Nov 11, 2016

Fireworks At Cheltenham November Sale As Poli Roi Sells For £300,000

Cheltenham November Sale
Demand at the Cheltenham November Sale was fierce from the outset and throughout producing a top price of £300,000 and turnover in excess in two million pounds. There was also a considerable rise in the aggregate of 16% to the final total of £2,042,000. The median and average also experienced rises of 2% and 4% respectively.
It was a case of fireworks and frantic bidding in the vibrant Cheltenham Sales arena as Poli Roi (Lot 32), the impressive ten length winner of the four-year-old Maiden at Rockfield was sold for £300,000. Offered by Ballyboy Stables for owner Alan Harte, the son of Poliglote was the subject of a bidding duel between Bryan Drew and the eventual purchaser combination of Mags O'Toole and Gordon Elliott.

Denis Murphy's Ballyboy Stables also offered the second highest price of the sale with the highly regarded relation of Champion Chaser FINIANS RAINBOW in Finian's Oscar (Lot 21). As a result of his stunning performance to win the four-year-old Maiden at Portrush, the combination of Tom Malone and Colin Tizzard in the company of Alan Potts outbid Bryan Drew and secured Edelle Logan's outstanding model by top sire Oscar.

Colin Tizzard also secured Warren Ewing's Storm Home (Lot 39). The son of King's Theatre, sire of Tizzard's multiple Grade 1 winning CUE CARD was knocked down to the Dorset handler for £130,000.

Demon D'Anou (Lot 30) offered by French based Haras des Rouges Terres was placed twice in France before visiting the sales arena. Frank Berry, in the company of JP and Kieran McManus signed for the son of the Martaline. This Lot offered bidders an opportunity to secure solid French Form by a recognised sire and the combination of the two captured the imagination of the bidders.

Commenting on the Cheltenham November Sale, Director of Horse in Training Sales at Tattersalls Ireland Richard Pugh Said;
'It is great to be back at Cheltenham for the beginning of our second sales season at this unique venue. As always we are reliant upon Vendors to supply us with the calibre of horse which this sale is adept at rewarding. Realising prices such as £300,000 and £250,000 respectively reinforces the message to vendors that selling at public auction guarantees maximum return for them. Most of the leading industry players were either in attendance or represented which is a testament to the quality of graduates who continue to perform to the highest level on the track.' 
It is also encouraging to see rises across many indicators and we look forward to returning here on Friday December 9th where the sale will also include a NH Breeze Up of 3yo horses on the morning of the sale.'
Cheltenham November Sale 20162015
Aggregate£2,042,000 (16%)£1,706,000
Average£65,871 (4%)£63,185
Median£50,000 (2%)£49,000