The leading first crop sire at the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book One by aggregate was exciting shuttler Churchill, whose first Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings will be a highlight at Australasian sales next year.
The four time Group I winning son of Galileo had 13 yearlings sell at an average 123,615 guineas (A$234,107) with his top seller a colt from Where’s Sue that made 320,000 guineas (A$605,977).
Consigned by Mountain View Stud, the classy colt is from a winning sister to Group III winner Angel’s Hideaway and was knocked down to MV Magnier.
MV Magnier also bought the second highest priced Churchill paying 210,000 guineas for a colt from Rien Ne Vas Plus, a half-sister to Group I Epsom Derby winner North Light from Group I winner Sought Out.
A Champion 2YO and Champion Miler at three, Churchill is the fastest son of Galileo to stand in Australia and priced to please this spring at a fee of $19,250.