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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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Blue Bresil Gelding Tops The First Day Of The November NH Sale At Fairyhouse

A gelded son of Blue Bresil (Fr) (lot 62) topped the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Out of Tell It To Me (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB}), the bay was offered by David Minton's Mill House Stud and sold for €50,000 to Redbridge Stables. His second dam is the Grade 3 chase winner Liberthine (Fr) (Chamberlin {Fr}), herself a half-sister to three-time Grade 1-winning chaser Long Run (Fr) (Cadoudal {Fr}). Consignor David Minton said of the March-born yearling, "He is a lovely...

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200-Strong Sapphire Sale Catalogue Unveiled

The Sapphire Sale catalogue, featuring 200 foals, yearlings and breeding stock, is now online, Tattersalls Ireland revealed on Friday. Slated for Saturday, Nov. 12, the one-day sale will begin at 10:30 a.m. All of the yearlings offered will be eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales S. at the Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend. Yearling sale grad Bellabel (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) won the GII San Clemente S. at Del Mar this year and was also runner-up in the GI Del Mar Oaks. G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Catalogue Features Bellabel Half

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale is now online. Featuring a half-sister to the catalogue will offer 480 yearlings during Part I of the sale on Sept. 20-21 and another 128 lots for Part II on Sept. 22. Past graduates continue to excel on the racecourse, with Bottle Of Bubbles (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) taking the G3 Premio Primi Passi, and Sir Busker (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) trotting up in the G2 York S. recently. Several yearlings are full- or half-siblings to group winners, among them a...

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First Start For Daughter Of Classic Heroine Marvellous

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a daughter of Classic winner Marvellous (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).   8.20 Fairyhouse, Mdn, €12,500, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT NEVERLAND (Quality Road) is the fourth foal out of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Marvellous (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), which links her to the likes of Gleneagles (Ire), Happily...

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Sapphire Sale Launched By 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...

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Robin Des Champs Mare Tops Tattersalls Ireland NH February Sale

Robin de Carlow (GB) (Robin des Champs {Fr}) (lot 298A), consigned by Closutton Stables, brought a sale-topping €70,000 from Simon Cox and Ballincurrig House during the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale on Tuesday. The 9-year-old has won at the Grade 3 level over both hurdles and fences and her granddam is the Grade 1 hurdle heroine Nas Na Riogh (Ire) (Presenting {GB}). Ballincurrig House Stud's Perfect Ball (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) brought the next dearest amount, going for €62,000 to Kieran Shields. The yearling (lot 104) is...

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Kodiac's Straight Answer Dominant In The Blenheim

Ger Lyons and Colin Keane are the men of the moment in Ireland at present and the combination were in clover again on Monday as TDN Rising Star Straight Answer (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) recorded an impressive success in Fairyhouse's Listed Ballyhane Blenheim S. Handling soft ground with aplomb on his debut over this six-furlong trip at The Curragh Aug. 21, Juddmonte's homebred led at every step on this good-to-firm going en route to a 5 1/2-length success from Glengarra (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}) as the 2-1 favourite. "He's a work in progress,"...

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Tatts Ireland Returns To Original Dates; Stays In Newmarket

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will return to its originally scheduled dates of Sept. 21 and 22 following the announcement that the Goffs Orby Sale would be staged at Kildare Paddocks in Ireland rather than at Park Paddocks in Newmarket. Despite the Irish government's recent relaxation of quarantine requirements for most vaccinated visitors, the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will remain in Newmarket rather than return to Fairyhouse. Simon Kerins, chief executive officer of Tattersalls Ireland, said, "We are pleased we are able to offer certainty surrounding our dates...

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Daughter of Was Debuts at Fairyhouse

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a daughter of Oaks winner Was (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 1.50 Chantilly, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, f, 7fT BAHASA (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}) debuts for the Wertheimers and trainer Christophe Ferland, who combined to win the 2013 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac with the dam Indonesienne (Ire) (Muhtathir {GB}). Only...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale Relocated To Newmarket

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will for the second consecutive year be moved from its base at Fairyhouse to Tattersalls's headquarters at Park Paddocks in Newmarket due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Ireland, specifically whether international buyers will be able to attend without undergoing lengthy quarantines. The three-day sale will now take place a week earlier than originally scheduled, with Part I on Sept. 14 and 15 and Part II on Sept. 16. Tattersalls Ireland Chief Executive Officer Simon Kerins said, "The decision to relocate to...

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GAIN to Sponsor The Advantage Series

GAIN Equine Nutrition will sponsor a new race series, The Advantage Series, for the Irish Flat Season, Horse Racing Ireland announced on Tuesday. Launched with Ado McGuinness Racing, the eight part series of races will be run for points over a variety of conditions to cater to different trainers and horses throughout the season. For each race, there will be a 40% prizemoney boost. A grand prize of €5,000 worth of GAIN Equine Nutrition products will be awarded to the trainer who tops the GAIN The Advantage Series at the...

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