Champs Elysees Filly Tops Tattersalls Ireland August NH Sale

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Lot 519, a filly by Champs Elysees | Tattersalls Ireland

A 3-year-old filly by the late Champs Elysees (GB) brought a sale-topping €50,000 from Jeremiah McGrath during Thursday's Tattersalls Ireland August NH Sale. Nina Carberry's Broad Meadow Stables consigned lot 519, who hails from the family of Australian champion Jeune (GB) (Kalaglow {Ire}).

“This is a well-bred filly,” said McGrath. “She has been bought for trainer Lucy Wadham. She trains the Fame And Glory half-sister Game On For Glory, who finished second in a bumper at the Cheltenham April meeting, they think a lot of her. This is a cracking model with some size and scope.”

At the end of Thursday's trade, 170 lots (67%) sold from 254 offered. The gross was €1,062,650, while the average was €6,251 (-27%). The median was €4,500 (-25%).

Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, “The Derby Sale registering a record average and median, as well as a clearance rate of 86% and 24 horses who sold for over €100,000, was a real highlight and a positive reflection on the premier quality of the Derby Sale and its' graduates who continually perform at the very highest level.

“The sale's top lot, the son of Walk In The Park bought by Noel and Valerie Moran's Bective Stud for €280,000, is this year's most expensive Store horse sold in Britain and Ireland.

“This week's May Store Sale also broke records with its best-ever clearance rate and its' first six-figure sale–a son of Blue Bresil, sold by Rathbarry Stud, bought by agent Aiden Murphy for €115,000, while the new July Store Sale, despite all of this year's difficulties, got off to a strong start with a session of highly satisfactory trade and a top price of €50,000.

“There was an extensive range of buyers involved across all the sales and at all levels, and horses were bought in numbers by Irish and English trainers and agents, new Irish and British-based owners and breeders, as well as point-to-point consignors, who have reinvested as strongly as ever.

“I would like to express gratitude to our clients who have been incredibly patient and supportive throughout, and we can all look forward to a return to the original sales calendar in 2022.”

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