The strong trade seen on day one of the 2019 Derby Sale continued unabated on day two resulting in an overall aggregate for the two-day sale of €17,093,500.
It is just four per cent off the record-breaking figure achieved last year and is the third-best aggregate ever achieved by the Derby Sale.
of €50,572 is the sale's third-best ever, while the median of €42,000 is on a
par with 2018.
Overall, 24 horses sold for six-figure sums and the top two prices of €220,000, given for a Martaline three-year-old gelding named Clerval and sold by Oaks Farm Stables (Lot 271), and €200,000, which was spent on Gemini Cricket, a Blue Bresil gelding from Brown Island Stables (Lot 334), were both day two sales.
to have him," laughed Ronnie O'Leary after buying the Martaline, the
buyer's sixth purchase over the two-day sale. "He is my pick of the sale -
I couldn't let him go! He's got the walk, the looks - you couldn't knock
three-year-old was pinhooked for €145,000 in France last year by George Mullins
on behalf of consignors Mark Dwyer and Willie Browne.
loved him last year," said Dwyer, adding: "He has the action and the
size and substance - he is athletic and has the right attitude and temperament.
He has been at Willie's all winter and prepped there."
Not only has
the gelding got the looks, he has a pedigree too. He is out of a dual-winning
Saint Des Saints half-sister to Royal Auclair, a 10-time winner and successful
in the Cathcart Challenge Chase (G2). It is also the family of Blue Sari,
second in the Champion Bumper this year, and the Cheltenham Festival winner
Collins of Brown Island Stables was delighted with the sale of the Blue Bresil
gelding to bloodstock agent Tom Malone.
bought him privately as a foal," said Collins. "He was always a great
mover and a lovely type. The pedigree has had a good update as his half-brother
has done well, and he has proved that the mare can get runners. We came here
thinking he was our biggest hit, I didn't think he'd go for that much!"
breathing a sigh of relief after this successful purchase. "I have left
some good horses as I was waiting for him," he smiled, adding: "Thank
God I managed to buy him! He goes into training with Paul Nicholls.
"He is a
beautiful horse, I have had luck with Blue Bresil before and this horse's
half-brother Eden Du Houx is the winner of two for David
Lot 415, the sale's top-priced filly, provided
the pinhook result of the two days. Purchased as a foal for just €1,800 by
Pat Kinsella, the daughter of Getaway was sold by Ballincard Stables to
Mags O'Toole for €125,000.
has enjoyed some significant updates since the filly was originally bought in
2016 - her Dubai Destination half-brother Kildisart has won five races,
including the Grade 3 Betway Handicap Chase at Aintree, while her four-year-old
full-brother The Big Breakaway, trained by Donnchadh Doyle, won a
point-to-point on his career debut. She is also from the family of the 2017
Drinmore Chase (G1) runner-up Rathvinden.
conclusion of the Derby Sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell said;
strength and depth in the store market which was evident at this year's May
Store Sale continued through to the Derby Sale. The very strong demand is
demonstrated by the median which is €42,000, and the sale of 142 horses sold
between €40,000 - €80,000. Per the Tattersalls ethos the published sales
figures accurately reflect the known status in respect to Vendor buy-backs
prior to publication of the results.
We thank our
loyal vendors for their continued support, and have no doubt that our purchasers
will be rewarded with success on the track."