Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale Catalogue now online

The catalogue for the November NH Sale is now available online at tattersalls.ie and will be available in print format in the coming days. The catalogue of 1,106 lots will follow  the new alphabetical format starting daily with the letter “O”. A total of 969 foals, 75 yearlings and 56 mares will sell from Sunday 12 November through to Thursday 16 November. 

On Saturday 11 November, the poignant dispersal of Springhill Stud will take place at 2pm and will offer 36 lots including 17 yearlings, 18 two-year-olds and a store. Kieran Lennon, an expert horseman and esteemed judge of a horse, was a long-time friend and supporter of Tattersalls Ireland, and we are humbled to be able to facilitate such exceptional quality of horses on behalf of his family. 

The new format of the November NH Sale will see foals selling from 10am on Sunday 12 November to Wednesday 15. The sale of yearlings and mares will conclude the sale on Thursday 16 November commencing at 10.30am. 

Considered as the leading sale for National Hunt foals, the 2023 crop holds strength and depth at every level and kicks off the sale featuring 88 foals out of black-type dams, siblings to 62 black-type horses and 21 to Grade 1 performers. Relatives to some high class performers such as AMERICAN MIKE, BELLSHILL, DON POLI, CONFLATED, TIGER ROLL, SHISHKIN, WICKLOW BRAVE, ENVOI ALLEN, SYNCHRONISED, NO MORE HEROES and TEAHUPOO are just a selection of names featuring throughout the catalogue. Siblings to RELEGATE, ZANAHIYR, LALOR, APPRECIATE IT, IMPERVIOUS, MAGIC DAZE, MY SISTER SARAH and RUN WILD FRED all light up the catalogue along with progeny out of leading mares LIMINI, AURA ABOUT YOU, ALLETRIX, LACKANEEN LEADER and WELL SET UP. 

The yearling session on Thursday offers a host of desirable lots and features siblings to black-type horses including a half-sister to recent Grade 1 winner BANBRIDGE (Lot 975), a half-brother to SPORTING JOHN (Lot 1000), a half-brother to multiple black-type winner FORGE MEADOW (Lot 1009) and a sibling to Grade 3 winner PARTY ROCK (Lot 1026) which is just a snapshot of what is on offer.

Mares round off the sale on Thursday afternoon and once again leading consignors have supported this section with drafts from Ballincurrig House Stud, Clonbonny Stud, Closutton Stables and Martinstown Stud. Highlights include HEAVEN HELP US, a five-time winner including the Grade 3 Coral Cup in foal to Walk In The Park (Lot 1067), BONNY KATE, a six-time winner including a Grade 2 Chase in foal to Jet Away (Lot 1052) and Beret Rouge, a two-time Bumper winner in foal to Blue Bresil.

Over 100 sires are represented in the catalogue including 18 lots from 2022-23 leading NH Sire Yeats along with progeny from leading Store Sale sires Walk In The Park, Doctor Dino, Milan, Affinisea, Getaway, No Risk At All, Shirocco, Kapgarde and Brave Mansonnien. First season sires are well represented with Almighwar, Behesht, Dee Ex Bee, Fifty Stars, Khalifa Sat, Logician, Mirage Dancer, Mogul, Rich History and Santiago all featuring throughout. 

Foal speculators have been richly rewarded in this store sale season and notable profits from the 2023 Derby Sale included €12,000 into €85,000 (+608%), €13,000 to €70,000 (+438%), €44,000 turning into €125,000 (+184%) and €55,000 evolving to €120,000 (+118%). 

November NH Sale graduates shine consistently on the racecourse and Grade 1 graduates are a plenty. The most exciting and talked about horse in current times CONSTITUTION HILL rightly is the headline star notching up a further four Grade 1’s last season with the highlight being his emphatic nine length win in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Other Grade 1 graduates of the November NH Sale include SHISHKIN’s double in the Ascot Chase and the Aintree Bowl Chase, BANBRIDGE in the Manifesto Novices’ Chase, FERONILY in the Punchestown Champion Novice Chase, STAY AWAY FAY in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase, FLAME BEARER in the Fairyhouse Gold Cup and BELFAST BANTER’s American exploits in the AP Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes at Saratoga.