Tattersalls Ireland sales year concludes on another record breaking session

Lot 1372 Tasleet (GB) / Ejaazah (IRE) 2020 B.C.
Lot 1372 Tasleet (GB) / Ejaazah (IRE) 2020 B.C.

The Tattersalls Ireland sales year concluded today with a record breaking median for the November Flat Sale, which featured a catalogue of Flat-bred yearlings, foals and mares.

Breeze-up consignors were out in force finalising their drafts for the spring sales in 2022, and the top four yearling lots were all bought with two-year-old resale plans in mind.

Thomond O’Mara, signing as Kilronan, paid €29,000 for the Lumville Farm-offered colt by the new yearling sire Tasleet out of the Listed Dragon Stakes runner-up Ejaazah (Acclamation), a daughter of the Group 1-placed English Ballet (Lot 1372)

"He looks fast!" smiled Thomond O’Mara of the February-born colt. "The sire could be exciting, I have had luck with the grandsire Showcasing before and this is a decent pedigree. He will be for resale."

JC Bloodstock, Willie Browne in charge of bidding, spent €25,000 on the Holy Roman Emperor filly out of the Lope De Vega mare Spanish Berry from Hart Livery Farm & Stud (Lot 1346), while Hyde Park Stables bought Lot 1393 for €23,000. The March-born colt is by new sire Kessaar out of the Elusive Quality mare Love Note.

Tally-Ho Stud has been busy buying at Tattersalls Ireland all week purchasing NH pinhooking prospects, but the stud turned its attentions to the Flat today and, supporting its own young stallion Inns Of Court, Tony O’Callaghan went to €24,000 for Ballybin Stud’s foal by the son of Invincible Spirit.

The February-born colt is out of Dover Vision (Footstepsinthesand), a daughter of Deauville Vision, a two-time Listed winner and four-time Group 3 third placed. 

Wine And Roses, a 2017 Cappella Sansevero filly and a half-sister to the Greenland Stakes (G2) winner Gustavus Weston, topped the breeding stock section of the sale. She was sold for €10,000 to Micheal Orlandi’s Compas Equine, which stands Cappella Sansevero at Starfield Stud.

The November Flat Sale saw 82 lots sold for an average price of €6,915, an increase of 13 per cent on last year, a median price of €5,500, up 83 per cent on 2020, and a total sales of €567,000, and an increase of 28 per cent on 2020.

At the conclusion of the 2021 Tattersalls Ireland sales calendar, CEO Simon Kerins commented:

"We concluded our sales calendar today with the November Flat Sale and it was great to see so many European buyers back on the ground. The gains we achieved across all our sales this year continued apace today with increases across the board.

 We extend our sincere thanks to every vendor and each purchaser for their support, as well as the team at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing for their assistance in getting so many overseas buyers on the ground".