Depth and Quality to an Exceptional 50th Derby Sale Catalogue - Marking 50 Years of Excellence

Seven-time Grade 1 winner Jonbon was sold at the 2019 Derby Sale
Seven-time Grade 1 winner Jonbon was sold at the 2019 Derby Sale

The much anticipated 50th Derby Sale catalogue is now available to view online, and includes the siblings of multiple Grade 1 winners, the progeny of top-class race mares and a very strong sire profile. In total 406 impeccably bred and outstanding individuals will be offered on the 26th and 27th June. 

The Derby Sale is recognised as Ireland’s Premier Store Sale, and graduates of the Derby Sale have and continue to make their mark in National Hunt racing’s most high-profile races. The previous 49 editions of the Derby Sale have produced more Grade 1 winners than any other Store Sale. 

The Tattersalls Ireland inspection team have worked closely with vendors to compile a catalogue with the depth of quality that is warranted for the Derby Sale. The progeny of Grade 1 performers, black type winners and black type performers in the catalogue far exceeds the offering at any other Store Sale. It is testament to our vendors that they have supported Tattersalls Ireland and the Derby Sale as their choice of sale.

The catalogue features the latest three-year-old in one of National Hunt racing’s most successful families. A DOCTOR DINO (Lot 283) gelding out of MATNIE is a half-brother to Grade 1 winners BRIGHTERDAYSAHEAD, MIGHTY POTTER, and CALDWELL POTTER. The family also includes Grade 3 winners French Dynamite and Indiana Jones. Among the other highlights in the catalogue are: 

Lot 3 Maxios filly out of three-time Grade 3 winner Tarla

Lot 8 Pacman – son of Great Pretender and a half-brother to Grade 1 placed HITMAN

Lot 11 Walk In The Park gelding out of sister to Cheltenham Gold Cup winner NATIVE RIVER

Lot 27 Beaumec De Houelle half-brother to Grade 1 winning novice hurdler HERMES ALLEN

Lot 96 Crystal Ocean gelding out of a winning sister to 22-time Grade 1 winner HURRICANE FLY

Lot 103 Bouffon Has – son of Doctor Dino and a half-brother to three-time Grade 2 winner Botox Has

Lot 147 Poet’s Word gelding out of Grade 2 winning mare Dinaria Des Obeaux

Lot 174 Getaway half-sister to recent Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Favour And Fortune

Lot 188 Walk In The Park half-brother to four-time Grade 1 winner GALOP MARIN

Lot 208 Affinisea half-brother to Grade 1 winner FIDDLERONTHEROOF 

Lot 214 Blue Bresil gelding out of Grade 1 placed JESSBER’S DREAM

Lot 230 Walk In The Park gelding out of Grade 3 winner Our Girl Salley and a half-brother to Grade 1 winner BLACK TEARS 

Lot 238 Walk In The Park half-brother to four-time Grade 1 winner MIGHT BITE and dual Grade 1 winner BEAT THAT 

Lot 257 Poet’s Word half-brother to Grade 3 winning novice hurdler My Mate Mozzie

Lot 268 Walk In The Park gelding out of Grade 1 placed LYRICAL THEATRE

Lot 280 Getaway half-sister to four-time Grade 1 winner and Derby Sale graduate MONKFISH

Lot 345 No Risk At All gelding out of Grade 2 winner Princesse Kap

Lot 370 Walk In The Park filly out of French Grade 1 winning mare ROYALE FLAG

Lot 388 Marcel half-brother to Grade 2 winner Hillcrest and out of Grade 3 winning hurdler Shop DJ 

Lot 397 Getaway half-sister to Grade 1 Queen Mother Champion Chase winner SPECIAL TIARA 

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Derby Sale, at the start of the 23/24 National Hunt season, Tattersalls Ireland introduced a €50,000 loyalty rewards scheme, whereby 10 owners of Derby Sale graduates received €5,000 to spend at the 50th Derby Sale. Grade 1 winning graduates included Jonbon, Gerri Colombe, Brighterdaysahead and Grey Dawning. This catalogue provides a wide array of choice to our clients as they search for their next Grade 1 performer.

Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale graduates have also made a big impact in the point-to-point field this season. The four-and-five-year-old divisions have produced a number of quality performances from high calibre Derby Sale graduates. The performances between the flags matched their pedigrees, and they have delivered subsequently in the sales ring.

Commenting on the launch of the 50th Derby Sale catalogue, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said:

“The Derby Sale has a rich history, and each of the previous 49 editions have consistently produced impeccably bred, quality individuals from Ireland’s leading Store vendors. This year, as we mark this significant anniversary, we're proud to present a catalogue that is brimming with the best Stores that Ireland and the UK had to offer. We made every effort to compile a catalogue that reflected the significance of the 50th Derby Sale, and I have full confidence that our 2024 graduates will make their mark on the biggest stage.”

All horses catalogued in the 50th Derby Sale are eligible to take part in the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2025. The race was won in 2024 by the exciting KOPAK DES BORDES who was sold by Sluggara Farm to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins.