Record Price/Clearance at Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale


Lot 121B, a gelded son of Blue Bresil, topped the one-day sale | Tattersalls Ireland

The twice-rescheduled Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale ended on Tuesday with a new record price of €115,000 and a new record clearance rate of 78%. Of the 211 lots offered, 164 sold. The gross was €2,851,200. The average and the median each posted double-digit increases-€17,385 for the average (+43%) and €15,000 for the median (+67%).

A gelded son of Blue Bresil (Fr), offered by Rathbarry Stud, caught the eye of bloodstock agent Aiden Murphy. Lot 121B, a half-brother to Welsh Grand National H. Chase runner-up The Two Amigos (GB) (Midnight Legend {GB}), counts Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Line As (Fr) (Cadoudal {Fr}) as his second dam.

“He is the one I really wanted today,” said Murphy, the day's leading purchaser. “He is a lovely horse and has a pedigree. He is a great advertisement for the sire, he goes to Olly [Murphy] and is for Diana and Grahame Whateley.”

Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, “Only in its fourth year, the May Store Sale has already become recognised as a leading source of winners and today's impressive set of figures have confirmed its importance within the store sale calendar. Although delayed until August for a second year in a row, this year's sale has produced an excellent trade that surpasses pre-COVID times and has achieved a record clearance rate.

We extend our thanks to our vendors who remained patient throughout the disruption to the sales calendar and provided quality stores as well as every purchaser who engaged as they sought to find their next May Store Sale winner. We were delighted to welcome UK buyers back to Fairyhouse following the easing of travel restrictions into Ireland.”

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