TWO sons of Oasis Dream were amongst the six lots to top the six-figure mark during the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale.
The sale saw turnover of 4,200,500 guineas for the 118 lots sold, with a record average of 35,597 guineas and a median of 21,500 guineas.
New top lot at the #TattsDecember Yearling Sale as John Gosden & Stroud Coleman BS go to 260,000gns for lot 89, an Oasis Dream full brother to Gr.3 Horris Hill second Azano from The Castlebridge Consignment. pic.twitter.com/qvL2PPkd5A— Tattersalls (@Tattersalls1766) November 26, 2018
The session-topping lot was the Oasis Dream colt out of the Hurricane Run mare Azanara who was knocked down to John Gosden for 260,000 guineas.
The colt was sent up by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of his breeders Martin and Lee Taylor, who also race his Gosden-trained two-year-old brother Azano.
"His full-brother was going well at home and he won his first race on October 15th, and then went on to finish second in the Group 3 Horris Hill. We wanted to wait until he had run before offering this colt," reported the brothers.
"The mare has produced five foals and they have all been beautiful. She had a filly foal by Frankel this year and is in-foal to Sea The Stars," added Martin Taylor of the Hurricane Run mare Azanara, who boards with Bill Dwan in Ireland.
Azanara is a half-sister to Group 1 Prix Ganay winner Astarabad as well as to the dam of the four-time Group 1 winner Azamour.
Purchaser Anthony Stroud, of Stroud Coleman, said: "This is a very nice horse and has been produced well. John is very keen on the full-brother and this colt will go to him."
Lot 96, a Gleneagles ½-brother to Gr.2 German 1,000 Guineas winner Hawksmoor consigned by Barronstown Stud, goes to Amanda Skiffington for 240,000gns. pic.twitter.com/Y7UQibN4M8— Tattersalls (@Tattersalls1766) November 26, 2018
The other lot to sell for 200,000 guineas or more was the Gleneagles half-brother to the multiple group/graded winner Hawksmoor.
The son of the Danehill Dancer mare Bridal Dance is from the first crop of the dual-Guineas winner, was consigned by David and Diane Nagle’s Barronstown Stud, and knocked down to agent Amanda Skiffington for 240,000 guineas.
Bridal Dance is also the dam of the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes-placed Magical Fire.
Rathasker Stud’s Madeline Burns enjoyed a fruitful return when selling the Kodiac filly out of Lake Nona to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 150,000 guineas.
"I bought the mare in-foal here [for 160,000 guineas] in 2016 carrying this filly," said Burns, who has three mares at the stud in her own name.
"She is a lovely filly, very typical of the sire. The mare had a Zoffany colt and is in-foal to Sea The Stars, both crosses that work.
"We know this family very well as we bred all the blacktype horses – Dominant, Es Que Love, Zhui Feng and Listen In – who are out of Bellona, the second dam on this page.
"Three new blacktype performers have also come through this year: Teppal, Call The Wind and Listen In. It is just a family that keeps on producing.
"The team at home have just done a great job."
The Castlebridge Consignment were also responsible for another son of Oasis Dream who topped the six-figure barrier.
A son of the listed-placed Dalakhani mare Clarentine was knocked down to Kuwaiti owner Rashed Aldaban for 140,000 guineas.
"We have horses in training in Kuwait and also in the UK. We have horses at present with Richard Hughes and Richard Fahey," said Mohammed, who was translating for Aldaban.
"Rashed is keen to have good horses for the big days' racing. We don't know who will be training this horse as yet," the pair added.
The colt was bred by Bluehills Racing and his dam is a half-sister to the listed winners Law Power and Perfect Clarity, and from the group-class family of Claxon, Cassydora, and Ernest Hemingway.
The four-day Tattersalls December Foal Sale starts at 10am on Wednesday, November 28th.