Well-Bred Dark Angel Filly Tops Part Two At Tattersalls Ireland


A filly by Dark Angel and out of Portmanteau topped Thursday's sale | Tattersalls Ireland

The solid trade continued at Fairyhouse on Thursday with a record €10,473 average recorded at Part Two of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, representing an 8% increase on 2021. 

The median was also up 12% over last year at €8,000 while turnover reached €963,500, up 42%, at a clearance rate of 82%.

The session was topped by a Dark Angel (Ire) half-sister to multi-surface Group 1 winner Hunter's Light (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), knocked down to Joe Foley for €52,000 from Ringfort Stud.

“She is a good model of a Dark Angel- she's a racy and athletic filly and I liked her physically,” said Foley. “She is out of a good mare, is a half-sister to a triple Group 1 winner, and is from the deep family of Darshaan (GB). She has lots of residual value, but more importantly, she is a lovely, racy filly with a great temperament.”

Tattersalls chief Simon Kerins described himself as happy with the week's trade. 

He said, “Part Two of the September Yearling Sale has enjoyed a welcome return to Fairyhouse and trade today has been buoyant. The demand seen the last two days continued into today's session with an impressive 82% clearance rate along with a record average and matched record median. Part Two has always been well supported by vendors when it took place in Ireland and achieving today's figures will only further endorse this section of the sale.

“We now look forward to compiling a catalogue for the Sapphire Sale with entries closing for foals, yearlings and broodmares on Monday, Oct. 17. All yearlings catalogued for both the September Yearling Sale and Sapphire Sale are eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales S. 2023.”


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