TATTERSALLS IRELAND SALES SEE RECORD BREAKING FIGURES
Despite the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic the two day Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale saw record breaking sales achieved ....
It proved to be a record-breaking first session for the relocated two-day Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale when Boherguy Stud’s colt by Teofilo (Lot 165) fetched £325,000 (€351,000), a new record price for the sale. He was bought by Mick Kinane, signing on behalf of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the day’s leading buyer by aggregate spend.
The colt, bred by trainer Jim Bolger, is a full-brother to two Group 3 winners – the Eyrefield Stakes (G3) winner Guaranteed and this year's Acomb Stakes (G3) winner Gear Up, whose success is an update on the catalogue page. The March-born yearling was sold by Bolger's grand-daughter Clare Manning of Boherguy Stud in just her second season consigning yearlings. "He has been a superstar since he has been here," smiled Manning. "He has the pedigree and the physique, he was busy and had a number of vettings, but it was difficult in this climate to gauge what he would fetch.
The sale was the highlight on a day which produced a strong clearance rate of 83 per cent (206 horses offered and 172 sold), an average price of €25,706, a slight increase of one per cent on the same session in 2019, a median of €20,330, a drop of just three per cent. The day’s aggregate sales totalled €4,421,441.
Day 2 was in some ways a repetition of Day 1 – the session topped again by a colt consigned from Clare Manning’s Boherguy Stud, bred by her grand-father Jim Bolger (Lot 260).
The April-born colt, full-brother to the Bolger-bred and trained New Treasure, winner of the Round Tower Stakes (G3), was bought by Robson Aguiar. He signed for Ebonos at £190,000, purchasing on behalf of Amo Racing and trainer Roger Varian. There was plenty of interest around the ring and under-bidders included Dwayne Woods and Matt Coleman. Consignor Clare Manning said of her two session-topping colts: "I knew the two of them were lovely individuals. Although they're quite different types they're both extremely nice individuals in their own ways, and the updates were obviously big boosts. I thought they'd be popular but they've both completely exceeded expectations. They've both really pulled it out of the bag!
The other six-figure sale in the Day 2 session was £155,000 given for Lot 421, a Grove Stud-consigned colt by Night Of Thunder, also a son of New Approach.
He was one of 15 lots bought over the two days by the father and son team of Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock, the sale’s leading buyer numerically and by spend. Trainer Stuart Williams was underbidder.
The two-day September Yearling Sale Part I produced a strong and a more-than-satisfactory set of results with its average of €24,145 on a par with 2019, and its median of €17,582 a fall of 12 per cent. Four yearlings sold for £150,000 or more, another record for the September Yearling Sale.
The aggregate dropped by 15 per cent to €7,992,107, but the clearance rate was a very healthy 84 per cent throughout the two-day sale