Getaway Colt Tops Tattersalls Ireland NH Opener

The session-topping Getaway colt | Tattersalls Ireland

The rescheduled three-day Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale kicked off on Saturday, with 173 of the 231 lots offered sold (74.8%) for €2,167,000. The average climbed 2% to €12,526, while the median dipped 14% to €8,200.

Saturday's session featured mostly foals with some yearlings mixed in, and Timmy Hillman of Castledillon Stud was busy at the top of the market, buying the session-topping Getaway (Ger) colt foal (lot 205) for €85,000-the highest price for a National Hunt foal in 2020–as well as the third-highest priced offering, a colt foal from the first crop of Order Of St George (Ire) (lot 152) for €68,000. That three-time Group 1-winning stayer, who stands at Castle Hyde Stud, had another foal crack the top five, Cleaboy Stud and Coppice Farm's colt (lot 216) that was bought by Rathmore Stud and Inch Bloodstock for €44,000.

The highest-priced yearling of the day was Ballyreddin Stud's gelded son of Blue Bresil (Fr) (lot 32), who was bought by Michael Moore of Ballincurrig Bloodstock for €80,000.

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