Consistent trade at the August NH Sale

Three days of solid trade at the August NH Sale saw 456 horses sold for an aggregate of €3,777,750 and an average of €8,285. The sale's median price of €5,500 and the clearance rate of 68 per cent equaled last year's figures. 

This year's Day 3 session produced average and median prices of €5,777 and €4,100, increases of 12 per cent and eight per cent compared with last year.

The final day's top price of €37,000 was given by Ridgewood Bloodstock for a first-crop son of the Cape Cross stallion, Jet Away (Lot 752). The three-year-old gelding was sold by the County Wexford-based Tullycanna Stables, which also sold the second-leading lot of the session, a gelding by Carltomix bought by Bob Woodhouse, on behalf of a new Yorkshire based client, for €32,000 (Lot 623).

The week's top price of €80,000 was given by Monbeg Stables for a son of Davidoff already named Texxas (Lot 92) and sold by Moanmore Stables. Over the three-day sale, nine horses fetched €40,000 or more.Following the August NH Sale at Tattersalls Ireland, CEO Matt Mitchell commented:

"The August NH Sale marks the conclusion of the stores sales for 2019 at Tattersalls Ireland. A total of 939 national hunt stores sold at the May Store Sale, Derby Sale and the August NH Sale for a cumulative total of €23,434,450. The store sales results demonstrate the pivotal role of Tattersalls Ireland in the sector. The open August NH Sale clearly shows Tattersalls Ireland's commitment to all levels of the store sector. A clearance rate of 68 per cent on par with 2018 with 49 extra lots offered in this year's edition points to a selective yet realistic market. 

We would also like to thank the vendors and purchasers for their continued support, and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing for the tremendous work they do year round for all the Tattersalls Ireland sales. We now look forward to the November NH Sale where entries are currently being taken and close on Friday, 20 September."

All lots sold at the May Store Sale, Derby Sale and August NH Sale are eligible for the €100,000 George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2020.