Hot Darling Sells for Record 460,000 guineas in Tattersalls Online Pop-Up Sale

The unbeaten two-year old filly HOT DARLING set a record for the highest priced lot ever sold on the Tattersalls Online platform when realising 460,000 guineas when purchased by Nurlan Bizakov’s Sumbe, having seen off strong international competition in today’s Pop-Up Online Sale.


Consigned by Amy Murphy Racing, HOT DARLING was a winner on debut at Chantilly in April before landing the Listed Prix des Reves d’Or at Vichy on her second start. She was sold with an entry in Sunday’s Group 3 Prix du Bois at Chantilly as well as having the option of running in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.


Speaking with Sumbe’s General Manager Tony Fry following the sale all options for the filly were open but ultimately it was decided to aim for the Royal Meeting next week:


“We are going to go to Royal Ascot with her, either for the Queen Mary or the Albany but most likely the Queen Mary. We now sponsor the Prix Morny and we would hope that she may get there eventually but, for now, we will take it one race at a time. She has an active pedigree, her sire Too Darn Hot is doing fantastically and looking to the future the plan would be for her to come back for our broodmare band. We have a selection of our own stallions that would suit her and she would be a lovely cross for them.”


“Today was very easy. The boss is in Kazakhstan at the moment, so it was very easy for him to bid from there and he was keeping me up to date throughout. When it is the right horse, it is a very good job.”


HOT DARLING was a 25,000 guineas purchase at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when purchased by Rodrigo Goncalves from Baroda Stud. The filly is by TOO DARN HOT out of the precocious BOATER, a winner by seven lengths on debut and second in the Listed Marygate Stakes at York. She is also a half-sister to the dam of this year’s Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner METROPOLITAN.


Reflecting on the sale, Tattersalls Online Sales Executive Katherine Sheridan commented: “We are thrilled with today’s result for Hot Darling as the highest priced lot to have sold on the Tattersalls Online platform since its inception. The auction attracted worldwide attention and is a ringing endorsement of the platform and the opportunities it presents for those seeking to trade. Selling with Tattersalls Online is a realistic and cost-effective option and we are excited by today’s result as it has again highlighted the far-reaching capabilities of the platform. Our most sincere thanks extends to Amy Murphy Racing and the owners for entrusting us with the sale of this elite filly and to Mr. Bizakov of Sumbe for his support of the sale today. We look forward to following Hot Darling as she aims for the Royal Meeting next week and wish all connections the very best of luck for the future.”


The next sale to take place on the Tattersalls Online platform will be the July Online Sale on 3rd – 4th July. Entries for the July Online Sale will be accepted until Friday 21st June and can be made through the Tattersalls Online website at Enquiries regarding the Tattersalls Online monthly sales are welcome by email to or by contacting us on +44 1638 665931.