NATIONAL HUNT ROYALTY ON OFFER AT DERBY SALE
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.
TATTERSALLS IRELAND DERBY SALE PROVIDES WINNER OF GRADE 1 BOWL CHASE
FIRST LIEUTENANT, a graduate of the Derby Sale, produced a battling performance to win the Grade 1 Betfred Bowl Chase ahead of fellow Tattersalls Ireland graduate Menorah in second spot. The son of Presenting, who was second in the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham in March when beaten by yet another Derby Sale purchase in CUE CARD, today displayed a foot perfect performance to land the coveted title for Gigginstown House Stud, Mouse Morris and jockey Bryan Cooper.
GRADE 2 DOUBLE AT FAIRYHOUSE FOR TATTERSALLS IRELAND
Tattersalls Ireland graduates continue to ooze excellence winning the two Grade 2 races on the card on day two of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival.
GRADE 2 VICTORY FOR DERBY SALE’S MALA BEACH
MALA BEACH continued to highlight the success of Derby Sale graduates when winning the Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Fame And Glory & Sans Frontieres Novice Hurdle at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival. The promising hurdler looked impressive when seeing off opposition from fellow Tattersalls Ireland graduate Defy Logic.