Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale

Catalogue Unveiled For the 50th Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale

The 50th edition of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale catalogue was released on Thursday. Featuring 406 stores, the sale is set for June 26-27 and begins at 10:30 a.m. each morning.  All lots catalogued are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2025. A wide variety of sires have progeny on offer, including Doctor Dino (Fr), Maxios (GB), Great Pretender (Ire), Walk In The Park (Ire), Beaumec De Houelle (Fr), Crystal Ocean (GB), Poet's Word (Ire), Getaway (Ger), Affinisea (Ire), Blue Bresil (Fr), and No Risk...

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Castledillon's Kayf Tara Gelding Heads Derby Sale

Kayf Tara (GB) may be gone, but his exploits are certainly not forgotten and late in the day at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale his three-year-old son consigned by Timmy Hillman's Castledillon Stud brought the hammer down at  €265,000. Becoming the highest-priced store horse of the year, the  the full-brother to the winning point-to-pointer Romeo Coolio (GB) was bought by Eddie O'Leary and Gordon Elliott. Hillman, who topped the Derby Sale for this first time, said of lot 397, "We bought him privately off Will Kinsey and it was through...

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Brits Barred From Derby Sale As Covid Rules Change

A last-minute change of local Covid regulations in Ireland has led to British buyers already in the country for the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale being unable to attend the sales complex at Fairyhouse. The company's major sale of National Hunt store horses gets underway at 11am on Wednesday and continues through Thursday, but those who had already travelled across the Irish Sea under strict protocols which included a 'bubble' for visitors from Britain, can no longer participate in person.  Bloodstock agent Tom Malone vented his frustration on social media on...

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Tattersalls Ireland Reschedules May Store Sale

The Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 14. Tattersalls Ireland has taken this step due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and prevailing travel restrictions. The Tattersalls Ireland Select July Store Sale is slated for Thursday, July 15, and the remaining stores will be put under the hammer at the Tattersalls Ireland August NH Sale on Aug. 10-11. At this time, inspections for the various store sales are almost complete, and the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale remains as scheduled on June 23-24. "Naturally...

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Milan Gelding Tops Derby Sale Day 1

A 3-year-old gelding by Milan (GB), a half-brother to the ill-fated Grade 1 bumper winner Fayonagh (Ire) (Kalanisi {Ire}), took top honours during the first day of trade at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale on Tuesday. Consigned as lot 145, the attractive bay hailed from Castledillon Stud's draft and was knocked down to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for €195,000. He is from the extended family of the Flat SP Solerina (Ire) (Toulon {GB}), who would become a two-time Grade 1 hurdle winner. Three other lots made six figures, with...

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Tatts Ireland Postpones Derby, May Store Sales

Tattersalls Ireland has postponed its Derby and May Store Sales due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Ireland. Originally set to take place from July 14 to 16, they will now be held-should government regulations permit-from Aug. 11 to 13. Tattersalls Ireland Chief Executive Officer Matt Mitchell said, "Despite every effort being made to give all the normal participants an opportunity to attend the sales next week it became clear during the course of [Wednesday] that the current obstacles in our way are insurmountable. It was reconfirmed that all attendees; be...

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Tattersalls Ireland Launches Live Internet Bidding

Live internet bidding for the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale and Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale was launched by the sales company on Tuesday. The two sales are slated for July 14-16, with the online bidding platform supplied by Xcria LLC. All future Tattersalls Ireland sales should have the live internet bidding feature, which allows buyers to submit live bids via computer, table or mobile phone without having to be on site at Tattersalls Ireland. Purchasers must register 48 hours in advance of the start of the Derby Sale and May...

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