Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale

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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Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale Catalogue Now Online

The catalogue for the 2023 Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale, which has been set for Tuesday, May 15, is now available to view here. Some of the highlights, which features 282 stores, include a Harzand (Ire) gelding out of Grade 3 winner Mae's Choice (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) (lot 179); a Soldier Of Fortune (Ire) filly out of a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Paisley Park (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}) (lot 257); and an Elusive Pimpernel half-sister to Grade 1 hurdler Flooring Porter (Ire) (Yeats {Ire}) (lot 173). All horses catalogued...

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Affinisea Gelding Leads May Store Sale

Lot 179, a gelded 3-year-old son of Affinisea (Ire) topped the Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale at €50,000. The Knockalane House offering went to Ballyboy Stables. Right behind him was a gelding by Workforce (GB) (lot 103) from Rathywork Stud, agent to Milestone Bloodstock. The son of Blazing Dawn (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) was knocked down for €48,000. His second dam is listed hurdle winner Blazing Sky (Ire) (Beneficial {GB}). Third on the buyers' sheets was lot 68, J'Suis Kashe Bam's (Fr) (Buck's Boum {Fr}), a member of Liss House's draft....

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Record Price/Clearance at Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale

The twice-rescheduled Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale ended on Tuesday with a new record price of €115,000 and a new record clearance rate of 78%. Of the 211 lots offered, 164 sold. The gross was €2,851,200. The average and the median each posted double-digit increases-€17,385 for the average (+43%) and €15,000 for the median (+67%). A gelded son of Blue Bresil (Fr), offered by Rathbarry Stud, caught the eye of bloodstock agent Aiden Murphy. Lot 121B, a half-brother to Welsh Grand National H. Chase runner-up The Two Amigos (GB) (Midnight...

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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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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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