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Kodiac ends Tatts Book 2 as leading sire; strong returns also for first crop of Kessaar

Many thanks to everyone who supported us at the Tattersalls October Sale.

The ever reliable Kodiac came out of Book 1 with an average of 207,526gns, his draft led by the half-sister to Lusail who sold out of our draft for 470,000gns to Westerberg. Six of his yearlings realised 300,000gns or more and in addition to Westerberg, were sold to MV Magnier, BSW/Crow Euro Venture, Chauvigny Global Equine, Solis/Litt and Blandford Bloodstock.

A Book 1 draft of four for Mehmas averaged 180,000gns and were led by a filly out of Country Madam who was sold by Mountain View Stud for 250,000gns to Mike Ryan.

Cotai Glory was also responsible for filly who made 130,000gns to Peter and Ross Doyle while Kessaar was represented by a 90,000gns colt who sold to Roger Varian (pictured below).

We have been delighted with the market response to Kessaar so far and that carried on into Book 2, at which Tally-Ho were also leading vendor.

It was there that two yearlings by Kessaar sold for an average of 60,000gns to Paul Cole and Rabbah Bloodstock.

His sire Kodiac grabbed plenty of headlines as well thanks to an average of 103,051gns and the sale of four yearlings for 200,000gns or more. They included a filly out of Shehila, who sold out of our draft for 340,000gns to Ben McElroy (pictured below).

"I saw her two or three days ago and saw a lot of likeness with Campanelle," said McElroy. "She stands over a lot of ground, she looks quick, she has a lot of presence and exudes class, everything you want to see in a filly.

“Her siblings are all well related and obviously Kodiac is a top sire of fillies. We've already had a lot of luck with him so I hope that continues. She'll go back to America, most likely to Wesley Ward."

McElroy also struck at 285,000gns for Croom House Stud's Kodiac colt out of Taste The Salt while Simon and Ed Crisford went to 230,000gns for Mountarmstrong Stud's colt out of Pious Alexander and to 210,000gns for our filly out of Shobobb.

In all, Kodiac's draft turned over 4,019,000gns to place him at the head of the sire standings.

Mehmas' draft meanwhile included a colt out of C'Est Ma Souer who was sold by Yeomanstown Stud for 250,000gns to Donnacha O'Brien. With four other yearlings hitting six figures, Mehmas ended Book 2 with an average of 111,111gns.

Cotai Glory's yearlings sold for up to 80,000gns while Galileo Gold hit a high of 65,000gns.

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