Kevin Ross Bloodstock is busy early... the agent buying the second in the ring this morning for €7,500.
This morning's early purchase is a son of Mahler and from a young branch of Imperial Commander's family being a first foal out of Sadies Grace, a grand-daughter of the Gold Cup winner's dam.
Good morning and welcome
to Day 3 of the August NH Sale.
bidding for the Fame And Glory gelding out of the Presenting mare Present Company kicked off at €10,000.
It concluded at €25,000.
The gelding is from the extended family of such good horses as Marlborough, Galeogan, Tullymurry Toff and Leading The Way.
Jim O'Neill / Andrew Lattha go to €19,000 for the Westerner filly from Brentford Farm.
She is a half-sister to Drumreagh (Court Cave), who finished second in a mares' maiden point-to-point at Loughanmore in May, just her second career start having been brought down first time out.
She was subsequently sold to Aiden Murphy and Kim Bailey at the Cheltenham May Sale for €17,000.
"I love buying horses who are out of mares who have produced a good horse," said Matt Coleman after going to €44,000 for the half-brother to Ministerforsport, the Grade 2 winner of the Easter Handicap Hurdle at Cork.
"This is a really athletic, good-walking and good-looking type," added Coleman. "He has a good back pedigree that stretches to Mackeson Gold Cup winner Another Coral.
"This is an old-fashioned type really and will need some time, but he is a fine sort and has been bought to race in England."
"He's a lovely horse, with a very good pedigree," said trainer Pat Flynn after purchasing the Milan half-brother to the four-time Grade 1 winner and Gold Cup (G1) runner-up Might Bite and the full-brother to the dual Grade 1 winner Beat That for €52,000.
"We've had three winners at Cheltenham and we want to get back there again! We looking to improve the quality of horse at home and hope we can move forward.
"You can't beat pedigree and this horse has been bought on spec. We'll get him home and break him in and see where we are."
The gelding was sold as a foal by The Premier Consignment to Brian Delahunt for €21,000 at the 2016 November NH Sale.
At the point Might Bite had won two novice hurdles, handicap hurdle and had just run once over fences.
Americain (Dynaformer) retired to stud in 2013 and has stood for all of that time bar 2015 at Calumet Farm in the US.
His one gap year was spent at the Irish National Stud, where he stood at a fee of €5,000.
He has had three catalogued to sell at this sale – and this gelding fetched €20,000, bought by Monbeg Stables.
The gelding is out of Hurricane Society (Moscow Society), a half-sister to the Irish Grand National (G1) winner Shutthefrontdoor and the multiple graded runner Strong Project.
the Getaway grand-daughter of Glastina, an 11-time winner, including at Listed level in France, sells for €16,000, bought by Daniel Berney.
Getaway has had 10 lots sell so far for an aggregate of €137,000, behind only Westerner on the sires' list.
Ballyduane Stud goes to €20,000 for the son of Presenting sold by Ballincurrig House Stud.
He is a half-brother to four winners, including Na Trachtalai Abu, who has Grade 1 placed form from a third placing in the Munster National.
He has also won since the catalogue was published and has earnings over £125,000.
It is the further family of Woodlands Genpower, Calon Lan, and Ten Cherries.
this son of Ocovango makes €18,000, bought by Tom Hegarty.
He is from the family of Calling Wild, Paddy Power Handicap Chase winner (G2), Kim Muir Chase (L) winner Celtic Giant and Gunner Welburn. He was a 12-time winner and his biggest win came in the Rowland Meyrick Chase (L).
Ocovango stands at Beeches Stud. He is a son of Monsun, trained by Andre Fabre to finish third in Grand Prix de Paris (G1), his best racing result.
This is his first crop of three-year-olds.
Admittedly, early days in the 2019-20 NH season but at the moment Yeats is leading the NH stallions' list by earnings.
Monbeg Stables point-to-point team went to €24,000 for a gelding by the sire and out of Abinitio Lady (Be My Native), a half-sister to the dam of Ballycassidy.
the full-brother to Willoughby Court, winner of the Bingham Novices Hurdle (G1), is bought by Gerry Hogan.
"This is a fine, grand horse, with a good pedigree," said Hogan of the Boardsmill Stud-sold gelding. "He has been bought for Barry Connell.
"Barry is a big fan of the sire – he has Speaker Connolly by Court Cave who finished third in a good chase at Leopardstown in February."
In addition to Willoughby Court, this pedigree includes the eight-time and Drinmore Novice Chase (G1) winner Nil Desperandum.
Underbidder was Gerry Griffin.
the Windmill Stables-offered son of Rock Of Gibraltar is bought by Gerry Griffin for €30,000.
The chestnut gelding is from the smart family of the Geoffrey Freer Stakes (G3) winner Phantom Gold and Border Castle, winner of the Scottish Champion Hurdle (G2).
The stallion's leading NH performers are Sofia's Rock and Gimil's Rock, both rated 142.
Warren Ewing with Donie Hassett go to €15,500 for the Getaway gelding out of Supreme Bond (Supreme Leader) sold by Ballincurrig House Stud.
The mare is dam of a winner over hurdles and fences, her only runner to date.
It is a really chasing family - the leading performers in the pedigree are Chives, Royal & SunAlliance Chase (G1) third, Indestructible, winner of a Grade 3 chase, and Mckelvey, third in the Grand National (G3).
Denis Murphy's Ballyboy Stables goes to €20,000 for the Westerner gelding sold by Neil Roche for Kevin Roche.
The March-born gelding is out of the young Trans Island mare Strong Statement.
She is a half-sister to Great Endeavour, a dual Grade 3 winner at Cheltenham, successful in the Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase and the Byrne Group Handicap Chase.
the Kalanisi gelding from Ballyhast House, the property of Fintan Farrell, makes €18,000.
He is from the family of Grade 3 placed Dingo DOllar and the Grade 1 Pierce Chase winner What A Native.
Boardsmill Stud's Kalanisi enjoyed a fine season through 2018-19, his headline act being Kalashnikov, winner of the Grade 1 novice chase at Aintree.
Kalashnikov is out of an Old Vic mare as is this lot, who is the third foal out of Stability Treaty.
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by Cloudings, this Oldtown Donore-offered gelding sells for €26,000.
He is out of the Auteuil Listed -placed mare Really Royale (Garde Royale), the grand-dam of Vodka Wells, a Grade 1 runner-up over hurdles in Italy.
offered by Glen Stables, this daughter of Shirocco, and the second foal out of One More Cookie (Old Vic), makes €25,000.
The filly has a great second dam – Lady Bellingham is dam of two Grade 1 winners by Old Vic: the Power Gold Cup winner One Cool Cookie and In Compliance, winner of the John Durkan Memorial Chase.
She is also dam of Billy's Hope (King's Theatre), winner over hurdles and a Grade 2 runner-up.
Michael Twomey was the successful purchaser.
the Califet gelding from Shanaville Stables fetches €35,000, bought by point-to-pointing pinhooker Donnchadh Doyle.
He outbid agent Matt Coleman, who was sat with the Melbourne 10's National Hunt racing manager Lucy Barry, and agent Kevin Ross, who was standing on the balcony.
The May gelding is the fourth foal out of Muscova Rose (Sevres Rose) and a half-brother to Dr Rhythm, a 2013 gelding by Kalanisi and winner of two point-to-points.
Muscova Rose is a half-sister to Andreas, winner of the Celebration Chase (G2) and the Grand Annual (G3).
a busy sale ring welcomed this well-bred son of Westerner and he did not disappoint fetching €72,000.
He was purchased by Marie McGuiness, who was on the phone and taking instructions from bloodstock agent Tom Malone. The gelding was purchased by Malone for trainer Paul Nicholls.
A €14,000 pinhook from Kilbarry Lodge Stud, the May-born gelding was sold today by White Horse Stud.
He is a half-brother to the black-type Kilbarry Way and out of a half-sister to Racing Demon, runner-up in the Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle (G1), winner of the King Henry VIII Novice Chase, and third in the King George VI Chase (G1).
It is also the family of black-type winners Abolitionist, Askanna and the multiple Grade 1-winning chaser Merry Gale and Grade 1 hurdler Brave Inca.
Malone said: "He is a lovely horse by a proven sire. I am very taken with the pedigree, it is a big plus.
"He missed the Derby Sale due to a minor setback and I was very keen to get him today."
regular August Sale buyers, trainer Nicky Richards and agent Gerry Griffin, go to €32,000 for Parisencore, a 2016 gelding by Walk In The Park.
Griffin purchased Simply Ned, the cover star on this catalogue, at this sale in 2010 from Moyfinn Stud for €23,000 on behalf of Richards.
Now owned by David and Nicky Robinson, the son of Fruits Of Love is a dual Grade 1 winner, his last top-level success coming in December in the Paddy's Rewards Club "Sugar Paddy" Chase at Leopardstown.
The horse has run 40 times, won ten races and finished second or third 16 times.
He has won over £327,600 in win and place earnings.
named Great Ocean this French-bred son of Great Pretender, sold by Brown Island Stables, makes €40,000, bought by Joey Logan Bloodstock.
He is a half-brother to Bai De Baie (Gris De Gris), a winner and twice Listed placed over hurdles in France.
Dam Diamond Of Diana is a half-sister to Siljan's Saga, a dual Group 2 winner and a runner-up in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) and the Prix Royal Oak (G1).
Donnchadh Doyle of Monbeg Stables spends €80,000 on this son of Davidoff, sold by Moanmore Stables. He is already named Texxas.
The gelding is a full-brother to two black-type horses, the most notable being Abacadabras, runner-up in the Grade 1 Champion NHF race at Punchestown this spring for trainer Gordon Elliott, ridden by Tattersalls Ireland's Lisa O'Neill.
"He is a full-brother to a very promising horse," said Doyle, "who will hopefully help us out early in the year.
"This is a very good-looking horse and a very good mover. He'll go pointing and will be for resale."
The 15-year-old Davidoff stands at Haras de Saint Arnoult and is a son of Montjeu.
Fifth in the Deutsches Derby, Davidoff won a Group 3 in Germany. His best performer to date is the Willie Mullins-trained Saturnas, winner of the 2016 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle (G1).
a new best price for a filly, this daughter of the late Presenting makes €40,000.
Sold by Hillcrest Stables for Aaron Metcalfe, she is a full-sister to two winners, including the Grade 2-winning hurdler Slate House.
She is from the family of the 18-time winner and four-time Grade 1 World Hurdle winner Big Buck's.
might end up being the pinhook result of the sale.
This Getaway filly was bought for just €2,400 as a foal at the 2016 November NH Sale by Martin Cullinane.
She sold today as a three-year-old for €33,000, Mount Brown Farm today's successful consignor and Ballyboy Stables the successful purchaser.
Since the filly's original purchase, three of her older half-siblings have won or placed over hurdles or in point-to-points.
She is the top-priced filly sold so far.
the already-named Gopka De Thaix, a gelding by Network, makes €52,000.
He was bought today by Hamish Macauley from Liss House.
"He is for a new client," said Macauley. "I am not sure where he will be trained, but he is going from here to Willie Twiston-Davies to be broken in.
"He is a lovely horse and looks value."
The March-born bay gelding is out of the Lavirco mare Verka De Thaix, a half-sister to Baraka De Thaix, who finished third in the Triumph Hurdle (G1).
offered by Ballyallia Stud, Cobajay Stables goes to €36,000 for a Fame And Glory gelding out of Tasmani, the dam of two winners from two foals.
She is from a talented French family and is a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Mesange Royale, the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 runner-up Jim, and the Listed winner Isle.
The gelding is a successful pinhook having been purchased for €12,500 at the November NH Sale by Abbey Farm from Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm.
the second in the ring this week by Ocovango, the son of Monsun who stands at Beeches Stud, is bought by Terence O'Brien / David Phelan for €26,000.
Sold by Brown Island Stables, the gelding is out of Sika Trix, a half-sister to the Grade 1 runner-up Money Trix. He was bought as a foal by Brown Island Stables at the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale for €11,000.
Ocovango's first crop are three-year-olds of this year.
to Day 1 of the August NH Sale, it is a beautiful sunny day here on the sale ground.
The morning has begun well.... Lot 4
, a Milan gelding from Clonmult Farm, was bought by Tom Malone for €22,000.
The three-year-old is out of the Listed novice chase-winning mare Sarahs Quay, dam of Kings Palace, winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices hurdle (G2).
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just one gelding by the leading French sire Kapgarde has been offered this week, and he did not disappoint, selling for €130,000 to Highflyer.
He is out of a Lando 11-time winner, successful on the Flat and over jumps. She is a half-sister to Pindare, a multiple French graded race performer.
The grand-dam Orcantara was Listed placed over hurdles.
Tessa Greatrex was in charge of bidding, standing at the usual Highflyer spot at the top of the stairs alongside trainer Ben Pauling, who was on the phone.
this late sale provides the pinhook result of the Derby Sale 2019.
This Getaway filly was purchased by Pat Kinsella for just €1,800 here as a foal at the November NH Sale – she was reconsigned today by Ballincard Stables and sold to Mags O'Toole for €125,000.
She is the top-priced filly of the sale.
Since she was bought as a foal in 2016, her Dubai Destination half-brother Kildisart has won five races, including the Grade 3 Betway Handicap Chase at Aintree.
Since the catalogue was published her four-year-old full-brother The Big Breakaway, trained by Donnchadh Doyle, won his point-to-point on his career debut. He was subsequently sold to Doyle / Tizzard €360,000.
It is also the family of the 2017 Drinmore Chase (G1) runner-up Rathvinden.
the half-brother to Ballycasey, the Grade1-winning chaser and multiple graded race winner and performer, sells for €77,000.
He was offered by Peter Nolan Bloodstock on behalf of Garrynacurra Stud, selling him as a €43,000 pinhook.
Aiden Murphy goes to €130,000 for the quality son of Kayf Tara and the Presenting mare Our Jess sold by Clifton Farm.
Sh is a half-sister to Ohio Gold, winner of a bumper, two hurdle races and one chase - he was also Grade 3-placed over fences.
Lot 381, Lot 382 and Lot 383:
two consecutive lots by Fame And Glory sell for €65,000 (from Little Lodge Farm to Monbeg Stables) and €70,000 (filly from Glenvale Stud to Ryan Mahon).
is by Milan, an equally popular sire. Offered by Sunnyhill Stud, he is bought by Kevin Ross Bloodstock for €72,000.
bought as a yearling at the November NH Sale 2017 for €46,000 by Richard Frisby from Charel Park Stud, The Crow (Martaline) sells for €70,000 today, bought by Johnny Hurley.
He is out of My Darling Rose, a full-sister to The Nightingale, winner of the Pendil Novice Chase (G2).
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.
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.
"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."
the Glenvale Stud-consigned Sholokhov gelding ex the Listed-placed mare Lucy's Legend (Norwich) sells for €80,000.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.