Sensational Cheltenham for Tattersalls Ireland graduates that includes five Grade 1 Derby Sale wins
The 2021 Cheltenham Festival has been sensational for Tattersalls Ireland with seven Grade 1 winners among the overwhelming number of 13 winning graduates. Derby Sale graduates utterly dominated the Festival with a total of five Grade 1 winners, further strengthening its position of having more Grade 1 winners than any Store Sale.
The final day of the Festival saw November National Hunt graduates taking the spoils with Minella Indo winning the Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup Challenge Chase for Barry Maloney, Henry de Bromhead and Jack Kennedy. Belfast Banter timed it well to win the Grade 3 McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle for trainer Peter Fahey.
13 Cheltenham Festival winners for Tattersalls Ireland
NOVEMBER NATIONAL HUNT GRADUATE: Minella Indo
Grade 1 WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase
Sold to John Nallen for €24,000 by Rathkenty Stud.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Honeysuckle
Grade 1 Champion Hurdle
Sold for €9,500 by Doug Proctor’s Glanville Stud to Mark O’Hare.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Monkfish
Grade 1 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase
Sold for €36,000 by Busher Bloodstock to Monbeg Stables. The son of Stowaway was previously sold as a foal by breeder Cyril O' Hara at the November National Hunt Sale for €12,500 to Furziestown Stables. He was also sold at the Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins for £235,000.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Appreciate It
Grade 1 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.
Sold for €60,000 by Sladoo Farm to Suirview Stables, he was also sold as a foal at the November National Hunt Sale for €18,500 from Charel Park Stud.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Black Tears
Grade 1 Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle
Sold for €36,000 by Kilmoney Cottage Stud to Bobby O’ Ryan.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Shishkin
Grade 1 Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase
Sold for €28,000 by Goldford Stud to Boyne Farm , the son of Sholokhov was sold prior to this as a foal at the November NH Sale by Rathbarry Stud to Ben Case. He was also sold at the Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale by Virginia Considine to Highflyer Bloodstock for £170,000.
AUGUST NH SALE GRADUATE: Chantry House
Grade 1 Marsh Novices’ Chase
Sold for €26,000 by Mount Brown Farm to Eric A Elliott, the son of Yeats was also sold as a foal by Evergreen Stud at the November National Hunt Sale for €12,500 to John O’Brien. In 2018, he was sold at the Cheltenham December Sale by C.H. Thoroughbreds to Michael Hyde for £295,000.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Galvin
Grade 2 National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase.
Sold for €34,000 by Castlefergus Stud on behalf of Gay O' Gara to Ian Ferguson.
MAY STORE SALE GRADUATE: Telmesomethinggirl
Grade 2 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
Sold for €39,000 by Weirside Farm to Rob James, she was sold prior to this as a foal at the November National Hunt Sale by Coolamurry Stud. She was also sold at the Cheltenham Festival Sale by Colin Bowe to Rathmore Stud for £150,000.
SEPTEMBER YEARLING SALE GRADUATE: Jeff Kidder
Grade 3 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Sold for €24,000 at the September Yearling Sale by Ballinavana House Stud to Peter Nolan Bloodstock.
NOVEMBER NATIONAL HUNT GRADUATE: Belfast Banter
Grade 3 McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle
Sold for €10,000 by Old Town Stud to Timmy Hillman, the son of Jeremy was also sold at the Cheltenham April Sale by Kingsfield Stud to Direct Bloodstock for £30,000
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Sky Pirate
Grade 3 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Cup Handicap Chase
Sold for €34,000 by Oak Tree Farm to Tom Lacey, the son of Midnight Legend was sold prior to this as a foal at the November National Hunt Sale by Goldford Stud. He was also sold at the Tattersalls Cheltenham Festival Sale by Tom Lacey to Jonjo O' Neill Racing for £150,000.
DERBY SALE GRADUATE: Mount Ida
Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase
Sold by Mount Eaton Stud to J Gillespie for €16,000, the daughter of Yeats was also sold at the Cheltenham December Sale by Shanrod Stables for £70,000 to Aidan O'Ryan/Gordon Elliott.