Tattersalls Ireland concludes a remarkable Store Sale seasonTop lot honours at the August NH Sale went to a daughter of Champs Elysees (Lot 360) sold by Nina Carberry’s Broad Meadow Stables and bought by Jeremiah McGrath for €50,000.
"This is a well-bred filly," said McGrath. "She has been bought for trainer Lucy Wadham. She trains the Fame And Glory half-sister Game On For Glory, who finished second in a bumper at the Cheltenham April meeting, they think a lot of her. This is a cracking model with some size and scope."
Competition was strong for the Haras des Loges-offered athletic son of Davidoff (Lot 514), trainer Shark Hanlon, standing in the gateway, made a strong play, but the hammer was knocked down to Bobby O'Ryan standing on the balcony and taking instructions over the telephone.
"He is just a very nice horse, a lovely athlete," said O'Ryan. "He is a full-brother to a Listed horse and he goes to Gordon Elliott."
The August NH Sale brought the Tattersalls Ireland National Hunt Store horse season to a conclusion and despite the trying and unusual circumstances, changes of sale dates, and last-minute alterations of government protocols, the results from the four National Hunt Store sales produced figures on a par with the pre-pandemic levels of 2019.
Commenting on this year’s Store sales Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said:
“The Derby Sale registering a record average and median, as well as a clearance rate of 86 per cent and 24 horses who sold for over €100,000, was a real highlight and a positive reflection on the premier quality of the Derby Sale and its graduates who continually perform at the very highest level.
“The sale’s top lot, the son of Walk In The Park bought by Noel and Valerie Moran’s Bective Stud for €280,000, is this year’s most expensive Store horse sold in Britain and Ireland.
“This week’s May Store Sale also broke records with its best-ever clearance rate and its’ first six-figure sale – a son of Blue Bresil, sold by Rathbarry Stud, bought by agent Aiden Murphy for €115,000, while the new July Store Sale, despite all of this year’s difficulties, got off to a strong start with a session of highly satisfactory trade and a top price of €50,000.
“There was an extensive range of buyers involved across all the sales and at all levels, and horses were bought in numbers by Irish and English trainers and agents, new Irish and British-based owners and breeders, as well as point-to-point consignors, who have reinvested as strongly as ever.
I would like to express gratitude to our clients who have been incredibly patient and supportive throughout, and we can all look forward to a return to the original sales calendar in 2022.”
All horses catalogued and offered for sale at the 2021 Derby, May, July and August sales are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2022.