Racing news: Sheik Mohammed wins first major skirmish of Tattersalls Book One sale
Sheik Mohammed won the first major skirmish of the prestigious Tattersalls Book One three-day bloodstock sale when paying £3,780,000 for a half-brother to 2017 St James’s Palace winner and 2,000 Guineas runner-up Barney Roy.
The Sheik outbid big rivals Coolmore Stud to secure the colt by Dubawi.
Agent Anthony Stroud, who bid on behalf of the Sheik, said: ‘Sheik Mohammed picked him out and he was his favourite of today. He cost more than we thought but you need to go so far to secure these sort of horses.’
Sheik Mohammed won first major skirmish of Tattersalls Book One three-day bloodstock sale
Meanwhile, Frankie Dettori is set to ride Buildmeupbuttercup, the Willie Mullins-trained 6-1 favourite in Saturday’s Emirates Cesarewitch Stakes at Newmarket.
Dettori will be attempting to complete the historic Autumn double having won the Cambridgeshire Handicap on John Gosden’s Lord North.