November NH Sale 2018
Sunday 11 November - Friday 16 November 2018. 10am start each day, 11am Friday 16 November
Day 6
Mares: selling starts at 11am
Let's Dance sells for €200,000 to complete an outstanding November NH Sale The strong trade seen throughout the week at the four-day foal sale continued apace into today's one-day mares session of the November NH Sale, the competitive bidding producing a record-breaking average of €23,923 (+55%) and a median of €13,000 (+100%), huge gains on 2017's renewal. The turnover increased from last year's €786,900 to €1,004,750 (+27%).
The top lot of the session Let's Dance became the highest-priced mare sold at the November NH Sale since 2007 when fetching €200,000. Katie Rudd was in charge of bidding and was acting on behalf of Bertrand le Meteyer's BLM Bloodstock."She is going to France," said Rudd. "She was a good racemare, has a lovely French pedigree, is by a good sire in Poliglote and is a maiden mare."
From the always-popular Closutton draft, Let's Dance (Lot 1359) was a dual Grade 2 winner for trainer Willie Mullins and a runner-up in the Champion 4yo Hurdle (G1) and the Fairyhouse Mares' Novice Hurdle (G1).
She is out of the French Listed, Grade 2-placed mare Baraka Du Berlais (Bonnet Rouge) and it is the further family of Gitane Du Berlais, winner of the Scilly Isles Novice Chase (G1).
Former Republic of Ireland international footballer Kevin Doyle went to €85,000 for the Grade 1 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Augusta Kate (Lot 1358), who ran in the colours of Lee Westwood's The Masters syndicate, a daughter of Yeats and out of the Grade 1 mare Feathered Leader.Doyle, who plays for Colorado Rapids, will be sending the mare, who is carrying a May cover to Champs Elysees, to his father Paddy's Slaney River Stud.
"She is a lovely mare with good form and a great page, we will be selling her progeny," added Doyle, who was sat with his father Paddy and bloodstock consignor Peter Nolan.
Herve Bunel, underbidder on today's top lot, had the final bid when buying the Martaline mare Laskaline (Lot 1391) for €70,000 from Ridge Manor Stud.She is a Grade 3 and Listed winner in France and has had three foals by Mutathir, Authorized and Kapgarde. The oldest named Alaskan Boy is a three-year-old and has already been placed over fences in France.
Two further mares fetched over €60,000: the Grade 1-placed Karalee (Lot 1364), also from the Closutton draft, made €65,000 and was purchased by Rudd on behalf of NBB Racing, while Treasa O'Keeffe went to €60,000 for the wildcard entry Sizing Stephanie (Lot 1367A) sold by Rahinston Stud.
The mare will be heading to Roland Crellin's Brook Farm at Penhow, near Newport in Wales. Crellin's significant claim to fame is as the breeder of the star chaser Cue Card.
"She is a young mare and we actually saw her at the Derby Sale and loved her - let's hope she is lucky, " said O'Keeffe.
The Beneficial mare is a daughter of the top class racemare and producer Spirit Leader, and is a half-sister to black-type winners Prince Of Scars and Folsom Blue. It is also the family of That's My Man, Crocodiles Rock and The Game Changer.
At the conclusion of the 2018 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell commented;
"This week's sale has witnessed excellent trade with outstanding results throughout the whole week. The yearling section on Sunday witnessed a top price of €42,000 and following on from this, there was the four-day foal sale, where the highest average in the sales history for this section was achieved but more notably, there was consistent demand for the better foals producing an increased aggregate of €11,201,200, a median of €11,500, an average of €17,206 and the best price achieved for a foal since 2015 of €92,000. The strong demand for foals reinforces the strength of the National Hunt market following on from the superb results witnessed at this summer's May Store Sale and Derby Sale. However, it was worth noting that whilst it is very competitive in the middle and top end of the market there is no appetite for individuals that fall below that level as reflected in the reduction in the clearance rate.
"Graduates continue to form the best promotion for this sale and both Native River and Sizing John, the last two years Gold Cup winners were both sold at the November NH Sale and reinforce the view that this sale prevails as the leading choice to source National Hunt stock. It was immensely satisfying to see so many UK buyers in addition to our loyal Irish buyers along with some new faces throughout the week. We are delighted for our loyal vendors, who have sent us their best National Hunt stock and have been duly rewarded.
"We would like to extend a thank you to everyone who has contributed to a successful 2018 at Tattersalls Ireland, and wish all our purchasers success on the track. We now turn our efforts towards the February NH Sale on 29 - 30 January 2019." (16:31)
Lot 1391: Herve Bunel, underbidder of today's top lot Let's Dance (Lot 1359), gets recompense when buying Laskaline for €70,000 from Ridge Manor Stud.
She is a Grade 3 and Listed winner in France and has had three foals by Mutathir, Authorized and Kapgarde.
The oldest named Alaskan Boy is a three-year-old and has already been placed over fences in France at Auteuil. (13:53)
Lot 1367A: the wildcard entry Sister Stephanie, consigned by Rahinston Stud, is bought by Treasa O'Keeffe for €60,000.
The mare will be heading to the Welsh-based Brook Farm, Penhow near to Newport.
The farm's significant claim to fame is as the breeder of the star chaser Cue Card.
"She is a young mare and we actually saw her at the Derby Sale and loved her - let's hope she is lucky, " said O'Keeffe.
The Beneficial mare is a daughter of the top class racemare and producer Spirit Leader, and is a half-sister to Prince Of Scars and Folsom Blue.
It is also the family of That's My Man, Crocodiles Rock and The Game Changer.
Her three-year-old half-brother by Court Cave was bought by Gordon Elliott for €120,000 at this year's Derby Sale. (13:01)
Lot 1364: Karalee, a French-bred mare by Martaline, who finished third in the Grade 1 Mares Champion Hurdle for trainer Willie Mullins, is bought by Katie Rudd for €65,000 on behalf of NBB Racing.
"She is a scopey mare with a good pedigree and Grade 1 form," said Rudd. "She is for an English client."
By Maraline, Karalee is out of the multiple Listed winner Change Partner (Turtle Island) and is a half-sister to Jamal Malik, the Listed winner of the Prix Wild Monarch Hurdle at Auteuil.
Under the second dam is Diamond King. he is in training with Gordon Elliott and is currently rated 145 (12:41)
Lot 1360: Brian and Sheila Mehigan of Hawthorn Villa Stud were the underbidders on August Kate, but the farm gets a result with Kate Appleby Shoes, purchased for €57,000.
"She is a scopey mare with a proper pedigree and a good race record," said the couple.
By Flemensfirth, the five-time winner Kate Appleby Shoes boasts winning black-type after her success in the Shannon Spray Mares Novice Hurdle (G3).
She is in-foal to Jukebox Jury on a April cover. (12:34)
Lot 1359: Let's Dance is bought by Katie Rudd on behalf of Bertrand Le Metayer's BLM Bloodstock for €200,000.
"She is going to France," said Rudd. "She has a lovely French pedigree, is by a good sire in Poliglote and is a maiden mare. She was a good racemare."
Let's Dance, from the Closutton draft, was a dual Grade 2 winner and a runner-up in the Champion 4yo Hurdle (G1) and the Mares Novice Hurdle (G1) at Fairyhouse.
She is out of the French Listed, Grade 2 placed mare Baraka Du Berlais (Bonnet Rouge).
it is the further family of Gitane Du Berlais, winner of the Solerina Novice Hurdle (G3) and the Scilly Isle Novice Chase (G1). (12:17)
Lot 1358: footballer Kevin Doyle goes to €85,000 for the Grade 1 winner Augusta Kate. She is a daughter of Yeats, out of the top level racemare Feathered Leader and in-foal to Champs Elysees, whose stock sold so well this week.
Doyle, who plays for Colorado Rapids and for Ireland, will be sending the mare to his father Paddy's stud, Slaney River Stud.
"She is a lovely mare with good form and we will be selling her progeny," added Doyle, who has four mares at his father's farm. "We have a foal by Champs Elysees at home and we really like him." (12:15)
Lot 1338: Kieran Mariga of Coolmara Stables in County Cork was delighted with his early purchase of the unraced Reine De Whitfield, consigned by Closutton Stables.
"She is by Robin Des Champs, which is great, and she has an early first cover to Soldier Of Fortune," said Mariga.
"She is a young mare and from a young family – her half-brother and sister have recent form, hopefully they will continue to progress.
"There are some nice mares here today."
This spring, the half-brother Angels Breath (Shantou) was a four-year-old winner of a point-to-point at Moira by 12l, having been purchased for €75,000 as a store horse in 2017.
The half-brother Outofthisworld, also by Shantou, won a bumper in March 2017, and picked up her first hurdle success a week ago by 8l. She is trained by Harry Fry. (11:33)
Day 5
Further increases on the final day of November NH Foal Sale A superb four days' of foal trade for the November NH Sale produced a record-breaking average price of €17,223 (+4%).
The 650 sold foals produced an aggregate of €11,195,200 (-4%) compared with 2017's turnover of €11,688,200, with a median of €11,500 (-8%).
Today's concluding foal session saw an improvement in the average to €10,335 (+8%), with the median to €6,750 (+4%). There was a decrease in the turnover to €1,260,850 (-13%).
The final day's top-priced foal (Lot 1076) was a son of the first-crop sire Cannock Chase, winner of the Grade 1 Canadian International. The dual-purpose sire Mount Nelson has been popular with buyers all week and the trend continued with Hugh Bleahen of Clifton Stud giving €46,000 for a colt out of Eoz, the dam of five winners from seven runners, headlined by the Henry VII Novice Hurdle (G1) runner-up, Charbel.
"This colt is a gorgeous individual. He is a great walker, we are lucky to see a foal like him - he is the stand out today. Mount Nelson is stamping his stock well and doing a good job," said Bleahen, adding: "Trade has been very strong this week."
Tomorrow's sale concluding session of NH broodmares and fillies starts at 11am. (19:18)
The trend of the average price increasing is maintained on the final day of November NH Foal Sale A superb four days' of foal trade for the November NH Sale produced a record-breaking average price of €17,223 (+4%). The 648 sold foals produced an aggregate of €11,195,200 (-4%) compared with 2017's turnover of €11,688,200, with a median of €11,500 (-8%). Today's concluding foal session saw an improvement in the average to €10,335 (+8%), with the median to €6,500 (+4%). There was a decrease in the turnover to €1,260,850 (-13%). The final day's top-priced foal (Lot 1076) was a son of the first-crop sire Cannock Chase, winner of the Grade 1 Canadian International.
The dual-purpose sire Mount Nelson has been popular with buyers all week and the trend continued with Hugh Bleahen of Clifton Stud giving €46,000 for a colt out of Eoz, the dam of five winners from seven runners, headlined by the Henry VII Novice Hurdle (G1) runner-up, Charbel.
"This colt is a gorgeous individual. He is a great walker, we are lucky to see a foal like him - he is the stand out today. Mount Nelson is stamping his stock well and doing a good job," said Bleahen, adding: "Trade has been very strong this week." Tomorrow's sale concluding session of NH broodmares and fillies starts at 11am. (19:17)
Lot 1275 and Lot 1277: from Dunahall Stud and by the Monsun sire Shirocco, this colt makes €24,000 bought by Brooklodge Farm.
He is out of Homelander (Presenting), a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner, Grade 1-placed Get Me Out Of Here, and to the Grade 1-placed Rock On the Moor.
It is the family of the Drinmore Novice Chase (G1) winner Harbour Pilot, and there are seven other black-type winners and runners under the third dam. (17:21)
Lot 1255: the well-grown son of Notnowcato, a half-brother to the black-type-placed Baily Cloud, makes €25,000. He is bought by Calluna House Stud, a third purchase this week.
He was sold by Knockhouse Stud, which has stood the stallion, who is a son of Inchinor, since 2014.
Notnowcato's best NH horse so far is the Grade 2 winner Old Guard, trained by Paul Nicholls.
This foal is out of Cap The Rose (Roselier), and her 2018 three-year-old gelding, a full brother to this foal, was bought by trainer Henry de Bromhead earlier this year for €78,000.
It is the further family of the top winners Alcapone, Carvill's Hill, Samlee and Flemenstar. (16:29)
Lot 1232: Kevin Ross Bloodstock adds an 11th lot to the batch of horses purchased this week - three of which were bought in association with alongside Ben Case .
This is the first Champs Elysees bought this week by Kevin Ross Bloodstock, and this colt is out of a half-sister to the Grade 2-placed Nicky Henderson-trained gelding Lough Derg Spirit (Westerner).
In October, the Westerner gelding won his first start over fences, the post-race analysis subsequently reporting that he "clearly needs more experience of fencing, but could take high order in his stable's pecking order of novice chasers." (15:57)
Lot 1227: from the second crop of the Arctic Tack Stud stallion Jet Away, a son of Cape Cross, this Barrons Hills Stud-consigned foal makes €23,000, the purchaser Ryeal Limited. He is the last to be sold this week by the sire.
The colt is out of the unraced Doyen mare Jet Setting Force, a grand-daughter of That's The Spirit, the dam of That's My Man and Spirit Leader.
The family also includes such good runners as the top level winners and performers Prince Of Scars, Folsom Blue, Crocodiles Rock and The Game Changer. (15:28)
Lot 1208: Michael Carty of Kilmoney Cottage Stud buys Patrick Murphy's Mount Nelson colt for €30,000.
"He is a very nice horse and by the up and coming Mount Nelson, whose progeny have sold well all week," said Carty, who has bought three foals over the week's sale. (15:19)
Lot 1198: William and Mandy Bryan spend €32,000 on the Getaway colt out of Chestnut, from the family of Trabolgan, sold by Ennel Bloodstock.
The bidding was confidently carried out by son Josh, on a working holiday from his job as apprentice with Kingsclere trainer Andrew Balding.
"We have a number of Getaways at home," said Willie Bryan, a regular Tattersalls Ireland buyer and over in Ireland from Shrewsbury in the UK. "They have fabulous temperaments and we are very keen on the sire. This foal is a good model and has a spring in his step, he will either be resold or we might point him."
Josh, who has ridden 60 winners but is considering in the long-term a role in the bloodstock industry after racing, is heading back to work on Monday and has rides lined up next week. (14:40)
Lot 1175 and Lot 1176: Court Cave and Westerner colts from Moyfinn Stud sell for €20,000 apiece.
Lot 1176, the Westerner April-born colt out of Lady Taipan, is half-brother to the five-year-old Champagne Court, who was placed once in a NHF race at Cheltenham in October, hsi first run outside of the point-to-point field.
Trained by Jeremy Scott, the gelding has chances of picking up some Listed form on Sunday as he is entered in a Listed bumper back at Cheltenham on Sunday. (13:58)
Lot 1159: Rathbarry Stud buys a ninth lot this week going to €25,000 for the son of Westerner from Marston Stud's draft of three.
He is out of Onewayortheother, the dam of the four-year-old Birchdale (Jeremy), winner of one point-to-point from one start this spring 2018 (13:51)
Lot 1151: the Telescope colt out of the good racemare Senorita Rumbalita, the dam of the winning, Listed-placed Havana Dancer, makes €34,000, sold by Ballincurrig House Stud to Country Agri.
Since the catalogue was put together the mare's four-year-old Havana Hermano has been placed once in a NHF race for trainer Stuart Edmunds. (13:08)
Lot 1133: the demand for stock by Mount Nelson shows no sign of abating, and this colt is bought by Hugh Bleahen of Clifton Farm for €46,000.
"He is a gorgeous individual," said Bleahen. "He is a great walker, we are lucky to see a foal like him – he is the stand out today.
"Mount Nelson is stamping his stock well and doing a good job," said Bleahen, adding: "Trade has been very strong this week."
The colt's dam Eoz is the dam of five winners from seven runners, headlined by Charbel (Iffraaj), who was a Listed NHF race winner, and finished second in the Group 2 Kennel Gate Novice Hurdle and the Henry VII Novice Hurdle (G1).
There are nine lots left by Mount Nelson to sell, and the dual-purpose sire is averaging €19,326 for 35 foals sold. (12:33)
Lot 1126: Denis Cummins goes to €19,000 for the Soldier Of Fortune colt from the family of Saddlers Encore and Seskin Bridge. He was sold by Whitechurch House.
The Galileo sire is currently averaging €21,174 for 46 foals sold. His top price is €68,000 for Lot 672. (12:07)
Lot 1090: the County Tipperary-based Gatterstown Stud spends €22,000 on the Malinas colt consigned by Mr. Pat Kennedy and Ms. Barbara Harding.
He is out of the Presenting mare Cela Dawn, a daughter of Aillwee Dawn, a three time winner and third in a Listed handicap Hurdle at Dundalk.
Malinas, a runner-up in the Deutsches Derby (G1), has stood for three seasons at Glenview Stud having previously been based at Haras de la Hetraie and Yorton Farm Stud. (11:24)
Lot 1076: the bay colt by first-crop sire Cannock Chase makes €55,000.
Cannock Chase, a son of Lemon Drop Kid, won the Tercentenary Stakes (G3) at Royal Ascot and the Canadian International (G1).
He stands for £3,000 at Worsall Grange Stud, consignor of this colt.
Dam Super Faida (Desert Prince) was a winner as a juvenile in Italy and went to win five times over jumps in the country, victories that included the Grade 1 Gran Criterium d'Autunno Hurdle at Merano. (10:57)
Selling for the last session of the 2018 foal sale starts at 10am today. (09:43)
Day 4
Trade continues to soar on day four of the November NH Sale Strong competition for the choice lots on offer on day four of the November NH Sale produced a record turnover of €3,938,300 (+7%) and a record average of €21,174 (+5%) for a Wednesday session of the NH sale. The day's median of €18,000 (+13%) is a joint record for the sale. Of the 251 foals offered, 186 were sold at a 74% clearance rate.
With one session of the foal sale left, this year's renewal has already produced the highest number of foals sold for over €80,000 (seven) and over €50,000 (35) since 2007. Colts by 2017-18's leading British and Irish NH stallion Flemensfirth filled the day's top four prices, with the Beeches Stud consigned March born colt (Lot 829) becoming the week's top lot and the most expensive foal sold at the November NH Sale since 2015. He was bought by Henrietta Knight for €92,000, the former trainer leaving the current trainer Ian Ferguson a thwarted underbidder. "He is a lovely foal. He has size and scope and is by a lovely stallion. I think he is an outstanding foal and the nicest here," said Knight, adding: "He is to race in England." The Flemensfirth colt out of Liss Na Tintri (Lot 925) was the second offered today to hit the €90,000 mark.
"We'll see what he grows into," said buyer Ivor McGrath, "but my intention is to bring him back for the Derby Sale or else he'll go racing." The colt was the sole lot offered this week by Niall Flynn's successful breeding operation Five Naughts Stud. He is from the farm's flagship "Liss" family being out of the Presenting mare Liss Na Tintri. She was placed in the Aintree Listed mares' bumper and is the dam of one winner from one runner; the six-year-old Just Janice (King's Theatre), who is already successful in a Grade 3 Novice Hurdle. "I bred her dam, her grand-dam and her great-dam," said Flynn. "We keep the fillies and sell the colts and we always sell as foals. We have the full-sister Elizabeth J in training with John Kiely, who has trained many of this family, she is going well. The mare is in-foal to Imperial Monarch." Knight had to settle for second-best on Lot 898 after being outpointed by agent Aiden Murphy at €80,000 for Ennel Bloodstock's colt by Flemensfirth out of Royale Video.
"We are delighted," said consignor Cyril O'Hara. "He has always been a quality foal, and, like his mare, he has a great walk. We bought her in France when Campeador was a foal and her walk was the stand-out for her; if a mare can walk, then I always think the foal will walk too." "We have Video Royale's two-year-old by Court Cave and he'll come to the Derby Sale next year and she is back in-foal to Flemensfirth," added O'Hara. "He is very good sire, but there are not too many on the open market now and so they are collector's items." Ferguson successfully bought Lot 809, the Flemensfirth colt from the Beeches Stud out of Old Moon at €80,000, while Timmy O'Byrne paid the same amount for the Presenting colt out of the Oscar mare Poppy Baloo (Lot 926 below) from Grange Hill Stud.
Pinhooker Richard Frisby also matched that figure with his purchase of the Kayf Tara colt (Lot 911) out of the black-type mare Lecon Benefique. Ballincurrig House Stud sold the colt on behalf of Julie Thomas's British-based Broadwell Stud.
"I bought Lecon Benefique as a foal here," said Thomas. "She went on to win over £60,000 in prize-money and her three foals have all sold well here; the 2016 Sholokhov made €42,000 and last year's Telescope fetched €28,000. She is a very special mare and is back in-foal to Kayf Tara," added Thomas.
The November NH Sale continues tomorrow, Thursday 15 November at 10am. (21:04)
Lot 1014: another son of Flemensfirth proves attractive to the buying bench, eventually selling to Henrietta Knight for €65,000.
It takes Knight's purchases this week to five for a spend of €217,000.
The Balleagny Stud-offered March foal is the third foal out of the very capable Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed racemare Shadow Eile (Beneficial).
Five lots previously Lot 1009, the Flemensfirth colt ex Royal Choice and from Ballyogue Stud, is sold to Richard Frisby for €57,000.
Royal Choice was a Grade 3 winner and is a half-sister to the dam of the Queen Mother Champion Chase (G1) winner, Special Tiara. (19:04)
Lot 978: the last catalogued this week from a small draft of three by the Haras D'Etreham-based Saint Des Saints makes €42,000, bought by Rathbarry Stud.
The Sheridan House Stables-offered colt is out of the French Listed hurdles mare Nomad Attitude (Martaline). (17:56)
Lot 975: on behalf of Peppardstown Stud, Railstown Stud sells the Soldier Of Fortune colt, the second foal out of the Group 2-winning mare Queens Wild (Westerner), for €50,000.
Moanmore Stables was the successful purchaser. (17:39)
Lot 930 and Lot 934: two from Ballincurrig House Stud fetch €50,000 and €57,000 apiece.
Lot 930 is a daughter of Presenting.
She is out of a Spanish Moon half-sister to the 16-time winner Master Minded, and the further black-type horses Lucky To Be, Positive Thinking, Hautclan and Good Spirit.
She is the second top-priced filly sold this week after the €55,000 given for Lot 657 yesterday.
Ben Case / Kevin Ross Bloodstock went to €57,000 for the son of Kapgarde out of an own-sister to the 10-time winner Indien Bleu. (16:54)
Lot 926: "He is a very good-looking horse with a great page, he is for resale," said Timmy O'Byrne of this Presenting colt from Grange Hill Stud who cost the buyer €80,000.
"Trade has been unbelievable," added O'Byrne.
The March colt is the third colt out of Poppy Baloo, she is a daughter of Oscar and is three-quarters sister to Oscar Whiskey, a 16-time winner, including three Grade 1s – two John Smith's Aintree Hurdles and one Scilly Isles Novices Chase. (15:50)
Lot 925: the Flemensfirth colt out of Liss Na Tintri hits the €90,000 mark, bought by Ivor McGrath.
"We'll see how he goes," said McGrath. "We'll see what he grows into but my intention is to bring him back for the Derby Sale or else he'll go racing."
He was sold by Five Naughts Stud – the only lot offered by the farm this week.
He is out of the farm's Presenting mare Liss Na Tintri, placed in the Aintree Listed mares' NHF race and the dam of one winner from one runner.
That winner is Just Janice, by King's Theatre and successful in a Grade 3 novice hurdle.
The second dam is the multiple Grade 1 winner Liss A Paoraigh and it is the Liss family of fellow Grade 1 winners Blazing Liss and Next Destination.
"I bred her dam, her grand-dam and her great-dam," said Niall Flynn of Five Naughts Stud. "We keep the fillies and sell the colts and we always sell as foals.
"We have Elizabeth J in training with John Kiely, who has trained many of this family - she is going well.
"The mare is in-foal to Imperial Monarch." (15:44)
Lot 911: a third lot this week sells for €80,000 – the Kayf Tara colt consigned by Ballincurrig House Stud and bred by Julie Thomas's British-based Broadwell Stud is bought for that amount by Richard Frisby.
The colt is the third foal out of the French Listed-placed mare Lecon Benefique, half-sister to Fairmead Princess, the dam of the Kayf Tara gelding Mozoltov, the Grade 1 Champion INH Flat race winner and Grade 2 winner over hurdles and fences.
Richard Frisby's son JJ Frisby said: "We've been lucky with the sire before and this colt has a great walk. He is closely related to Mozoltov and he was our pick of today."
Successful consignor Thomas, who has two mares with another due to join the broodmare band this winter, said: "I bought her as a foal here, she went on to win over £60,000 in prize-money and her three foals have all sold well – the 2016 Sholokhov made €42,000 and last year's Telescope fetched €28,000. They are all the spit of their mother.
"Lecon Benefique is very special and she is back in-foal to Kayf Tara," added Thomas, whose Broadwell Stud is near Windsor in Britain. (15:11)
Lot 898: "We are delighted," said Cyril O'Hara of Ennel Bloodstock after selling the Flemensfirth colt out of Royale Video (Video Rock) to Aiden Murphy for €80,000.
"He has always been a quality foal, and, like his mare, he has a great walk.
"We bought her in France when Campeador was a foal and her walk was the stand-out for her – if a mare can walk, then I always think the foal will walk too."
Campeador, by Gris De Gris, was the first foal out of the mare and is now a winning and Grade 1-placed hurdler. He is entered in Sunday's Morgiana Hurdle (G1).
"We have Video Royale's two-year-old by Court Cave and he'll come to the Derby Sale next year and she is back in foal to Flemensfirth.
"He is very good sire, but there are not too many on the open market now and so they are collector's items."
Of his week's sales, he added: "Trade has been good, we are pleased with all the foals."
Underbidder was Henrietta Knight, purchaser of today's top lot by the sire, Lot 829. (14:49)
Lot 874: the Soldier Of Fortune colt, the third foal out of Lady Azamour, a half-sister to the promising six-year-old chaser Jenkins and to the Walk In The Park 2018 foal (Lot 863), who sold for €50,000, makes €42,000.
This arm of the pedigree is with Mr Gerard Coleman, and ian Ferguson was today's purchaser. (13:47)
Lot 870: "He is a gorgeous horse, a very obvious type with a good size about him. He has a lovely pedigree and is from a good farm," said Franny Woods after purchasing this son of Sholokhov for €45,000.
Of the Rathbarry Stud-based sire, Woods added: "The sire is in good form and has his first four-year-olds this year – hopefully they will pull this fella along with them."
Offered by Clontenty Farm, he is out of an unraced half-sister to the Kauto Star Novices Chase winner Royal Vacation, and to the Listed winner Ahyaknowyerself. (13:35)
Lot 863: Walk In The Park is this week's leading stallion by aggregate and that total of €777,700 is increased by €50,000 after Mark Dwyer of Oaks Farm Stables spent that amount on the sire's colt from Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm.
He is a half-brother to the Azamour gelding Jenkins, a winner of a NHF race, who also finished second in the Land Rover bumper, and is a four-time winner over hurdles, including in the Holloway's Hurde (G3).
Since the catalogue was published the six-year-old has also won his first start over fences.
He has two entries at Cheltenham this weekend, including in the Grade 2 November Novices Chase. (13:15)
Lot 861: the Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm Getaway colt out of Liane de Pougy (Ballingarry), a three-time winner over jumps in France, makes €37,000.
He is from the family of sire Take Risks, and the Prix Miesque (G3) winner Stella Blue, the dam of the three-time Listed winner Sirius Prospect. (13:06)
Lot 829: becomes this week's top lot and the most expensive foal sold at the Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale since 2015 when fetching €92,000.
The son of Flemensfirth was bought by Henrietta Knight leaving Ian Ferguson, standing on the bidders' rail and on the telephone, as the thwarted underbidder.
"He is a lovely foal. He has size and scope and is by a lovely stallion. I think he is an outstanding foal and the nicest here," said Knight, adding: "He is to race in England."
The colt is the second foal out of Lucky Fancy, the Kayf Tara half-sister to the Grade 2 winners Diamond Sal and Ring The Boss, and to the Grade 2-placed Theatre Girl.
Lucky Fancy's first foal sold here last year for €75,000, and was bought by Kevin Ross Bloodstock and Ben Case. (11:56)
Lot 827: Ian Ferguson buys a colt by the popular Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) for €65,000.
The March-born colt is the second foal out of Highland Flower, a half-sister to Boychuk and Golden Chieftain.
She is also half-sister to Coppenagh Lady, the dam of Lot 310, the colt by Mount Nelson, who sold for €30,000 in the first foal session on Monday. (11:40)
Lot 809: "He's going racing," said purchaser trainer Ian Ferguson after spending €80,000 on the Flemensfirth own-brother to the 154-rated Noble Endeavor and 136-rated Minella Daddy.
"I doubt he'll be back here," added Ferguson after matching yesterday's top price given by Aiden Murphy for Lot 733.
The mare Old Moon has only visited the Beeches Stud-based Flemensfirth, last season's leading NH sire in Britain and Ireland, and she has five winners from five runners.
Old Moon's four-year-old of this year made €115,000 at the Derby Sale 2017, while her five-year-old Planet Nine was bought by Gerry Hogan Bloodstock at the Cheltenham January Sale 2017 for £135,000 from Camas Park Stud after he won a NHF race at Thurles. (11:12)
Lot 801: Timmy Hillman takes this week's purchases to nine when adding this colt by Kingston Hill to his acquisitions.
The pinhooker had to go to €32,000 for the colt.
Kingston Hill won the Racing Post Trophy (G1) and the St Leger (G1) and was a runner-up in the Derby. His first crop are now yearlings of this year.
The Abbeyleix Stud-consigned colt is the most expensive foal by the sire sold this week so far. He has two fillies left to go through the ring. (10:55)
Lot 788: Out of an own sister to MASTER OF THE HALL, a colt by Mahler from Hill View Farm kicks off day 4 of the November NH Sale selling for €34,000 to Mags O'Toole. (10:27)
Lot 788: the son of Mahler out of Lady Of The Hall, the own sister to Master Of The Hall, winner of the Reynoldstown Novice Chase (G2), sells for €34,000.
Lady Of The Hall is also the half-sister to Pairofbrowneyes, winner of the Leinster National (G1) and to Dun Dun, the dam of the Cheltenham Festival Bingham Novice Hurdle (G1) winner Samcro.
It is also the family of the Grade 1 winner and multiple placed Sound Man and Roberto Goldback. (10:26)
Siblings to Listed Dear (Lot 793), Noble Endeavour (Lot 809), J'y Vole (Lot 836), Jenkins (Lot 863), She Ranks Me (Lot 869), Mister Hotelier (Lot 871), Fayonagh (Lot 881), Cup Final (Lot 899), Monalee (Lot 907), Fou Et Sage (Lot 914), Sempre Medeici (Lot 920), Just Janice (Lot 925), Madox (Lot 927), Kifaaya (Lot 941), Didtheyleaveyououtto (Lot 961), Youcantcallherthat (Lot 979), Closing Ceremony & Highland Lodge (Lot 983), Burton Port (Lot 1003), Invitation Only (Lot 1029) & Baily Rock (Lot 1034) all go through the ring today. (09:22)
A damp start to day 4 of the November NH Sale but weather is meant to clear which will give way to some top action. (09:14)
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