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Tattersalls Oct Sale: 2M Guineas for Sky Lantern Colt
Eight yearlings sold for a million guineas or more on the second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on Wednesday boosting the number of seven-figure lots to twelve, three more than at last year’s sale. Day two saw a total of 114 lots gross 33,724,000 guineas, an increase of 28% on 2016, whilst the average and median rose 47% and 33% to 295,825 guineas and 160,000 guineas respectively. Yesterday’s top-selling lot was the first foal of former top-class UK filly Sky Lantern, a four-time Gr1 winner of the Moyglare Stud Stakes, 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Sun Chariot Stakes. Consigned by Highclere Stud on behalf of Rockcliffe Stud’s Keswick family, the Dubawi colt was knocked down to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier for 2 million guineas. Other millionaire lots included the Galileo filly out of Gr1 Prix Saint-Alary winner Vadawina secured for 1.55 million guineas, and a Frankel half-sister to Gr1 Canadian International winner Sarah lynx for 1.4 million guineas. Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues on Thursday.