TATTERSALLS October Auction Stakes, a £150,000 race for horses purchased at either Books Three or Four of last autumn’s Tattersalls Yearling Sales has attracted six two-year-old entries from Harper Lodge Farm.
The race is over six furlongs and is on 5th October 2019 on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile. Not only does it have an £82,500 purse for the winner but there is prize money down to 10th place. It’s designed to give horses who were relatively inexpensive at the sales a chance of a big pay day.
The six stable entries include two colts, three fillies and one gelding. One of the colts is owned by Solario Racing (pictured on the gallops nearside). He was purchased at Book Three last October and is a good-looking, individual by Group One winner, Garswood out of an Inchinor mare, Pachanga, who has produced five individual winners from seven runners.
Racing Manager, Simon Double said: “He looks the ideal type for this race as he has the physique, pedigree and temperament to make a 2yo. Not only that but costing just 15,000 guineas, he gets all the weight allowances!”
The other colt is an Andrew Cohen home-bred by Coach House out of a Big Bad Bob mare called Ojai while the gelding is Dover Light (pictured far side), a 22,000 guineas purchase by the sire, Sir Prancealot. The latter is owned by Ken Ivory and Mrs Valerie Hubbard who also have the filly, Alsukar entered in the race. She is by Brazen Beau and is a half-brother to the yard’s dual winner, Sir Prize.
The sextet is completed by a Rock of Gibraltar filly out of a Dr Fong mare, Classic Lass and she is owned by Gracelands Stud Partnership.
There are 237 two-year-old entries in total at the first entry stage but this number will come down by the second entry stage in May. The final stage is at declarations when 30 will make the cut with a third of the field earning prize money. Hopefully, Harper Lodge Farm will be one of those 30….and one of the ten earning connections some prize money!