Sibling to George Washington tops day one of
A half brother to Europe's leading miler, George
Washington, proved the pick when Part 1 of Tattersalls October yearling
sale opened in Newmarket on Tuesday..........................
After the first session of this four-day sale,
Tattersalls produced another solid set of figures, even if the occasion
lacked the sparkle normally associated with Europe's major yearling
Overall, Tattersalls reported the sale of
107 of 142 yearlings for gross receipts of $26,021,678—down about 7%
from last year's opening day—with an average price of $243,123 and a
median price of $158,560, about 19% higher than last year's first-day
median of $133,785.
Other high-priced lots included a $1,189,200 filly by
Dalakhani, who was bought by Charlie Gordon-Watson on behalf of Saeed
Suhail, owner of British classic winners King's Best and Kris Kin.
Gordon-Watson and Suhail later bought a son of
first-crop sire Oasis Dream from Ashtown House Stud. A bid of $872,080
was enough to secure the colt, making a tidy profit for the colt's
vendors, who paid $267,570 for him as a foal.