New Record Price at Fairyhouse

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Ginto | Tattersalls Cheltenham

Ginto (Fr) (Walk in the Park {Ire}) (lot 5) set a new record for a horse sold at Fairyhouse when bringing €470,000 to top the Tattersalls Cheltenham November (Ireland) Sale on Friday. Snapped up by Noel and Valerie Moran's Bective Stud, the winning 4-year-old gelding will remain with Gordon Elliott. Consigned by Cullentra House Stables, he won a maiden at Tattersalls by 12 lengths on Oct. 25.

Another 4-year-old gelding, Gringo d'Aubrelle (Fr) (Saddler Maker {Ire}) (lot 16), made €270,000 also from Bective Stud. Consigned by Monbeg Stables, the bay won on debut at Loughanmore.

A third lot brought €250,000, the grey gelding Gentlemansgame (GB) (Gentlewave {Ire}) (lot 9). Knocked down to Mags O'Toole, he was offered by Monbeg Stables.

Of the 25 lots catalogued, 24 were offered with 13 sold (54%) for a gross of €1,644,000. The average was €126,461 and the median was €75,000.

“Having initially moved this fixture from its Cheltenham home to Tattersalls Ireland as a result of COVID-19, new ground has been broken with today's sale being the first live online auction to be held by the Tattersalls group,” said Matthew Prior, Head of Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales. “We have witnessed strong demand for the top end of the market, with purchasers from both Ireland and the UK competing for the cream of the Irish point-to-point crop via a combination of internet bidding and telephone bids. The highlight of the day was the sale of the hugely exciting prospect Ginto, whose price of €470,000 marks him out as the highest price horse to ever be sold at Fairyhouse, which is testament to the location being able to service this sector. It would be remiss to not acknowledge that trade has been difficult for some vendors with a selective clearance rate and we will certainly review the format ahead of the next sale. We would like to thank vendors who have thrown their support behind this new concept, providing us with the same accustomed quality that is the hallmark of Tattersalls Cheltenham sales and those purchasers that have participated in the sale.”

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