TATTERSALLS chairman Edmond Mahony said at the sale’s conclusion: “There have been some spectacular highlights at Book 1 of the 2019 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, including two outstanding colts breaking the three million guineas mark. In total we have had 10 yearlings make one million guineas or more, reflecting the extraordinary quality of the yearlings assembled for Book 1, and we have welcomed buyers from throughout the world, all of whom are drawn to the sale by its unrivalled reputation as Europe’s premier yearling sale.

“After eight consecutive years of growth, with turnover rising from 51 million guineas in 2011 to last year’s massive 106 million guineas, the aggregate has fallen a little short this year, but the sale has still produced turnover in excess of 100 million guineas - which is the second highest in the sale’s history - and yet again a huge tribute to the vendors who have brought the cream of the European yearling crop. We are fortunate to have so many of the world’s top stallions currently standing in Europe with five of them, Dubawi, Frankel, Galileo, Kingman and Siyouni all producing yearlings which have sold for a million guineas or more this week. There is no doubt that the global achievements of these stallions play a big role in attracting so many overseas buyers.