In the last eight years Tattersalls have divided the second week of their mammoth October yearling sales into two separate auctions. Book 2 this time lasts for only three days from Monday to Wednesday, October 13th to 15th, starting at 10am each morning. There are 828 yearlings catalogued, 137 less than last year, and selling continues all day.

Then on Thursday and Friday, the other part of the October Yearling Sale is Book 3, with an entirely separate catalogue of its own, containing another 587 candidates. Most of the yearlings throughout the week are eligible for the Racing Post Yearling Bonus scheme, which pays substantial prizes to the winners of selected maiden races.