The November National Hunt Sale opened with a Saddler Maker gelding topping trade, selling for €54,000. The aggregate on day one resulted in €1,257,100, with the median at €7,750 and the average at €11,428.
Saddler Maker provided the top lot of €255,000 at the most recent record breaking Derby Sale and the trend continued on the opening day of the November National Hunt Sale. Consigned by Stephen Kemble Bloodstock, regular Derby Sale vendor Dick Frisby struck for the gelding that is already named Luck Of Starlett and secured Lot 182 for €54,000.
The next two top lots were purchased for €50,000 apiece. The first lot fetching €50,000 was notably a collector's item; the first produce of the magnificent 16-time winning mare QUEVEGA, the Irish National Stud consigned daughter of Beat Hollow was knocked down to Keatingstown Bloodstock (Lot 110).
Agent Ryan Mahon, who was second in the leading purchaser's ranks spending a total of €68,800 on just two lots, signed the docket for Lot 163 who was the second of the €50,000 lots; By Great Pretender and out of a half-sister to BITOFAPUZZLE and GOLDEN GALE, the gelding was consigned by Rathbarry Stud who were leading consignors today selling three lots at a total of €108,000.