Horse flesh – Horse flesh prices are going through the roof. And there is no sign of the bubble being burst...
Theatre of sales – Business is buoyant at the sales ring at Tattersalls in Newmarket. Millions of guineas were offered for some of the world's finest thoroughbreds at its annual yearling sale in October.
That's your lot – Each horse in question is given a lot number and potential purchasers can view the horse in question to make up their minds over its caliber before joining the bidding process.
Middle East interest – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is among those regularly at Tattersalls eyeing up potential new additions for his already impressive stable.
Going, going.... – Bidding can get to a frenzy as the highly skilled auctioneers whip up the crowds.
Gone – As much as $8.4 million went under the hammer and was exchanged for a single horse in a sale at Tattersalls in October, and conjecture is that price could be broken in December.
Dancing Rain – Arguably the most high-profile pregnant mare in the December sale, which starts on November 25, is Dancing Rain -- winner of the Oaks and its German equivalent -- and the fee for her is likely to run high pre-Christmas.
Priceless Frankel – The famous Frankel -- the greatest horse of his generation -- will make his first mark on the sales with the mares he has sired since going to stud in retirement.
Immortal Verse – Another to have been impregnated by Frankel is Immortal Verse, the price for whom is also likely to run into the millions when she goes under the hammer in December.
Bottom line – Tattersalls takes a 5% cut from each sale at its auction.