Lot 345: Doyle/Tizzard make a seventh purchase at this year's Derby Sale going to €110,000 for the Flemensfirth gelding out of Miss Brandywell, sold by Rathturtin Stud.
Miss Brandywell is a Sadler's Wells own-sister to the black-type winners Judge Roy Bean and Cane Brake, and to the black-type placed Bob Hall. (16:27)
Lot 349: Blue Bresil had just two lots catalogued in the Derby Sale this year, one gelding an one filly.
The gelding (Lot 334) fetched €200,000 and is the current second top-priced lot, while the filly (Lot 349) made €60,000, sold by Ballincurrig House Stud. (15:55)
Lot 334: "I bought him privately as a foal," said consignor Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables, "and he was always a great mover and a lovely type.
"The pedigree has had a good update as his half-brother has done well, and he has proved that the mare can get runners.
"We came here thinking he was our biggest hit, I didn't think he'd go for that much!"
Of the sire Blue Bresil, Collins added: "He hasn't had the biggest crops, but he has done well with what he has had."
Today's successful purchaser Tom Malone was breathing a sigh of relief after the sale.
"I have missed some horses as I was waiting for him," he smiled, adding: "Thank God I managed to buy him! He goes into training with Paul Nicholls.
"He is a beautiful horse and I have had luck with Blue Bresil before – I bought Ibis du Rheu for John Hales.
"This horse's half-brother Eden Du Houx is the winner of two for David Pipe and is reported to be one of Pipe's nicest young horses." (15:29)
Lot 328: the Glenvale Stud-consigned Sholokhov gelding ex the Listed-placed mare Lucy's Legend (Norwich) sells for €80,000. (15:04)
Lot 154: sold out of catalogue order, the half-sister to More Bucks and the "niece" of the outstanding runner and 23-time winner Big Bucks, is bought by Richard Lee on behalf of daughter Kerry.
The filly by Getaway cost €90,000 and is the most expensive filly sold here so far.
"I just loved her," said Lee. "She is fabulous and has a top pedigree too - she'll have another job when she finishes racing."
She was sold by Mount Eaton Stud (14:51)
Lot 307: is bought by Sean Doyle for €88,000 and becomes Monbeg Stables's 26th and most expensive purchase so far at the Derby Sale 2019.
The Castledillon Stud-consigned gelding is by Milan and is out of Lakil Princess, a black-type-placed daughter of Bering, and is a half-brother to the Listed winner Lastbutnotleast. (14:02)
Lot 305: the only gelding catalogued over the two-day Derby Sale by Balko, sire of good runners including Balko Des Flos and Vision Des Flos, makes €82,000.
He was sold by Brown Island Stables to Joey Logan Bloodstock. (13:57)
Lot 298: after a successful day one yesterday, Lakefield Farm adds to its achievements today and sells a Slickly gelding for €90,000.
He was bought as a yearling by John Bleahen for €23,000.
The January-born bay gelding is out of the four-time winner La Grande Dame, a Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed in France.
She is an own-sister to Aupcharlie, third in the Champion Bumper (G1) and second in the Fort Leney Novices Chase (G1). (13:43)
Lot 271: *new top lot*
The Martaline gelding named Clerval sold by Oaks Farm Stables makes €220,000. He is bought by Ronnie O'Leary, his sixth purchase this week. The determined underbidder was Aiden Murphy.
"I had to have him," laughed O'Leary, "he is my pick of the sale - I couldn't let him go! He's got the walk, the looks - you couldn't knock him."
The three-year-old was purchased by George Mullins in France last year for Mark Dwyer and Willie Browne.
"We loved him last year," said Dwyer, laughing: "He cost us though - but you've got to pay for that love!
"He has the action and the size and substance that we look for - he is athletic and has the attitude and temperament we want.
"He has been at Willie's all winter and prepped there, I have just sold him here."
Not only has the gelding got the looks, he is also by the popular Martaline, who was retired from covering duties this spring, and he has the pedigree too.
He is out of a dual-winning Saint Des Saints half-sister to Royal Auclair, a 10-time winner and successful in the Cathcart Chase (G2). It is also the family of Blue Sari, second in the Champion bumper this year, and the ill-fated Cheltenham Festival winner Brindisi Breeze.
His own-brother Al Clay is now the winner of three races since the catalogue was printed. (12:55)
Lot 258: Monbeg Stables, this week's leading buyer numerically with 23 purchases, adds this son of No Risk At All to the draft. The team went to €70,000 to secure the purchase.
Offered by Shanaville Stables, he is out of a dual-winning Winged Love mare Hidden Horizons.
The gelding was bought as a foal for €10,000 by Morgan Sheehan here at the November NH Sale 2016. (12:23)
Lot 245: the first crop of the Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light are just three-year-olds.
This filly is a great example of his stock and is the most expensive sold by him at Tattersalls Ireland to date.
Offered today by Peter Nolan Bloodstock, she was bought by Sam Curling for €68,000.
She is out of the five-time winner Glibin, a daughter of Luso, who was also Grade 3 third over fences. (11:36)
Lot 238: "We saw him early in the week and loved him, we knew we'd have to push to get him in this strong market," said Anthony Bromley of Highflyer after going to €150,000 for this son of Yeats.
"He is a gorgeous, athletic horse, a lovely big Yeats and he was our NAP," smiled Henderson. "I have had some luck with the sire and he is for an owner in the yard. He was well recommended by his consignor."
Of the NH market, Bromley added: "It has been a good trade, it is great to see –there are some lovely horses here." (11:24)
Lot 230: filly by Flemensfirth from Brown Island Stables catches the early eyes this morning - she sells for €50,000, bought by Colin Bowe's Milestone Bloodstock.
A well-bred filly, she is a half-sister to two black-type winners – Royal Regatta and Three Musketeers – and from the family of the Grade 1 winner Strong Flow.
She is qualified for the TBA's MOPS mares' bonus scheme. (10:57)
Good morning all – what a lovely day at Fairyhouse today!
After yesterday's strong trade, which saw a top price of €190,000 and 13 horses sell for excess of €100,000, selling resumes today at 10.30am.
Hopefully, more of the same to come! (09:11)
Lot 213: Kayf Tara lies in second place on the leading stallion table today by aggregate - he has had nine horses sell for €661,000.
This addition to the stallion's "sold" list is a gelding from the Robert Chugg family of Wyldello, Marello, Karello Bay and Cogry.
He was sold today by Glenvale Stud for €145,000. (19:22)
Lot 210: Martaline is currently second-leading sire by average for his three sold – this gelding fetching €115,000 sold by Woodhouse Stud.
He hails from a Classic Flat family - his third dam is the Group 1 Prix Royal Oak runner-up Floripedes, the dam of Irish Derby winner and six-time Group 1 winner Montjeu. (19:15)
Lot 184: another good sale for Oak Tree Farm with its Martaline gelding, who was purchased as a foal for €36,000 from Goldford Stud, bought today by Ronnie O'Leary for €160,000.
"We'll get him home and start him off at the bottom in bumpers and the like," said O'Leary. "He is a lovely horse, he is bred to jump. I probably spent more than I should have, but I didn't want to lose him."
He is a half-brother to four winners, and is out of Daprika, a half-sister to the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle winner Geos, to Kapgarde, a Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed, and to Cyborsun, Grade 1 placed. (18:15)
Lot 166 and Lot 175: the run on progeny by Fame And Glory continues, this gelding from Abbey Stables and from the family of Toby Tobias and The Midnight Club, makes €90,000.
It is a fourth purchase today by Team Doyle/Tizzard – Doyle Jnr working with Tizzard Snr.
Lot 175 was sold by Glenvale Stud for €85,000.
The gelding is a first foal out of Coco Milan, a half-sister to Arctic Skipper, a Grade 2-winning chaser.
He is from the family of Mulligan, a Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed, and Anaglogs Daughter, winner of the Arkle Chase and a runner-up in the Champion Chase and King George VI Chase. (17:47)
Lot 146: Lakefield Farm, annual consignors of leading lots at the Derby Sale, strikes again, this year with a gelding by Fame And Glory, sold by John Bleahen.
The gelding made €165,000, a fine return on his €16,000 pinhook purchase.
"I bought him on the last day of the foal sale," reported Bleahen. "I am not sure if everyone was spent out by then, but I saw him exercising and loved him, he was just a stand out.
"The pedigree has improved since then, which helps a lot. His late sire gets big, imposing horse, just the type we like to buy, he is a big lose to breeders."
Of the three-year-old sold today, Bleahen added: "He is from the same family as Mala Beach, whom we also sold. This horse has been so straightforward, he has never seen a bandage. He was an easy sell really."
Of today's sale, Bleahen said: "It is good trade, and everyone is here. I think a good job has been done in selections and to ensure that the customers are here."
The "improved" pedigree is courtesy of Birchdale, a Jeremy five-year-old gelding trained by Nicky Henderson and winner of the Ballymore Classic Novices Hurdle (G2) at Cheltenham last season. He is out of Onewayortheother, a Presenting half-sister to this gelding.
The pedigree is pretty strong anyway - under the second dam are such good performers as Thisthatandtother, Carlingford Lough and The Tother One.
Successful buyer was Aiden Murphy, standing with son Olly. "He is a lovely horse a real racehorse," he said.
Underbidder was Tessa Greatrex, standing with trainer Ben Pauling. (17:06)
Lot 138: Aiden Murphy goes to €125,000 for the Lakefield Farm-offered Fame And Glory gelding.
He is out of blazing Moon, a daughter of the four-time winner Another Dollar, placed third in a Limerick Grade 2 novice chase.
It is the family of Monbeg Dude and Mala Kate. (16:12)
Lot 122: by Shirocco and a first foal out of Ballinhow Lady, a Grade 3 winner over fences, this gelding sells for €90,000.
The pedigree traces to the talented Shuil Ar Aghaidh, Rawhide, Trafford Lad and Bright New Dawn. (16:07)
Lot 117: no one can keep Bobby O'Ryan away from a horse sale... not even his doctor, O'Brien having had a knee replacement just last week.
"I've got a new knee!" he smiled while balancing on his crutches and swinging the leg in question around.
"It is a bit swollen at the moment, but it's grand!"
Of his €85,000 purchase of this filly by Walk In The Park, he said: "I loved her. She has a good pedigree is by a good sire, is for a couple of clients and goes into training with Gordon Elliott."
Sold by Peter Nolan Bloodstock, she was bought by Marina Bloodstock for €32,000 at the November NH Sale. (15:27)
Lot 91: Norman Williamson's Oak Tree Farm, which sold the top lot at the May breeze-up sale, got another result this time in the NH division with this Kayf Tara gelding.
The three-year-old fetched €170,000, bought by Aiden Murphy to go into training with his son, Olly.
"I know the family well," said Murphy Jnr, "as I train the half-sister Angel Of Harlem. She is tough so if this horse is as tough we will be ok.
"He has a great walk, I thought the best here, and he is for an existing client."
Angel Of Harlem (Presenting) is BHA rated 123. She won again in June taking her career victories to four.
The dam is Whoops A Daisy (Definite Article), a winner of a bumper and four times over hurdles, including once at Listed level.
It is the further family of the Triumph Hurdle (G1) winner Paddys Return. (14:32)
Lot 86: bidding opened up at €50,000 for the Fame And Glory gelding from Mount Eaton Stud, a grandson of the Grade 1-placed Makounji, dam of Roulez Cool.
It stopped at €90,000 with M V Magnier's winning bid.
It is a good profit for Mount Eaton who spent €27,000 when buying the horse here as a foal. (14:13)
Lot 73: described as a "Gold Cup horse of the future" by auctioneer Alastair Pim, this son of Al Namix makes €190,000, bought by Kevin Ross Bloodstock for Chris Jones.
Underbidders included Tom Malone.
"He is a gorgeous individual, we had to push the boat out a bit, he is our pick of the sale," said Ross. "I have not had much to do with progeny by Al Namix before but he obviously gets class horses.
"The first runner out of the mare is useful which gives a lot of confidence too.
Of Pim's predictions, Ross said: "When you are buying a store horse for this sort of money, you are hoping that they will get to the top.
"He will go to Chris's farm to be broken in and pre-trained, I don't know what the plan will be then."
The gelding was sold by Walter Connors of Sluggara Farm. He said: "He was always been a fine stamp of a horse, let's hope he goes on well for his new connections." (13:50)
Lot 57: bidding started for this son of Milan at €100,000, slightly taking onlookers by surprise, but after a small gap rolled on to €180,000. Bidders included Tom Malone and Tessa Greatrex, but it was Mags O'Toole who took the winning bid.
It was a smashing pinhooking result for the consignor Roxborough Stud – the horse was bought here as a foal for just €26,000.
Barry Fitzgerald of Roxborough said: "It is always exciting when bidding starts off at such a figure!
"He has been busy throughout his time here, there has been loads and loads of interest. We bought him as a foal from Ballincurrig House and he was highly recommended by the farm.
"He is by Milan and Henry de Bromhead, who trains Monalee, one of the best sons of Milan, told us that this horse is very similar."
The April-born bay gelding is a third foal out of Toledana (Protekor) and is a half-brother to Etre Francais, a Listed placed hurdler in France.
Toledana is a half-sister to the Grade 2 chaser Oiseau De Nuit. (13:09)
Lot 46: the son of Flemensfirth is bought by Tom Malone for Paul Nicholls at €150,000.
"I think he is a star," said Malone, "and I fell in love with him when I saw him.
"He was pretty easy to fall in love with to be fair, he has a good pedigree – I hope hs ia half as good as most of his pedigree.
"He is out of a Stowaway mare, too, and I have had a lot of luck with the sire.
"Will Kinsey paid €32,000 for him as a foal and that was well bought."
Underbidders included agent Gerry Griffin, who was standing with trainer Donald McCain, and agent Aiden Murphy, standing alongside his son, trainer Olly Murphy.
The gelding, sold by Peel Hall, the property of Thoroughbred Enterprises, is a first foal out of the unraced The Crown Jewel, a daughter of the Grade 2 winner Rose Of Inchiquin. She is dam of the two winning black-type runners Empire Of Dirt, Panther Claw and the black-type placed, Chez Pedro.
The gelding's third dam is Boreen Belle, dam of Thyestes Chase (G3) winner Be My Belle, and grand-dam of the Listed winner Snake Eyes, Grade 3 winner Hold The Pin and Grade 1 novice chase winner Monalee. (12:38)
Lot 40: becomes the top-priced filly sold in the first 50 of the Derby Sale 2019 – the Loughmore Stables-offered daughter of Presenting makes €52,000, bought by Highflyer Bloodstock.
She is the second foal out of Tarla, a Grade 3 winner – over hurdles in Ireland and fences in France – and a half-sister to the Grade 3 winner in France, Overlord.
The bay three-year-old filly is qualified for the British TBA's MOPS scheme. (12:19)
Lot 30: Mount Eaton Stud has seven lots due to sell over the next two days and the farm will be hoping that the form of its first two lots continues – Lot 11, the gelding by Westerner, sold to Doyle/Tizzard for €70,000, while the farm's second lot in the ring, a gelding by Fame And Glory (Lot 30) made €90,000, bought by MV Magnier.
He is a half-brother to the Grade 2 chase-winning mare Definite Ruby. It is the family of the good horses Stormyfairweather, Deep Sunset and The Jigsaw Man.
Dam Sunset Queen has had a new winner since the catalogue was published: Sunset Showdown a winner over hurdles at six years. (11:56)
Lot 27: the full-brother to the dual Cheltenham Festival winner Douvan becomes our first to fetch a six-figure sum when selling for €140,000.
He was bought by Michael Shefflin for owner Paul Holden, the underbidder was Tessa Greatrex of Highflyer Bloodstock.
"His pedigree is just so good," said Shefflin. "The mare has had one runner and one top-class winner, and this is a full-brother."
Holden added: "We'll take him home and point-to-point, maybe run under Rules, he is for resale if all goes well." (11:51)
Lot 22: a gelding by Kayf Tara and out of a 11-time winning mare was always going to be of interest to buyers - it was Ronnie O'Leary who was successful at €95,000.
"I love Kayf Tara and this is a fine, lovely horse with a good walk," said O'Leary. "We'll get him home and break him in and then see about point-to-pointing him."
His Morpeth dam Southway Star won seven times over hurdles and four times over fences. It is a good female family –her dam Nearly A Score was a Grade 2 placed over fences and her grand-dam was a two-time winner.
It is a great result for Jim Murphy's Redpender Stud - the gelding was bought here as a foal at the November NH Sale for €42,000. (11:37)
Lot 11: Doyle/Tizzard bought the very first lot in the ring today, and purchase again within the first half hour going to €70,000 for the Westerner gelding offered by Mount Eaton Stud.
He is out of a winning own-sister to Emperor's Choice, winner of the Grade 3 Welsh National in 2014. (11:28)
Lot 9: the first in the ring this week by Getaway finds plenty of admirers, but it is Kevin Ross Bloodstock who walks away successful at €75,000.
The June-born gelding is a half-brother to Arvico Bleu boasts placed Grade 2 form when second in the Ballyhack Handicap Chase over the road at Fairyhouse. (11:24)
Lot 7: Jet Away's first crop are three-year-olds and his stock has been well received at Tattersalls - at the May Store Sale, Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins spent €45,000 on a gelding out of Cool Trxi sold by Ridgewood Stud.
This gelding becomes his highest-priced offering yet – the Castletown Quarry-offered three-year-old, out of a winning Great Palm mare, is bought by Monbeg Stables for €60,000. (11:20)
Lot 8: stock by leading French-based sire and recently retired Martaline are always in demand, and this gelding sold by Moanmore Stables does not disappoint fetching €85,000.
It is a good return on the €43,000 spent by Moanmore to buy the gelding as a foal in 2016 in France.
The youngster is a half-brother to two black-type horses, including the French Grade 1 chase runner-up My Name Is Nick.
He was purchased today by Luhenhall Bloodstock (10:59)
Lot 4: we get off to a flyer in the first half hour of selling at the 2019 Derby Sale, and this gelding by Shirocco fetches €70,000.
He is from a great pedigree and is a half-brother to the Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere and the multiple Grade 1 placed and Grade 2 winner Sub Lieutenant.
His dam Satellite Dancer is the dam of a winner since the catalogue was published meaning she has had six winners from seven foals.
The chestnut three-year-old gelding, a June foal, was sold by Shanrod Stables for Kieran Shields.
He is a first purchase today for the point-to-point consignor Monbeg Stables (10:53)
Morning and welcome to Day 1 of the 2019 Derby Sale, the world's premier NH store horse sale.
We will be reporting here on sale day live and on twitter throughout the sale.
Every lot has a photo taken by resident photographer Pat "Cash" Healy.
And all the pedigree updates or withdrawal details you need are easily accessible here too – online or on the app.
Selling starts at 10.30am. (09:18)
With more Grade 1 winners than any other select store sale, Tattersalls Ireland's Derby Sale maintains its position as the World's Premier Store Sale. The catalogue is now online and boast 445 of the best national hunt pedigrees and horses on offer. The sale takes place on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June and starts at 10.30am each day.
LOSTINTRANSLATION had a sparkling Novice Chasing season winning the Grade 1 Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree, Grade 2 Dipper Novices' Chase at Cheltenham in January and coming a close second in the Grade 1 JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. CITY ISLAND delivered at this year's Cheltenham Festival proving too good for his rivals in the Grade 1 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle. Five wins out of five and Grade 1 success in the Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse confirmed HONEYSUCKLE one of the most exciting mares on the circuit this season. All horses catalogued for the Derby Sale are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2020. The 2019 Sales Bumper was won by the Joseph O'Brien trained Uhtred in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud. (08:02)
Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale
Lot 198: it has been a top day for Skryne Stables – after selling a Morpheus colt (Lot 130) for €90,000 earlier today, the farm strikes again – Blandford Bloodstock going to the same amount for a filly by Canford Cliffs.
She is a grand-daughter of Mail The Desert, winner of the Moyglare Stakes (G1) and from the extended family of Norse Dancer. (18:09)
Lot 182: Heather Main Racing and McKeever Bloodstock go to €60,000 for a Power colt sold by Vinesgrove Stud.
He is half-brother to Squats (Dandy Man), a five-time winner, a Listed third and fourth in the Cornwallis Stakes (G3). (17:51)
Lot 147 and Lot 148: are both purchased by trainer Michael O'Callaghan. The first is a colt by Night Of Thunder sold by Greenhills Farm and he fetched €135,000, the second is a filly by Dark Angel. She made €125,000 and was sold by Knockatrina House.
"The colt by Night of Thunder looks a very fast horse and did a good breeze. The stallion has been doing well and this colt has a good pedigree," said O'Callaghan.
Of the filly, O'Callaghan said: "She has residual value being by Dark Angel and a three-quarters sister to Lethal Force. She is a lovely physical and is for Robert Moran."
He added: "The sale when it was at Goresbridge was lucky for me, and the September Yearling Sale has also been good – let's hope it continues!" (16:19)
Lot 130: Skryne Stables gets its best result so far in the Tattersalls Ireland sale ring when selling its Morpheus colt for €90,000 to Kevin Ross.
The sale was also a significant pinhooking success for the consignor – Colin Magnier having paid only €5,000 for the colt at last year's Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale.
"I loved his frame, I just thought he was a lovely horse," said Magnier. "We got him home and found he had ulcers - we treated them, he has flourished since and turned into a gorgeous horse. He just floats along when he gallops."
The Skryne-based Magnier alongside his wife Jessica, who are both the "wrong" side of 50, do all the work at home themselves. However, they are certainly not lacking in ability and horsemanship – in his day Magnier was a leading amateur jockey and rode For Auction to win the 1982 Champion Hurdle.
"He has not done a piece of work upsides yet, and when he does I think he will really turn into a racehorse," smiled Magnier.
Ross has already had luck purchasing from the couple – the agent buying I Could Do Better (Canford Cliffs) at Goresbridge last year for €40,000.
I Could Do Better, in training with Keith Dalgleish, is already a dual winner for Paul and Clare Rooney. (15:57)
Lot 111: Brown buys again... this time going to €115,000 for the Muhaarar colt sold by Glending Stables.
The farm is run by Roderick Kavanagh and this is the consignor's biggest sale to date in the Fairyhouse sale ring.
The colt was bought as a yearling by the Glending Bloodstock for 32,000gns at the Tattersalls December Sale.
He is a son of the dual Group 3 winner Tropical Paradise, the dam of one winner from three runners. (14:59)
Lot 108: by the record-breaking sire Kodiac, this colt sold by Tally-Ho makes €125,000.
He was another top purchase today by Blandford Bloodstock's Richard Brown, who said: "He is for Sheikh Hamed, who said that he wanted to buy one proper colt.
"We had previously bought him Hikmaa at the Tattersalls Guineas Sale and he went on to win the Radley Stakes.
"This colt came highly recommended from Tally-Ho and we have had a lot of luck with the farm before buying Ardad, Dream Ahead and more.
"When we saw the colt we liked what we saw and when that matches up with a good recommendation, you have to take note."
Tadhg O'Shea was underbidder (14:41)
Lot 101: the daughter of the exciting Juddmonte sire Kingman* makes €165,000.
She was bought by Michael Donohoe of BBA Ireland. He was standing in the bidders' and he outpointed Stephen Hillen, who was standing on the rail.
"We are delighted to get her," said Donohoe. "She is by what could turn out to be an exceptional stallion and is out of a Listed mare whose first runner was a two-year-old winner.
"She looks as though she will be a backend two-year-old and a three-year-old type, however she still did a good breeze time. She took a while to get going, but then didn't stop until she got to the top of Ballyhack! She will have abit of a break now.
"She is for a new client to race – she could be for him to breed from or for resale further down the line."
She was sold today by Kilminfoyle Stud having been withdrawn from Tattersalls October Book 1 last autumn.
*Kingman has had two winners at Goodwood today, one a Listed success. (14:17)
Lot 92: is heading to Italy and to the training yard of Luigi Didio, who is based in Rome.
"We liked her breeze and she is a very nice filly," reported Alessio Scoffa.
The Zebedee filly produced a fine return on her pinhooking price of €6,200, bought then by young purchaser Jamie Browne. (13:47)
Lot 87: another by Lope De Vega catches the eye – sold by Longways Stable, which has had such a successful breeze up spring, this colt is bought for €58,000.
The colt's third dam is East Of The Moon, the three-time Group 1 winner and a daughter of the dual champion Miesque. (13:33)
Lot 79: John Walsh Bloodstock buys the Lemon Drop Kid colt from Mocklershill for €70,000 on behalf of Al-Afoo Racing Stable.
"He is going to Dubai and will be trained by Fazwi Naas," said Ebrahim Al Afoo. "We think being by Lemon Drop Kid he should go well on the Dirt in Dubai.
"He has a full-sister and a full-brother and they are both winners.
"He breeze well, and he is a free mover."
Al-Afoo Racing bought Legendary Lunch out of the Richard Hannon yard last autumn. The Dragon Pulse colt is now in training with Nass and this spring he has won two races (once at Listed level) and was second once.
He was a $20,000 yearling purchase. (13:21)
Lot 61: becomes the day's top-priced lot so far, selling to Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock for €175,000.
"I am a huge fan of the stallion – he is a global sire with the best I believe still to come," said Brown. "I have sent umpteen mares to him this spring, including God Given, Luca Cumani's last Group 1 winner.
"This horse has a lot of quality and class and he did a very good time – for a horse who will be a 7f horse / miler, he showed a lot of speed. He is going to John Gosden."
The colt was a €28,000 Tattersalls September Yearling Sale purchase by Oak Tree Farm, today's consignor.
It has been a good week for the farm – its breeze up graduate War Of Will won the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, gaining some recompense for his interrupted run in the Kentucky Derby (G1). (12:51)

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