February NH Sale 2018
Tuesday 30 January 2018 starting at 10.30am.
Strong trade and consistent growth at the February NH Sale Tattersalls Ireland February NH Sale produced solid trade throughout the one-day session, producing the best set of returns on record for a one day sale despite having less horses catalogued than in 2017. The aggregate increased by 13% to €1,882,794, while the median of €7,500 and average of €11,480 grew by 4% and 17% respectively. For the second time in three years, Kenilworth House Stud sold the top-priced yearling - this year a Flemensfirth colt out of Erins Stage (King's Theatre), a full-sister to the dual Grade 3 winner Theatre Guide, who sold for €62,000 (Lot 187).
After the sale, Gerry Ross of Kenilworth with Diana Vasicek, said: "We did not enter him for the November NH Sale as he was a May foal, but he has done so well over the winter. "We bought the grand-dam Erintante out of Francois Doumen's yard and bred this colt's dam Erins Stage and Theatre Guide. "Erins Benefit, the four-year-old half-sister to this colt, is in pre-training and we will look to run her in a bumper this spring," continued Ross, adding: "The mare is in-foal to Shantou, and will likely be rested for next year." Purchaser Flash Conroy of Glenvale Stud (pictured below) said: "The colt is a lovely sort. He is by a very good stallion, and out of mare by the good broodmare sire King's Theatre."
The Martaline three-quarters brother to the recent Cleeve Hurdle (G2) winner Agrapart sold for €47,500, bought by Richard Frisby in a private sale (Lot 126).
The April-born colt is out of Agathe Du Berlais, a Poliglote half-sister to Agrapart, and was bred and sold by Patrick Fennessy of Ballinaroone Stud.
"I bought the dam in training in France," said Fennessy. "This foal has been a lovely individual from day one, very straightforward, very athletic." Agrapart has collected his two Grade 2 victories since the turn of the year, the latter just three days ago. The mare is due to visit the Annshoon Stud-based stallion Pillar Coral this spring - he is a Zamindar half-brother to Martaline. The nine-year-old King's Theatre mare Solita fetched €58,000 (Lot 278A). The seven-time winner, Grade 3-placed over hurdles and a winner of the Greenogue Novice Chase (Gr.2) for trainer Paul Nolan, was bought by Rathbarry Stud's Donal White.
White (pictured below) said: "She is a sweet mare and ticked all the right boxes - she has size and scope and was a top-class racemare. I bought her for Rathbarry Stud to go to our new stallion Karpino, he won over seven furlongs and a mile so will inject a bit of speed into the pedigree. She is a good cross for Karpino who is by Cape Cross out of a half-sister to Milan."
At the conclusion of the sale, Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland Roger Casey commented; "Following on from the overwhelming trade at the recent November NH Sale, there was an expectation that we would witness a strong edition of the February NH Sale and today's sale met those expectations producing an improved set of statistics from a more condensed catalogue. The turnover is the best on record for a one-day February NH Sale, up 13% on 2017 and the sale also surpassed last year's top price on three occasions and the number of horses fetching €20,000 increased from 17 to 29. We welcomed our usual strong cast of UK clients along with our regular domestic purchasers who contributed to an increased clearance rate of 64% up 12% on last year. With an encouraging start to the sales year at Tattersalls Ireland for 2018, we now look forward to the much anticipated Store Sales Portfolio beginning with the new one-day select May Sale which will take place on Tuesday 15 May. The sale will be catalogued alphabetically by dam and will start with a unique starting letter "S". It will be followed by the market leading Derby Sale, confined to two days - 27 and 28 June with inspections already well underway." (21:27)
Lot 278A: Strong trade continues as Rathbarry Stud go to €58,000 for the Group 2-winning mare Solita by the late King's Theatre consigned by Toberona House Stud (Lot 278A).
Donal White manager of Glenview Stud commented on the stud's purchase: "She is a sweet mare and ticked all the right boxes - she has size and scope and was a top-class racemare.
"I bought her for Rathbarry Stud to go to our new stallion Karpino, he won over seven furlongs and a mile so will inject a bit of speed into the pedigree. She is a good cross for Karpino who is by Cape Cross out of a half-sister to Milan." (20:31)
Lot 261: the Saddler Maker colt out of Melancholy Hill sold by Gaynestown Stud makes €46,000. He is bought by Kieran Shields.
"He is an athletic colt with real quality about him and a very correct horse by a sire that sadly is no longer around. The plan will be to bring him back for the Derby Sale if we can keep him safe and sound," said Shields.
Saddler Maker is sire of Apple Shakira, current favourite for the Triumph Hurdle. (20:25)
Lot 253: another popular sire maintains the pace, this colt by Fame And Glory selling for €34,000.
From Longshill Stables, he is out of a half-sister to Made In Taipan and from the family of On The Other Hand.
Fame And Glory has had a recent point-to-point winner, trained by Tom Lacey in Britain. (19:32)
Lot 242: Getaway's progeny were hotly sought-after at the November NH Sale, and the trend has continued - this colt offered by Ennel Bloodstock made €17,000.
Out of the French-raced Listed-placed Line Perle, he was bought by Orchardstown Farms/Fethard Bloodstock.
The sire has been enjoying strong racecourse success - most recently by Getabird, a Grade 2 winner at Punchestown. (19:26)
Lot 218: Eugene O'Sullivan spends €14,000 on the Soldier Of Fortune filly from Lough Na Sollis Stud.
She is a half-sister to two winners, including Scorpiancer (Scorpion) , the US Eclipse Horse of the Year, a multiple Listed hurdles winner in the US. (18:52)
Lot 203: the Mahler full-brother to the Grade 2 winner Sutton Place makes €38,000, purchased by Noel Guiry.
Sold by Beeches Stud, the colt and his older brother were both bred by James Leahy.
Sutton Place is the leading performer so far by the 14-year-old son of Galileo, winner of the Queen's Vase and third in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup. (17:40)
Lot 187: Kenilworth House Stud, which topped the February Sale in 2016, sells another at the top of the market - the Flemensfirth colt out of Erins Stage (King's Theatre) fetching €62,000.
"He is lovely sort," said buyer Flash Conroy of Glenvale Stud. "He is by a very good stallion, and out of mare by the good broodmare sire King's Theatre."
Gerry Ross of Kenilworth, with Diana Vasicek, were all smiles.
"We did not enter him for the November Sale as he was a May foal, he has done so well over the winter.
"We bought the grand-dam Erintante, the dam of Theatre Guide, from Francois Doumen.
"Erins Benefit, the four-year-old half-sister to this colt is in pre-training and we will look to run her in a bumper.
"The mare is back in-foal to Shantou, and will likely be rested for next year." (17:07)
Lot 153: the only lot offered today by sire Blue Bresil makes €24,000 and is bought by Robert James.
He was sold by the British-based Yorton Farm, which stands the son of Smadoun.
The colt is out of the Listed-winning mare Blue Ride (King's Ride).
Blue Bresil is sire of December's Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle winner Mick Jazz. (16:15)
Lot 148: Juliet Minton, signing as Highflyer Bloodstock, buys the Westerner colt out of a half-sister to the multiple Grade winner and the Grade 1 Scilly Isle Chase runner-up Turpin Green for €31,000.
"He is for Gleadhill house stud," said Minton. "Trevor Hemmings owned Turpin Green and this horse was selected from the catalogue - he is a nice individual and a good walker too."
He was sold by Michael Tallon. (15:38)
Lot 132: out of a half-sister to Fundamentalist, the Presenting colt from Rahinston Farm & Stud makes €38,000. David Yearsley was the successful purchaser.
It is also the family of Grade 3 winner Fine Parchment, the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle winner Barters Hill, the 28-time winner Badsworth Boy and Grade 1 NH Flat race winner Our Bid. (15:13)
Lot 126: the three-quarters Martaline brother to the recent Cleeve Hurdle (G2) winner Agrapart sells for €47,500m, bought by Richard Frisby in a private sale.
He was sold by Patrick Fennessy of Ballinaroone Stud.
"I bought the dam in training in France," said Fennessy. "This foal has been a lovely individual from day one, very straightforward, very athletic.
"He did have an entry in the November Sale, but I didn't feel he was just ready at that point, he was growing."
The patience paid off as not only has the youngster done well in the intervening period, but Agrapart has collected his two Grade 2 victories.
With the Grade 2 successes under Agrapart's belt it might have caused Fennessy to reconsider and keep the foal through to sell as a three-year-old store, but as the breeder explained he has more of the family at home.
The mare is due to visit Annshoon Stud's Pillar Coral this spring, the Zamindar half-brother to Martaline. (14:55)
Lot 118: the good-looking colt by Walk In The Park, sold by Oliver Loughlin, is bought by Tim O'Neill for €21,000.
He is a half-brother to a winner and from the family of Seven Is My Number, the winner of two NH Flat races, including a Grade 2 bumper.
He is also a Listed hurdles winner and a Grade 2 winner of the Dipper Chase. (14:21)
Lot 90: the first yearling to sell at Tattersalls Ireland by the Grade 1 winner and Group 1-placed Hillstar (Danehill Dancer) makes €23,000. He was purchased by Long House Stables.
He was sold by Garryrichard Stud, which stands the winner of the Canadian International (G1), and is the first foal out of the black-type mare Spartan Angel.
She was bred by Mr. Niall Delany's Corbal-lis House Stud, bought at the Derby Sale for €16,000 by Highflyer Bloodstock and raced by the late Sir Eric Parker's Crimbourne Stud.
She was trained by Nicky Henderson to win three races and was bought by Greg Rossiter for €25,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale in 2015. (13:24)
Lot 71: the Ballincurrig House Stud-consigned colt by the late sire Presenting sells for €32,000.
"He is a very good-looking horse, he has a good page, his half-brother Winter Escape, already a graded winner, could be interesting, and Presentings are becoming rare commodities now.
"He will be bought back here to the Derby Sale for resale," said buyer Darragh McDonagh, who sells five or so store horses each year.
Winter Escape, owned by JP McManus, won the Dovecote Novices Hurdle (G2) in 2016 and placed over fences in November 2017. He is rated 141.
It is the further family of Black Jack Ketchum, Castlekellyleader and Fota Island. (12:52)
Lot 58: Eamonn Finn buys the Flemensfirth daughter of the Grade 1-placed mare Reine Angevine (Poliglote) for €30,000.
"She has been bought to be resold," said Finn, "but we also train a few point-to-pointers so we could always train her ourselves too."
There is plenty of black-type on the filly's page, including La Bague Au Roi, a dual Listed winner, Franche Alliance, Listed placed in France, Plaisir Du Roy, a Grade 2 chaser in France, and Clan Royal, twice placed in the Grand National. (12:22)
Lot 52: Loughview Stud's Doyen chestnut colt makes €29,000, bought by Brandon View Stud. He is a fourth foal and a half-brother to Present In Court, winner of a point-to-point in 2017.
His dam Present Line (Presenting) is a half-sister to Line Ball, winner of a Grade 3 hurdle and placed in the Grade 1 Drinmore Novices Chase.
It is also the family of the talented performers Mighty Mogul, Court Leader and Ballynagour. (12:10)
Lot 40: British-based buyer Juliet Minton's Mill House Stud spends €10,000 on an Imperial Monarch colt from Vinesgrove Stud.
He is a half-brother to three multiple winners, and out of a half-sister to Stormy Lord, a five-time winner and placed over hurdles at Grade 2 level.
Imperial Monarch is a son of Galileo and won the Grand Prix de Paris (G1) in 2012. He stands at Beeches Stud and his first crop are three-year-olds this year. (11:56)
Lot 34: from Peria Stud this Walk In The Park colt fetches €27,000. He was bought by Catherine Magnier of Grange Stud, signing as Herine Bloodstock. The farm stands the son of Montjeu.
The yearling is out of dual-winning Old Vic dam, a daughter of the Grade 3 hurdle winner I Can Imagine, also dam of the Grade 3 hurdler Byerley Babe.
Stock by Walk In The Park were in great demand at the November NH Sale and the 16-year-old averaged €24,569 for 39 lots sold. (11:36)
Lot 26: Tom Weston buys a Westerner colt from Drummanduff House for €12,000.
He is a third foal out of the Saddler's Hall mare No Case. She is a daughter of an own-sister to the Grade 1-placed Colonel Yeager. (10:45)
Morning and welcome to the first sale at Tattersalls Ireland 2018, the February NH Sale offering older horses, two-year-olds, yearlings and mares.
Selling starts at 10.30am, and we've 287 lots catalogued.
To check all withdrawals, updates and sales day stories, log on here to sales day live. (10:01)
Outstanding Solita to be sold at Tattersalls Ireland February NH Sale Lot 278A: Solita (IRE), Filly by King's Theatre (IRE) ex Wind Over Water (IRE)
Black type mares by the outstanding King's Theatre (IRE) are crown jewels for any serious National Hunt breeder and Solita offers breeders a rare opportunity to acquire a foundation broodmare.
A seven time winner, who's finest hour on the racecourse was arguably her victory in the Grade 2 Boylesports Novice Handicap Chase (pictured), who hails from an attractive dual purpose family that goes back to classic winners Love Divine (GB) and Sixties Icon (GB). She is consigned by Toberona House Stables on behalf of her owner/breeder Mr. Robert Hennelly and is sold with a fillies' examination certificate.
Mr. Hennelly is also selling two offspring of his prolific race mare Moscova (IRE) at the Cheltenham Sales on 15 February. Moyhenna (IRE), by Westerner (GB), looked a filly with a bright future when winning a very competitive bumper on at Punchestown on New Year's Eve and she will be joined by her sister Moskovite (IRE), by Flemensfirth (USA), who showed a touch of class to win on the 5yo mares maiden on her debut at Killeagh last Sunday.
Additional wildcard entries include:
Lot 278B: Filly by Oscar (IRE) ex Young Lady (IRE)
This 4yo daughter of Oscar (IRE) coming from Canterbrook Stud is from the immediate family of Charlie Egerton's top class Teaatral (GB) who won 15 races during his career. The resilient son of Saddler's Hall (IRE) won three Grade 2 Hurdles including the Long Distance Hurdle at Ascot. It is also the family of Mill Reef Stakes winner Sufficant (GB). This filly is sold with a fillies' examination certificate.
Lot 278C: Jambes Chaudes (IRE) filly by Westerner (GB) ex Banna's (IRE)
Also consigned by Canterbrook Stud this fill is a daughter of the winning black type mare Banna's (IRE). Jambes Chaudes (IRE) is by Westerner (GB) who is responsible for so many top class National Hunt horses such as Champagne West (IRE), Empire of Dirt (IRE) and Cole Harden (IRE) to name but a few. Imperial Cup winner Sprowstown Boy adds to the appeal of this commercial family. Jambes Chaudes (IRE) is sold with a fillies' examination certificate.
Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale takes place on Tuesday, 30 January at 10.30am (15:22)
February National Hunt Sale catalogue now online The February National Sale is packed with potential, with 287 lots catalogued for the one-day sale which takes place on Tuesday, 30 January at 10.30am. The catalogue can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.ie and the printed catalogue will be available from Wednesday, 17 January.
The sale comprises of older horses, two-year-olds, 255 National Hunt yearlings and 11 broodmares from many leading consignors including Ennel Bloodstock, Ballincurrig House Stud, Rathbarry Stud, Sheridan House Stables and The Beeches Stud.
The February National Hunt Sale has produced some real quality over the years' with no shortage of racecourse champions such as nine-time Grade 1 winner CUE CARD, 2016 Grade 1 Neptune Novices' Hurdle winner WILLOUGHBY COURT and Grade 2 December Novices' Chase winner KEEPER HILL.
Just some of the lots being offered include:
Lot 51 2017 Ch.C. Flemensfirth ex Present Gesture
Offered by Rathbarry Stud, out of 3 time winning dam Present Gesture a half sister to Listed Winners ME AND BEN and DUHALLOW GESTURE
Lot 63 2017 B.C. Milan ex Robyn's Rose
Offered by Glen Stables, out of a half sister to Graded Winners EMPIRE OF DIRT and PANTHER CLAW
Lot 71 2017 B.C. Presenting ex Saddleeruppat
Offered by Ballincurrig House Stud, a half brother to Grade 2 winner WINTER ESCAPE
Lot 126 2017 Gr.C. Martaline ex Agathe du Berlais
Offered by Ballinaroone Stud, out of a half sister to Grade 2 winners AGRAPART & AFSOUN
Lot 153 2017 B.C. Blue Bresil ex Blue Ride
Offered by Yorton Farm Stud, out of Listed winning dam BLUE RIDE
Lot 187 2017 B.C. Flemensfirth ex Erins Stage
Offered by Kenilworth House Stud, out of own sister to multiple Grade 3 winner THEATRE GUIDE
Lot 203 2017 Ch.C. Mahler ex Glebe Beauty
Offered by The Beeches Stud, an own brother to multiple Grade 2 and Grade 3 winner SUTTON PLACE
Lot 229 2017 B.C. Flemensfirth ex Keep Face
Offered by Ballincurrig House Stud, out of an own sister to Listed winner LUCKY TO BE and half sister to multiple Grade 1 winner MASTER MINDED
Lot 242 2017 B.C. Getaway ex Line Perle
Offered by Ennel Bloodstock, out of Listed placed LINE PERLE and half brother to Listed placed LINODARGENT
Lot 261 2017 B.C. Saddler Maker ex Melancholy Hill
Offered by Gaynestown Stud, out of an own sister to Group 3 winner BOBS PRIDE (15:21)
November National Hunt Sale
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 November 2017 starting at 10am Sunday - Thursday, 11 am Friday
November NH Sale stats: (% + / - compared with 2016)
Lots Catalogued: 1,413
Lots Offered: 1,191
Lots Sold: 866
Total Value: €13,848,300 (+15%)
Median Value: €11,250 (+7%)
Average Value: €15,991 (+12%)
% Sold: 73% (23:00)
Day 6: Mares Sale
Day 6 (mares) stats: (% + / - compared with 2016)
Lots Catalogued: 101
Lots Offered: 75
Lots Sold: 49
Total Value: €766,900
Median Value: €6,500
Average Value: €15,338
% Sold: 67% (14:34)
Lot 1382: covers to Walk In The Park continue to appeal - I'm All You Need, the Listed-placed winner, in-foal to the popular sire and offered by Coolamurray Stud, sells for €62,000 to Marilyn Syme, signing as Ashwood Stud.
The mare is from the family of leading hurdler Bilboa and chaser Makounji, the dam of Roulez Cool.
"She is lovely, gorgeous mare - we are pleased to get her," said Syme. "We love the fact that she is by King's Theatre and, of course, the cover is attractive too."
Syme has had a good week - through Ashwood Stud she sold Lot 622 for €75,000, a son of Fame And Glory bought by Ian Ferguson. (13:13)
Lot 1376: Nouvelle Ami, a Scorpion half-sister to the wonderful racehorse The New One, sells for €25,000.
It has been a popular family this week - yesterday Mazaryne's Kapgarde foal was sold for €54,000 to Richard Rohan.
Mazaryne is a half-sister to Thuringe, dam of Nouvelle Ami and The New One. (12:56)
Lot 1360: Coolmara Stables adds again to the broodmare band - goes to €42,000 for Daydream Beach, the Mahler half-sister to Airlie Beach (Lot 1357) and from the same Closutton Stables / Supreme Horse Racing Club draft.
She is in-foal to Shantou on an April cover. (12:54)
Lot 1357: the Willie Mullins-trained Grade 1-winning mare Airlie Beach (Shantou) is bought by John Flood of Boardsmill Stud for €140,000. Underbidder was Peter Moloney.
The mare is in-foal to Mount Nelson, who stands at Boardsmill.
"Her race record speaks for itself," said Flood. "Even on her last run, when she won a Listed race on the Flat, she ran to a mark of 100.
"She is for a client who is putting together a band of broodmares, and of course we knew her due to her Mount Nelson cover - she is a good fit for him."
Mount Nelson has had one season at Boardsmill and stands alongside Califet, Kalanisi and Court Cave. (12:35)
Lot 1353: "She had some ability herself, has a good page and a good cover to Walk In The Park," said Shane Lawlor of Freepark Farm after purchasing the Flat and hurdles winner Scooping (Dylan Thomas).
"Well get her home and see what she produces before thinking of any future covering plans." (12:26)
Lot 1331: Side Saddle, a King's Theatre full and half-sister to Voler La Vedette and Hennessy, sells to Coolmara Stables for €50,000.
She is carrying her first pregnancy to the popular Walk In The Park.
"She is a gorgeous mare," said buyer Kieran Mariga. "She is by King's Theatre and her covering was important to us too. We sold a Walk In The Park filly this week for €21,000 and a Fame And Glory filly for €10,000.
"I am hoping to buy again today - I have ten mares at home and seven stores.
"All being well I'd love to send this mare back to Walk In The Park or Flemensfirth next spring." (11:40)
Lot 1316: we kick off the mares' session in style, Celbridge Rose bought for €15,000 by Hillside Farm.
The daughter of Saffron Walden was placed once in a NH Flat race and is carrying her first pregnancy to Califet on a March 19th covering.
Califet's foals sold for an average price of €15,417 and a top price of €40,000.
Celbridge Rose's dam Kenzie (Presenting) is a half-sister to Chauvinist (Roselier), winner of the Listed Ladbroke Hurdle and third in the Supreme Novices Hurdle (G1) and third in the Henry VIII Novices Chase (G2).
This autumn Kenzie's four-year-old Rapid Escape won his bumper for Gordon Elliott. He cost £240,000 at the Cheltenham Sale in March, having won a point-to-point at Tinahely.
The post-race analysis of Rapid Escape's win said "he will make a lovely hurdler in time". (11:13)
Selling starts for the one-day mares' sale at 11am. (09:25)
Foal Sale
Incredibly strong foal trade at the November National Hunt Sale concludes with considerable increases Four days of incredibly strong foal trade produced the best set of returns for the foal section of the November National Hunt Sale seen since 2007, then a seven day foal sale. The aggregate of €11,683,700 is the third-highest turnover ever achieved by the foal session and an increase of 16 per cent on 2016, while the overall average of €16,596 and the median of €12,500 are also records and are increases of 14 per cent on the 2016 returns.
Over the four days, 59 foals sold for €40,000 or more, while 18 made sums of €60,000 or more. Day four of the foal sale produced a top price of €54,000 given by Richard Rohan for a colt by Kapgarde (Lot 1214). Sold by Chapel Lane Bloodstock, the colt is a first foal out of a Protektor half-sister to the dam of 15-time and dual Grade 1 hurdle winner The New One.
"He is an unbelievable first foal," said Rohan, who outbid Oneliner Stables for the April-born colt. "A cracking sort, I couldn't leave him behind. He is by a very good sire and has a serious black-type horse high up in his page."
Lot 1246 claimed second spot on the final day of foal trade at the November National Hunt Sale. The colt, by UK based sire Blue Bresil, was knocked down to Gatterstown Stud and sold by Nunstainton Stud. He comes from an enviable family; Knock Down, the second day, was an eight-time winner herself and a winner at Grade 3 level in a chase in France.
Paul Cashman of Rathbarry and Glenview Studs spent €40,000 on a colt by the farm's late sire Presenting from Yew Tree Stables (Lot 1135).
"He is a sweet colt, with a good outlook," said Cashman. "We had the three-year-old full-brother whom we sold for €100,000. We also had Present Lodger, a son of this grand-dam Hannigan's Lodger - it has been a good family to us and keeps working away.
"The number of Presenting's are dwindling now and it's good to keep the flag flying for him - we might not see the likes of him as a stallion again!"
The final session of the November National Hunt Sale consists of mares and breeding stock and starts at 11am tomorrow. (18:15)
Four-day foal sale statistics (% + / - compared with 2016)
Lots Catalogued: 1,059 (-4%)
Lots Offered: 929 (-6%)
Lots Sold: 704 (+2%)
Total Value: €11,683,700 (+16%)
Median Value: €12,500 (+14%)
Average Value: €16,596 (+14%)
% Sold: 76%
Top Price: €80,000 given by Richard Rohan for Lot 698, a colt by Shantou
Leading purchasers (whole sale, by agg): Ian Ferguson, Aiden Murphy, Kevin Ross Bloodstock
Leading consignors (whole sale, by agg): Ballincurrig House Stud, Peter Nolan Bloodstock, Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm
Leading sires (whole sale, by agg): Walk In The Park, Getaway, Fame And Glory
Leading sires (whole sale, by av, 2+ sold): Martaline, Kapgarde, Kayf Tara (18:11)
Day 5
Day 5 stats: (% + / - compared with 2016)
Lots Catalogued: 264 (-4%)
Lots Offered: 213 (-1%)
Lots Sold: 150 (+4%)
Total Value: €1,437,450 (-4%)
Median Value: €6,500 (-19%)
Average Value: €9,583 (-8%)
% Sold: 70% (18:06)
Lot 1281: Kevin Ross Bloodstock will hope that number 13 is going to be lucky - this purchase of a colt by Califet being the firm's 13th buy this week.
From Candlefort Stud, the colt's unraced Beneficial mare Bellingham Rose is a half-sister to the Grade 1-placed runners One Cool Cookie and In Compliance.
It is the 25th sale this week for a foal by Califet, the sire achieving an average price of €14,788.
The Boardsmill Stud sire's top sale this week was Lot 502, also bought by Ross by €40,000. (17:03)
Pedigree update ahead of tomorrow's mares' sale, Lunar Path (Lot 1354) has had a bumper winner today - Represented (Presenting), trained by Anthony Honeyball, won the last at Taunton. It was the four-year-old Presenting gelding's career debut.
Lunar Path (Night Shift) is due to be offered by Ballincurrig House Stables and is a half-sister to the Grade 2 chaser Celtic Son, the Listed winner Sonevafushi, as well as four further black-type performers. It is also the family of the Grade 2 winner, Junior. (16:32)
Lot 1246: Gatterstown Stud buys the Blue Bresil colt for €41,000.
He is a grandson of the French Grade 3 winner Knock Down (Oscar).
The sire has had six lots sell this week for an average of €29,750.
One of the sire's best runners, the Grade 1 placed Le Prezien, runs in the BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase (G3) at Cheltenham at the weekend. (16:21)
Lot 1214: the relation to The New One becomes the day's new top lot.
The colt by Kapgarde is bought by Richard Rohan for €54,000, Oneliner Stables the underbidder.
"He is an unbelievable first foal," said Rohan. "A cracking sort, I couldn't leave him behind.
"He is by a very good sire and has a serious black-type horse high up in his page."
The colt's dam Mazaryen (Protektor) is a half-sister to 15-time hurdle winner and dual Grade 1 hero The New One.
The three foals sold this week by Kapgarde have averaged €46,000 with today's sale the top price of the trio. (15:06)
Lot 1181: also bought for resale, Redpender Stud spends €30,000 on a son of Court Cave.
He is out of Lady Knightess (Presenting) winner of a bumper and daughter of the Listed Auteuil winner Soupinette. (14:22)
Lot 1179: the pinhookers are still busy and Robert Wade of Gatterstown Stud goes to €36,000 for a son of Flemensfirth, the last chance to buy a foal by the sire this week.
"Hopefully, he'll be back for the Derby Sale," reported the purchaser. "It has been very difficult to buy as a pinhooker this week, trade has been so strong.
"Flemensfirth's always have buyers, and though this is a May foal, he looked very forward."
This week, Flemensfirth foals have averaged €35,073 for 23 sold, and the Coolmore sire is behind only Kayf Tara by average for those sires with more than five foals sold this week. (14:01)
Lot 1159: "He is a gorgeous colt," said Tom Maher of his Mahler colt sold for €31,000. "He has always been very straight-forward."
Maher of Holycross-based Willow Grange Stud bought the colt's dam Cooksgrove Lady after a racing career in which she won four races.
Her first foal Castlebawn West was sold by Maher for €23,000 and is now at Willie Mullins. According to Maher, good reports are coming back as to the three-year-old's progress.
"They say he's a cracker," said Maher. "We have seven mares at home, a mix of NH and Flat mares. We sell all the progeny as foals. Cooksgrove Lady is in-foal to Califet." (13:30)
Lot 1135: Paul Cashman buys the Presenting colt from The Dales Stud for €40,000.
"He is a sweet colt, with a good outlook," said Cashman. "We had the three-year-old full-brother whom we sold for €100,000. We also had Present Lodger, a son of this grand-dam Hannigan's Lodger - it has been a good family to us and keeps working away.
"The number of Presentings are dwindling now and it's good to keep the flag flying for him - we might not see the likes of him as a stallion again!" (12:43)
Lot 1123: a good morning for Westerner colts - this Patricia Prenderville- consigned April colt makes €20,000, and goes to Calluna House Stud.
His grand-dam Royal Thimble-bred the good horses Accordion Etoile and French Accordion. (12:37)

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