Derby Sale: A catalogue that is unparalleled in quality

Energumene after winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene after winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase

Tattersalls Ireland are delighted to announce that 416 top class National Hunt stores have been chosen for the flagship 2023 Derby Sale. The sale will take place on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June at Fairyhouse and the catalogue is now available to view online. 

The Derby Sale is renowned for its outstanding record of producing Grade 1 winners, and once again this year, achieved more winners at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals than any other Store sale. The Derby Sale has claimed a phenomenal twelve Grade 1’s in 2023 including ENERGUMENE’s historic Queen Mother Champion Chase and Punchestown Champion Chase double for the second year in a row, JONBON’s two Grade 1 victories, most recently against his elders in the Celebration Chase and GERRI COLOMBE’s Novice Chase wins at Sandown and the Aintree Festival. SHISHKIN’s Ascot Chase win and Bowl Chase win at the Aintree Festival, STAY AWAY FAY’s first Grade 1 prize in the Albert Bartlett as well as HONEYSUCKLE bringing down the curtain on her racing career with another Grade 1 success at the Cheltenham Festival are amongst other highlights. Other Grade 1 winning graduates include TAHMURAS, FLAME BEARER, FURY ROAD, BRAVEMANSGAME, CONFLATED, APPRECIATE IT and many more.

Amongst the siblings to Grade 1 winners are own or half-brothers and sisters to top class stars of recent years including JONBON and DOUVAN, BALLYCASEY, MINELLA COCOONER, FAYONAGH, GALOP MARIN, MIGHT BITE and BEAT THAT, ORNUA, DODGING BULLETS, GALVIN, POETIC RHYTHM, STAGE STAR, EDWULF, ADAGIO, MARIES ROCK, RELEGATE and more. Vendors continue to choose the Derby Sale to showcase their very best stock, and this year's catalogue is no exception, comprising exceptional pedigrees from the best National Hunt families.

The catalogue boasts a strong sire profile with entries from stallions including Authorized, Blue Bresil, Doctor Dino, Doyen, Flemensfirth, Getaway, Jukebox Jury, Kalanisi, Kapgarde, Kayf Tara, No Risk At All, Shantou, Shirocco, Walk In The Park, Westerner, Yeats and more. French sires represented include Beaumec de Houelle, Castle Du Berlais, Cokoriko, Doctor Dino, Ectot, Galiway, Kapgarde, Masked Marvel, Montemartre, Muhtathir, Nom De D’La, No Risk At All and Saint Des Saints.

Commenting on the Derby Sale catalogue, Simon Kerins CEO of Tattersalls Ireland said;

"Exceptional doesn’t come close to what we have on offer at this year’s Derby Sale. Our team have worked tirelessly with vendors to handpick the best individuals with pedigrees to match, resulting in an outstanding line-up of superior National Hunt prospects – a catalogue that is unparalleled in quality.  

"Last year, we saw Lakefield Farm selling the highest-priced National Hunt store at €310,000, who went on to win on her debut before landing the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper. What sets us apart is our commitment to producing top-tier performers with a remarkable number of Grade 1 winners, which was once again highlighted with Derby Sale graduates leading the way at the Dublin Racing Festival, Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Festival.

"We have worked really hard this year to produce one of our best catalogues and to give purchasers something truly special. The Derby Sale has a tremendous track record that cannot be matched, and we have no doubt that this year's graduates will go on to become top-class performers. We are grateful to our vendors for their continued support and trust in our ability to produce outstanding results.

"We are confident that this catalogue will provide the best opportunity for buyers to find their future Grade 1 winners and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Derby Sale in June."

All horses catalogued for the Derby Sale are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2024.