The highly anticipated Derby Sale catalogue is now online, on the Tattersalls Ireland app and will be available in hard copy from early next week. This year’s catalogue certainly lives up to expectations, with 406 lots catalogued including 35 siblings to Grade 1 and 2 winners, notably brothers and sisters to recent Grade 1 winners THE LIQUIDATOR and GLENS MELODY along with Grade 2 winners MALA BEACH and PUFFIN BILLY. The sale takes place on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2013.
This year will see the re-introduction of the Select Horses in Training Section, which will take place after Lot 90 on Thursday June 27th.
Tattersalls Ireland has witnessed 41 graduates winning at the leading National Hunt Festivals across Ireland and Great Britain this year, with 13 of these at the Cheltenham Festival comprising of success in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the Albert Bartlett, the Ryanair Chase, the RSA Chase, the Triumph Hurdle, the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle, the Champion Bumper and the Gold Cup, all in Grade 1 company along with an outstanding win from AURORAS ENCORE in the all important Aintree Grand National.
The Derby Sale has again proved to be the source of precocious racehorses with prime examples coming from 2011 graduate THE NEW ONE, a winner at the 2012 Aintree and 2013 Cheltenham Festivals and 2010 graduate CHAMPAGNE FEVER, victorious at the 2012 Punchestown and 2013 Cheltenham Festivals. CUE CARD and COUSIN VINNY are also Derby Sale graduates that won the Cheltenham Bumper.
All lots catalogued at the Derby Sale are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper held at the Grand National meeting at Fairyhouse. The 2013 winner, On Blueberry Hill was purchased at the 2012 Derby Sale for €55,000 and was sold for a profitable sum of £250,000. Second in the 2012 running of the race, The Liquidator went on to win the 2013 Champion Bumper at Punchestown.
The Derby Sale catalogue comprises of an exciting selection of stores with representation from leading sires Beneficial (17), Oscar (18), King’s Theatre (22), Flemensfirth (40) and Presenting (43) along with highly sought after young sires; Arcadio (5), Gold Well (5) and Scorpion (19).
A few choice pedigrees include:
Coinciding with the publication of the Derby Sale catalogue, Roger Casey, Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland commented:
“The Derby Sale has proved itself to be the leading National Hunt Store Sale in Europe with graduates producing results at all the major festivals as well as on the point to point field across Ireland and Great Britain. This year’s catalogue certainly lives up to the reputation the Derby Sale has developed throughout the years and offers the best of national hunt horses at public auction thus strengthening Tattersalls Ireland’s position as Europe’s Leading National Hunt Bloodstock Auctioneers.”
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing continue to operate their Inward Buyer Programme, offering a contribution to flights for to visitors of Tattersalls Ireland.
The sale will commence at 10.30am on Thursday 27th June and will continue at 10.30am on Friday 28th June.
The unbeaten SRUTHAN demolished the field by impressively winning the Listed Tetrarch Stakes at The Curragh today. The son of Arakan won the race on only his second outing, previously winning his maiden at Dundalk in March.
Tattersalls Ireland enjoyed double stakes success at the weekend with both wins coming from the Richard Hannon Stable.
Tattersalls Ireland graduate MORNING ASSEMBLY produced an impressive performance to win the Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle for owners Clipper Logistics Group, trainer Pat Fahy and jockey Davy Condon. The son of Shantou, who was tackling three miles for the first time, relished the conditions and trip and won the race by three and a quarter lengths.
Tattersalls Ireland graduate MOUNT BENBULBEN cruised to victory to win the Grade 1 Champion Novice Chase a massive 22 lengths clear of his nearest rival. Relatively unfancied in the race, the son of Beneficial produced a foot perfect round of jumping to win the race for owner Barry Connell, trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Danny Mullins.
Tattersalls Ireland is delighted to announce the UK and Irish teams for its inaugural Point to Point Riders’ Challenge taking on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May 2013 at the Louth Hunt fixture held at the Ratoath venue.
Tattersalls Ireland graduate GODSMEJUDGE produced a spectacular round to secure the Grade 3 Scottish Grand National for owners Favourites Racing, trainer Alan King and jockey Wayne Hutchinson. This Grand National success follows up on the recent Aintree Grand National win by fellow Tattersalls Ireland graduate Auroras Encore.
Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale graduates enjoyed a double with winners both at Kempton and Wolverhampton.
Dubbed the “Best Horse Race in the World”, today’s Aintree Grand National was won in impressive fashion by Tattersalls Ireland graduate AURORAS ENCORE. Partnered by Ryan Mania for trainer Sue Smith and owners Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont and David van de Hoeven, the son of Second Empire produced a master-class of jumping to win the race.
Tattersalls Ireland graduate AT FISHERS CROSS stormed home to victory today at Aintree to win the Grade 1 John Smith’s Sefton Novices’ Hurdle. Unbeaten on his last six runs, the son of Oscar was following up on his victory in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.