The catalog for the second renewal of the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. The catalog features 313 yearlings who will be offered for sale Sept. 6, all of which will be eligible for the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes as well as the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes.
The Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale’s emphasis on conformation and precocity has been born out by an exceptional year on the racecourse for purchases from the inaugural sale, with Coventry Stakes (G2) winner Bradsell , the Weatherbys Super Sprint winner Eddie’s Boy , and listed winner New Collection among the highlights. These successes and the vibrancy of the inaugural sale have resulted in a catalog of genuine quality and depth, with own or half brothers and sisters to 58 group and listed performers, including star graduate Eddie’s Boy.
Amongst the highlights of the colts on offer are a Profitable half brother to group 2 winner Yonkers, a Mayson half brother to group 3 winner and group 1-placed Ventura Rebel , and a Ulysses half brother to grade 3 winner Lady Pimpernel . Smartly bred fillies are led by a Profitable half sister to the group 1 winner Salute The Soldier , a Kodiac full sister to group 3-winning sprinter Koropick and a Dark Angel half sister to grade 2 winner Amade and group 3 winner Nakuti .
In total there are siblings to 216 2-year-old winners cataloged and 79 yearlings out of dams who themselves won at 2. An impressive 43 yearlings are out of group/listed winning or placed mares with high-class juvenile form featuring prominently, including a colt by Showcasing out of the listed Langleys Solicitors E.B.F. Marygate Fillies Stakes winner Delizia and a filly by Dark Angel out of the dual listed winner Regatta .
The list of sires with yearlings cataloged includes proven group 1 producers Acclamation , Aclaim , Ardad , Australia , Bated Breath , Bungle Inthejungle , Camacho , Churchill , Dandy Man , Dark Angel, Footstepsinthesand , Gleneagles , Havana Gold , Iffraaj , Invincible Spirit , Kodiac, Make Believe , Mastercraftsman , Mehmas , Nathaniel , New Bay , Oasis Dream , Showcasing, Starspangledbanner , Territories , Zoffany , and Zoustar .
Whitsbury Manor Stud’s Havana Grey led the way numerically in the inaugural Somerville Yearling Sale and has subsequently blazed a trail at the head of the first season sires’ table with 26 individual winners and eight group/listed performers to date. Once again he has the highest number of yearlings cataloged with 21. Stallions hoping to follow in his footsteps with their first crop of yearlings include Advertise , Blue Point , Calyx , Eqtidaar , Inns of Court , Invincible Army , Land Force , Magna Grecia , Masar , Phoenix of Spain , Soldier’s Call , and Ten Sovereigns .
The Tattersalls Somerville Sale
The largest consignment of yearlings will come from Tally-Ho Stud with 17 lots cataloged, followed by Trickledown Stud with 13, whilst last year’s sale-topping consignor Petches Farm will feature a small but select draft of four colts.
All yearlings cataloged in the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale are eligible for the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes in addition to the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes held five weeks later. Eighty-eight of the fillies cataloged are also registered for the lucrative Great British Bonus Scheme and eligible to win up to £20,000 in bonus prize money per qualifying race.
Commenting on the catalog for the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said:
“It is a fitting tribute to the sale’s ethos of precocious, well-conformed yearlings that the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale and its predecessor the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale have produced Royal Ascot 2-year-old winners for two consecutive years. The strength of last year’s sale and the outstanding season enjoyed by its graduates to date has resulted in a catalog of real quality and depth. We are also looking forward to the inaugural £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes, which provides an additional incentive to buyers, alongside the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale’s burgeoning reputation as a consistent source of top-class juvenile talent.”
The catalog is online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives from Monday, Aug. 1.