Key information from the top European sales of 2016

The Dansili filly who became the mare High Heeled’s third sale-topper in four years at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. Photo:

Dubawi sired the three most expensive yearlings to go through the sales ring in Europe in 2016, while his yearling average was in excess of 820,000 guineas.

Four stallions dominated the yearling sales in Europe in 2016. Between them, Dubawi, Galileo, Frankel and Shamardal were responsible for the 18 most expensive yearlings sold.

A filly by Dansili out of High Heeled topped the Tattersalls December Foal sale, the third time in four years the mare’s foal has achieved the feat.

Dark Angel’s 99 yearlings that sold through the sales ring averaged over €165,000. These were conceived when he was commanding a mere €27,500 covering fee.

These are just a few of the headline facts contained in The Bloodstock Sales Review 2016 Part 2. The recently released Weatherbys publication provides a wealth of information from the 2016 bloodstock sales for both industry professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Opening with a thorough overview of the major European sales, the book also features a definitive list of foals, yearlings, mares and horses in and out of training sold in Europe, together with foals and yearlings sold in North America or Japan and sired by European-based stallions.

All sales details are grouped together by sire for easy reference, with sale prices shown in guineas and euros.

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