1.1 MILLION GUINEAS FOR OASIS DREAM COLT

Three of the top four lots at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale yesterday (9th October) were sons of OASIS DREAM, including one who became the highest priced yearling by his sire ever sold at auction when fetching 1.1 million guineas.

Lot 180 (pictured right) was an attractive full-brother to Prix Morny Gr.1 winner Arcano, consigned by Corduff Stud, Ireland. After a protracted bidding session that included interest from Badgers Bloodstock and client Alexander Nezhenets, and then from M V Magnier and Paul Shanahan, Angus Gold made the successful bid on behalf of Shadwell.

Gold commented afterwards: “We know the family well. Arcano was a very good two-year-old who unfortunately got hurt [at three], while the Medicean half-brother [El Muqbil] was better than the formbook shows. We also have a full sister [four-year-old Min Banat Alreeh] who is a beautiful filly that we have kept for stud. Arcano was a neat yearling, while this one is perhaps scopier. Let’s hope he can run.”

The Egan family were understandably delighted with the result. David Egan remarked: “He was always a bit special,
and a beautiful horse. The book matched the look, and he was a pleasure to be around. Sheikh Hamdan likes the
family, and Arcano is getting nice stock, so we were hopeful he would do well.”

Later in the day also saw two OASIS DREAM colts sell for 625,000 guineas and 650,000 guineas respectively, both to John Ferguson. The first, lot 262, was the first foal out of Listed winner Annabelle's Charm and from the family of multiple Gr.1 winner St Nicholas Abbey, and sold from the Castlebridge Consignment. The second, lot 302, was out of a stakes winning half-sister to champion Pilsudski from the family of Creachadoir and Youmzain, and was consigned by Barronstown Stud.

After two days of selling, OASIS DREAM has had seven yearlings sold at an average of 435,000 guineas and median price of 370,000 guineas.

Watch Tattersalls' review of day two (which includes some of the top lots by OASIS DREAM) below: 

Date: 10 October 2013