06/10/17 new heights at Tattersalls Book I ...

... but the polarisation of the market reaches a new level as well


Without a doubt is Book I of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales the leading sale for yearlings in the world. This was once again confirmed with the edition of 2017. The world highest prize for a yearling was paid at this venue, when Gloam, a filly by GALILEO fetched GNS4.000.000 and Tattersalls sold yearlings for more than GNS100.000.000 in the 3 days of the sale. The average went up to a record GNS293.095 (€347.000) as well. However even at this sale and even more obvious within a select sale like this, the polarisation gets more and more. The line between success and failure for the breeder and consignor becomes more thin than ever - "Hit or Miss" is what all consignors have to experience. If buyers like what is on offer, they really pay for it, but if the yearling for whatever reason does not meet the expectation/fashion the breeder/consignor gets nothing. 

STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK experienced both sides as well. For the first time the agency sold a yearling for more than GNS500.000 and not only once, but twice. Lot 40 a filly by GALILEO made GNS575.000 €681.000) when purchased by Godolphin - STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK had purchased her as a foal for GNS300.000 for it's PINHOOKING SYNDICATE and returned a massive profit for the shareholders. Lot 272 was purchased for GNS525.000 (€621.000) by Roger Varian on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al Maktoum. This colt from the first crop of SEA THE MOON was prepped and consigned on behalf of his breeders Gestut Gorslsdorf and became not only the most expensive offspring by the stallion, but the most expensive german bred yearling sold at a public sale in 2017.

Of the five yearlings consigned by STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK at Book I of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, four sold for an average of GNS372.500 (€441.000), considerable higher than the average of the sale. One more successful pinhook was the sale of Lot 129 a filly by OASIS DREAM. Purchased at the Goffs November Foal Sales for €220.000 she sold to Meridian Bloodstock and David Redvers for GNS340.000 (€403.000). She thus became the most expensive yearling by that sire sold in 2017

Lot%20272%20Tickle%20me%20Pink.jpgThe two other fillies offered for the PINHOOKING SYNDICATE were sold for a loss, but the profits on the other two were considerable higher and so the sale finished an other profitable year for the members of the syndicate.