September Yearling Sale 2017
Day 2
Lot 464: another strike for Kodiac as trainer Ger Lyons (Gaelic Bloodstock) pays €110,000 for the half-brother to two winners. He is out of a half-sister to Doc Holiday, who was third in the Middle Park (G1).
"There was something different about him, I liked him," said Lyons. "With one or two things with some of the others on the list, he ended up making his way to the top.
"I am not sure which client he is for - I have couple in mind -the important thing is that he's on the team!" (19:14)
Lot 462: the good prices being given for fillies continues, and this daughter of Kodiac out of the Listed Dick Poole winner Graphic Guest (Dutch Art) makes €80,000.
She is from the strong family of Abigail Pett, Kalindi and Medicean Man.
She was bought by John Cullinan of Horse Park Stud and has a date at the breeze-up sales ahead of her.
"She looks a fast filly, let's hope she is!" said Cullinane. (19:03)
Lot 451: this Showcasing filly, out of a half-sister to the dam of Heartache makes €67,000, is bought by trainer Willie McCreery.
Heartache is also by Showcasing daughter and is winner of this year's Queen Mary (G2) and Flying Childers Stakes (G2). (18:41)
Lot 432: Michael O'Callaghan goes to €49,000 for the Footstepsinthesand colt, a first foal out of the Fastnet Rock daughter of the Group 3 runner-up Mooretown Lady.
Footstepsinthesand (with just Lot 480 left to go through the ring) has had eight lots offered, and eight lots sold at an average price of €41,500 and a top price of €100,000. (18:25)
Lot 413: young sire War Command has enjoyed a very solid September Sale - from a small draft of four, the three sold so far (all fillies) have achieved prices of €50,000, €35,000 and €42,000, which was given for this Ballyshannon Stud-consigned filly.
She is out of a half-sister to Charlotte O'Fraise, winner of the Prix du Calvados (G2) and Luck Money, third in the Coventry Stakes (G2).
It is the extended family of High Hawk, In The Wings, High Rise, as well as leading sire Dubawi. (17:57)
Lot 406: Clive Cox, trainer of Snazzy Jazzy, winner of this year's Tattersalls Ireland sale race, is hoping for another big pay-day after spending €50,000 on this Dark Angel colt from Redpender Stud.
He is the first foal out of the Invincible Spirit mare Djinni, a daughter of La Persiana, a half-sister to the champion two and three-year-old in 1993 and 1994 Grand Lodge. (16:52)
Lot 394: Bobby O'Ryan spends €36,000 on a son of Vocalised from Redmondstown Stud.
The colt is a half-brother to the dam of Leitir Mor, winner of the Round Tower Stakes (G3), and twice a Group 1 runner-up in the Dewhurst and the Phoenix Stakes.
Vocalised has had a break-out season this summer being the sire of Verbal Dexterity, one of the leading juveniles of this year and winner of the National Stakes (G1).
He is entered in the autumn's Dewhurst Stakes, the Racing Post Trophy and next spring's Irish 2,000 Guineas. (16:38)
Lot 385: another successful pin-hooked graduate from our inaugural Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.
This filly by Society Rock was purchased then as a foal by Tally-Ho Stud for €14,500 from Ringfort Stud.
The filly's price inflated today to €160,000, an 11-time return on the investment made in 2016.
She was greeted to a packed sale ring, buyers keen to watch her sell. The bidding narrowed down to a match between Joe Foley, standing with Federico Barberini, against Matt Coleman, who was on the phone throughout the bidding process.
"She is an exquisite filly," said Foley, purchasing for Clipper Logistics.
"We were keen to buy her - she is out of tough mare and her grand-dam was a tough racemare too," said Foley, adding: "She was expensive though!"
Dam Coolminx was a five-time winner and Listed placed, while the grand-dam Greta D'Argent was a four-time winner.
Of course, the late Society Rock has enjoyed a wonderful season with his first crop of runners, headlined by his Group 1 Prix Morny winner Unfortunately, recently bought by Cheveley Park Stud as a future stallion prospect. (16:05)
Lot 378: pin-hooking success from our 2016 inaugural Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.
Bought then = €15,500 by Pat Donworth
Sold today = €55,000 by Torard House Stud (15:46)
Lot 354: Joseph O'Brien steps into the bidders' arena and picks up this Dark Angel February colt for €65,000.
He is the first foal out of the winning mare C'Est Ma Souer, the grand-daughter of Palacegate Episode, a champion older mare in Germany. She is also grand-dam of the Group 1 winner Dutch Art. (15:06)
Lot 352: the Henrythenavigator half-brother to Snazzy Jazzy, the Red Jazz winner of this year's Tattersalls Ireland sale race, makes €47,000, bought by Eoghan O'Neill. (14:31)
Lot 345: Mouse O'Ryan and Richard Fahey go to €80,000 for the Slade Power filly sold by The Castlebridge Consignment.
"She is for a new owner with Richard," said O'Ryan. "She is a lovely filly and was our pick of the sale. "
The filly's dam Blue Angel (Oratorio) was Listed and Group placed and is dam of Viren's Army (Twirling Candy), a Listed winner of the Dee Stakes. He was a €115,000 purchase here in 2014 and a sale topper then. (14:16)
Lot 334: SackvilleDonald makes a first purchase today, going to €41,000 for a filly by Helmet and adding to the seven lots bought by the agency on Day 1
From Loughmore Stables, the filly is a grand-daughter of Imperial Beauty, winner of the Prix de l'Abbaye (G1).
She is the most expensive by the Darley sire to sell so far this week. (13:48)
Lot 327: the first in the ring at the sale by first-crop sire War Command, winner of the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, is bought by Tom Malone for €50,000.
Sold by Pier House Stud, the yearling is the third foal out of the juvenile winner Attracted To You (Hurricane Run). (13:29)
Lot 310: Maura Gittins, who yesterday spent €110,000 on a colt by Acclamation (Lot 104), picks up a Dark Angel filly for €42,000.
From Cooneen Stud, the filly is out of the Listed juvenile winner Anadolu (Statue Of Liberty). (13:22)
Lot 290: the Bated Breath colt goes to BBA Ireland for €75,000.
He is a half-brother to three winners, two of whom have won as two-year-olds. The dam's most newest runner, Andesh, a foal of 2015, has been placed twice since the catalogue was published. (12:27)
Lot 287: sells for €100,000, bought by Gill Richardson Bloodstock.
Offered by Tally-Ho Stud, the bay colt is by first-crop sire Garswood, and is the most expensive yearling by the Cheveley Park-based, Group 1-winning sire so far.
It was a successful pin-hook for the farm – the colt bought for €38,000 last autumn.
His dam Abandon is a half-sister to the Australian dual Group 1 winner of the Caulfield Cup and Metropolitan Handicap Tawqueet. He was also placed in the British St Leger. (12:02)
Lot 279: Dermot Farrington goes to €78,000 for an Acclamation colt out of With Colour (Rainbow Quest), a daughter of the Prix Morny (G1) and Prix de la Salamandre (G1) runner-up With Fascination (Dayjur).
He was sold by Awbeg Stud. (11:56)
Lot 256: the colt by Footstepsinthesand becomes Session 2's first €100,000 lot, bought by Ballyhane Stud's Joe Foley for "Team Clipper".
"We have been keen to buy this horse all week," said Foley. "He is a real athlete, he has a class pedigree and benefits from a recent update in the page.
"We were underbidders on Larchmont Lad [also by Footstepsinthesand and now BHA rated 109] two years ago and were keen to ensure that did not happen again."
The colt was sold by Ashwood Stud. (10:45)
Lot 252: trainer Karl Burke, who bought five lots yesterday, goes to €52,000 for this colt by young sire Havana Gold (Teofilo) out of Top Of The Art, a half-sister to Hackwood Stakes (G3) winner and first-crop sire Heeraat.
She is by Dark Angel and the cross of Havana Gold over a Dark Angel mare is one that Burke knows well: it produced Havana Grey, Burke's Prix Morny (G1) and Flying Childers (G2) runner-up.
Egmont Stud sold this yearling having purchased him as a foal for €14,500. (10:28)
Lot 246: we start the day as we finished yesterday, this colt by Footstepsinthesand making €60,000, bought by trainer Kevin Prendergast.
Sold by Ballyhimikin Stud, the April-born colt is the first foal out of mare, who although listed as a non-winner, was successful in a Kempton maiden but was disqualified.
The grand-dam is Music House, Listed placed in France. (10:11)
The bell tolls... selling for session 2 starts in five mins time. (09:59)
Day 1
Lot 219: "Poetry in motion" is how auctioneer Alastair Pim described the Ballyphilip Stud-consigned son of Showcasing out of Starfly.
The April-born colt was bought by Michael O'Hagan for €230,000. It is the most expensive horse ever sold at the September Sale.
O’Hagan, acting on behalf of Grovendale Advisory Services, was on the phone throughout the bidding process. He edged out agent Matt Coleman of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock.
“He’s a real athlete,” said O’Hagan. “We thought he was one of the nicest horses in the sale. Trainer Clive Cox picked him out individually, and he will be going into training with Clive on behalf of a client.” (18:19)
Lot 208: Con Marnane, who has had a fabulous season, plans to enjoy some more of the same success in 2018. He purchases The Castlebridge Consignment's Exceed And Excel colt for €90,000 and comments on his purchase; "The sire has been very lucky for me and this horse looked very, very athletic, a real runner. To me he looks a Royal Ascot two-year-old and he will probably be one for the Craven Breeze Up Sale but a decision will be made about that later. He looks a very special horse." (18:12)
Lot 190: Society Rock's progeny has produced results on the racetrack and today has been producing them in the sales ring. Peter & Ross Doyle, regular clients of Tattersalls Ireland, secure Tally-Ho's colt out of Scottish Exile for €57,000. (17:59)
Lot 179: The gorgeous Tamayuz filly consigned by Ballyphilip Stud has attracted a lot of attention and eventually knocked down to David Myerscough of Colbinstown Stud for €52,000. (16:37)
Lot 152: hits €200,000 and is the highest-priced horse so far at this year's sale.
In fact, he is the highest-priced progeny by Kodiac to sell at Tattersalls Ireland, and is the second-highest priced horse ever at the September Sale.
Buyer Anthony Stroud, purchasing for Godolphin, said: "He is a lovely, athletic horse by a wonderful stallion who continues to produce good horses.
"This is my first time back at this sale in a good few years and I am very happy to be here."
Sold by Ballyvolane Stud, the March-born colt out of Queen Wasp (Shamardal) is a half-brother to two winners, including Rusumaat (Arcano), rated 109 and winner of a Newbury handicap off a mark of 105 in July.
It is the first time that Godolphin has been listed as buyer at Tattersalls Ireland. (15:37)
Lot 122: by The Irish National Stud resident Gale Force Ten, Armando Duarte purchases the colt offered by The Castlebridge Consignment for €65,000. Commenting on his purchase, Duarte said; "I know the family quite well as I bought the half-sister Vale Of Paris a few years' ago. He comes from a very good farm and is a very nice horse, I will probably go to the breeze-up sales with him myself." (14:36)
Lot 125: Trainer Tony Martin, a regular at Tattersalls Ireland, purchases the Mastercraftsman colt form Oneliner Stables. Out of the black-type dam Penmayne, she has bred GOLDEN SPEAR along with Kylayne. He is knocked down for €65,000. (14:34)
Lot 104: New top lot here at the September Yearling Sale. Mark Gittins of Castlefarm Stables purchases Rathbarry Stud's Acclamation colt for €110,000. Gittins has enjoyed success at this sale; just last week, his 2016 purchase Ellthea won impressively at Doncaster St Leger meeting.
Delighted with his purchase, Gittins commented; "He will go into training with Karl Burke and for me he was the standout yearling today. He is by a very good sire who is having a great year and we are happy to get him." (13:53)
Lot 104: New top lot here at the September Yearling Sale. Mark Gittins of Castlefarm Stables purchases Rathbarry Stud's Acclamation colt for €110,000. Gittins has enjoyed success at this sale; just last week, his 2016 purchase Ellthea won impressively at Doncaster St Leger meeting.
Delighted with his purchase, Gittins commented; "He will go into training with Karl Burke and for me he was the standout yearling today. He is by a very good sire who is having a great year and we are happy to get him." (13:53)
Lot 92: Busy trade continues as Ed Sackville of SackvilleDonald standing with Michael Owen purchase the popular Dark Angel colt offered by The Castlebridge Consignment for €80,000 - Lot 92 is from the family of the Listed St Hugh's Stakes winner NEEDLES AND PINS.
Commenting on his purchase, Sackville said; "He is a lovely horse and bought for Manor House Stables. Dark Angel is a sire we have enjoyed a lot of luck with for Manor House, we bought Frozen Angel last year by him and he has done us proud all year.: (13:16)
Pinhooking success for Danesrath Stud - bought as a foal at the November Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale at this venue just 10 months ago for €11,000, the Hong Kong Jockey Club secure the son of Requinto for €85,000 (Lot 66). (13:07)
Lot 69: the hot run of form continues with Kevin Prendergast signing for this Invincible Spirit filly at €70,000.
She is a half-sister to Intibaah, a runner-up in the Listed Pavilion Stakes.
It is the further family of Almutawakel, White Muzzle and Fair Question. (12:36)
Lot 66: from Danesrath Stud and by Requinto, this first foal makes €85,000. He was bought by the hong Kong Jockey Club.
His dam is a three-quarters sister to Leitra, a Listed runner-up and third in the Group 3 Flaying Five.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club said: "We thought he was probably the best horse in the sale, and that he would suit the type of racing we have in Hong Kong.
"He has a huge back end and is a grandson of Dansili who works so well in Hong Kong. It is our first foray to this sale and we are very pleased we came." (12:31)
Lot 65: this son of Juddmonte sire Bated Breath, who has enjoyed a good year in the racecourse, highlighted by the performance of Beckford when second in the National Stakes (G1), sells for €58,000.
Sold by Manister House Stud, this colt is another first foal to do well in the early proceedings of this sale.
He is out the Medicean mare Maracuja, a half-sister to the Listed-winning filly Twitch, and from the family of top Hong Kong runner Comic Strip and Grade 1 US winner Laughing. (12:29)
Lot 36: it looks though Kodiac, this sale's leading sire last year, is picking up from where he left off in 2016.
Tally-Ho Stud, this time with the consignor's hat on, sells this February-born colt by the sire for €40,000.
He is the second foal out of Last Hooray (Royal Applause), dam of one winner from one runner.
The colt's grand-dam is the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) winner Dead Certain. (11:22)
Lot 20: this Kodiac colt, offered by Rossenarra Stud and a grand-son of the Cherry Hinton (G2) winner and dual Group 1 juvenile runner-up Torgau, sold to Matt Coleman, purchasing on behalf of Tally Ho for €55,000.
Coleman said: "He has been bought for the breeze-ups next year and he looks to be a very fast horse.
"His half-sister Vallado won the Tattersalls Ireland Sales Race in 2013.
"Obviously he is by Tally-Ho's top sire who is having another fantastic year and he is a good representative of Kodiac."
The price was quickly then matched by Lot 25, a filly by the late Tally-Ho-based sire Society Rock. She is out of a juvenile-winning half-sister to Monsieur Chevalier, the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes winner and a runner-up in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.
The filly's dam is a daughter of Kodiac and this filly, her third foal, was bought by Gaelic Bloodstock. (10:56)
Lot 16: Ballyhane off to a strong start, this colt by the farm's first-crop sire Battle Of Marengo fetching €50,000, a great return on his first covering fee of €6,000.
He was bought by Tom Malone/Megan Nicholls for the new string of two-year-olds to be trained at Ditcheat.
The colt's pedigree has benefited from a recent update: his half-sister by Canford Cliffs is now a winner and placed on her two starts to date as a juvenile.
Two of the mares' three runners are now winners. (10:42)
Lot 5 and Lot 6: are the first lots of the session to break the €25,000 barrier.
Lot 5, an Intikhab colt, a half-brother to two juvenile winners, is sold by Cooneen Stud, fetching €28,000.
Lot 6 matched that price and is a Red Jazz colt. He was sold by the sire's home farm, Ballyhane.
Both lots were purchased by Robin O'Ryan and Richard Fahey. (10:18)
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Outstanding September Yearling Sale catalogue
The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale catalogue is now online and features 487 outstanding yearlings complimented further by 271 superb yearlings catalogued for Part II. Over the past number of years, the September Yearling Sale's reputation has continued to flourish, both in the ring and also on the racetrack. Four Classic winners came from Tattersalls Ireland in 2016; GALILEO GOLD, HAWKSMOOR, WICKLOW BRAVE and CONSELICE. Last weekend the September Yearling Sale enjoyed more Stakes success when UNFORTUNATELY landed the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte, the third two-year-old Stakes winner in France this season. Already this year, 80 two-year-olds have won 100 races and this number keeps rising daily.
Tattersalls Ireland has produced a yearling sale catalogue that not only oozes quality, it also features leading and desirable sires including; Dark Angel, Kodiac, Pour Moi, Iffraaj, Invincible Spirit, Acclamation, Exceed And Excel, Teofilo, Sea The Stars, Nathaniel, Society Rock, Havana Gold, Holy Roman Emperor, Red Jazz and Fast Company. An exciting collection of First Season Sires also feature strongly in the catalogue; Alhebayeb, Australia, Charm Spirit, Kingsbarns, Moohaajim, No Nay Never, Noble Mission, Olympic Glory, Slade Power, Toronado, War Command and Xtension are just a selection of what is on offer. Leading consignors are well represented in the catalogue with drafts coming from Yeomanstown Stud, The Castlebridge Consignment, Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, Manister House Stud, The Irish National Stud, Ballybin Stud, Rathasker Stud, Ballyhane, Cooneen Stud, Ballyhimikin Stud, Mount Coote Stud, Tally-Ho Stud, Monksland Stables, Castledillon Stud, Danesrath Stud, Grove Stud, Grangemore Stud, Redpender Stud, Loughmore Stables and Lynn Lodge Stud. Last year's catalogue attracted purchasers from eleven different countries which generated the highest turnover for the sale since 2006. The Tattersalls Ireland 2017 September Yearling Sale catalogue undoubtedly has all the ingredients to attract even more purchasers and specifically they can look forward to the following:
Lot 31 B.C. Kodiac ex Lady Shanghai Half-brother to HAMZA Lot 39 G.C. Alhebayeb ex Lawman's Lady Closely related to Hasanat and Takrice Lot 64 B.F. Holy Roman Emperor ex Mango Groove Half-sister to Listed performer Cristal Fashion
Lot 81 B.C. No Nay Never ex Mironica Half-brother to Listed winner SIRICI Lot 102 Br.C. Moohaajim ex Nellie Forbush Out of an own sister to Whiplash Willie Lot 122 B.C. Gale Force Ten ex Paris Glory Closely related to ELUSIVE CITY, PARISIAN AFFAIR and CRIMSON CHINA Lot 130 B.C. Canford Cliffs ex Pivotalia Half-brother to Group 3 winner ONENIGHTIDREAMED Lot 137 Ch.C. Es Que Love ex Prima Half-brother to Stakes performer BOND DEAL and Dawn Eclipse Lot 221 B.C. Dandy Man ex Stormy View Closely related to ORDER OF ST GEORGE, ASPERITY, ANGEL TERRACE, and SEHOY Lot 234 B.F. Toronado ex Susi Wong Out of a Listed performer, half-sister to BUCCELLATI, LA PETITE CHINOISE andGOLDEN STUD Lot 266 Ch.C. Nathaniel ex Vistaria Out of an own-sister to OBSERVATORY and a half-brother to MOUNT LOGAN Lot 272 B.C. Bated Breath ex Welsh Anthem Half-brother to Group 3 performer Dream Dubai Lot 319 B.C. No Nay Never ex Ardea Brave Half-brother to Listed 2nd Captain Joy Lot 328 B.F. Society Rock ex Bacchanalia Half-sister to Listed winner ETERNITY STAR Lot 344 B.C. Excelebration ex Bless You Half-brother to Listed winner and Group placed YULONG BAOBEI Lot 345 Ch.F. Slade Power ex Blue Angel Half-sister to Listed Dee Stakes winner VIREN'S ARMY Lot 408 B.C. Toronado ex Dream Time Half-brother to Mark Of An Angel and closely related to QUEEN BLOSSOM Lot 465 B.C. Zoffany ex Green Castle Half-brother to ITHOUGHTITWASOVER, Greenisland and Glenmayne
Lot 577 B.C. Morpheus ex Red Roar Closely related to Group 2 winning two-year-old UNFORTUNATELY All yearlings catalogued are eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes at The Curragh which forms part of Longines Irish Champions Weekend 2018. The sale will take place on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September with Part II taking place on Thursday 21 September. The sale will start at 10am each day. The published catalogue will be available from Monday 31 July. (15:12)
August NH Sale 2017
Day 2
We would like to thank all of this week's August NH Sale 2017 purchasers and consignors for their valuable support and wish everyone continued success.
We look forward to welcoming all to our next sale, the September Yearling Sale, Part I: Sept 19-20th, Part II: Sept 21st (21:42)
August NH Sale stats: round-up (+/- compared with 2016)
Lots offered: 545
Lots sold: 383
% sold: 70%
Aggregate: €3,768,300 (+25%)
Median: €6,500 (+30%)
Average: €9,839 (+19%)
Leading consignors (by agg): Glen Stables, Ballincurrig House Stud, Mount Brown Farm,
Leading purchasers (by agg): Monbeg Stables, Tom Malone, Gerry Griffin
Leading sires (by agg): Jeremy, Gold Well, Vinnie Roe
Top-price: €50,000 for Lot 32, a son of Network, bought by Paul Cashman and sold by John Kennedy (21:32)
Lot 671: we finish with a rattle... this gelding by Oscar from Ballynoe Castle sells for €30,000.
Takes the number of sales of €30,000 or more to 22. (21:28)

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