SEVEN-FIGURE YEARLINGS FOR JUDDMONTE STALLIONS
FRANKEL and KINGMAN were both responsible for seven-figure sales on the second day of Tattersalls Book 1 on Wednesday (9th October).
Lot 288, a FRANKEL half-brother to champion Golden Horn, fetched 3.1 million guineas after being purchased by Godolphin, topping day two. The colt was bred and consigned by Lofts Hall Stud, and Harry McCalmont commented after the sale: "I am not often lost for words, but I think I am now. This is easily the best price we have had in the sales ring, the second-best we achieved this morning!
"I have to thank my team – they have done a fabulous job, this colt walked around like a king today. There has been a lot of interest in him, there were some serious people who liked him, however you never know what is going to happen until you get to the ring."
Later in the sale, Lot 326 - a KINGMAN colt out of a full-sister to multiple Gr.1 winner Fame And Glory - was also knocked down to Godolphin, for 2.3 million gns. Nicholas Jones of breeder/consignor Coln Valley Stud said: "Lots of people told us he was a lovely horse, but you can't really expect a sale like that! We have six Flat mares and one NH mare – we are like to keep the numbers to this size and maintain the quality. We sell the colts and keep the fillies – we just have one more colt to sell this year.
"It was a bit of decision to make as it is always a risk to use a stallion in his third year. It has worked out – we might have to send her back to him again."
FRANKEL finished day two as the second leading sire by average, with 15 sold for an average of 560,000gns. KINGMAN was sixth, with 19 sold for an average of 350,789gns.
Date: 10 October 2019