What a great season for the fillies! With so many memorable moments including ENABLE being awarded the Cartier Horse of the Year, WINX extending her unbeaten record to 22 races and the average price of fillies increasing from 2016 at every yearling sale held in the UK.

Last week’s Tattersalls Mares Sale provided another unforgettable moment, when MARSHA became the highest priced horse ever sold at a European auction, after being bought by M V Magnier for 6,000,000gns.   Owned and bred by the Elite Racing Club, she competed in 14 black type races during her three-year career, earning over £650,000 in prize money and winning three times in Group company.   Including her memorable win in this year’s Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes, where she beat American raider, Lady Aurelia by a short nose.

The sale also saw a number of the ThisFillyCan feature fillies go through the ring, including dual Group 1 winner, Quiet Reflection, who was sold 2,100,000gns to Blandford Bloodstock/ M V Magnier.  The daughter of Showcasing, who has been one of the flagship horses for the #ThisFillyCan campaign was originally bought by her trainer Karl Burke from the Goff’s UK Breeze-up sale at Doncaster in April 2015 for £44,000.  During her racing career, she proved highly consistent winning 8 races from her 13 starts, including the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and accumulated over £650,000 in prize money.

The sale was a great opportunity to promote the #value, #opportunities and #success of fillies this year, with the table below summarizing a number of fillies who saw an increase in their value.  These included, URBAN FOX, who was bought as a yearling for just 10,000gns from the Tattersalls Book 2 October Yearling Sale and resold at last week’s sale for 425,000gns to Barnane Stud, where she now looks to have a second career as a broodmare.