POSITIVE RETURNS AT TATTERSALLS IRELAND MAY STORE SALE
21 May 2018
The first edition of the one-day
Tattersalls May Store Sale took place on Tuesday with largely positive figures
achieved. An aggregate of €2,246,600 was reached as 148 horses went under the
hammer for a median price of €13,000, an average price of €15,180 and a
clearance rate of 76%.
The star of the catalogue was Lot
110, a son of the late Fame And Glory who fetched a top price of €65,000 from
agent Mouse O’Ryan. The gelding was offered by leading consignor Peter Nolan
Bloodstock and is from the black-type family of dual Grade 3 chase scorer
Arctic Weather (IRE), talented Group 3 winners on the flat in Lady Lahar and
Jallota, as well as Listed winner and Cornwallis Stakes runner-up Miss Lahar.
The spot for the second highest
price was tied between Lot 215 and Lot 121, when both geldings were sold for
€42,000 apiece. Mouse O’Ryan was once
again successful in securing Lot 215, another son of Fame And Glory. Consigned
by Gaynestown Stud the April-born bay is out of an Old Vic own-sister to Grade
3 Cheltenham Festival winner and Grade 1 Hatton's Grace Hurdle second Ninetieth
Kevin Ross Bloodstock and Nick
Gifford were the buyers of Lot 121 from Castledillon Stud. The son of Glenview Stud sire Shirocco is out
of the black-type mare Gli Gli (IRE) and is a half-brother to two-time winner
Reigning Supreme (IRE). The pedigree also features Grade 1 Punchestown Gold Cup
Chase victor China Rock (IRE) and Grade 3 winning hurdler Asigh Pearl (IRE).
A further three horses made
€40,000 and these included Lot 108, a son of Shirocco who was purchased by Paul
Cashman of Rathbarry Stud. Lot 43, a Fame And Glory gelding bought by Aiden
Murphy and Lot 91, already named Smurphy Enki who was purchased by Monbeg
sale to take place at Tattersalls Ireland will be the Derby Sale, which
features a catalogue of 466 lots and will take place over the original two-day format
on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June, starting at 10.30am each day.