Tattersalls Ireland concluded another successful sales year with the one-day November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.
Top lot of the day was the broodmare Wahgah, an eight-year-old mare by Distorted Humor and sold by Derrinstown Stud (Lot 183). She fetched €50,000 and was bought by BBA Ireland.
She was purchased for Gerry Aherne who commented; "She will stay in Ireland and most likely go to Ten Sovereigns. She was a good racehorse, is a young mare and is from a good farm. Her two-year-old this year has shown some ability too."
Buroog (Invincible Spirit), also from the Derrinstown Stud draft, was bought by Maurice Burns of Rathasker Stud for €30,000. Katie McGivern was the underbidder (Lot 151).
"She is for a client who had a couple of good sales this year," said Burns of the mare carrying to Iffraaj. "She is from a nice family, is in-foal to a sexy stallion and on an early cover - there's a lot to like."
From Ballywalter Farm, Cosmodrome covered by Saxon Warrior, was also bought for €30,000 (Lot 174). Bought by Kill Bloodstock the Listed-winning mare is the dam of two winners and is a half-sister to the Listed Ballymacoll Stakes winner Splashdown. She is dam of Aktabantay, winner of the Group 3 Solario Stakes.
Top price of the foal session was €24,000 given by Razza Del Velino in a private sale for a colt by the leading two-year-old sire Kodiac (Lot 112).
Out of Veronica Best (Hernando), a three-year-old winner in Italy, the April-born colt was consigned by Kilmaglish House Stud.
Flash Bloodstock paid €19,000 for Lot 19, a January-born colt by Adaay, Whitsbury Manor Stud's son of Kodiac. The sire was a two-time Group 2 winner and has first crop yearlings.
Offered by Church View Stables, the colt is out of the winning Foxwedge mare Glacier Point, a half-sister to this September's Sirenia Stakes (G3) winner Streamline (Due Diligence).
The sale concluded with an aggregate of €547,600 with an average of €6,442 (+4%), a median of €3,000 and a clearance rate of 55% (+5 points).
At the conclusion of the sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell commented;
"The rational for changing the new date was to increase the footfall at the sale. We believe as indicated by the increase in the clearance rate that the change has been beneficial."