Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale

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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Walk In The Park Colt Brings Six Figures At Fairyhouse

The market demand for National Hunt foals remains strong, as the third session concluded on Tuesday with a colt by Walk In The Park (Ire) bringing €100,000 from Gerry Aherne and Charles Shanahan. Sold as lot 509 from the consignment of Oliver Loughlin, the bay is out of Posh Trish (Ire) (Stowaway {GB}), a listed winner. Posh Trish was originally sold by Loughlin for €1,200 at the 2013 November NH Sale. He is one of nine foals to sell north of €80,000 over the sale so far, with only four...

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Progeny Of Blue Bresil And Walk In The Park Dominate Day Two At Tatts Ireland

Day two of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale followed a familiar theme with the progeny of Blue Bresil (Fr) and Walk In The Park (Ire) dominating proceedings once again. The sire of the reigning Champion Hurdler Constitution Hill, Blue Bresil was responsible for four of the top eight foals through the ring on Monday, including a €97,000 colt that was sold by Ballykineally Stables to Coolmara Stables. Mossy Barry of Ballykineally Stables commented, "He is out of the mare Beautiful War-we bought her and she was well-named as...

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Blue Bresil Colts Shine Day 1 of November NH Sale

The first session of the Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale kicked off on Sunday with progeny by Blue Bresil (Fr)--sire of the six-time Grade 1 winner and November NH Sale graduate Constitution Hill (GB)--in high demand as two of his colts took the top two spots, as well five of the day's top ten prices overall. Lot 89, a bay colt out of the Shirocco (Ger) mare Bee Yanka (GB), brought €68,000 online from Timmy Hillman to be the day's highest price. The March foal was consigned by Clonmult on...

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Benie des Dieux Stars at November NH Sale

Five mares broke the six-figure mark during the fifth and final day of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, and Benie des Dieux (Fr) (Great Pretender {Ire}) was undoubtedly the star of the show. Offered by Closutton Stables, the bay went for €350,000 to MV Magnier/Bective Stud. Sold as lot 1253, she is a three-time Grade 1 hurdle winner and was in foal to Walk In The Park (Ire). Closutton also offered the third- and fourth-dearest lots-- lot 1254 and lot 1257, Buildmeupbuttercup (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}) and Salsaretta...

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Crystal Ocean Colt Popular at November NH Sale

The six-figure mark was breached for the first time during the third day of the foal portion-and fourth day overall--of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale on Wednesday. A son of Crystal Ocean (GB), lot 861, was knocked down to Kevin Ross Bloodstock and Ben Case for €120,000. Consigned by Coolmara Stables Ltd., the bay is out of Daydream Beach (Ire) (Mahler {GB}), herself a half-sister to Grade 1 hurdle winner Airlie Beach (Ire) (Shantou). Second on the leaderboards was Ballincurrig House Stud's lot 894, a son of Affinisea...

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Poet's Word Colt Tops Second Day of November NH Foals

A colt by Poet's Word (Ire) (lot 729) brought €85,000 from Joey Logan Bloodstock to top Tuesday's session of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale. The second day of NH foals, a total of 214 sold (83%) from 257 offered for an aggregate of €5,146,660. The average was €24,050 (-1%) and the median was €20,000 (+5%). Offered by Mountain View Stud, the bay is out of the Grade 3-winning hurdler and Grade 2-winning chaser Dinaria des Obeaux (Fr) (Saddler Maker {Ire}), who was also third in the G1 Spring...

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Record Aggregate and Average on Opening Day of Foals For November NH Sale

A record aggregate of €2,749,400 and a record-breaking average of €14,395 (+13%) was set for the opening foal session of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale on Monday. A total of 191 lots sold (74%) out of 258 offered, and the median was also up 13% (€10,000). Two fillies, lot 374 and lot 425, were joint-toppers on the day at 70,000 apiece. Ballyreddin Stud consigned a daughter of No Risk At All (Fr)--Jetfire (GB) (American Post {GB}), who caught the eye of Rathbarry Stud. Lot 374's dam won a...

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Walk In The Park Gelding Tops First Day of Tattersalls Ireland November

A gelding by Walk In The Park (Ire) (lot 166) topped Sunday's session of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale at €85,000. Out of Windermere Sky (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}), the bay was offered by Walshtown Stables, agent and went to Adrian Costello of Park Farm. Windermere Sky is a full-sister to Lord Windermere (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}), a dual Grade 1 Cheltenham Festival winner and a half to Sub Lieutenant (Ire) (Brian Boru {GB}), a Grade 2 winner over fences and hurdles. "The sire is one of the leading stallions...

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Laurina Tops Third and Final Session of Tattersalls Ireland

The third and final session of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale was topped by the wildcard Laurina (Fr) (Spanish Moon) (lot 801A). A Grade 1-winning daughter of Lamboghina (Ger) (Alkalde {Ger}) over jumps, the Ballincurrig House Stud-consigned 7-year-old was knocked down for €290,000 to Ridgewood Stud. Another 7-year-old wildcard, the grey Moskovite (Ire) (Flemensfirth) (803A) found a new home at The Beeches Stud for €160,000. Consigned by Boherna Stables, the mare has placed twice at graded level over fences and is carrying her first foal by Crystal Ocean...

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Tattersalls Ireland Moves Sales to December

The remaining 2020 Tattersalls Ireland sales have been postponed to December after the Irish government moved the country to Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions on Monday evening. The November National Hunt Sale will be held on Dec. 12-14. The November Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale, including a yearling section, is now set for Dec. 16, and the Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale will be conducted on Dec. 17. The three sales were originally slated for Nov. 9-13. "In these uncertain times we must plan as best as we can for further...

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