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Both Brocatelle and Zibilene are out of the Habitat mare Brocade, who made her name first as winner of the Group 1 Prix de la Foret and later as the dam of Barathea.
The family was to reach such heights of demand that two more of Brocade's offspring, Brocatelle and Zibilene, fetched 1.7m and 1.3m guineas at the December Sales in Newmarket.
The records in both categories are now well into seven figures, though the holders of them - Dance Design and Brocatelle - are rather less distinguished than the pair who caused a sensation in 1954.
Two more of her offspring, Brocatelle and Zibilene, fetched 1.7 million guineas and 1.5 million guineas respectively at the
Leigh, who owns Gossamer, sold Zibilene's maiden half-sister Brocatelle for 1.7 million guineas in the same ring a year ago.
Two other daughters were Listed-placed, and such was the heightened status of the family by 2000 that Brocatelle, her unsuccessful daughter by Green Desert, realised 1,700,000gns at the December Sales.
Four-year-old Brocatelle's recommendations were a very good pedigree-a Green Desert half-sister to Barathea-and a covering by the highly rated Machiavellian, but she had no racetrack credentials.
Chairman Nigel Elwes paid special tribute to Leigh, who hit the heights at the December Sales when his mare Brocatelle sold for 1.7 million guineas.
Maddest sales season moment: the 1.7 million gns deal over plating-class maiden Brocatelle in December.
Like Barathea's half-sister Brocatelle, who realised 1.7 million guineas at Tattersalls, she is a grand-daughter of Gerald Leigh's outstanding foundation mare Canton Silk, although Tarrifa's price was a rather more modest 5,200gns.
There have been some spectacular top-level transactions, notably European records via a 3.4 million guineas Sadler's Wells yearling at the Houghton Sale and Brocatelle realising 1.7 million guineas on Wednesday.