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Millions spent at bloodstock sale but fears grow over Brexit port delays

• Frictionless movement between countries vital to horse racing
• Galileo colt sold for £3.2m to Coolmore at Newmarket sale

There was no sign of any Brexit nervousness among the buyers at Tattersalls’ Book 1 Sale on Tuesday, as a colt by Galileo was knocked down for 3.4m guineas (£3.23m) to the Coolmore Stud operation and four more yearlings reached seven figures on the first day of Europe’s most exclusive bloodstock sale. When the right people are playing, the market for the most blue-blooded of thoroughbreds seems impervious to outside forces.

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