Three days of solid trade at the August NH Sale saw 456 horses sold for an aggregate of €3,777,750 and an average of €8,285. The sale's median price of €5,500 and the clearance rate of 68 per cent equaled last year's figures.
This year's Day 3 session produced average and median prices of
€5,777 and €4,100, increases of 12 per cent and eight per cent compared with
The final day's top price of €37,000 was given by Ridgewood
Bloodstock for a first-crop son of the Cape Cross stallion, Jet Away (Lot 752). The three-year-old gelding was sold by the County Wexford-based
Tullycanna Stables, which also sold the second-leading lot of the session, a
gelding by Carltomix bought by Bob Woodhouse, on behalf of a new Yorkshire
based client, for €32,000 (Lot 623).
The week's top price of €80,000 was given by Monbeg Stables for
a son of Davidoff already named Texxas (Lot 92) and sold by Moanmore Stables.
Over the three-day sale, nine horses fetched €40,000 or more.Following the August NH Sale at Tattersalls Ireland, CEO Matt
"The August NH Sale marks the conclusion of the stores
sales for 2019 at Tattersalls Ireland. A total of 939 national hunt stores
sold at the May Store Sale, Derby Sale and the August NH Sale for a cumulative
total of €23,434,450. The store sales results demonstrate the pivotal role of
Tattersalls Ireland in the sector. The open August NH Sale clearly shows
Tattersalls Ireland's commitment to all levels of the store sector. A clearance
rate of 68 per cent on par with 2018 with 49 extra lots offered in this year's
edition points to a selective yet realistic market.
We would also like to thank the vendors and purchasers for their
continued support, and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing for the tremendous work
they do year round for all the Tattersalls Ireland sales. We now look forward
to the November NH Sale where entries are currently being taken and close on
Friday, 20 September."
All lots sold at the May Store Sale, Derby Sale and August NH Sale are eligible for the €100,000 George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2020.