Althania Tops The Tattersalls Online October Sale

Althania topped Friday's October Sale | Tattersalls Online

Black-type producer Althania (Street Cry {Ire}) (lot 13) topped Tattersalls Online's October Sale on Friday. Sold for 80,000gns to Kevin Blake Bloodstock, the chestnut is carrying a foal by Australia (GB). Offered by Gary Duffy's Irish Emerald Stud, Althania has already foaled Listed August S.-placed Maksud (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) and she is also a half-sister to two-time Grade I winner Gabby's Golden Gal (Medaglia d'Oro), as well as Grade II winner Always A Princess (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}). The trio are out of the listed-winning Gabriellina Giof (GB) (Ashkalani {Ire}).

Kevin Blake, who bought the mare on behalf of Golden Farm Bloodstock, said, “Althania jumped off the page when the catalogue for the sale came out. It isn't easy to buy proven mares that have produced big results on the racecourse as well as in the sales ring, so I thought she ticked all the right boxes. I have also been following the progress of her son Maksud all year. He's a horse I like a lot and think will do even better next year.

“She was bought for an investment fund I manage called Golden Farm Bloodstock. We're looking forward to seeing what she produces by Australia in the spring and to picking her next mate. She is a real outcross, so we will have plenty of options. There is plenty of action in the family, so hopefully she will prove to have been a good investment in the fullness of time.”

Cavalier Bloodstock snapped up Irish Emerald's Hope Lake (Ire) (Shamardal) (lot 21) for 38,000gns later in the sale. It was the second highest of the day, and the 8-year-old is in foal to Acclamation (GB). Her dam, the Nashwan mare Nadia (GB), won the G1 Prix Saint-Alary and was second in the G1 Prix de Diane.

Malbay Madness (Ire) (Wings Of Eagles {Fr}) (lot 37) was the third dearest lot of the day, making 30,000gns to Madness In Mind Partnership. Consigned by Lackendarra Stables, the juvenile horse-in-training has one win and count's Moon Search (GB) (Rainbow Quest) as his second dam. Eva Luna (Alleged), progenitress of G1 St Leger S. hero Brian Boru (GB) (Sadler's Wells) et. al, is Malbay Madness's third dam.

At the end of the day's trade, 24 lots grossed 269,100gns. The average was 11,178gns and the median was 4,000gns.

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