An in-depth analysis of all horses sold at public auction in Europe in 2019, plus foals and yearlings sold in North America and sired by Europe-based stallions, is now available in the recently published Part 2 of the Weatherbys Bloodstock Sales Review.
Among the headline facts are:
The most expensive foal sold in 2019 was a chestnut colt by Dubawi, out of Nighttime, purchased by Godolphin for 1,029,600gns.
Coolmore sire Caravaggio had a great year, with his first crop of foals selling for up to 250,000gns. Ten of his offspring made over 100,000 and averaged 91,148gns from 33 sold.
Night Of Thunder’s foals were in high demand this year after his amazing start at stud with the average price for his foals jumping from 18,866gns in 2018 to 55,071gns in 2019.
Bated Breath, Coach House, Dabirsim, Dark Angel, Elusive Pimpernel, Frankel, Invincible Spirit, Teofilo and Wootton Bassett all had foal sales averages that were higher than their yearling averages in 2019 (stallions with three or more foals sold).
Coplow, the dam of Billesdon Bess and Billesdon Brook, was the highest-price mare sold in Europe in 2019, selling for 2,100,000gns to MV Magnier at the Tattersalls December Mare sales.
Other information in the review includes:
- Averages and medians for both colts and fillies of different age classes by sire
- Vendors and purchasers
- Leading Sires Lists
- Extensive editorial
- Top lots from major sales
Sales results are included from:
- Goffs UK
- Tattersalls Ireland
- Tattersalls Ascot & Cheltenham
- Fasig Tipton
The review is available to order here. The publication is priced at £48.00 (including postage and packing).