THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - Tattersalls Releases December Mares Catalogue

Published 2020/10/22

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Beach Frolic (GB) (Nayef), Lady Gorgeous (GB) (Compton Place {GB}) and Miss Phillyjinks (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), all Group 1 producers in 2020, are among the standouts in this year’s Tattersalls December Mares Sale, for which the catalogue was released on Thursday. There are over 100 stakes winners and producers catalogued, and mares in foal to 22 of the current top 25 active British and Irish sires. The four-day sale will take place at Park Paddocks in Newmarket from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 and feature 1,104 broodmares and fillies and mares in and out of training. The 9-year-old Beach Frolic (lot 1731) is the dam of this year’s standout 3-year-old miler Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), winner of the G1 St James’s Palace S. and the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois. The unraced Beach Frolic is herself a half-sister to G2 Dante S. winner Bonfire (GB) (Manduro {Ger}) and G2 Windsor Forest S. and G3 Musidora S. scorer Joviality (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}), and she is offered by Highclere Stud carrying a member of the first crop of champion sprinter Blue Point (Ire). Beach Frolic is one of nine mares catalogued in foal to Blue Point, and those also include the Grade I-placed Strathnaver (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) (lot 1649) and Daily Times (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}) (lot 1675), a winning half-sister to multiple Grade I winner Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}). Beach Frolic’s yearling colt by Highland Reel (Ire) sold for 320,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 1. Lady Gorgeous (lot 1740) produced this year’s G1 Fillies’ Mile winner Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}), and she is also responsible for the listed-winning Alwaab (Fr) (Toronado {Ire}). The 11-year-old Lady Gorgeous is offered by Norelands Stud in foal to No Nay Never. Miss Phillyjinks (lot 1736) is the dam of recent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), who was her first foal, and she is offered by Kellsgrange Stud in foal to Mehmas (Ire). Dulkashe (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 1605), dam of G1 Coronation Cup and G2 Hardwicke S. winner Defoe (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}), is offered in foal to Churchill (Ire). G1 Queensland Oaks scorer Winning Ways (Aus) (Declaration Of War) (lot 1726) is offered in foal to Kingman (GB), and the listed-placed Golconda (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) (lot 1386) is an attractive offering in foal to Triple Crown winner Justify. Maiden fillies on offer include Group 3 winners Breathtaking Look (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) (lot 1662), Devant (Fr) (Showcasing {GB}) (lot 1724), Kurious (GB) (Kuroshio {Aus}), Queen Jo Jo (GB) (Gregorian {Ire}) (lot 1751) and Tamniah (Fr) (Nathaniel {Ire}) (lot 1679), as well as 2020 listed winners Archer’s Dream (Ire) (Dream Ahead) (lot 1669), Heliac (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) (lot 1998), Punita Arora (Ire) (Sepoy {Aus}) (lot 1674), Run Wild (Ger) (Amaron {GB}) (lot 1704), Sardinia Sunset (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) (lot 1744) and Stormy Girl (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) (lot 2045). Sardinia Sunset is one of three juvenile stakes winners this year for Gutaifan, and the sire of the G2 Prix du Calvados winner Fev Rover (Ire) is the lone stallion offered in the sale (lot 1508). Four lots ahead of him, G1 Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling (GB) (High Chaparral {Ire}) (lot 1504) will go through the ring. “The Tattersalls December Sale is Europe’s premier breeding stock sale, and this year’s catalogue, which features the final part of the Waddesdon Stud Dispersal and the partial dispersal from Floors Stud, has quality in abundance,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “The December Sale is the annual showcase for the very best breeding stock that Europe has to offer and is a sale which exerts an extraordinary influence on the global Thoroughbred industry. The 2020 catalogue has outstanding consignments from many of the world’s leading owner/breeders and those buyers unable to make their annual pilgrimage to the sale will again be able to use the Tattersalls live internet bidding platform and telephone bidding facilities which have been a huge asset since we have been conducting sales under strict COVID-related rules and regulations.”