Tattersalls December Sale Attracts High Quality Horses
The high class Listed winning two year old filly SIMMIE has been added to the Tattersalls December Sale as a ‘Wildcard’ entry. The Sylvester Kirk trained juvenile will be consigned from Cedar Lodge Stables and catalogued as Lot 2150A to be offered on Wednesday 30th November.
The daughter of FAST COMPANY, sire of 2016 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas winner JET SETTING, has won three races and more than £70,000 for her current connections. SIMMIE’s most recent win came in the 11 runner Listed Prix Yacowlef at Chantilly, where she ran out a comfortable 2 length winner. Her Listed win has earned her an official BHA rating of 99 and a ‘Timeform’ rating of 100.
Proven on any surface, SIMMIE’s wins have been on good ground, the Tapeta all-weather surface and slow ground in France, while her second in the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes came on Good to Firm ground over 6 furlongs at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile.
Out of the winning INTIKHAB mare KATHY SUN, SIMMIE is from the consistent Black Type family of Group 3 and Listed winners KATHY COLLEGE, KATHY DREAM and KATHY PEKAN, whose two sons PLUSQUEMAVIE and ICI LA COTE are both Group/Listed performers of 2016.
The Tattersalls December Sale takes place from Monday 21st November to Thursday 1st December. Catalogues for yearlings, foals and breeding stock are online and available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls overseas representatives.
The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Numbering 200 lots, the December Yearling Sale will take place Monday 21st November.
Both FRANKEL and GALILEO are well represented in a high class catalogue which includes own or half brothers and sisters to 85 Group and Listed performers, as well as 17 yearlings eligible for £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonuses, 13 eligible for the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, eight eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes and a further four eligible for French Owners’ Premiums.
The three colts by FRANKEL comprise the half brother to multiple Group 1 winner and current Group 1 Melbourne Cup favourite HARTNELL, the half brother to multiple Group 3 winner LADIES ARE FOREVER and the colt out of Irish Derby winner CAPE BLANCO’s winning half sister LAURELEI.
The two regally bred colts by GALILEO are both eligible for £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonuses, with lot 165 from Highclere Stud being the first foal out of BETTER NOT CRY, herself the half sister to the two Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winners RAGS TO RICHES and JAZIL, and lot 176 from the Castlebridge Consignment out of the Grade 1 Beverley D Stakes winner MAURALAKANA.
In addition to the FRANKEL half brother to HARTNELL, the December Yearling catalogue also features half or three parts brothers to the Group/Grade 1 winners GITANO HERNANDO and JOSHUA TREE, and half sisters to the Classic and Group 1 winners ARCTIC COSMOS, CHARITY LINE, CHERRY COLLECT, DARIANA and FINAL SCORE.
The only current top 10 British and Irish based sire not represented is DUBAWI, while the other nine; GALILEO, SEA THE STARS, DARK ANGEL, PIVOTAL, KODIAC, ACCLAMATION, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, EXCEED AND EXCEL and SHAMARDAL, have 27 catalogued between them. Proven Grade/Group 1 USA based sires CITY ZIP, FIRST DEFENCE, KITTEN’S JOY, LOOKIN AT LUCKY, MEDAGLIA D’ORO, MIZZEN MAST, MORE THAN READY, SPEIGHTSTOWN and STREET CRY all have yearlings catalogued, as do Group and Grade 1 winning first crop sires CAMELOT, CITYSCAPE, DABIRSIM, DATA LINK, DAWN APPROACH, DECLARATION OF WAR, EPAULETTE, FARHH, HAVANA GOLD, INTELLO, LETHAL FORCE, MAXIOS and SOCIETY ROCK.
Commenting on the catalogue for the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“The Tattersalls December Yearling Sale is a consistent source of Group 1 winners and this year’s catalogue looks a bit special. Nine of the current top ten sires in Britain and Ireland have yearlings catalogued and as well as 17 yearlings eligible for £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonuses, owners will find thirty more eligible for either the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes or the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes and nearly 100 eligible for the Plus 10 Scheme.”