August NH Sale
Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 August 2018 10am each day
Day 2: August 15
Lot 291: Tom Malone bought six horses yesterday and continues to add to the haul today going to €17,000 for a son of Getaway.
Getaway, a son of Monsun, had 18 lots sell at the Derby Sale for an average of €42,389.
From Shanville Stables, the gelding is the second foal out of a Milan half-sister to Winter Magic (Grade 3 placed) and from the family of Irish Grand National (G1) winner Point Barrow (11:13)
Lot 271: in a repeat of yesterday, the first lot in the ring catches buyers' eyes – this son of the popular Fame And Glory, sire of yesterday's top lot, and out of the talented racemare Native Endurance, fetches €22,000.
By Be My Native, Native Endurance won five times, victories including a Grade 2 and a Grade 3 over hurdles.
The May-born gelding was consigned by Ballincurrig House Stud on behalf of David Swindlehurst and was bought by the Crawford Brothers. (10:50)
After a busy day's trade yesterday, we are looking forward to the second day of the three-day August NH Sale.
Follow all the action here on sales day live, or watch out for updates on twitter.
Get all the results, withdrawals and catalogue updates here. (09:15)
Day 1: August 14
Strong trade on the first day of the August National Hunt Sale A strong opening day of the three-day Tattersalls Ireland August National Hunt Sale produced the highest price given at the sale since 2014 with bloodstock agent Matt Coleman going to €80,000 for a son of Fame And Glory, as well as the highest price given for a filly since 2010.
"He is for Clive Boultbee-Brooks," said Coleman, who outbid Aiden Murphy for the Castledillon Stud-consigned top lot (Lot 207). "I bought Sebastopol for Clive last year and he won the bumper at the Scottish National meeting for trainer Tom Lacey. We think quite a lot of the horse and he is by Fame And Glory too."
Agent Tom Malone went to €60,000 for Lot 223, a daughter of Saint Des Saints consigned by Johnny Collins's Brown Island Stables. She is the most expensive filly sold at the August Sale since 2010.
"She is my pick of the sale from the geldings or fillies," said Malone of the filly already named Diama. "She was entered in the Derby Sale but didn't get there and she has a real Derby Sale physique. She is for Paul Nicholls."
Collins explained the filly's absence from the June sale. "She pulled a muscle just two weeks ahead of the Derby Sale, and had to stand in for three weeks," said the pinhooker. "I had Quel Esprit and so have always been a big fan of the stallion, I am delighted."
Trainer Gordon Elliott, standing with agent Mags O'Toole, spent €70,000 on a son of the late Presenting, sold by Abbey Stables ( Lot 231 pictured below), while earlier in the session Elliott, with Mouse O'Ryan, went to €65,000 to buy Falco Lux (Lot 103). Sold by Peter Nolan Bloodstock, he is a Falco half-brother to the talented Grade 1 Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Labaik.
Elliott, who trains the older half-sibling, said: "This is a lovely athletic horse, and looks ready to go."
Lot 123, a Lough Na Sollis Stud-consigned gelding by Oscar, boasts some highflying siblings; his 2008 full-brother is the dual Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank, while his half-brother is the Grand National (Grade 3) hero Many Clouds.
"This horse has been bought for Richard Gilbert, whose horses run under Straightline Construction Ltd," said purchaser Tom Malone, who spent €55,000 on the acquisition. "This horse will go to Brian Harding to be broken, and a trainer will then be decided. He is a lovely horse and you don't often get to buy pedigrees such as this."
The session's average improved from last year by 22 per cent to €12,813, while the median increased by 7 per cent to €7,500. Although the session was reduced in size from last year's catalogue of 366 lots to 270 lots, the aggregate stayed on a par at €2,011,600.
The strong demand throughout the day meant that five horses have already sold for €50,000 or more compared to just one in the entire sale in 2017.
Tattersalls Ireland August National Hunt Sale continues tomorrow at 10am and concludes Thursday, 16 August. All lots are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2019 and the RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series. Fillies are also eligible for the €5,000 Weatherbys/ITBA Fillies Bonus Scheme. (20:12)
Lot 231: Mags O'Toole, standing in the gangway and with trainer Gordon Elliott, buys this son of Presenting for €70,000.
Sold by Abbey Stables, he is out of the winning Accordion mare Lemon Cello.
Aiden Murphy, standing upstairs and on the telephone, was underbidder. (17:43)
Lot 223: becomes the most expensive filly to sell at the August NH Sale since 2010.
Tom Malone spent €60,000 on the daughter of Saint Des Saints, sold by Brown Island Stables and it was another good sale today for Johnny Collins's farm.
"She is my pick of the sale - from the geldings or fillies," said Malone. "She was entered in the Derby Sale, but didn't get there – she has a real Derby Sale physique. She is for Paul Nicholls."
She is the third foal out of La Politique, who is yet to have a runner. She is a half-sister to Laterano, a son of Saint Des Saints and a Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 runner-up over fences in France. (17:37)
Lot 207: a new top lot and a best top price at the August NH Sale since 2014 - Matt Coleman going to €80,000 for a son of Fame And Glory sold by Castledillon Stud.
"He is for Clive Boultbee-Brooks," said Coleman., who left Aiden Murphy as underbidder. "I bought Sebastopol for him last year and he won a bumper at the Scottish National meeting. We think quite a lot of the horse and he is by Fame And Glory too.
"I bought Clive a couple by the sire at the Derby Sale and we are going after the stallion.
"The mare of this horse has produced a black-type horse in The Crafty Butcher, Secret Art is a 100-rated Flat horse and White Shift ran at Royal Ascot as a juvenile. There is a bit of Flat speed here, which is like Sebastopol's pedigree.
"I also like the cross as the mare is by Green Desert, which brings in Danzig."
No trainer has yet been decided by Boultbee-Brooks, but Coleman will be hoping the progeny by the late Fame And Glory maintains the great start they have made on the racecourse – this spring and summer Coleman has bought six stores by the late Coolmore sire. (17:01)
Lot 178: trainer Yvonne Dunleavy purchases this Milan gelding on behalf of a client. He cost the new connections €40,000 and was sold by Kilcornan Stables.
"I just loved him," she said. "He is a lovely mover, big and scopey, he will just need some time. We will probably break him in and then let him off to the end of the season."
The June gelding is a fourth foal out of Enniscoffey, dam of Enniscoffey Oscar, winner of a NH Flat race, runner-up in the Weatherbys NH Flat race at Aintree and winner of the Don novice Hurdle (G2).
It is also the family of Grade 3 winner Weird Al. (15:58)
Lot 170: a second purchase today for Aiden Murphy, the agent picking up this Fame And Glory gelding for €30,000.
He is the second foal out of the mare Dibella (Observatory), a winner at three, over hurdles at fur abd placed third in a Grade 3 hurdle.
She is half-sister to Dibayani, winner of the Listed King George V Cup and runner-up in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Cup and the Epsom Handicap, both races staged at Randwick.
She is also a half-sister to Dirar, a 10-time winner and twice third in the Guinness Galway Hurdle (G1), and runner-up in the New York Turf Writers Cup Hurdle. (15:43)
Lot 169: Gerry Griffin strikes again, this time going to €40,000 for a Milan filly from Thistletown Stud.
She is out of the four-time winning mare Dewasentah (Supreme Leader), a winner of a bumper. She is dam of two winners from two runners, both also successful in NH Flat races. (15:37)
Lot 123: this gelding by Oscar, a full-brother to the dual Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank, and a half-brother to the Grand National (G3) winner Many Clouds, is bought by Tom Malone for €55,000.
"He is for Richard Gilbert, whose horses run under Straightline Construction Ltd," said Malone.
"This horse will go to Brian Harding to be broken, and then a trainer will be decided.
"He is a lovely horse and you don't often get to buy pedigrees such as this."
Straightline Construction's trainers have all been based in the north of England and include Keith Dalgleish and Donald McCain.
It was another successful sale today for Lough Na Sollis Stud. (14:25)
Lot 103: the Falco half-brother to the talented, but quirky, Labaik makes €65,000, bought by Mouse O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott, trainer of older half-sibling.
"He is a lovely athletic horse, and looks ready to go, his half-brother is a very talented horse and is back cantering," said Elliott.
Sold by Peter Nolan Bloodstock, the April-born bay gelding already named Falco Lux is by Falco, whose best NH runner so far is the Triumph Hurdle (G1) winner Peace and Co.
His best on the Flat is Odeliz, a dual Group 1 winner. Her first foal by Dubawi (Lot 19) is catalogued in the October Book 1 yearling sale at Newmarket, due to be consigned by Mount Coote Stud. (13:45)
Lot 89: David Minton of Highflyer steps into action to buy this son of Sholokhov on behalf of Newmarket-based trainer Lucy Wadham. She is flying into Ireland from Italy and was sat on the tarmac at Dublin airport as this horse sold.
Out of the five-time Flat winner Ailincala (Pursuit Of Love), the June-born gelding is a half-brother to four winners, including LIttle Bruv, a Grade 1 winner of the Grande Steeple Chase di Milano.
He was sold by Shanaville Stables, and hopefully we will catch up with Lucy when she gets to Fairyhouse. (13:06)
Lot 61 and Lot 88: the second and third lots through the ring from the Brown Island seven-strong draft make €25,000 and €29,000.
Lot 61, the only horse here this week by Vision d'Etat, is a French-bred half-brother to three winners, and a full-brother to a three-year-old hurdles winner in 2016 in France. He was bought by John Gray.
Lot 88 is bought by Russell MacNab on behalf of dual-purpose British trainer Gary Moore.
A pinhook by Mount Nelson, the gelding is out of a winning Authorized mare and a half-sister to the listed Masaka Stakes winner Song Of Silence.
The third dam is It's In The Air was a dual champion three-year-old filly in the US. (12:45)
Lot 59: Tom Malone strikes again and goes to €27,000 for the son of Mahler from the O'Connor's Lough Na Sollis Stud.
He is a half-sibling to the Flemensfirth black-type pair of Closing Ceremony and Highland Lodge, who finished third in the Becher Chase last December behind Blaklion, and second in the same race in 2016 behind Vieux Lion Rouge. (12:01)
Lot 43: the son of Milan is purchased by regular August NH Sale buyer bloodstock agent Gerry Griffin for €45,000.
"When this sort of horse comes in, you have to try and buy," said Griffin. "He is a scopey athletic horse who will jump a fence. He is for Nicky."
Dam So Proper (Topanoora) was placed twice in NH Flat races and she has produced three winners from three runners, including her 2013 full-sister to this lot, Motown Girl.
She won a bumper at four years in 2017 and finished fourth in the Listed Total Enjoyment Mares' NH Flat race.
So Proper is a half-sister to the 10-time winner and Grade 2 winner bumper and hurdles winner Chomba Womba. She is dam of Chocca Wocca, who finished second in the Listed mares' bumper at Aintree.
Griffin bought four horses at this sale last year and was the sale's third leading purchaser.
It was a successful pinhook sale for Brown Island - the gelding was bought at the November National Hunt Sale 2015 from Canterbrook Stud for €20,000 (11:40)
Lot 22: R T J Wilson buys the son of Shantaram for €22,000 from Lounga Farm.
Shantaram, a son of Galileo, has his first crop of three-year-olds this year and stands at Coolagown Stud.
He won the 1m6f Group 3 Bahrain Trophy in 2012 for trainer John Gosden.
Bred by Lady Bamford, Shantaram is out of the Darshaan mare All's Forgotten and is a half-brother to Gan Ahmras, who finished third in the Group 1 1,000 Guineas.
He is yet to have a runner.
This gelding is out of an unraced Sea Raven half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Tidal Bay, from the family of Beshabar, as well as the Grade 1 winners Buck Rogers and Brewster. (11:26)
Lot 13: point-to-point trainer Tim Keating will be hoping its a lucky lot number for hin having bought the son of Le Fou for €14,000 from Oneliner Stables.
Le Fou, a half-brother to Montjeu, now stands in France at Elevage de Sivola having spent four years at Arctic Tack Stud through 2013 to 2016.
The sire had a good point-to-point winner, Le Cheval Noir, at Dromohane this spring, who was sold on for €110,000. (11:05)
Lot 1: gets the August NH Sale off to a flying start - Tom Malone purchasing the half-brother to the Listed winner Different Gravey for €20,000.
Sold by Ballyheashall Stud, the three-year-old gelding is by promising young stallion Sans Frontieres, whose first crop are three-year-olds of this year. (10:04)
Good morning and welcome to the Tattersalls Ireland August NH Store Sale.
Selling starts at 10am. (09:58)
The three-day August National Hunt Sale will take place from Tuesday 14 August until Thursday 16 August, starting at 10am each day. The catalogue of 789 lots, packed full of choice and quality, is now available to view online and the printed catalogue will be available from Friday, 20 July.
Summerville Boy, Thistlecrack, Ms Parfois, River Wylde, Simply Ned, Agent Boru and Tikkanbar are just some of the top class performers that have been sourced at the August National Hunt Sale.
33 lots included in the catalogue are siblings to Graded and Listed winners, with all lots eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2019 and the Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series, with fillies eligible for the €5,000 Weatherbys/ITBA Fillies Bonus Scheme. (11:37)
Three-day August National Hunt Sale catalogue now online The three-day August National Hunt Sale will take place from Tuesday 14 August until Thursday 16 August, starting at 10am each day. The catalogue of 789 lots, packed full of choice and quality, is now available to view online and the printed catalogue will be available from Friday, 20 July.
Summerville Boy, Thistlecrack, Ms Parfois, River Wylde, Simply Ned, Agent Boru and Tikkanbar are just some of the top class performers that have been sourced at the August National Hunt Sale.
33 lots included in the catalogue are siblings to Graded and Listed winners, with all lots eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2019 and the Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series, with fillies eligible for the €5,000 Weatherbys/ITBA Fillies Bonus Scheme. (11:37)
Derby Sale
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 June 2018 10.30am each day
Day 2
Lot 642: the best has been saved to nearly last, the Milan half-brother to the wonderful racehorse Altior selling for €365,000 - the highest priced sale in Derby Sale history.
After some of the also rans dropped away it developed into a battle between Aiden Murphy, standing with Paul Shanahan and Flash Conroy, and Mags O'Toole. The pair duelled all the way through from the €200,000, until O'Toole, with a rueful expression, shook her head when asked to extend beyond €365,000.
The March-born gelding was sold by John Dwan's Ballyreddin Stud.
"We bought him here for €40,000," said Dwan. "He was a lovely, scopey foal and I loved him - he has a great walk too.
"Altior had just won his first hurdle, but has obviously done so much since then. This horse has also blossomed since.
"This has exceeded my expectations."
Murphy purchased on behalf of MV Magnier and said: "MV has been supporting the market all week. he is a seriously lovely horse and from a hugely successful producer." (20:12)
Lot 444 and Lot 448: are both purchased by Aiden Murphy, the agent going to €240,000 for Lot 448, a son of Martaline, and €200,000 for Lot 444, a gelding by No Risk At All from Sluggara Farm.
Of the Martaline gelding, out of Mille Et Une, a Trempolino full-sister to the French Grade 3 winenr Madox, Murphy said: "He's for Olly. He is an exceptional horse, with a proper pedigree. He is for an existing client."
Murphy outbid Mags O'Toole and Kevin Ross to secure the bay gelding sold by Ballincurrig House Stud.
Aiden Murphy saw off Henry De Bromhead, standing with Paul Shanahan, to secure the No Risk At All at €200,000.
"He is for an existing client,' said Murphy. "I bought his year-older half-brother Umndeni and he has won his bumper - I really like this horse."
Umndeni is in training with Philip Hobbs and won his bumper at Warwick in April.
The pair are half-brothers to the progressive Vision Des Flos, twice second in Grade 1 novices hurdles.
Leading performer in the family is the dual Grade 1 winner Balko Des Flos, a half-brother to Marie Royale, dam of Murphy's purchase. (19:23)
Lot 431: becomes the top-priced filly, selling for €140,000, bought by Paul Shanahan from Liss House.
She is by Flemensfirth and is the third foal out of the Listed placed Lonesome Dove, a Milan half-sister to the black-type team of Wrath Of Titans, Thunder And Roses (Grade 1 Irish Grand National winner), Shirley Casper and Oligarch Society.
She was purchased as a foal by John Bleahen from Ballincurrig House Stud for €21,000. (18:43)
Lot 414: Matt Coleman, who missed on Lot 412, got recompense with this bay filly by Doyen. She is a half-sister to the black-type runners Global Citizen, A Hare Breath and De Plotting Shed.
"I bought Global Citizen after he won a point-to-point for Andrew Megson," said Coleman, "and came to buy this filly for him. She will be raced and then will be a broodmare for the family."
She was sold by Ballycurragh Stud, the property of Martin Byrne.
She becomes the joint highest-priced filly of the sale alongside Inawhilecrocodile (Lot 252). (18:13)
Lot 412: becomes the 18th lot by Fame And Glory to sell for €50,000 or more at this year's Derby Sale when fetching €95,000, bought by trainer Tom Cooper.
From Sladoo Farm, this gelding is the fourth foal out of a Monsun half-sister to Sky's The Limit, winner of the Grade 1 Durkan Novice Chase and the Grade 1 Drinmore Novices Chase.
The smartly dressed Matt Coleman was underbidder. (17:52)
Lot 384: the son of Kayf Tara goes to leading purchaser Monbeg Stables for €40,000.
The gelding is a 33rd purchase over the two days for the point-to-point producer.
From Glenwood Stables, this horse is a half-brother to Bonne Fee, a three-time winner and placed third in a mares' hurdle.
He was the last to go through the ring at this year's Derby Sale by Kayf Tara, who is leading sire by average - five sold for an average price of €111,400. (16:30)
Lot 358: MV Magnier buys this Stowaway gelding sold by Castlequarry Stud for €130,000.
He is the second foal out of the unraced Presenting mare Highly Presentable and is from the family of Morley Street, Granville Again, Hand Inn Hand and Lovethehigherlaw. (15:32)
Lot 343: the Arcadio full-brother to The Game Changer, a multiple graded race winner and placed performer over hurdles and fences, goes to Mouse O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for €110,000.
The Game Changer is trained by Elliot and won last time out just five days ago at Down Royal. He is the winning-most (number and prize-money_ for the Arctic Tack Stud 16-year-old stallion. (14:59)
Lot 329A: the day two wild card entry goes to the top of the day's trade when fetching €185,000, bought by Mags O'Toole who signed on behalf of Joseph O'Brien.
Bidding for the Fame And Glory gelding, a half-brother to the Listed winner Down Ace, became a head to head between O'Toole and Aiden Murphy, who knows the family well having been a previous of various siblings.
The battling duo went up in bids of €5,000 until eventually, O'Toole, standing down the corridor, just had too much firepower for Murphy.
The gelding was sold by Glenvale Stud and he is from the extended family of J'Y Vole and Long Run.
"He is a lovely horse, whom we bought as a foal," said consignor Flash Conroy. "He has always been a straightforward horse to deal with, he has a nice pedigree and we liked the stallion. He looks as though he is going to be a huge loss."
Fame And Glory is current leading sire by aggregate (€1,441,000) for 17 horses sold, and also by average for those stallions with more than four sold (€84,765). (14:21)
Lot 317: the Getaway gelding out of an Oscar half-sister to Challow Hurdle (G1) winner Fingal Bay and Ooodachee, a 10-time winner and Grade 1 placed, makes €80,000.
He is bought by Eddie O'Leary from Bushertown.
Getaway is currently averaging €47,181 for 11 horse sold. (13:48)
Lot 294: pinhooked from breeder Simmonstown Stud by the prolific foal purchaser Richard Rohan of Ballincurrig House Stud for €50,000, the Flemensfirth half-brother to the talented dual Grade 1 Cheltenham Festival winner Simonsig sells for €85,000.
He was sold by today by Fiona Magee and Ballincurrig to trainer Ian Ferguson. (13:01)
Lot 286 and Lot 287: fetch €120,000 and €125,000 apiece.
Lot 286 is by the popular sire Shantou and is a half-brother to the Listed-winning bumper horse Bordini, sold by Larch Grove Stud, while Lot 287 is the only son of Saint Des Saints catalogued this week.
He is out of an own-sister to Dell'Arca (Sholokhov), the six-time winner and Grade 1 hurdler. (12:42)
Lot 281: closely related to the talented, ill-fated dual juvenile Grade 1 hurdles winner Our Conor, this son of Jeremy makes €90,000.
This Ballooley Townland Stables-consigned gelding is out of Dark Mimosa, a half-sister to Our Conor.
The gelding was a successful pinhook for Ivor McGrath who bought him from Bishopstown Stud for €38,000 at the November NH Sale.
His year-older half-sister named Scarlet And Dove was bought by Joseph O'Brien for €70,000 at this sale last year. She is unraced to date. (12:22)
Lot 252: the well-named Inawhilecrocodile goes to Highflyer Bloodstock for €90,000.
She is a daughter of Robin Des Champs and out of Charming Present and was sold by Ballinaroone Stud.
The pedigree has received a recent update - Tokay Dokey, her year-older half-brother by Gold Well, won his bumper on his debut for trainer Dan Skelton.
The filly is a half-sister to the talented multiple winner Monbeg Charmer. (12:03)
Lot 235: we start off day two in the same vein as day one: busy.
This lot by Westerner is bought by Tom Malone / Paul Nicholls for €105,000. The gelding is the second foal out of Brogarais, a daughter of Presenting and a half-sister to the Galway Hurdle (G1) runner-up Swamp Fox, and Rene's Girl, second in the Manifesto Chase (G1).
Dam Brogella was a Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed.
It is the further family of Beef Or Salmon and this is the third purchase this week by the Malone/Nicholls combination. (10:45)
We are underway for day two of the Derby Sale 2018, bring your suncream, temperatures are high! (10:31)
Day 1
Lot 200: the Black Sam Bellamy gelding sold by Shade Oak Stud becomes the most expensive sold by the sire in the Tattersalls Ireland sale ring when fetching €100,000.
From the family of Hollies Pearl, Hobbs Hill and Pearlyman he was bought by Stroud Coleman with Jonjo O'Neil.
The buying combination added to their purchases with Lot 224: Fete Kabyle, a Martaline filly sold by Peter Nolan Bloodstock for €52,000. (18:13)
Lot 174: the Trickledown draft is being well received by today's purchasers - this lot by Kayf Tara bought by MV Magnier for €125,000.
The gelding's dam, the three-time winner, Zagaleta is a half-sister to Please Sing, winner of the Cherry Hinton (G2). (17:04)
Lot 155: the son of Stowaway came across the Irish Sea to sell at Fairyhouse, sent over by the British-based consignor Trickledown Stud. The transport plan was worthwhile as he sold today for €90,000 to Kevin Ross Bloodstock having been purchased here as foal for €38,000.
He is a son of the Grade 3-placed My Valley (Saddler's Hall), a half-sister to Felix Yonger, the winner of 12 races and a Grade 1-winning chaser. (16:32)
Lot 130: Redpender Stud's good day continues - after selling Lot 101 earlier today to Trevor Hemmings, this son of Presenting is knocked down to Gordon Elliott for €200,000.
The April gelding was another November NH Sale pinhook, purchased by the farm for €40,000.
It is the top class "Davis' family of Violin Davis and Klairon Davis, a three-time Grade 1 winner of the Arkle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. (15:34)
Lot 106: Stroud Coleman Bloodstock purchases this Fame And Glory gelding from Arglo House Stud for €88,000.
He is the first foal out of Sister Imelda (Priolo), a half-sister to Baladeur, placed third in the Rochestown Stakes (G3). (15:27)
Lot 117: the Court Cave gelding out of Spirit Leader, a half-brother to the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle winner Prince of Scars and Folsom Blue, winner of the Grade 2 Grand National Trial Chase, sells for €120,000.
He was consigned by Fortbarrington Stud and it is the further family of Thats My Man, Crocodiles Rock and The Game Changer. (15:05)

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