Positive Start To The Flat Foal And Breeding Stock Sale At Tattersalls Ireland

The new Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale at Tattersalls Ireland got off to a positive start with the highest priced lot of the day selling for €78,000. The aggregate ended on €726,400, while the median and average concluded on €4,400 and €8,071 respectively. 

Derrinstown Stud on behalf of Shadwell consigned the top price of the sale, Lot 147 Alsalwa. The two-time winning mare, closely related to Bossy Guest and Liberating, was offered with an enviable covering to Exceed And Excel and was bought by Yeomanstown Stud's Gay O'Callaghan for €78,000. 

Derrinstown Stud mares continued to prove popular throughout the day. Atlantic Bloodstock secured Lot 180, Naizah; a half-sister to MUNADDAM covered by
Raven's Pass for €30,000. In total, Derrinstown Stud sold 7 mares at an aggregate of €149,000 and an average of €21,286.
A colt by First Season Sire Heeraat from Mickley Stud topped the foal section of the Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale. Lot 129, a March born son of Lexington Rose was bought by UK motor dealer Peter Hughes who plans to retain and race the colt as a two-year-old. Heeraat himself was a Group winning sprinter for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and today saw the first offering of his produce. 
Pinhooker Flash Conroy took the early opportunity at Tattersalls Ireland to purchase; he secured Lot 108, a colt by the highly sought after Footstepsinthesand from Thornbrook Stud. Under the Glenvale Stud banner, Conroy bid to €22,000 to buy the colt, a close relation of Listed winner and Group placed CYRILLIC.
Leading purchaser of the sale, Tally-Ho Stud whose purchases totalled six at an average of €14,450 and an aggregate of €86,700, secured Lot 127 as their top lot of the day. Tony O'Callaghan signed for an Elzaam filly who is out of winning dam Ladytown and consigned by Ladytown House Stud for €22,000. 
At the conclusion of the Tattersalls Ireland Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale on Friday afternoon, Managing Director Roger Casey said; 
"Tattersalls Ireland has routinely proven that with the requisite support we can stage a sale to rival any other and today's new sale was initiated on the back of demand from several vendors for an early alternative platform to sell their flat stock and on the back of the burgeoning reputation of our increasingly progressive September Yearling Sale. We have witnessed reasonably solid trade throughout the day with the customary strong competition for the more commercial lots on offer and it was obviously pleasing to see our top lot achieve a price of €78,000. 
However, it is important to acknowledge that it was also a challenging time for those who had stock with more limited commercial appeal. In overall terms it is a positive start for a new sale that has focussed specifically on foals and breeding stock and we look forward to developing this sale further in 2017."