Jan 29, 2019

Turnover best on record for a one-day February NH Sale

The first Tattersalls Ireland sale of 2019, the one-day February NH Sale, produced highly satisfying returns - the median that matched 2018's figure of €7,500, and an increased average of €11,516 (1%).  The 36-lot larger catalogue produced an increased aggregate and the best on record for a one-day February NH Sale of €1,911,600 (+3%). 

The day's top-priced foal was a colt by the leading British-based sire Kayf Tara (Lot 257). He was bred and sold by Rahinston Stud and is the first foal out of the Kalanisi mare Molo, a half-sister to the farm's star performer Banjaxed Girl. 

 "He was a stand-out," said purchaser Katie Rudd, who had to go to €62,000 to acquire the February-born colt. "He is by a very good sire and has a very good pedigree."
Joey Logan Bloodstock spent €60,000 on a Shantou colt out of the Oscar mare Ned's Joy, an own-sister to The Tullow Tank and a half-sister to the Grand National (Gr.3) winner Many Clouds (Lot 274) and €48,000 on a colt by Walk In The Park and out of the Listed-winning mare and the Gr.2 placed Stephanie Frances (King's Theatre).  

 "The Oscar is from a good solid NH pedigree, and the Walk In The Park moves well and is out of a good mare - she beat Wicklow Brave in her first bumper. Both will be back here as three-year-olds, let's hope they are lucky," said Logan. 

The useful racemare PAKORA ended the sale as the headliner when being knocked down to Ross Doyle of Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock for €80,000. Consigned by Willie Mullins' Closutton Stables, the six-year-old daughter of Gentlewave won the Listed Colm Quinn BMW Novice Hurdle at Galway and is an own sister to Gr.3 winner PAGERA (Lot 326). 

At the conclusion of the sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell commented; 
"Trade today reflected the strong market conditions of our November NH Sale. Trade was very strong where purchasers believed that the individual and the pedigree justified their valuations. The market continues to be selective at the middle to lower end. 
"With store sale inspections now at an advanced stage, nominations for both the May Sale and the Derby Sale will close next Monday, 4 February 2019."