Selling for the last session
of the 2018 foal sale starts at 10am today.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Lot 930 and Lot 934:
two from Ballincurrig House Stud fetch €50,000 and €57,000 apiece.
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
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.
"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.
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."
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.
"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
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent trade on Day Three of the November NH Sale
Selling stepped up a gear for day three of the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale with foals selling on the second day of the foal sale for a median of €18,000, an increase of 13 per cent, an average of €21,985, a rise of one per cent and an aggregate of €4,287,000 which witnessed an increase of four per cent. The clearance rate was 75 per cent which was comparable to 2017 figures.
Headlining the day was a colt by leading sire of the sale so far, Walk In The Park (Lot 733
). A half-brother to the Gr.1 Drinmore Novice Chase winner Coney Island and from the further family of racing greats Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman, the Yellowford Stud offering was sold to Aiden Murphy for €80,000.
Frank Motherway of Yellowford Farm reflected on a successful sale; "We had a nice consignment with our best foals reserved for this evening. We are delighted with the prices we got for our two Walk In The Park colts. We didn't expect that, we are really chuffed.
"There was a great atmosphere in the ring which must be encouraging for the breeders with better quality mares for next year's foaling and breeding season.
Murphy was also purchaser of the second highest purchase of the day, a May-born Walk In The Park colt from Woodhouse Stud also sold for €72,000 (Lot 562
"He is a great walking foal with a good pedigree," said Murphy. "He will be back for resale as a three-year-old." Of the sire, Murphy added: "I haven't bought many by him yet, but he is a high-class stallion and has done well from lesser books."
€70,000 secured the Rahinston Stud consigned Saint des Saints colt (Lot 639
). An own brother to Gr.1 placed Burrows Saint, he was sold to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and commenting on the purchase, agent Matt Coleman said; "He's been bought to race for Clive Boultbee-Brooks. I thought he was the best foal today, a very good-looking and athletic Saint des Saints whose full brother is a smart horse for Willie Mullins. The sire continues to produce top class performers like Saint Calvados and Djakadam."
Sarah Faulks from Yeo Barton Stud, who sold the Saint des Saints colt also reacted to today's sale; "We haven't sold foals at Tattersalls Ireland since 2012 where we got €50,000 for a Presenting colt and after the very good store sales earlier this year, we wanted to send some foals to Fairyhouse again. The three foals we had here today realised €125,000 and we are thrilled with the results, which surpassed our expectations; I want to thank everyone for making it happen."
Theatre Girl was a very useful racemare, winning on three occasions and boasting multiple black-type performances. To date, her progeny has produced winners and black-type results and this was noted by Dick Frisby whose determined bidding secured the colt by Martaline from Goldford Stud for €70,000 (Lot 725
Commenting on the purchase, JJ Friby, Dick's son said;
"He was the pick of the sale. He is by a great stallion, a top-class broodmare and complemented that with a great walk. We couldn't let him go. He will return as a three-year-old to the Derby Sale."
Ben Case standing with Kevin and Anna Ross claimed the final bid and secured Lot 731
, the Kenilworth House Stud consigned son of Shantou for €70,000. The colt is out of a daughter to the multiple Graded winner Bilboa.
Anna Ross, who was delighted with the purchase, said; "He was the individual of the sale. He is by a top sire and from a great pedigree. He is for a UK client and will be for resale as a three-year-old."
The November NH Sale continues tomorrow, Wednesday 14 November at 10am.
: Strong trade continues for offspring of the UK based sire Kayf Tara. Out of the Listed winning dam Joanne One, Richard Frisby pays €58,000 for the Railstown Stud consigned colt.
: Kayf Tara has proved popular at today's sale. The Whitebarn Stud offered colt to of Anna Magdalena, a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Colonel Braxton who won six races including the Champion Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse, is sold to Ballygriffin Farm for €60,000.
: The Walk In The Park colt out of Millys Gesture from Yellowford Farm heads to agent Aiden Murphy. The May born colt, who is a half-brother to GR.2 winner & Gr.1 placed CONEY ISLAND is sold for €80,000.
: Ben Case standing with agent Kevin Ross & his wife Anna sign for the son of Shantou from Kenilworth House Stud. The colt is out of Bisoguet who is a daughter of seven-time winner & multiple Graded performer BILBOA & is sold for €70,000.
Anna Ross, who was delighted with the purchase, said;
“He was the individual of the sale. He is by a top sire and from a great pedigree. He is for a UK client and will be for resale as a three-year-old.”
: €70,000 is the price tag for the Goldford Stud consigned son of Martaline out of three-time winning & multiple Listed placed dam Theatre Girl. The colt is sold to Dick Frisby.
Commenting on the purchase, JJ Friby, Dick’s son said;
“He was the pick of the sale. He is by a great stallion, a top-class broodmare and complemented that with a great walk. We couldn’t let him go. He will return as a three-year-old to the Derby Sale.”
: Leading sire so far, Walk In The Park continues to prove popular. His son, out of China Sky & a half-brother to Nicky Henderson's three-time winner Champ sells to Richard Rohan for €52,000.
The colt was consigned by Sunnyhill Stud.
: By Kayf Tara & an own brother to Listed placed Two Swallows from Goldford Stud, a colt out of Listed winner ONE GULP sells to Pat Fallon for €60,000.
: Soldier Of Fortune progeny are proving popular this week and this trend continues as agent Aiden Murphy secures the Galbertstown Stud consigned colt for €68,000.
The late April born colt is out of Kallerina who is a half-sister to the dual Champion Bumper winner FAYONAGH.
: The Ballincurrig House Stud consigned colt, the property of Quill Farm is knocked down to Timmy Hillman for €47,000.
By Kayf Tara, the colt is out if Raise You Five, a three-time winner for Jonjo O'Neill & is from the further family of HEY BIG SPENDER & MISS ORCHESTRA.
: Ben Case is a regular face at Tattersalls Ireland & after being underbidder on Lot 639
, he secures the son of the Blue Bresil who stands in the UK at Yorton Farm. The half-brother to Paul Nicholls Listed 2nd Warriors Tale was knocked down for €65,000.
: €70,000 secures the Rahinston Stud consigned Saint des Saints colt. The own brother to Gr.1 placed Burrows Saint is knocked down to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock.
Commenting on the purchase, agent Matt Coleman said; "He's been bought to race for Clive Boultbee-Brooks. I thought he was the best foal today, a very good-looking and athletic Saint des Saints whose full brother is a smart horse for Willie Mullins. The sire continues to produce top class performers like Saint Calvados and Djakadam."
; French breeds proving popular at Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale. The son of Costal Path out of Parita, an own sister to Gr.2 winner GRAND SEIGNEUR & dam of Gr.3 winner LE TOINY from Ballyreddin Stud is sold to NH Bloodstock for €40,000.
: Already named Kap Chidley, the son of Kapgarde out of Savage River, a half-sister to Hammersly Lake from Ballyreddin Stud sells to Ian Ferguson for €57,000.
Kevin and Anna Ross go to €33,000 for the Mount Nelson colt out of South Africa.
She was a winner herself in France, and is a half-sister to the Prix Maurice Gillois 4yo Grand Steeplechase (G1) winner Top Of The Sky.
the battle for the first foal out of the dual NHF winner and Grade 3-placed hurdler Storm Away (Kalinisi) was won by Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables.
Sold by Millroad Farm, the colt is by Champs Elysees, whose progeny have been very well received this week.
It is the first crop produced since the son of Danehill transferred from Banstead Manor in Newmarket to stand at Castle Hyde Stud for the 2017 covering season.
also from Russelltown Stud and from the same family – this time out of No More Storms, a Presenting full-sister to No More Heroes – this Sholokhov colt fetches €30,000.
Walter Connors goes to €30,000 for the Mount Nelson colt from Russellstown Stud, bred by Peter Downes.
The colt is out of What A Princess, the Alderbrook half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Fiveforthree, the Grade 2 winner Celestial Gold and to What A Mewsment, dam of the Grade 1 winner Klepht and of the Listed winner Welsh Shadow and performer Whatdjazz.
Another half-sister What A Breeze is dam of No More Heroes, winner of the Drinmore Novices Chase (G1).
Springmount Stud was the successful bidder.
the May-born Walk In The Park colt from Woodhouse Stud is bought by Aiden Murphy for €72,000.
"He is a great walking foal with a good pedigree," said Murphy. "He will be back for resale as a three-year-old."
Of the sire, Murphy added: "I haven't bought many by him yet, but he is a high-class stallion and has done well from lesser books."
The colt's dam Eireann Rose (Flemensfirth) is an own-sister to the Grade 3 chase winner Emily Gray, who also won two Listed chases.
The fourth dam is Rose Ravine, who is also third dam of Lot 374
, a colt by Blue Bresil from Rahinston Farm who sold for €30,000 yesterday.
Lot 543 and Lot 544:
the closely related pair by Getaway make €31,000 and €34,000 apiece.
Both are sold by Redmarble Farm with Lot 543
being out of Gales Hill (Beau Sher), the dam of the Grade 2 NHF winner Ballybolley, while Lot 544
is out of Sagabolley, a half-sister to Ballybolley.
The family's big star performer is Limestone Lad, the winner of 34 races, four times successful in Grade 1 hurdles. He was also placed over fences at Grade 1 level.
progeny by the sire Mount Nelson pick up from where they left off yesterday... this colt by the Boardsmill Stud-based sire makes €34,000, bought by Dennis Cummins.
Sold by Springfield Stud, the colt is out of the winning mare Liz's D'Estruval (Presenting), the dam of one previous foal. She is a half-sister to Abbyssial (Beneficial), winner of the Champion 4yo Hurdle (G1).
out of Last Theatre (King's Theatre), who was placed on the Flat in the Listed Ballycullen Stakes, and a half-brother to Wholestone (Craigsteel), a three-time Grade 2 hurdle winner at Cheltenham, this Shirocco colt from Cloney Stud makes €30,000.
The colt is also from the further family of the Gold Cup (G1) winner Bobs Worth. He is bought today by Ian Ferguson.
becomes the Day 3 first lot to fetch over €30,000 or more when selling to Peter Vaughan of Moanmore Stables for €30,000.
Kevin and Anna Ross were the underbidders on the Shantou colt sold by Grangecam Stud.
The March colt is a half-brother to the Kim Bailey-trained promising four-year-old Balleticon (Arakan), who has twice finished second in bumpers, including just five days ago.
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Colt by Soldier Of Fortune headlines day one of foals at the November NH Sale
Colts by Soldier Of Fortune dominated the first day of the November NH Foal Sale achieving the top two prices of €63,000 and €52,000.
A busy ring greeted the Chancery Stables offered son of the Beeches Stud sire and the February-born foal (Lot 312
) lived up to expectations selling for the session's top price. Underbidder was Tim Hyde, but the successful purchaser was pinhooker Mark Dwyer of Oaks Farm.
"He was my pick of the day," said Dwyer. "I have been following Soldier Of Fortune and he looks as though he is making it. This horse has a pedigree and, yes there is a promising sort to run with Noel Meade, but he has got to run yet!"
Robbie O'Callaghan of the Wexford-based Chancery Stables commented;
"The very first horse I bought for €1,000 and resold for €5,000 funded the purchase of the grand-dam Bells Walk Run," recalled O'Callaghan. "She has gone to be a good mare for me - many of her progeny have sold well, she produced Time For Rupert and I have four sisters to him at home. Bells Walks Day is back in-foal to Soldier Of Fortune - he is an Irish Derby winner, is a very good-walking horse and is a very commercial stallion."
Purchaser Adrian Costello of Park Farm was another full of compliments about the 14-year-old Galileo sire after spending €52,000 on the Limekiln Stud-offered colt out of Hear The Thunder (Lot 383
"I have seen a lot of horses by the sire in France, and I like his progeny a lot," said Costello. "They all have good temperaments. This horse has a great page and will be for resale."
Chancery Stables also sold two lots by the popular dual-purpose sire Mount Nelson, headed by the colt out of Garryduff Eile (Lot 311
). JK Bloodstock spent €45,000 on the colt and John Dwan reported of the acquisition: "He is a good-walking colt and is a half-brother to a smart horse, he will be back here for resale
Pinhooker Timmy Hillman, who was described by the auctioneer as "resilient", got reward for his perseverance when successfully buying the session's top price filly for €32,000 (Lot 411
"I just thought she is a star," said Hillman of the daughter of leading sire Kayf Tara. "I wouldn't always buy a filly, but she is lovely, she has a great walk and is by the right sire. She will be for resale."
Offered by Ballincurrig House Stud, the February-born foal is from a real fillies' family - she is the second offspring out of the talented Listed-winning mare Golden Gael, a daughter of Generous and a half-sister to another talented mare, Bitofapuzzle. She won the Irish Stallion Farms Mares Novices Hurdle (G1).
Hillman was the busiest purchaser of the session buying five lots for a total spend of €113,000.
The first session of foals concluded with an aggregate for the day's sale of €1,677,050, an average price of €11,728 and a median of €8,500.
Selling starts for Day 3 of the November NH Sale, the second session of the foal sale, at 10am.