Sapphire Sale Launched By Tattersalls Ireland

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A weanling on parade at Fairyhouse | Tattersalls Ireland

The Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale, slated for Nov. 12, was launched by the sales company on Wednesday. Comprised of Flat-bred foals, yearlings and breeding stock, it will replace the November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale. Notable graduates of the sale under the previous name include G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}), who sold as a foal, as well as fellow weanling alumni The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), a G2 Norfolk S. victor, and G3 Molecomb S. winner Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}).

This sale is the final opportunity in 2022 to buy yearlings in Ireland. All graduates of this sale will be eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales S. at The Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend. In addition, the vendor of the horse that wins that contest will gain a new Overlander R160 2-Stall horsebox.

“Our aim with the new Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale is to build on the success of the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up and September Yearling Sales while also demonstrating the unwavering Tattersalls Ireland commitment to the Flat sector in Ireland,” said Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins. “The Sapphire Sale will offer smaller Irish breeders an opportunity to showcase their stock prior to the major breeding stock sales in Europe at a time when buyers will be in Ireland and addresses the demand from vendors for an Irish-based yearling sale at this time of year. We will be looking to increase the quality and number of foals and broodmares on offer and to assemble a selection of high-calibre commercial yearlings to ensure the Sapphire Sale becomes a must-attend fixture, not only for breeders and pinhookers, but also for Irish, UK and European-based trainers, owners, and agents. The Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale will be the first European foal and breeding stock sale of the year and we are looking forward to launching the sale with a strong catalogue of Flat foals, yearlings and breeding stock.”

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