TATTERSALLS chairman Edmond Mahony issued his post-sale summation, saying: “Yet again Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has achieved turnover in excess of all other European yearling sales except last week’s October Book 1. In addition, the sale has averaged more than 75,000gns and grossed in excess of 48 million guineas for the third consecutive year.

“Individual records always make good reading, but the real Book 2 story has been the sustained demand from start to finish. It is extraordinary that in 2012 there were 48 yearlings sold for 100,000gns or more and this year we have had more than 160 reach that level.