Four yearlings sold for £150,000 or more, another record for the September Yearling Sale

Day 2 of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale was in some ways a repetition of Day 1 – the session topped again by a colt consigned from Clare Manning’s Boherguy Stud, bred by her grand-father Jim Bolger (Lot 260).
The April-born colt, full-brother to the Bolger-bred and trained New Treasure, winner of the Round Tower Stakes (G3), was bought by Robson Aguiar. He signed for Ebonos at £190,000, purchasing on behalf of Amo Racing and trainer Roger Varian.
There was plenty of interest around the ring and underbidders included Dwayne Woods and Matt Coleman.
Consignor Clare Manning said of her two session-topping colts: "I knew the two of them were lovely individuals. Although they're quite different types they're both extremely nice individuals in their own ways, and the updates were obviously big boosts. I thought they'd be popular but they've both completely exceeded expectations. They've both really pulled it out of the bag!
"It couldn't have gone any better really. To get one touch like that is unbelievable, never mind two."
The other six-figure sale in the Day 2 session was £155,000 given for Lot 421, a Grove Stud-consigned colt by Night Of Thunder, also a son of New Approach.  
He was one of 15 lots bought over the two days by the father and son team of Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock, the sale’s leading buyer numerically and by spend. Trainer Stuart Williams was underbidder.
The two-day September Yearling Sale Part I produced a strong and a more-than-satisfactory set of results with its average of €24,145 on a par with 2019, and its median of  €17,582 a fall of 12 per cent. Four yearlings sold for £150,000 or more, another record for the September Yearling Sale.

The aggregate dropped by 15 per cent to €7,992,107, but the clearance rate was a very healthy 84 per cent throughout the two-day sale.

At the conclusion of the September Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell commented;
"The venue for the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale was new, but the fundamentals of the sale remained the same. We had a catalogue of quality yearlings catering for all sectors of the market and the clearance rate of 84% demonstrates the enduring appeal of the sale, even in these challenging times.

The obvious highlight was the new record top price of £325,000 for Jim Bolger’s outstanding TEOFILO colt consigned by his grand daughter Clare Manning and we are delighted that his support of the September Yearling Sale has been so richly rewarded. The feature of the sale has, however, been the depth to the trade from start to finish. We have had a record number of lots sell for £150,000 or more and buyers from throughout Britain and Ireland have been competing with a strong overseas contingent, most notably from Italy. 

Relocating the sale was not an easy decision and we would like to thank the vendors and purchasers, all of whom have contributed to the success of the past two days. The sale has displayed a remarkable resilience under the circumstances and is a tribute to the professionalism and commitment of all concerned."