The World's Most International Thoroughbred Sale
December 2 - 5, 2013
2013 Day 2 Sale Review
IMMORTAL VERSE set a European record for a broodmare when selling for 4.7m guineas on a day of extraordinary trade at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale. Additionally, ROSDHU QUEEN and DREAM PEACE sold for 2.1m guineas and 2.7m guineas respectively, pushing the turnover past 30,000,000 guineas for only the second time in European auction history. In total, 190 lots were sold for 34,478,500 guineas, at an average of 181,466 guineas and at median of 76,500 guineas resulting in rises of 45% for turnover, 40% for average and 16% for median.
For the second time in two days an expectant hush descended over Tattersalls as an in-foal mare, another dual Group 1 winner, this time the PIVOTAL mare IMMORTAL VERSE and sold in-foal to DANSILI, made her way into the sales ring. The bidding was kicked off at 2 million by James Wigan, along with Michael Goodbody and the pair took the price past yesterday’s session topping 4 million guineas, before BBA Ireland’s Adrian Nicoll made the successful bid of 4.7 million with Wigan the underbidder. The price is a new European record for a broodmare sold at auction, the previous best being the sale of Magical Romance for 4.6 million guineas at Tattersalls in 2006, coincidentally purchased by Wigan at the time. IMMORTAL VERSE was purchased by Nicoll on behalf of a new partnership to be established within Coolmore and was sold by Luke Lillingston’s Mount Coote Stud on behalf of US-based owners Merriebelle Stables.
DIRIA QUE EL VALOR ALCANZADO EQUIVALE LOS U$S 8:090.000.-