Ardad Breeding Right Tops Tattersalls

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Ardad | Overbury Stud

A breeding right in Overbury Stud's Ardad (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (lot 83) brought 52,000gns from Ed Player of Whatton Manor Stud to top the Tattersalls Online June 29th Sale on Tuesday.

The bay, who stood for £4,000 this term, already has 13 winners this season to lead the European first-crop sires by that metric. He also sired the G2 Norfolk S. hero Perfect Power (Ire) at Royal Ascot, and another colt, Vintage Clarets (GB), ran third at that meeting in the G2 Coventry S.

“Ardad has made a remarkable start,” said Player. “Lots of winners, yes, but I am especially impressed by their quality. Six juvenile runners at Royal Ascot is great going, and Perfect Power looks like a colt with a big future. They've got such incredibly sound minds. I'm really looking forward to breeding to him in the years ahead.”

The breeding right in Ardad is the first breeding right to be offered in an online sale in Britain or Ireland. In 2021, the stallion enjoyed a busy breeding season, covering 152 mares.

Added Overbury Stud Manager Simon Sweeting, “I'm delighted that the breeding right has been bought by as successful a commercial breeder as Whatton Manor Stud. It is a tremendous endorsement of what Ardad's first crop have achieved so far.”

Schiaparelli (Ger) gelding Sir Jackschiaparel (Ire) (lot 25) brought the second highest price at 29,000gns. Richenda Ford Racing snapped up the winning point-to-pointer from the consignment of E. Holden's Coolmean Stables.

The gross for the 29 lots sold (42%) was 274,300gns. The average was 9,459gns and the median was 4,200gns.

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said, “Tattersalls Online has quickly established itself as Europe's leading online platform and the catalogue for the Tattersalls Online June 29th Sale was the largest yet, reflecting the confidence that both vendors and buyers have in our online product. We were delighted to be the first online platform in Britain or Ireland to host the sale of a breeding right and we are confident that the sale of the breeding right to Ardad will be the first of many that we offer on Tattersalls Online.”

For the full sale results, please visit www.tattersalls.com.

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