01/12/12 Tattersalls December Foal Sales
difficult to buy and to sell
Tattersalls December Foal Sale is the most important sale of it's kind in Europe and buyers and breeders from all over the world flock into Newmarket either to buy or to watch what is going on. However it is the place to look at the offspring of the first crop of the stallions who stood their first season in 2011 and it is a chance to look for the new sires for 2013, which will be on service in Newmarket and the surrounding studs. It was obviously the first chance to see the mighty FRANKEL in his new role.
was active as vendor and purchaser of foals. In a way both aims were difficult to fill. On the vendor side, it continues to be very very difficult to sell for a halfway decent prize unless you have have a standout pedigree or offspring of a "sexy" sire, who produces precocious looking stock. As there were colts by HIGH CHAPARRAL Lot 1223
and NAYEF Lot 1224
in the consignment, it was obviously difficult to fetch limelight prizes. Bothe foals wer sold to pinhookers, Lot 1223
for GNS26.000 to Paula Flannery and Lot 1224
for a mere GNS1.000 to Gerard Burke.
On the buyers side STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK
managed to buy only one colt for a new pinhooking venture - Lot 872
for GNS42.000 by DARK ANGEL
, as several of the chosen foals failed the vet or were to expensive.
On the fillies sied it was difficult to fill the order, as a new client for the agency wanted to buy one of the few choice fillies. After running into some good judges as Timmy Hyde and high profile buyers as Juddmonte Farms or Waratah Thoroughbreds and being delegated to the underbidder's role STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK
purchased Lot 1041
for GNS150.000, a close relative of GREY LILAS
. She was purchased as racing and breeding prospect.