December Mares Sale

Never Offline: Lucky Vega Team Take Home Another Top Lot At Tatts

Who is Lucky Vega? From Monday to Friday, he bases himself at the Irish National Stud, having retired there off the back of a successful career on the track where he won a Group 1 for trainer Jessica Harrington. A quick scan through the results at any of the big sales either side of the Irish Sea recently and you will see that Lucky Vega (Ire) has been keeping himself busy upon his retirement, with his name featuring alongside some of the more select lots.  Lucky Vega, of course, is...

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Mahony Admits To Being Bowled Over After Tattersalls Sales Bonanza

Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony has admitted to being blown away by the strength of the market at Park Paddocks, not only at this week's December Mares Sale where the introduction of the Sceptre Sessions played a huge role in the sky-rocketing trade, but throughout the year. Mahony has described 2022 as the year where every expectation was exceeded and, speaking at the end of the December Mares Sale where over 80 million gns went through the Tattersalls tills, headlined by 5.4 million gns purchase Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never),...

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Tally-Ho Lands 125k Top Lot On Day For Commercial Breeders At Tattersalls

If Tuesday's remarkable Sceptre Session was dominated by the high-end buyers, the commercial breeders took over on a lower- key Wednesday where Tally-Ho headlined the action when signing for Gifted Master (Ire) (Kodiac {GB})'s sister Miska (Ire) for 125,000gns. Miska was bred by Tally-Ho and was consigned by the leading stud at Book 2 here last year when knocked down to Gainsborough Thoroughbreds for 210,000gns. A winner of a Nottingham maiden in June for Simon and Ed Crisford, Miska failed to build on that and, just over a year after...

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Angel Shines At Inaugural Tattersalls Sceptre Session

By Brian Sheerin and Emma Berry NEWMARKET, UK -- With the participants at Tattersalls braced for an even livelier Sceptre Session on the traditionally strong Tuesday evening of the December Mares Sale, the first of the two elite sessions eventually sprang into action once darkness had descended on Monday evening. A packed ring witnessed the sale of 22 of the 25 Sceptre mares and fillies for a combined 8, 270,000gns on a day when the figures overall showed a significant uplift on last year's prices. This is of course a...

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Clare Manning: 'Gan Teorainn The Most Exciting Horse I've Had To Sell'

NEWMARKET, UK-Classic contender Gan Teorainn (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) has been described by Clare Manning of Boherguy Stud as the most exciting horse the 29-year-old has ever had the chance to consign ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Sceptre Session at Tattersalls on Tuesday. Trained by her grandad Jim Bolger, Gan Teorainn advertised her Classic credentials when second in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp in October and can be backed at odds of 25-1 for next year's Oaks.  The Ennistown Stud-owned filly also boasts a rock-solid pedigree to match her...

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