Fabulous Tattersalls colt by Equiano

Equiano has been rewarded for a successful flat season in Europe during Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale at Newmarket.

The Swettenham Stud shuttler had a colt from USA bred mare Fabulously Fast sell for 120,000gns (AUD 230,515) on Wednesday.

The colt was purchased by Adam Sangster’s brother Sam for clients of trainer Brian Meehan.  The Manton based conditioner has prepared two Equiano winners this year – Lightning Stride and Ghost Cat.

“This colt presented as one of the best individuals in the Sale,” Sam Sangster said.  “He’s a real athlete – just like his father – and looks a proper two year-old.”

The colt’s older brother Equally Fast is one of 15 two year-olds winners sired by Equiano so far this year – he broke through at Wolverhampton last month.

Their dam Fabulously Fast (Deputy Minister) was a Group 1 winner of the Test Stakes at Saratoga and her Red Ransom colt Humungosaur was stakes-placed as a two year-old at Deauville.

Sam Sangster worked alongside Adam at Swettenham Stud in Victoria before being appointed European Sales & Marketing Manager for Sirecam.  “Equiano is doing a wonderful job with his first crop,” he said.  “That was an obvious attraction and the colt we bought is a lovely lad.  I can already see him at Royal Ascot next year.”

Equiano has another 17 yearlings catalogued for Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale which begins on Monday.

Among the highlights is a colt from G2 Royal Ascot winner Langs Lash (Lot 1094), a half-sister to Irish stakes winner Minalisa (Lot 1172) and a three-quarter sister to G2 Del Mar Derby runner-up Jairzihno (Lot 1265).

Equiano (Fr) is currently serving his latest southern book for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Swettenham Stud.