Top lot for the first sale of 2016 at Ascot was Lot 54, Late Date. The Boulagloss Stables consigned son of Oscar won his five-year-old maiden on Sunday and was snatched up by trainer Micky Hammond for £23,000.
Leading consignors on the day, Godolphin, offered the second highest priced lot. The highly sought after Lilac Tree, a four-time winning Dubawi gelding was knocked down to Richard Rowe for £20,000.
Another trainer who added another horse to his string was Peter Bowen. He signed for the four-time winner Wadswick Court offered by Conkwell Grange for £17,000.
Commenting on the robust trade at the Ascot February Sale, Tattersalls Ireland Director of Horses in Training Richard Pugh commented;
“Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Sales continues to grow, not just in strength but in quality. This is evident by the rise in key indicators for the third consecutive year. We now look forward to our flagship sale at Ascot, the Breeze-Up Sale on April 6th.”