Blue Bresil Colt Tops February NH Sale At Fairyhouse

Walshtown Stables' yearling colt by Blue Bresil (Fr) brought a sale-topping €62,000 from Glenvale Stud during the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale on Tuesday. The son of Maryota (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) (lot 113) is a half-brother to G1 Tolworth Novices' Hurdle third Mr Glass (Ire) (Sholokhov {Ire}). Under the second dam is multiple Grade 1-winning hurdler Yanworth (GB) (Norse Dancer {Ire}). From the same consignment was another Blue Bresil colt (lot 7) which attracted a winning bid of €50,000 from Niall Bleahen. The bay is a half-brother to G1...

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Foal Portion Of The November NH Sale Wraps With Old Persian Topper

Leading the way as the four-day Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale concluded on Wednesday was a colt by Old Persian (GB) (lot 954). Offered by Ballincurrig House Stud, the colt attracted the bid of Kevin Ross Bloodstock at €60,000. "We really wanted one by the sire," said Ross. "We love the line, Old Persian is by Dubawi (Ire) which we are keen on, and he was a tough campaigner who won nine races around the world. This is a lovely model, a good-walking type and his half-brother Slade Steel...

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First Black Type Winner For Inns Of Court In The Blenheim

Tally Ho Stud's first-crop sire Inns Of Court (Ire) had an impressive 21 winners on the board prior to Monday's Listed Ballyhane Blenheim S. and one of them Megarry (Ire) became his first black-type winner in that six-furlong Fairyhouse contest. Off the mark at the fourth attempt over this trip at The Curragh last month, the Gavin Cromwell-trained €25,000 Goffs Sportsman's graduate had finished runner-up to another of the sire's progeny in the re-opposing Lia Fail (Ire) in a Navan conditions race Sept. 2. Away smartly from the widest draw,...

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Group 3 Rescheduled As Gowran's Saturday Card Cancelled

Due to the cancellation of the Gowran Park meeting on Saturday, the G3 Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies S., has been transferred to Fairyhouse on Monday, Sept. 18. The Group 3's distance has been adjusted to one mile, one furlong and 20 yards, 80 yards shorter than formerly. In addition, the race reverts back to entries after final forfeits stages with fresh declarations to run to be made by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Lucky Lion Gelding Tops Tattersalls Ireland July Store Sale Part II

A store by Lucky Lion (Ger) already named Arthur (Ger) (lot 358) topped the Tattersalls Ireland July Store Sale Part II to bring the curtain down on the sale company's store sale season on Thursday. Derek O'Connor made a winning bid of €32,000 on behalf of Eoin Barry/Sean Aherne for the son of the multiple listed-winning jumper and Grade 3-placed Ajesha (Ger) from the Liss House consignment. Glen Stables' lot 418, a grey gelding by Yeats (Ire) was next on the buyers' sheets at €27,000. He was picked up by...

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Pair Of Stores Joint Toppers At Tattersalls Ireland

At the close of trade, a pair of €55,000 geldings, by Shantou and Noroit (Ger), respectively, topped the Tattersalls Ireland July Store Sale on Wednesday. Railstown Stud consigned the son of Shantou out of The Princetonian (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}) (lot 77) and he was purchased by Hamish Macauley Bloodstock/Ballycrystal. His dam is a full-sister to Cheltenham listed winner Rock On Ruby (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}). Already named Kow Boy Sivola (Fr), (lot 236), the Noroit (Ger) gelding was offered by Liss House. John McConnell shelled out €55,000 for the full-brother to...

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Cokoriko Gelding Leads The Way At May Store Sale

A 3-year-old bay gelding already named Kalao Coko (Fr) (Cokoriko {Fr}) (lot 214) brought a sale-topping bid of €65,000 from Tom Malone during the Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale on Tuesday. Malone was the sale's leading buyer. Consigned by Liss House, he is related to group winner G3 La Coupe winner Ultimately Lucky (Ire) (Kris {GB}), and the Classic-placed Group 3 winner Berine's Son (Irish River {Fr}). Liss House also offered the day's second-dearest lot--lot 219, Kicour La (Fr) (Nom De d'La {Fr}). Virginia Considine Racing picked up the 3-year-old...

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Bumper Catalogue For The Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale

A total of 416 stores have been chosen for the Tattersalls Ireland 2023 Derby Sale, set to take place June 28-29 at Fairyhouse, the sales company announced on Tuesday. All horses catalogued for the Derby Sale are eligible for the 2024 €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper. The Derby Sale achieved more winners at the Dublin Racing Festival, Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Festival than any other store sale again this year and has claimed 12 Grade 1s in 2023. "Exceptional doesn't come close to what we have on...

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GAIN The Advantage Series Set for Third Year

GAIN The Advantage Series will continue to be supported by Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and GAIN Equine Nutrition for the third consecutive year. Last year's series was won jointly by trainers Pat Martin and Kevin Coleman, who shared an overall league prize of €5,000 worth of GAIN equine products. After two successful years, this year there will be an added race at Tramore Racecourse. The race will be restricted to horses owned by a syndicate or racing club to support and encourage the growth in this area, and like the...

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HRI Announces Amended Programmes for Naas and Fairyhouse

Following the cancellation of Navan on Sunday, Dec. 18, due to frost, this meeting will not be rescheduled. The G2 Tote Navan Novice Hurdle will now be held at Naas next Tuesday, Dec. 20 as an eighth race with original declarations to stand. The NavanRacecourse.ie Rated Novice Steeplechase will now be held at Fairyhouse next Wednesday, Dec. 21 as an eighth race. It will revert back to entries at weights stage and will close for fresh declarations along with the rest of the Fairyhouse Meeting by 10am on Monday, Dec....

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Advertise Colt Foal Sparkles Brightest At The Sapphire Sale

Advertise (GB)'s colt foal (lot 123) was the most expensive lot on the day during Tattersalls Ireland's Sapphire Sale at Fairyhouse on Saturday. The Sapphire Sale featured Flat-bred yearlings, foals and broodmares and was the final sale of the year for Tattersalls Ireland. Knocked down for €38,000 to Micheal Orlandi on behalf of Ballyphilip Stud, the bay is a half-brother to three winners out of his winning dam, herself a Fusaichi Pegasus half-sister to champion and Classic heroine Misty For Me (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), and champion and juvenile Group 1...

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Walk In The Park Foal Leads The Way At Fairyhouse

Colts by Walk In The Park (Ire) took the first and third highest prices during the second day of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Lot 215, consigned by Thistletown Stud and a son of listed hurdle winner Poppy Kay (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB}), brought €52,000 from Abbeylands Farm. Earlier in the day, Yellowford Farm offered a bay son of Chesapeake (Fr) (Network {Ger}) (lot 305), who caught the eye of Kieran Shields for €47,000. His dam is a half-sister to dual graded-winning hurdler Bleu...

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