Day two of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale followed a familiar theme with the progeny of Blue Bresil (Fr) and Walk In The Park (Ire) dominating proceedings once again.
The sire of the reigning Champion Hurdler Constitution Hill, Blue Bresil was responsible for four of the top eight foals through the ring on Monday, including a €97,000 colt that was sold by Ballykineally Stables to Coolmara Stables.
Mossy Barry of Ballykineally Stables commented, “He is out of the mare Beautiful War-we bought her and she was well-named as she is beautiful. She is the loveliest mare and this foal was like a lamb. He was the quietest foal.
“We have supported Blue Bresil all the way through since he stood at Cork and Beautiful War is back in foal to him. It is a fierce-looking family.”
Blue Bresil has enjoyed a strong opening two days at Tattersalls Ireland with 26 lots by sire selling for just shy of €1 million at €987,500. That equates to an average of €37,981 while Walk In The Park is also performing well with a €41,447 average for 19 lots sold.
Outside of those top-tier stallions, Irish Derby winner Santiago (Ire) has made a promising start with his first foals and a colt foal by the stallion was knocked down to Charles Shanahan and Glenvale Stud for €65,000. He was consigned by Kilbarry Lodge Stud.
However, the day two figures took a slight dip. Of the 236 lots offered, 171 were sold, representing a clearance rate of 72%. That figure was the same as last year but the aggregate was down 11% to €3,464,200 , the median down a further 11% to €16,000 and the average down 10% to €20,258.