Grange Hill Stud gets another result from its prolific-winning family of Oscar Whisky – the Walk In The Park colt out of Poppy Baloo, an own-sister to the dual Grade 1 winner, makes €72,000, bought by Timmy Hillman.
The pedigree has been long nurtured by the Hanlys.
"I've had the family from before this page!" smiles breeder Stephanie Hanly.
"It has just been a wonderful pedigree and there has been another recent winner – Sporting John, who is with Philip Hobbs and is out of Wild Spell, a daughter of Lane Baloo, won over hurdles this month and looks an exciting type."
Son Mark added: "It is a great result and he is a smashing individual.
"We sent Poppy Baloo to Walk In The Park because he has been such a good sire. We have a two-year-old full-sister and we hope to bring her to the Derby Sale."
Last year's foal out of Poppy Baloo and by Presenting was bought by Timmy O'Byrne for €80,000.
another successful sale for Yellowford Farm – its Flemensfirth colt sells for €85,000 to Adrian Costello.
There was interest in the colt from all around the sale ring, but the bidding narrowed down to Adrian Costello, in the seats, and Aiden Murphy, standing at the back of the ring.
"He is by Flemensfirth, out of a Milan mare, with Presenting in the third dam," said Costello. "He is a gorgeous horse and very hard to see, let alone get. He'll be back as a three-year-old."
Of his week's trade, Costello said: "I've bought about half a dozen between various clients."
This colt's full-brother Needhams Gap is the dam's sole runner so far – he won his point-to-point on his only start to date.
Boardsmill Stud's Califet colt is bought by Timmy Hillman for €36,000.
The colt is the second foal out of the Grade 3 chase winner Mallards In Flight, a daughter of Well Chosen.
It is the further family of Youlneverwalkalone, winner of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle (G1), and Direct Route, a five-time Grade 1 winner over fences.
Lot 738, Lot 639, and Lot 740:
a good stint for Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm, this draft of thre sell for €34,000, €24,000 and €35,000 apiece.
The two lots topping and tailing the trio are colts by Milan, while the filly is a daughter of Getaway and a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner My Sister Sarah.
is out of the French listed winner Sylvertune (Green Tune), while Lot 739
and Lot 740
are from the same family of the Dr PJ Moriarty Chase (G1) winner J'Y Vole.
Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables spends €40,000 on this grey son of Milan, the farm's fifth purchase so far this week.
He was sold by Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm and is out of the three-time winner Dahara (Take Risks), who was also placed 15 times.
She is a half-sister to Top Of The Sky, winner of the Prix Maurice Gillois Grand Steeplechase (G1).
Since the catalogue was published her daughter Valentina Lady was an easy winner of a bumper at the beginning of November,
After the win trainer Paul Nolan said: "She jumps well and she just might make into something nice."
Kevin Ross buys the Hillstar colt from Gerryrichard Stud for €38,000.
The colt is out of Luanna (Luso) and the dam must be clicking with the sire – at this sale last year Ross also purchased the full-brother for €23,000.
That was the previous best price at Fariyhouse for the son of Danehill Dancer, winner of the Grade 1 Canadian International.
is the first on Day 4 to reach the €30,000 mark, the son of Diamond Boy bought by White Horse Stud from Dunahall Stud.
The colt is out of Las Princess (Oscar), a half-sister to the Gold Cup third Harbour Pilot and to the dams of the Grade 1-placed pair, Get Me Out Of Here and River Wylde. They finished third and second in the Supreme Novices Hurdle (G1).
Diamond Boy has had five lots sell for more than €20,000.
A son of Mansonnien, he has stood for two years at Kilbarry Lodge Stud at a fee of €6,000 having previously been based for two years at Haras de la Croix Sonnet in France.
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Patrick McCann spent €72,000 on the colt by Kingston Hill from Sunnyhill Stud.
The six sold so far for the sire have averaged €24,167.
This colt is out Princess Leya (Old Vic), a dual winner over hurdles including a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse.
Kingston Hill stands at Coolmore Stud at a fee of €5,000.
the Flemensfirth full-sister to the Grade 1 Champion INH winner Tornado Flyer, a recent winner of a beginners' chase, is bought by Rathmore Stud for €88,000.
She is out of Mucho Macabi (Exceed And Excel), a half-sister to the brilliant record-breaking Hurricane Fly, the winner of 26 races, 22 of which came at Grade 1 level.
"She is a beautiful filly with a great action. She is full-sister to a talented horse and with a wonderful pedigree with Hurricane Fly. She is a long-term broodmare prospect," said Peter Moloney.
the Getaway colt from Yellowford Farm and out of Dreambaby makes €95,000, bought by Timmy Hyde signing for Summerhill.
Dreambaby is a Yeats half-sister to the talented Grade 1 duo of Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman.
Dreambaby was bred by Pat Tobin.
"I bought her dam Monumental Gesture and I bred Wichita Lineman," said Tobin. "I also bred Millys Gesture, who is now the dam of Coney Island. It has been a wonderful family."
Purchaser Timmy Hyde said: "It is a wonderful pedigree, he is very good looking horse, a great mover. We have not had anything from this family before. He will be for resale."
Dreambaby, a dual winner, is now in-foal to Walk In The Park.
Kevin Ross Bloodstock and regular NH foal buyer Ben Case spend €65,000 on the Getaway colt out of the Listed chase winner and the Grade 2-placed hurdler, Baby Shine (King's Theatre).
The third foal out of the mare, he was sold by Goldford Stud.
the Camelot half-brother to the 20-time winner, 10-time Grade 1 winner and champion Altior sells for €155,000.
It is the best price given for a foal at the sale since 2007, and the second-best price ever paid for a colt at the sale.
The bidding kicked off at €100,000 from a bid given by Hamish MacCauley and
underbidders included Juliette Minton.
The final winning bid came from the former international footballer Kevin Doyle, who was standing down the tunnel with Peter Nolan. Doyle is planning to resell the son of Camelot as a three-year-old.
"What was there not to like about him?"said Doyle, adding: "He speaks for himself: he is a half-brother to Altior and by Camelot.
"I had seen a lot of him through the pre-sale publicity, but we liked him when we saw him. The plan will be for re-sale."
Doyle, who had 62 appearances for Ireland as a professional footballer and scored 14 goals for his country, added: "We like producing them, we enjoy seeing them grow, we try if possible not to own them as racehorses!"
Doyle owns Slaney River Stud and his father Paddy is fully involved with farm. At last year's November NH Sale, the pair purchased the mare Augusta Kate for €85,000. She had a Champs Elysees filly foal in April.
This colt's breeder Paddy Behan Jnr was understandably thrilled with the price.
"We are over the moon," he smiled as family Behan were getting selfies done with the well-behaved foal, who was unawares what all the fuss was about.
"We just wanted to get him sold and go to a good farm – and he is going to a great place," said Behan Jnr.
Behan explained the reasoning behind the Camelot covering that produced this colt.
"We like to keep the speed in to them," he explained. "Speed, speed, speed. We have found when we have used 'true' NH stallions it has not worked for us and it was why we went to High Chaparral originally to produce Altior."
When asked if he was tempted to keep the youngster through to a three-year-old, Behan said: "We are not really set up to have older horses. Of course, if for any reason he had not sold, then we would have worked something out, but it was never in the plans."
Monte Solaro, who was the first mare fully owned as a family horse by the Behans, is not in-foal having produced this colt in June.
Adrian Costello of Park Farm is successful at €62,000 for the Flemensfirth colt out of the Listed winning and Grade 2-placed hurdler Give It Time (Kayf Tara).
"It's all there," said Costello. "He is by a top stallion, out of a good racemare who is by Kayf Tara and he is a lovely foal. He'll be back in three years' time."
Costello then tried hard to buy the next lot in the ring, Lot 538
, a Getaway colt from Ballyclerihan House Stud. The bidder had to fill the role of underbidder as the colt fetched €42,000, bought by David Magnier.
"He is for Clive Boultbee-Brooks for whom I buy a lot of youngstock for," said Matt Coleman after going to €54,000 for the Milan colt out of the Grade 1-placed racemare Swincombe Flame.
"He looks a bit baby-ish, but I thought he was a fantastic walker, the best here today, he looks to have a great attitude too. It was a bit more than we wanted to pay, but the pin-hookers were on him."
Swincombe Flame has had one runner – Mister Debonair. He is a dual winner, his victories including a Listed bumper.
He was sold by Rahinston Stud.
the first foal to sell at Tattersalls Ireland by Dartmouth (Dubawi), a dual Group 2 winner and third in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), makes €35,000. He was consigned by Ballincurrig House Stud.
Purchased by Kevin Ross, the colt is the third foal out of Unika La Reconce (Robin Des Champs). She is a half-sister to Black Corton, winner of Kempton's Kauto Star Novices Chase (G1).
It is the further family of Djeddah, winner of the Feltham Novices Chase (G1), also run at Kempton.
Dartmouth stands at Shade Oak Stud at a fee of £3,000. His first crop are foals of this year.
He has another colt foal due to be consigned tomorrow also from Ballincurrig House (Lot 895
becomes the foal section of the 2019 November NH sale's top price so far, the son of Getaway making €75,000. He was consigned by Ballintry Stud
and bought by Aiden Murphy.
He is out of the King's Theatre mare Wattle Bridge, the dam of a winner from two runners.
The second dam is the talented Be My Belle (the dam of Snake Eyes), while the black-type winners under his third dam, the Listed winner Boreen Belle, includes Rose Of Ichiquin, Empire Of Dirt, Panther Claw, and Monalee.
The foal was bred by Brendan Fitzpatrick, who bought Wattle Bridge as a yearling.
"I am a patient man!" joked Fitzpatrick. "I wanted a mare and could not afford to buy an older so decided to buy a yearling. I leased her to a racing club to run in England and then had her back to breed from."
Her colt was prepped by Ballintry Stud, and this is the County Meath-based farm's best sale at Fairyhouse to date.
"We prepped him for Brendan," said Joe Rogers of Ballintry. "He has been a lovely striaght-forward colt, easy to do. He has been very busy here, but has taken it all in his stride. I have to thank the team for all their hard work."
Wattle Bridge's production record may get even better this weekend – her four-time-winning son Benny's Bridge is due to run in the Grade 3 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle
at Cheltenham this weekend.
is the most expensive by Mount Nelson sold so far this colt, offered by Russellstown Stud, making €37,000 and bought by Tessa Greateex of highflyer Bloodstock.
The bay colt is out of the Kalanisi mare Run Like The Wind, a half-sister to No More Heroes (Presenting), winner of the Grade 1 Drinmore Novices Chase and the Fort Leney Novices Chase (G1).
It is also the family of Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle (G1) and Tipperkevin Hurdle (G1) winner Fiveforthree.
Will Kinsey of Peel Hall Stables, based in Cheshire in the UK, was delighted with the sale of this Kayf Tara colt to Timmy Hillman for €65,000.
The colt is out of Amber Cloud (Lomitas), who was bought by Kinsey when he was training from fellow trainer Jonjo O'Neil.
"We only paid £3,500 for her and we just wanted her to win a race," he said.
"She is doing really well as a broodmare and has thrown some lovely foals. This colt has always been a star – and we wanted to come here with one that we thought a lot of so that people could see what we are about – thankfully it has worked out.
"He has been so busy here, he was really tired," added Kinsey.
Of the decision to send the mare Amber Cloud to the Overbury Stud sire, Kinsey said: "Kayf Tara is a great sire and we were keen to upgrade Amber Cloud as she has been having such good foals.
"She missed to him this spring and is now in-foal to Schiaparelli – Ronald Pump, a Grade 2 winner by him, is under the second dam of this pedigree."
Ronald Pump is the best so far by the young Schiaparelli, who stands alongside Kayf Tara at Overbury.
It was a good stint for Peel Hall's draft of three: Lot 434
, a Black Sam Bellamy colt, was bought by Briown Ltd for €30,000.
the colt by Blue Bresil makes €38,000. He was sold by Yorton Farm which stood the stallion until this autumn.
This January-born foal was bought by Paul Cashman of Rathbarry and Glenview Studs, the farm that will be standing the son of Smadoun in future.
David Futter of Yorton admitted to some mixed emotions.
"We are a young farm and need to move froward - we have worked with Rathbarry before and it is one of the only farms we would have sold the stallion too," he said, adding: "I know Paul [Cashman] will support the sire as he had done here."
Of this colt, Flutter said: "I am not saying this on the off chance, but I do think this is the nicest foal we have bought to the sale. I think the Presenting on the dam side has come out strongly."
White Bloodstock sells the son of Blue Bresil is knocked down to Flash Conroy for €56,000.
"He is nice horse with good limbs, a good walking sort. The sire has been doing well and this is the first I have had by him," said Conroy.
Bleu Bresil who has recently moved from Yorton Stud to Glenvale enjoyed recent Grade 1 success in France courtesy of the filly L' Autonomie, an 18l winner of the Prix Renaud du Vivier for four-year-olds at Auteuil.
It is the best result at Fairyhouse to date for the consignor.
the first in this morning by Walk In The Park makes €33,000, bought by Brendan Bashford Bloodstock.
Offered as part of the Coolcormack Stud draft, the bay colt in out of dual winner, a half-sister to the Grade 2-placed Ballyarthur.
Liswilliam Stud's son of Well Chosen is bought by Tessa Greatrex of Highflyer Bloodstock for €23,000.
The best by the Sadler's Wells sire so far is Jury Duty, who was fourth in the Grand National Hurdle Stakes (G1) at Far Hills at the middle of October, a race he won on 2018.
This colt boats an outstanding performer under his second dam in Sizing Granite, a nine-time winner of over £250,000 in earnings and two Grade 1 successes over fences.
Well Chosen stands at Kedrah House Stud. There are two just more catalogued by him due through the ring – a colt and a filly.
pin-hooker Johnny Collins shook his head and walked away wen asked to top Peter Molony's bid of €37,000gns for this colt by Mount Nelson, sold by Raheen Stud.
The April-born colt is out of Coquine d'Aunou, who was Grade 2 placed over hurdles.
Tally-Ho Stud puts it name on the buyers' list – Tony O'Callaghan spending €23,000 on the colt by Valirann, who stands at Whytemount Stud, also the consignor of this colt.
The colt is the beneficiary of a significant update – his second dam Mount Elbrus is dam of Lava Flow.
She is the dam of none other than Pinatubo, this year's top-rated two-year-old and highest-rated juvenile since Celtic Swing, who won the Racing Post Trophy by 12l in 1994.
Kingston Hill's first crop are two-year-olds of this year and the Racing Post Trophy (G1) and St Leger winner has had five winners on the Flat so far.
He had six sell at the 2018 November NH Sale and they fetched an average price of €16,417.
The sire is currently holding form at this year's sale – his three sold here so far have averaged €17,166.
the young mare Marie Des Anges (Balingarry) is turning out to be something of star and she is yet to have a runner.
Her first foal, a 2017 colt by Flemensfirth, was sold here in 2017 by Lisnagar Paddocks for breeder Lisa Pynes and fetched €60,000.
Her 2018 yearling filly, also by the reigning champion sire, has not been through a sale ring, while this year's foal, a filly also by Flemensfirth, has fetched €35,000 today.
She was bought by KCS Bloodstock's Michael Carty.
Marie Des Anges was also successful on the track – she won seven races, and was placed seven times over fences. She is an own-sister to Mister Snowball, a Listed hurdle winner in France.
Kieran Shields goes to €31,000 for the first Kayf Tara colt through the ring this week.
Sold by Ballincurrig House Stud, the colt is out of Golden Gael (Generous), winner of a Listed hurdle race for trainer Jeremy Scott.
She has had two previous foals - both fillies by the same Overbury Stud stallion. As foals they fetched €16,000 and €32,000 at the November NH Sale.
becomes this week's first foal to top €50,000 when selling to Timmy Hillman of Castledillon Stud for €62,000.
"He is a lovely racy colt by Flemensfirth," said Hillman of , who also bought Lot 293
(Diamond Boy, €22,000) and then Lot 298
(Milan, €48,000) from the draft.
All three colts were consigned by Ballincurrig House Stud and Hillman said: "All have been very well produced by Mike [Moore]."
The most expensive of the trio is a second foal out of the Robin Des Pres mare Whizzzey Rascal, a half-sister to Clondaw Warrior, winner of the Galway Handicap Hurdle (G1).
It is also the further family of the tough and exceptional runner, Night Nurse.
The Milan colt is out of an own-sister to the Gold Cup (G1) and three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Bobs Worth.
the Westerner colt from Yellowford Farm makes €28,000.
Her dam Other Salsa is a half-sister to Othermix, winner of the Grade 2 Prix Amadou Hurdle and runner-up in the Pendil Novices Chase (G2), and to Oh Crick, winner of the Rum Handicap Chase (G3).
This colt's 2016-born full-brother fetched €27,000 at this sale in 2016, pinhooked by Rathturtin Stud.
Reconsigned at the 2019 Derby Sale, the colt made €65,000, bought by Monbeg Stables.
"We know the family well; we bred Blazing Emily and she now has black-type," said Peter Moloney of Rathmore Stud after going to €45,000 for this colt by Court Cave.
He is out of Blazing West, a Westerner half-sister to Blazing Tempo, winner of the Grade 1 Galway Plate. She is dam of Blazing Emily.
"This colt seems fairly typical of the family – a good big chasing type. I like the sire and this is a lovely horse," added Moloney of the Peter Nolan Bloodstock-consigned youngster.
It is the talented further family of the multiple Grade 1-winning chaser and hurdler, Danoli.
Peter Moloney buys a second today, the purchaser going to €31,000 for the Sholokhov colt out of Una Sorpesca (Banyumanik).
He was sold by Dromahane Stud, the property of Roisin O'Brien.
Una Sorpesca is a half-sister to the German-bred racemare United, a Grade 1 winner over hurdles.
Mark Dwyer of Oaks Farm Stables backs his judgement a second time – the buyer going to €45,000 for this son of Soldier Of Fortune
At this sale last year Dwyer bought the colt's year older full-brother for €63,000.
"We like the yearling and we are giving Soldier Of Fortune a chance." said Dwyer.
"I thought this colt was one of the nicest today – I wasn't disappointed when I saw him. The mare is throwing good foals."
Offered by Robert O'Callaghan's Chancery Stables, the colt is out of the bumper winner Bells Walks Day (Flemensfirth).
She is a full-sister to Time For Rupert, an eight-time winner and runner-up in the World Hurdle (G1).
the second foal in the ring this week by Getaway fetches €28,000.
From the Sheridan HouseStables draft, the May colt is the third foal out of the young Scorpion mare Holly Royale.
The good-walking sort was bought by Adrian Costello of Park Farm.
Jimmy Murphy of Redpeder Stud buys this Soldier Of Fortune colt on two bids.
He is taking the colt home from The Beeches Stud after spending €37,000.
The April bay colt is out of Oilily, a daughter of Dr Massini who was a Grade 1 runner-up in the Champion INH Flat race and a Grade 3 winner of the Joe Mac Novices Hurdle.
"He is out of good mare and hopefully we will keep him in one piece and come back to the Derby Sale," said Murphy.
Soldier Of Fortune moved to the Beeches Stud from Haras du Logis Saint Germain for the 2016 covering season. His first Irish-conceived crop will be three-year-olds of 2020. He has stood at a €8,000 covering fee throughout his time in Ireland.
Mount Nelson's stock cornering the early market – this colt offered by Prospect Stables for owner Ronan Ely makes €23,000, bought by Springhill Stud.
The May-born colt is out of Coca's Well (Religiously), the dam of three winers from three runners, including the eight-time winner and Grade 1 handicap chase winner Nearly Nama'd.
Lot 141 and Lot 142:
two consecutive lots catch the eye.
The Mount Nelson colt from Ashbrooke Farm (Lot 141
) makes €19,000, bought by Brandon View Stud.
He is followed in the ring by a Soldier Of Fortune colt, the second foal out of Molly's Affair. Clifton Farm was the successful purchaser at €20,000.
the first in this week of a large draft by the recently deceased Boardsmill Stud sire Mount Nelson fetches €21,000.
The June-born colt, a half-brother to the six-time winner Listen To The Man (Court Cave) was bought by Peter Moloney signing as Rathmore Stud.
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€100,000 for the yearling son of Doctor Dino headlines day one of the November NH Sale
It was a red-hot start to the 2019 November NH Sale for Ballyreddin Stud, the consignor selling two of the top three lots on the opening day of the sale.
The first in the ring for John Dwan's consignment was a gelding by Doctor Dino (Lot 50
) bought as a pin-hook store horse prospect by Oak Tree Farm's Norman Williamson for €100,000.
Already named Ecrin Vert, the gelding is a half-brother to DREAM WISH (Dream Well), the winner of the Grade 2 Prix Congress and the Listed Prix Noiro Chase, both at Auteuil since the catalogue was published.
"The update made him expensive," said Williamson of the only lot catalogued this week by the leading French-based sire. "He is a standout, a gorgeous horse by a good sire, there were plenty in here who thought the same."
Those thwarted underbidders included Katie Rudd, Joey Logan and Ian Ferguson.
The day's second-best price of €62,000 was given by pin-hooker Timmy Hillman for a son of Shantou consigned by Burgage Stud (Lot 68
"He is by a great sire who is in flying form," said Hillman. "We usually buy as foals, but this is a lovely horse."
The gelding is a full-bother to Sevarano, winner of a bumper in 2018 and over hurdles at the end of October this year.
Ballyreddin's second lot in the ring, a gelding by young sire Kitkou (Lot 76
), sold for €45,000, bought by James Mernagh.
"I thought this was a lovely horse, the nicest here today. He will be back for the Derby Sale," said Mernagh.
"They are both lovely individuals and they were bought in private sales at the beginning of the year and it was not definite that we were going to sell as yearlings, but you can't bring them all back as three-year-olds", explained Dwan.
"The Doctor Dino has always been a lovely horse and, of course, the update came just in time. We'd already had some luck before with Kitkou."
The half-day session concluded with 41 lots sold for an aggregate of €535,200, a median price of €9,000, an increase of 13% on 2018 and an average price of €13,054, a rise of 6%.
The November NH Sale continues tomorrow, Monday 11 November at 10am with the sale of foals.
it might be cold outside but its been a red hot day for Ballyreddin Stud – the consignor selling its Kitkou gelding for €45,000 to James Mernagh, just 16 lots after its Doctor Dino gelding sold for €100,000.
"They are both lovely individuals,"said John Dwan. "They were both bought in private sales at the beginning of the year.
"It was not definite that we were going to sell as yearlings, but you can't bring them all back as three-year-olds. The Doctor Dino has always been a lovely horse and, of course, the update came just in time.
"Kitkou is a young sire, but we'd had some luck before with him."
Both are French-bred yearlings, and Dwan added: "French-bred horses are so very successful on the track.
"We spend a lot of time sourcing these horses, I am out in France a lot – it is big country to get around, but we have a good relationship with the breeders."
The unraced Kitkou's first crop are now two-year-olds. He is an own-brother to the Grade 1-winning chaser Kotkikova (Martaline).
Buyer James Mernagh said: "I thought this was a lovely horse, the nicest here today. He will be back for the Derby Sale."
Burgage Stud sells the Shantou gelding for €62,000 to Timmy Hillman.
"He is by a great sire who is in flying form," said Hillman. "He is a lovely horse. We usually buy as foals but this is a lovely horse."
The gelding is a full-bother to Sevarano, winner of a bumper in 2018 and a winner over hurdles since the catalogue was published.
the Ballyreddin Stud-consigned gelding by Doctor Dino is bought by Oak Tree Farm's Norman Williamson for €100,000.
Already named Ecrin Vert, the gelding is now a half-brother to Dreams Wish (Dream Well) now the winner of a Grade 2 chase at Auteuil since the catalogue was published.
"The update made him expensive," said Williamson. "He is a stand out, a gorgeous horse by a good sire, there were plenty in who thought the same."
It is the most given for a yearling at the November NH Sale since 2007 when Bobby O'Ryan gave €130,000 for a Milan gelding out of I Remember It Well from Slaney River Stud.
Underbidders included Katie Rudd, Joey Logan and Ian Ferguson.
He is the only lot catalogued at this year's November Sale by leading French-based sire Doctor Dino, the sire of the top performers Sharjah, La Bague Au Roi, Sceau Royal and Master Dino.
This gelding was produced off a €4,500 stud fee. That fee was increased to €8,000 for 2018 and €12,500 for 2019.
Doctor Dino is due to stand at €16,000 for 2020, a record price for a NH sire.
Williamson will be hoping that the gelding can repeat the feat achieved by an Oaks Farm Stables gelding this year – the farm topped the Derby Sale with a gelding by Martaline.
Rathbeg Stud goes to €18,000 for the Shirocco gelding ex Rahila (Kalanisi). She is a daughter of Rayseka, winner of the Royal Whip Stakes (G3), and runner-up in the Irish St Leger (G1).
Richard Frisby, last year's second-leading buyer at the November NH Sale, gets off the mark early in the opening yearling session – the pin-hooker spends €14,000 on the Spratstown Stud -consigned Elusive Pimpernel gelding out of Leamybe.
Richard Frisby, last year's second-leading buyer at the November NH Sale, gets off the mark early in the opening yearling session – the pin-hooker spends €14,000 on the Elusive Pimpernel gelding out of Leamybe.