Successful end to the 2020 Tattersalls Ireland Store Sales

Part I, Thursday 27 August 2020


Tattersalls Ireland August National Hunt Sale Part I produced an aggregate of €1,051,600, a median of €6,000 and an average of €8,550. The clearance rate was 69%.


The stunning filly by Soldier Of Fortune, offered by Mocklershill Stables headlined the day selling for €54,000. A half-sister to six winners and from the family of Group 1 performer Heed My Warning was knocked down to Bobby O'Ryan and Aidan O'Ryan, the latter responsible for the top lot at the Derby Sale, also a filly (Lot 76).


Late in the evening, a gelding out of a full sister to WILLOUGHBY COURT by Court Cave and consigned by Boardsmill Stud who stand the sire, was sold for €37,000 to Brian Loughnane making it the second highest price of the day (Lot 228).


With a great pedigree, out of dual Listed winner SILVER CHARMER and a half-brother to two-time Grade 2 winner SECRET INVESTOR, Boardsmill Stud's Kalanisi gelding sold to Kevin Ross Bloodstock and Imperial Racing for €34,000 (Lot 200).


William James Hunter secured the next highest priced store, a Milan gelding from Glen Stables. A first produce from the dam Bowling Green, who herself is a half-sister to CARRIGMARTIN was knocked down for €29,000 (Lot 41).


Out of a Listed placed dam and a half-brother to a Grade 2 winner, a Listed winner and multiple black type performers, Rathturtin Stud's Martaline gelding, names Rajaran, sold to Gerry Hogan Bloodstock for €27,000 (Lot 176A). 

Part II, Friday 28 August 2020


Tattersalls Ireland August National Hunt Sale Part II produced an aggregate of €360,750 a median of €3,600 and an average of €4,244. The clearance rate was 70%.


Two lots took top honours on the final day of the store sales at Tattersalls Ireland for 2020. MCC Farms Milan gelding who is out of Fuel Queen, herself an own sister to TIME FOR RUPERT and Minella Fair, was knocked down to Alex Ott for €15,000 (Lot 309).


The other joint top lot (pictured) will join Joseph O'Brien, a Peter Nolan Bloodstock consigned son of Flemensfirth. With the sire recently retiring from duty, progeny will become a collector’s item in time and this gelding, a half-brother to Listed performer Kalopsia should prove value having been knocked down for €15,000 (Lot 343).


At the conclusion of the August National Hunt Sale, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell commented;


"The Tattersalls Ireland August National Hunt Sale in a normal sales year would follow six weeks after the Derby Sale. This is no normal year and in the space of two weeks we have had the Derby Sale, May Store Sale and August National Hunt Sale. The two-day August National Hunt Sale, with Day 1 a select day has demonstrated that there is a demand for stores at all levels with both days having a clearance rate of 69% and 70% respectively. The May Store Sale, Derby Sale and August National Hunt Sale confirms Tattersalls Ireland’s commitment to all sectors of the store trade.


We thank in particular our vendors who despite changes in sale dates remained loyal to the August catalogues. I have no doubt many purchasers will be rewarded with graded success on the racetrack.


We look forward to the November National Hunt Sale taking place from November 6-12, with the Flat Foals and Breeding Stock Sale taking place on November 13-14, featuring a selection of flat yearlings. Entries for both sales are currently being taken."