THE catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of the 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale are online now.
Book 2 features 808 yearlings and will take place from Monday to Wednesday, October 11th-13th.
Book 3 has 612 lots catalogued and is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 14th and 15th, while Book 4 has a further 98 yearlings selling on the morning of Saturday, October 16th.
This year’s October Book 2 stars Addeybb, Ebro River, Lady Bowthorpe, State Of Rest, Subjectivist and Zaaki have claimed Group/Grade 1 triumphs around the globe, in Australia, Ireland, Britain and the USA.
The 2021 catalogue features own or half-brothers and -sisters to 167 group race and listed winners including the Cracksman half-brother to European champion older horse Al Kazeem and the Gleneagles half-brother to classic winner Precieuse.
Further siblings to Group/Grade 1 winners catalogued include the Kingman half-brother to Middle Park winner Charming Thought, the Showcasing half-brother to Queen Anne Stakes winner Accidental Agent and full-brothers to Margot Did and River Boyne, alongside half-sisters to Librisa Breeze and La Pelosa, by Frankel and Muhaarar respectively.
Group 2 winners Sandrine and Asymmetric are amongst the leading two-year-olds in Britain this season and both have half-brothers catalogued by Roaring Lion and Gleneagles respectively, as does this year’s dual Group 1 runner-up Dragon Symbol whose half-brother is by Adaay.
In addition there are 113 sons and daughters of group-race and listed-winning mares catalogued, including the Churchill colt out of the champion racemare Islington, the Pivotal colt out of Group 1 winner Allegretto and daughters of Group/Grade 1 winners Dynaforce and Voleuse De Coeurs, by Cracksman and National Defense respectively.
Tally-Ho Stud’s Kodiac leads the way numerically with 42 yearlings catalogued and Whitsbury Manor Stud’s Showcasing follows closely on his heels with 38.
Australia, Dark Angel, Lope De Vega and Zoffany have 20, 27, 24 and 25 yearlings catalogued respectively.
There are 16 first-crop sires represented, including classic and/or Group 1 winners Cracksman, Expert Eye, Harry Angel, Havana Grey, Justify, Lightning Spear, Roaring Lion, Saxon Warrior, Sioux Nation, U S Navy Flag and Unfortunately, in addition to 25 yearlings from the first northern hemisphere-bred crop of champion Australian sire Zoustar.
French-based sires represented include Le Havre and Siyouni, with 19 yearlings catalogued between them, while American stallions Kitten’s Joy, More Than Ready and Uncle Mo are also represented.
Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: “The second week of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale is the focus for so many yearling buyers from throughout Europe and further afield and the demand for places has enabled us to assemble outstanding catalogues which, as ever, will showcase so many of the best British- and Irish-bred yearlings and will cater for all sectors of the market.”