September Yearling Sale
September 25-26, 2018
Welcome to the three-day Tattersalls September Yearling Sale - a two-day session for Part I, followed by Part II on September 27.
Selling starts each day at 10am.
All the details are here on sale day live, including updates, stories and withdrawals.
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September Yearling Sale Part II
September 27, 2018
Leading purchaser is BBA Ireland with 16 lots bought for a spend of €117,700 - the only buyer to outlay a six-figure sum and with double digit numbers purchased. (18:36)
Leading consignor in Part II of the September Sale is The Castlebridge Consignment with five lots sold for a total of €55,000, followed by Baroda & Colbinstown.
The consignor sold three horses for €53,500 at an average price of €17,833 - the leading consignor by average. (18:35)
Lot 814: a late strike for trainer Johnny Murtagh – Eddie Linehan bidding in his absence on the Elzaam full-sister to the Listed-placed Daddies Girl. The filly, from Aughamore Stud, cost €28,000 .
"She is a racey, lovely filly," said Murtagh. "Hopefully she will be as good as her sister!"
Her second dam is the German champion older mare in Premiere Cuvee, dam of the Italian Group 3 winner She Bat, dam of eight winner and four black-type horses. (18:18)
Lot 780: young Rathasker-based sire Bungle Inthejungle has had 23 winners with his first crop of runners, including the Molecomb Stakes (G3) winner Rumble Inthejungle.
Gill Richardson will be hoping that the trend is set to continue after going to €15,500 for his colt from Leaf Stud out of Grotta Del Fauno (Galileo). She is the dam of one winner from one runner. (17:28)
Lot 757: Alduino Botti purchases a sixth horse today - going to €24,000 for the Rock Of Gibraltar colt sold by The Castlebridge Consignment.
He is a first foal out of the Shirocco mare Etesian, a half-sister to the Australian Group 1 second Libran, and a grand-daughter of State Crystal, winner of the Yorkshire Oaks (G1). (16:11)
Lot 755: the active Fast Company colt is bought by Michael Donohue of BBA Ireland for €18,000.
The colt was a 5,000gns pinhook by Ross Moorhead.
He is out of Green Desert three-quarters sister to the King George V Stakes winner and Prix de l'Abbaye (G1) second Moorehouse Lad. (16:08)
Leading sire by aggregate and average (two or more sold) is Yoemanstown Stud's Camacho.
He is sire of today's current top lot - Lot 576 sold by Nicola Kent to Luke Lillingston for €32,000. (15:25)
Lot 702: Tim Easterby/John Walsh Bloodstock pick up a Champs Elysees filly from Knockainey Stud for €16,000.
She is out of the winning Sea The Stars mare Astral Weeks, a daughter of the Solario Stakes (G3) third Miss Universe.
It is the further family of the Group 1 winners and sires Prince Arch and Kingsfort. (15:04)
Lot 678: from Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, the son of the first-crop yearling sire Gutaifan (Dark Angel) makes €20,000.
He is a grandson of the Yorkshire Oaks (G1) winner Quiff (Sadler's Wells), who was also placed second in the St Leger (G1), and great grand-son of Wince, who won the 1,000 Guineas. (13:56)
Lot 657: Amanda Skiffington/S Hawke makes a second purchase today, the buying partnership going to €20,000 for this son of Dylan Thomas from Riverview Farm.
He is a half-brother to two juvenile winners and from the family of Sir Prancealot. (13:50)
Lot 641: the No Nay Never filly is bought by Joe Foley for €30,000.
"She is a great example of the sire, who is doing very well. We know the family and she is for Clipper,"said Foley.
She is from the family of the Group 1 sprinter Dream Ahead, the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) runner-up Princess Noor and the Listed-winning juvenile Fairyland. (12:44)
Lot 624: the Epaulette colt from Mocklershill Stables, out of a full-sister to the dam of the Group 1 sprinter Society Rock, is bought by Tony Mullins for €25,000.
"I liked the horse," said Mullins. "He has a super walk and I like the sire. I am hoping to buy a few yearlings this autumn."
The colt was bought as a foal last year for €8,500. (12:05)
Lot 605: the Brenda Shortt Bloodstock-consigned colt by Ruler Of The World, one of two colts by the sire in the catalogue, makes €21,000. He was bought by BBA Ireland/Andrew Balding.
The colt is a half-brother to Room Key, who finished third in the Vintage Stakes (G3), and to the juvenile Saturday Girl, placed at two since the catalogue was published.
Ruler Of The World has had four winners from a handful of runners, including the Listed placed Iridessa, a winner on her first start and placed third in the Listed Ingabelle Stakes for Joseph O'Brien. (11:27)
Lot 589: the appeal of the progeny of first-crop yearling sire Night Of Thunder continues - this filly is bought by Michael Orlandi of Compase Equine with Loughnane and Hughes for €22,000.
She is a daughter of the winning Clodovil mare Refusetolisten and from the family of the Group 3 winners Snowdrops and Tawhid. (10:55)
Lot 576: the Camacho filly bred and consigned by Nicola Kent is bought by Luke Lillingston for €32,000.
"She has been bought for Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds," said Lillingston. "She is lovely filly with size, substance and a good walk.
"I have always been a fan of Camacho and he has really come of age this year.
"The Kents have had this pedigree since the 1980s with Pass The Peace and Nicola is a great breeder."
Nicola Kent said: "This filly is definitely a racehorse! I bought her grand-dam Pasacli, the dam of the Group 3 winner Monsieur Joe, here." (10:40)
After a record-breaking Part I of the September Yearling Sale, Part II gets underway at 10am.
For all the new, stories, updates, withdrawals follow us at sales day live. (09:57)
Day 2
September 26, 2018
Busiest purchaser was BBA Ireland, who has bought 17 lots for a total spend of €564,500.
Ed Sackville of SackvilleDonald bought nine horses for an outlay of €425,000. (20:26)
Leading consignor over the two-day sale is The Castlebridge Consignment, which sold 27 lots for a total of €819,500.
Grove Stud's top lot took the farm into second: seven horses sold for a total of €497,000. (20:25)
Lot 549: the last in the ring by No Nay Never maintains the trend - he sells for €65,000.
From Tradewinds Stud, he is out of the Clodovil full-sister to the Listed winner Amazing Storm.
The Coolmore stallion is the sale's leading stallion by both aggregate and average (for two or more sold). (20:21)
Lot 491: becomes the highest price yearling ever sold at the September Yearling Sale, the son of Kodiac making €275,000. He was bought by Shadwell
Sold by Grove Stud, the colt was pinhooked at €60,000 by the farm from breeder William Fox’s Commane Stud in County Cork.
The colt is a full-brother to Sheikh Hamdan's dual Group 2 winner Adaay, who is at stud in partnership with Whitsbury Manor Stud.
Stephen Collins of Derrinstown Stud was responsible for today's bidding.
"He is a racy strong and sizeable individual," said Collins. "He has a great step and some quality to him. He is an April foal and will need a bit of time.
"He has a stallion's page and is similar to Adaay as a yearling. If things go well, we would be hoping, of course, that this horse could join the roster eventually." (18:16)
is the story of a pinhook purchase going very much going the right way - the son of Excelebration was bought for €26,000 and sold today to Joe Foley for €120,000.
In the interim, the talented juvenile filly Lady Kaya (Dandy Man) has emerged - runner-up in the Moyglare Stakes (G1) to Skitter Scatter, she is entered in this weekend's Cheveley Park Stakes (G1).
The colt was bought by Matt Coleman on behalf of a group that included Kitty Cowhey, whose Loughmore Stables consigned the colt today, and Luke Barry from Manister House Stables.
"He went through early in the foal sale," said Coleman, speaking on behalf of the consignors. "We selected him because the mare had already had three foals rated over 90, and her son Midterm Break had won the Tattersalls Ireland sale race - so the plan was always to come here to resell.
"It is for luck that Lady Kaya has come through as well."
Joe Foley, who was buying on behalf of Clipper Logistics, said: "The mare is obviously very special to have produced so many good runners. She is also by Singspiel and he is a brilliant broodmare sire.
"This is a lovely colt, he stands up on his own merits. I saw him two mornings ago and decided then that we really wanted to try and buy him. He has been very well presented by the consignors." (17:34)
Lot 473: the strong Footstepsinthesand colt from Knockatrina House has a breeze up date ahead having been bought by Thomond O'Mara's Knockanglass Stables for €47,000.
The colt is a half-brother to the Chipchase Stakes (G3) winner Koropick. (17:08)
Lot 454: "He has been bought for Paul and Clare Rooney," said Kevin Ross after outbattling trainer Ger Lyons for this Rathbarry Stud-offered son of Acclamation. The pair were in a head to head battle from €80,000 mark right through to €105,000.
"The mare is well bred and was well rated and he looks a real two-year-old type. I don't know where he will go into training," added Ross.
The March colt is out of Irish Cliff, the Listed-placed daughter of Marju, a half-sister to the Group 3 winner Sandiva and to the Listed winner Wentworth, a son of Acclamation.
It is the further family of the champion two-year-old colt Sir Percy. (16:28)
Lot 453: the Cooneen Stud-consigned colt by the Irish National Stud's Dragon Pulse makes €50,000, a good return on the €11,000 the farm invested when purchasing the colt as a foal.
Bought by Joanna Morgan, the colt is a half-brother to Disappointing, placed third in a Listed race in Italy. (16:17)
Lot 400: "He is for a client and will be going into training with Mark Johnston," said John Kilbride after spending €110,000 on the New Approach full-brother to Tha'ir, winner of Royal Ascot's Chesham Stakes (L).
"I loved his physical and his pedigree, he is the sort of horse that does not have a ceiling. He is a very efficient mover, so he could be early - his brother did win at Ascot!
"He comes from a very good farm - look, it is very exciting to have the opportunity to buy one to go to the Johnstons."
Sold by Lodge Park Stud, the pedigree stretches back to the leading Meon Valley family of Colorspn, Kayf Tara and Reprocolour,
Underbidder was Kevin Ross. (14:29)
Lot 388: Yeomanstown Stud's Camacho colt, the first foal out of the Arcano mare Faddwa, a half-sister to the Listed winner Heart Of Fire, sells for €63,000. He was bought by breeze-up consignor Willie Browne.
Camacho has had three lots sell for over €60,000 so far at the September Sale 2018 with a top price of €65,000.
The three are the best prices ever given for yearlings by the sire at the September Sale reflecting the good year the son of Danehill has had on the racecourse in 2018. (14:05)
Unsurprisingly, after this am's session, No Nay Never currently leading the sale's top ten sire tables by aggregate and the sires' table by average (sires with two or more sold), ahead of Night Of Thunder, Camelot, Kodiac, Gleneagles and Society Rock. (12:40)
Lot 340: agent Alex Elliott joins the No Nay Never buying spree, spending €120,000 on the colt from Killourney Mór Farm.
"He is for a new client and the colt will go to be trained in Newmarket," said Elliott. "He was my pick of the sale, a gorgeous physical and the sire is carrying it all before him.
"I didn't think I'd get him, so I am delighted."
He is a second foal out of the Starspangledbanner mare Dara's Girl, a half-sister to the Flying Childers Stakes (G2) winner Tournedos. (12:25)
Lot 324 and Lot 330: the appeal of No Nay Never continues.
Michael Donohue of BBA Ireland buys both lots by Coolmore's leading first-season sire, a son of the late Scat Daddy.
Lot 324, a bay May-born colt, cost €100,000, while Lot 330 was a €70,000 filly purchase.
"They are both for Yulong Investments," reported Donohue. "Mr Zhang is a big fan of the sire and the colt looks a very sharp two-year-old type. Hopefully, he'll be an Ascot two-year-old - that's the dream anyway! He is a May foal, but he doesn't look it.
"The filly is a very well bred sort and she has great residual value as a broodmare prospect, a side of things that Yulong is developing.
"They will both go to pre-trainers and trainers will be decided later, but they will both stay in Ireland."
The colt is out of the Captain Rio mare Cool Cap, a daughter of the US Listed winner Dixie Fine and from the family of Henrythenavigator.
The filly is out of the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes winner Crystal Crossing, dam of the St Leger (G1) winner Rule Of Law, as well as of a further two black-type performers. (11:50)
Lot 321: Ed Sackville buys a sixth lot this week, the agent goes to €75,000 for the filly by Camelot from Manister House Stud.
"She is a lovely filly," said Sackville. "Tom has her half-brother Jonah Jones, a son of No Nay Never, and he is a very nice colt. I bought Fighting Irish as foal and he is now rated over 100." (11:39)
Lot 293 and Lot 306: colts by the late Society Rock in demand - Sackville Donald going to €52,000 for Lot 293 and Mark Loughnane/S Meaks buying Lot 306 for €50,000.
The first was sold by The Castlebridge Consignment and ia first foal out of the Cape Cross mare Cape Karli, the latter by Egmont Stud's from the Cheveley Park Stud family of Red Bloom. The colt is out of the winning Oasis Dream mare China Pink and is a half-brother to three winners. (11:24)
Lot 288: BBA Ireland starts off the day in style going to 70,000 for a son of Tamayuz out of Cailini Alainn (Danehill Dancer), a dual winner and a half-sister to the Listed winner Naughty Or Nice. (10:59)
Lot 285: leading first-season Coolmore-based sire No Nay Never strikes early, and his filly sold by Castledillon Stud fetches €105,000. He was a second purchase at this year's sale by Godolphin.
She is out of a half-sister to Master Carpenter, the Group 3 winner of the Prix Daphnis, and it is the further family of Invincible Spirit. (10:19)
Selling for the second session is getting underway now. (09:59)
Day 1
September 25th
Three parts brother to Dubai World Cup winner Prince Bishop, tops Day 1 of the September Yearling Sale A colt from The Castlebridge Consignment and by first-crop yearling sire Night Of Thunder (Lot 11), Godolphin's 2,000 Guineas and Lockinge Stakes winner by Dubawi, topped the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale 2018.
The colt, a three-quarters brother to Dubawi's Group 1 victor Prince Bishop, winner of the Dubai World Cup (G1) for Godolphin, sold for €180,000 and was purchased by bloodstock agent Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin.
"This is a lovely, easy moving, athletic son of Night Of Thunder, he is a very nice colt and with the connections it made sense to buy," said Stroud. Eamonn Reilly of BBA Ireland went to €100,000 for Lot 193, a Lynn Lodge Stud consigned son of Kodiac.
"He is for the US-based E5 Racing," said Reilly. "He looks a good sharp racy sort and, of course, he is by Kodiac which is attractive." Dermot Farrington went to €85,000 for a daughter of Showcasing (Lot 188), a half-sister to two black-type runners and sold by Castledillon Stud, while Matt Coleman purchased a War Command colt from Castlehyde Stud on behalf of trainer Jonjo O'Neill (Lot 216). "Jonjo is keen to develop a flat string and have a few specific flat horses in training and has asked me to find him some horses," reported Coleman. "I really liked this horse, he is a good-looking type. War Command is doing well as a sire and the mare has had a couple of winners, Dianthus being a talented sort." The day produced aggregate sales of €5,171,000 with a clearance rate of 77 per cent. The average price was €25,224 and the median €20,000.
Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale continues tomorrow at 10am, and concludes with Part II on Thursday, 27 September. All lots are eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes 2019. (21:14)
Lot 251: the Dandy Man filly is bought by Peter Molony and is going into training with Karl Burke.
"She is for a partnership of David's [Redvers]," said Molony. "Dandy Man has had three or four top-class fillies - let's hope she is another and is lucky!"
From Deerpark Stud, the filly is out of the Empress Stakes (L) third Aunt Nicola, the dam of two winners from three runners. (19:27)
Lot 216: has been bought fo €80,000 by Matt Coleman on behalf of trainer Jonjo O'Neill as a Flat race prospect.
"Jonjo is keen to develop a Flat string and have a few specific Flat horses in training and has asked me to find him some horses," reported Coleman. "I really liked this horse, he is a good looking type. War Command is doing well as a sire and she has had a couple of winners, Dianthus being a talented sort."
The colt was sold by Castlehyde Stud. (18:10)
Lot 193: sells for €100,000 and is bought by Eamonn Reilly of BBA Ireland.
Bobby O'Ryan, standing with trainer Richard Spencer, was underbidder, the agent ruefully shaking his head when asked by the auctioneer to extend the bidding past the €100,000 mark.
"He is for the US-based E5 Racing," said Reilly. "He looks a good sharp racy sort, and of course being by Kodiac is attractive. I don't know any onward plans."
The Lynn Lodge-consigned colt is a second foal out of the unraced Intense Focus mare Well Focused. She is a half-sister to the Australian Group 1 winner Opinion, to the German Group 3 winner Fox Hunt and to the Irish Group 3 winner Anna Allta.
They are all out of the Listed runner-up Sadler's Wells mare Kiltubber.
Third dam is the Irish champion two-year-old Priory Belle.
The colt was a Lynn Lodge pinhook purchase bought as a foal for €60,000. (17:23)
Lot 188: this daughter of the Whitsbury Stud's star stallion Showcasing is bought by Dermot Farrington for €85,000.
From Castledillon Stud, she is a half-sister to two black-type runners and out of the dual juvenile-winning mare Vitta's Touch, a daughter of Touch Gold. (17:20)
Lot 184: the Power colt from Croom House Stud heads to Michael O'Callaghan for €78,000.
Anna Ross, standing down the shoot, was the underbidder.
The colt is out of the Italian Listed runner-up Varenka (Fasliyev), the dam of four winners from five runners. She is a half-sister to Steinbeck, a Group 1 winner in New Zealand. (16:52)
Lot 167: young trainer Sarah Lynam fought off bids from all round the sale ring to buy this good-looking son of Mastercraftsman for €65,000.
"He is a lovely horse," said Lynam. "He is very well bred and by a sire who is doing really well."
Sold by Lodge Park Stud, the colt is out of the Listed placed The Shrew. Rated 98 as a runner, she is now the dam of two winners from three runners.
She is out of the Listed Chesham Stakes winner Whazzat, and a half-sister to the Mill Reef Stakes (G2) winner, James Garfield, also runner-up in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) this summer.
It is the further family of Invincible Spirit. (16:22)
Lot 165: "He is a lovely colt by a sire who looks as though he is going places," said Michael O'Callaghan after buying the son of this year's leading first-crop sire No Nay Never for
"He is a lovely physical and was the pick of the sale for us."
The colt is out of the Fastnet Rock mare Terracotta and it is a cross that has already produced this year's Superlative Stakes (G2) runner-up Neverland Rock. (16:15)
Lot 160: from Tinnakill House, this Holy Roman Emperor makes €65,000. He was bought by trainer James Tate.
The colt is a half-brother to five winners, including three black type runners, two of whom were placed at Group race level. (15:55)
Lot 138: from Kildallan Farm, this Dawn Approach colt, a half-brother to the 91-rated White Tower (Cape Cross), sells for €45,000.
His dam Star Blossom is a half-sister to the Grade 1 and Group 1 winners, the US-based Prince Arch, and Kingsfort, winner of the National Stakes. (15:09)
Lot 127: Middleham Park Racing adds this Acclamation colt to its syndicate team, the Ballybin Stud-offered colt costing his new owners €65,000.
He is an own-brother to the Listed-placed Perfect Madge and a half-brother to the Italian Group 3 placed French Quebec
Dam Soul Mountain has had five winners from seven runners, including three multiple winners. (15:00)

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