Apr 21, 2019
Top class performance by Derby Sale graduate HONEYSUCKLE in Grade 1 Mares Novice Hurdle
Remaining unbeaten, Derby Sale graduate HONEYSUCKLE produced her best performance to date, lining up with some top class mares and coming out on top to win the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse and in doing so, gave Rachael Blackmore her first Irish Grade 1 success.
Trained by Henry de Bromhead for Kenneth Alexander, HONEYSUCKLE was sold at the 2017 Derby Sale by The Glanvilles Stud to amateur jockey Mark O'Hare for €9,500.
In the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper, the Gigginstown House Stud owned UHTRED produced a classy performance to win the lucrative contest for trainer Joseph O'Brien and jockey Tom Hamilton.
By Coolmore Stud's Fame And Glory, UHTRED was sold at the 2018 August NH Sale by Chapel Lane Bloodstock to Aidan O'Ryan for €30,000.