Foreign buyers have been out in force at the Tattersalls December Mare Sales. The Qatari lead the pack, however Turkey(Ibrahim Iraci), India & the Ukraine have been investing heavily. Turkey made 11 acquisitions during the wk. India recently lifted a 19 yr import ban.Ukraine returned to Equestrianism in 2008. Even Libya is investing large amounts so as to encourage a horse breeding and horse racing industry that they are establishing. The average price was up this season by as much as 39%. Excellent news for the English & Irish Breeders. Brood Mare, Dancing Rain, winner of the Oaks, in foal to Champion race horse Frankel, sold for 4 million guineas, bought by Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum. Brood Mare Immortal Verse, a Deauville winner, sold for 4.7 million guineas, to Coolmore, the Irish stud, establishing a record. Tattersalls.