Trade on the second day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued to be strong with the highlight coming at the beginning of the sale when a colt by Dubawi achieved a record breaking price of 725,000 guineas when selling to John Ferguson.
The fireworks on Day 2 arrived just before lunchtime when the only DUBAWI colt in the catalogue entered the ring and became the highest priced yearling ever sold at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when bought by John Ferguson for 725,000 guineas. Bred by Gestüt Fährhof and Catalogued as Lot 875, the son of the German G3 winning mare GOATHEMALA by BLACK SAM BELLAMY is a half-sister to the German Listed winner GOIANA.
A crowded gangway turned out to take part in the bidding which saw Hong Kong based Willie Leung of Magus Equine take on Roger Varian until John Ferguson stepped in late with a bid of 550,000 guineas. Varian persisted but so did Ferguson who eventually bought the son of Darley’s super sire for 725,000 guineas.
Ferguson said of his purchase:
“He is a beautiful mover, and a lovely horse. Dick O’Gorman saw him in the summer in Germany and loved him then – the horse has made great progress and has done so well physically”.
The colt was consigned by Newsells Park Stud on behalf of Gestüt Fährhof and representative Julian Dollar commented:
“Gestüt Fährhof has done all the hard work, we just brought him to the sale – I am thrilled for them to get such a great price, and on top of the good sale they had in Book 1. It is a good farm and a great nursery and they deserve this success.”