Windmill Farm consigned colt with trainer Charlie Fellowes, stood alongside Will Douglass, raising the price above half a million guineas before Stroud and eventual underbidder MV Magnier settled into a protracted duel with the former prevailing.

The successful purchaser commented: “He is a very good-looking horse with a good pedigree. The nick works quite well with the Shamardal mare, and also you have Al Aasy, by Sea The Stars, in the family too. He’ll be trained by John Gosden for a long-established client.”

The colt is out of KITCARINA, a daughter of SHAMARDAL and Listed winner KITCAT and a full sister to the dam of Group 1 Coronation Cup second AL AASY, from the family of European Champion PENTIRE. The sale is the best yearling price achieved by consignor Fiona Marner’s Windmill Farm, who commented:

“We bought the mare and since her purchase the pedigree has just really developed. Her full-sister Kitcara became the dam of Al Aasy and this colt has been so special all along. We have a lot to thank John Clarke for as we had the foal share to Sea The Stars, and the mare is back in-foal to the sire, carrying a colt. It is just fabulous to have such a good first foal out of her.”

Marner continued: “He has done so well in the last month, every day he keeps improving and he just loves his work and has a wonderful temperament. It is such a team effort, we are just a tiny farm, we only have five young mares. The mare is owned with two very long-standing and loyal partners, Derek James, who is in America, and Peter Wollaston.”

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