Published 2023/12/07

Press Release                                                                       7th December 2023

Havana Grey Breeding Right Headlines Tattersalls Online December Sale Catalogue

A Breeding Right to Europe’s most exciting young sire HAVANA GREY is set to be the highlight of 113 lots catalogued for the Tattersalls Online December Sale which takes place from 13th - 14th December. The sale will offer the broadest range of lots yet with 66 horses in/out of training, 16 foals, 13 broodmares, 9 Breeding Rights, 5 yearlings, a pair of Store horses, one point-to-pointer and a stallion.

After a previous Breeding Right to HAVANA GREY topped the Online November Sale at 280,000 guineas, this month’s online auction presents another rare opportunity to invest in 2023’s leading European second crop sire.

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Lot 110: A Breeding Right to Europe's most exciting young sire HAVANA GREY

A high quality selection of 66 horses in and out of training will go under the virtual hammer including the Listed placed filly CLOUDBREAKER, consigned by Charlie Fellowes’ Bedford House Stables. Having finished fourth at Royal Ascot in the King George V Stakes, the daughter of SEA THE STARS gained valuable blacktype when second in the Listed Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket. The three-year old is out of the Group 1 placed mare DEVERON and is a half-sister to two Listed winners in LAMAR and HADDAF.

Other notable entries from both codes include the Goodwood Festival winner TEMPORIZE, promising novice chaser TEMPO CHAPTER TWO and the last time out winners CASH OR CRYPTO, FINN RUSSELL, LOCHNAVER, NEVER CRY NEVER and RHASIDAT. Offered alongside the horses in training is winning point-to-pointer MY LUCKY STAR, who stayed on well to win a 2m4f maiden at Larkhill last month on her seasonal debut.

The 16 foals catalogued are headed by a Mount Coote Stud consigned filly by Group 1 Sussex Stakes winner MOHAATHER, whose first crop of yearlings were very well received at the recent sales. A half-sister to the Listed placed WHIM, the April born filly is out of the Group 3 winner WHAZZIS and is a close relation to the Group 2 winning two-year old JAMES GARFIELD from the family of leading sires INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and KODIAC. Other sires with foals in the sale include HIGHLAND REEL, INVINCIBLE ARMY, KING OF CHANGE, MIND YOUR BISCUITS, WALDGEIST, WITHOUT PAROLE and WORKFORCE.

There are plenty of opportunities for breeders on offer among the 13 mares catalogued including the attractively covered HAPPY HIKER, who is offered by Godolphin in foal to 2000 Guineas winner SAXON WARRIOR. The grey mare has a two-year old by EARTHLIGHT to run in 2024 and is a close relation to Group 1 winner MEKHTAAL. Other mares in the sale are offered in foal to stallions including ARIZONA, BLUE BRESIL, CALYX, COTAI GLORY, INVINCIBLE ARMY, KING OF CHANGE and SHOWCASING. The 5 yearlings catalogued include progeny of proven sires AL KAZEEM, ARDAD, PASTORAL PURSUITS, RIBCHESTER and TIME TEST.

The Online December Sale has received widespread support from 78 individual consignors from Britain and Ireland. The catalogue includes drafts from top Flat and National Hunt owners, trainers and breeders including Baroda Stud, Ralph Beckett, Karl Burke, Jack Channon, Richard Fahey, Charlie Fellowes, Godolphin, William Haggas, Jessica Harrington, David Marnane, Ado McGuiness, Joseph O’Brien, Fozzy Stack, James Tate, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Roger Varian, Ed Walker and Ian Williams amongst others.

Details of all lots as well as consignor contact details can be found on the Tattersalls Online website at www.tattersallsonline.com . Prospective buyers are required to join the sale ahead of the commencement of bidding from 12 noon, Wednesday 13th December, with bidding scheduled to close from 12 noon on Thursday 14th December.The outstanding son of HAVANA GOLD has sired 16 Group/Listed winners and 31 Group/Listed performers in his first two crops, led by the dual Group 1 winning two-year-old VANDEEK.A Breeding Right is also on offer to TERRITORIES, sire of this year’s Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner REGIONAL, as well as Breeding Rights to ACLAIM, ALKUMAIT, CLOTH OF STARS, INNS OF COURT, LAND FORCE, LE BRIVIDO and TIME TEST.