Time Test Colt Heads Strong December Foal Sale Opening
A series of ‘full parking lot’ signs on the way to Park Paddocks predicted a busy November 24th at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, and some pretty frantic trading duly produced a record-breaking clearance rate for the curtain-raising session. .
Some 171 lots sold at a rate of 84%, which in turn generated a total of 2,624,800 guineas (US $ 3,673,939). Revenue increased 66% year-over-year despite only three additional lots offered, while the average increased 31% to 15,350 guineas ($ 21,484) and the median was 10 000 guineas ($ 13,997), an increase of 25%.
There were a lot of whispers before the Time test foal out of Wild mimosa (Lot 362) entering the ring, and a large crowd gathered in the catwalk as the young Overbury Stud-consigned entered. After an opening bid of 20,000 Guineas and a few quick raises, it was Redpender Stud pinhooker Jimmy Murphy who had the final say at 75,000 Guineas ($ 104,977).
The colt was listed as a brother to three winners, including useful pair Ghaith and Wild Hope, but his own sister Love Interest had further improved the pedigree by making a successful debut in late October.
“He is a very good horse and a promising young stallion,” said Murphy. “He’s a well-made horse and there is a bit of going on in the pedigree so we’re hoping for the best. I thought I’d get him for less than that, but you have to keep bidding when you want one.”
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The resident National Stud Time Test made a strong impression on his first 2 years, with 11 winners including no less than four black-type scorers. Results such as the Group 3 hits of Romantic Time and Rocchigiani saw the son of Dubai , which enjoys a 10% black-type strike rate compared to runners, raised to Â£ 15,000 by 2022.
Wild Mimosa is the brother of eight winners, including Group 1 scorers Compton Admiral and Summoner, as well as Fugue ‘s dam Twyla Tharp, while Limato Also appears under the second dam of the Time Test foal.
Wild Mimosa joined the Overbury herd of Watership Down Stud in 2017, when she claimed 52,000 guineas ($ 73,590) from Blandford Bloodstock. Her Ardad colt colt sold for 26,000 guineas ($ 36,478) in 2020, before being resold by Kilminfoyle House Stud for 100,000 guineas ($ 142,684) to Woodhurst Construction at Book 2 earlier this year.
Although Wild Mimosa has a promising production record in both sales and races, Overbury’s Simon Sweeting explained that she hasn’t always proven herself to be the perfect mother. He said of Dynaformer’s daughter: âShe has been a huge success for us; we were very lucky with it. organized mare.
“The 2 year old (Love Interest) looks to be doing well and the mare will return to the Time Test next year. I have a good breeding at Time Test and he is a fabulous stallion. He is a lot. further. to go there so we should be excited about him. It’s great for National Stud that they have such a promising stallion. “
The sire had another big result much later in the session when Michael Fitzpatrick of Kilminfoyle House Stud, signing as Good Will Bloodstock, rose to 66,000 guineas ($ 92,380) for the foal of Sweet As Honey ( lot 433) of the National Stud.
The Time Test colt presented as Lot 433 in the ring
âThis is the first Time Test foal I buy,â said Fitzpatrick. âThe stallion is a son of Dubawi and they are doing well; this is a trend that is becoming apparent. I wanted to have a Time Test to sell next year as I think his 3 year old first generation will continue. colt would be an October type Book 2. “
The Tattersalls December Foal Sale continues Thursday at 10 a.m. local time.