Affinisea Gelding Leads May Store Sale

Lot 179 | Tattersalls Ireland

Lot 179, a gelded 3-year-old son of Affinisea (Ire) topped the Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale at €50,000. The Knockalane House offering went to Ballyboy Stables.

Right behind him was a gelding by Workforce (GB) (lot 103) from Rathywork Stud, agent to Milestone Bloodstock. The son of Blazing Dawn (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) was knocked down for €48,000. His second dam is listed hurdle winner Blazing Sky (Ire) (Beneficial {GB}).

Third on the buyers' sheets was lot 68, J'Suis Kashe Bam's (Fr) (Buck's Boum {Fr}), a member of Liss House's draft. Joey Logan Bloodstock shelled out €47,000 for the bay gelding. His dam, Urkashe (Fr) (Clety {Fr}) was placed in the Listed Prix Rigoletto Chase at Auteuil.

Overall, 165 horses sold from 207 offered for an improved clearance rate of 80%. The gross was €2,704,400. The average decreased 8% to €16,390 and the median dropped to €13,000 (-15%).

Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, “Today saw the first store sale take place on its original dates for the first time in two years and the trade has been very strong. Most noteworthy was the record clearance rate which increased to 80% and turnover that surpassed the 2018 and 2019 May Store Sale sessions. We extend our thanks to our vendors for providing us with quality horses as well as every purchaser who engaged as they sought to find their next star.”

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