Dick Turpin foals in demand at Tattersalls

Dick Turpin’s results at the Tattersalls Foal Sale confirmed shuttling him to Western Australia was an astute move by Mungrup Stud.

His first English-bred foals sold to 70,000gns (AUD 132,040) last week.

Dick Turpin (Ire) won the G2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood as a two year-old and trained on to win the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly at three.

Top price among his Tattersalls foals was the colt out of Imperialistic (Ire) from his home base at the English National Stud.  He’s a half-brother 2012 German 1000 Guineas winner Electrelane (Dubawi) and was purchased by leading agent Steve Hillen.

“Dick Turpin’s had a very solid start to his stallion career,” English National Stud managing director Brian O’Rourke said.  “He’s an exciting young stallion and his Tattersalls foals showcased that potential.”

Mungrup studmaster Gray Williamson has just welcomed the final foals from Dick Turpin’s first crop at his Great Southern nursery.  “A horse of his calibre has really raised the bar for Western Australia,” Williamson said.  “He was a world-class racehorse and has a pedigree that has already worked out here.”

Dick Turpin (Arakan) stands at Mungrup for a $8,800 (inc gst) service fee.


Dick Turpin - Imperialistic colt

Top-priced Tattersalls foal pictured earlier this year