February National Hunt Sale Catalogue Now Online

The sale has attracted some high-quality pedigrees, with siblings to smart black-type performers featuring heavily across the catalogue.

The sale will comprise of 189 National Hunt yearlings and will conclude with a small selection of quality mares. The progeny of Walk In The Park and Blue Bresil are sure to be in high demand, and lots from stallions such as Affinisea, Jeu St Eloi, Order Of St George, Santiago and Yeats will also attract the interest of purchasers.

The February National Hunt Sale has produced some smart performers in recent years, including Grade 1 winning novice hurdler Champ Kiely who was purchased for just €5,800 from Ennel Bloodstock by Michael Murray. More recently, Kerry National winner Desertmore House and Minella Crooner are graduates from this sale to have landed valuable prizes.

Among the well-related yearlings that are set to be offered include a Blue Bresil half-brother to Grade 1 winning novice chaser Feronily (Lot 7), a Yeats half-brother to four-time Grade 1 winner Champ (Lot 41), a Vadamos half-sister to Grade 1 placed King Of Kingsfield (Lot 144) and a Rich History half-brother to Grand Annual winner Chosen Mate (Lot 131).

Elsewhere, the catalogue will feature to Crystal Ocean's half-brother to dual Grade 2 winner Chris’s Dream and three-time American Grade 1 winner Scorpiancer (Lot 85), and a Rich History half-brother to the Grade 2 winning novice hurdler Mount Mews (Lot 98).

The progeny of some high-class mares will be offered, among them a Walk In The Park colt out of French Grade 1 winner Fleur D’ainay (Lot 66), a Blue Bresil filly out of black-type placed Elsie (Lot 57), a Jukebox Jury filly out of the Leinster National winner Miss Xian (Lot 119), and a Poet’s Word’s colt out of the black-type mare Sensulano (Lot 172).

Among the mares that will be offered are Monishter Are Mwee and Walking Fame. Monishter Are Mwee is an eight-year-old, who’s career includes wins in a maiden hurdle and a beginners chase. Walking Fame is a nine-year-old, who’s career record features wins in a bumper and maiden hurdle.

Commenting on the February National Hunt Sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said:

“We are very pleased with the quality running through our catalogue. A large number of the yearlings have strong pedigrees and we would expect there will be strong interest in the lead up, which will then result in buoyant trade on the day. It’s the start of a big year for Tattersalls Ireland with the 50th Derby Sale set to be the highlight on the Store Sale calendar. Nominations for the Store Sales close in just over three weeks, and we’ve seen heightened demand for places at our leading National Hunt sale.”