Derby Sale Part II Shows Gains

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The one-day Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale Part II posted increases in several major categories Friday, with 125 lots marked as sold, resulting in a clearance rate of 84% and an aggregate of €2,042,200. The average of €16,338 (+32%) and median of €14,000 (+33%) were both increases on 2016's figures. Fourteen horses sold for €30,000 or above, with the joint toppers being lot 529, gelding by Westerner and lot 618, a gelding by Millinery each bringing €46,000.

Consigned by Rathbritt Stud, the Irish-bred 3-year-old was purchased by Aiden Murphy (C Poste) and is a full-brother to winners Westend Story (Ire) and Wild Bill (Ire). The Millenary gelding, consigned by Mr. Edward Naughton and out of Doransfirth who score twice over hurdles as a 6-year-old, was purchased by Francis Flood. Doransfirth is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Sizing Granite (Ire) (Milan {GB}).

“After a staggeringly impressive renewal of the Derby Sale which produced the best set of returns on record for a store sale, it is extremely gratifying to also record such positive results and witness such vibrant trade for Part II,” said Tattersalls Ireland Director Roger Casey. Vendors have again been very supportive of this section of the sale and we would like to extend our gratitude to them along with our loyal purchasers who continued to remain active throughout the entire sale.”

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