Tattersalls first day of September sees buoyant market
The momentum generated from the early yearling auctions continued unchecked into the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale in Newmarket on September 21 as a son of £ 130,000 (US $ 177,812) No No Never at the head of a buoyant market.
Johnny Collins and Tom Goff, stationed at opposite ends of the Park Paddocks ring, scrambled to secure the youngster from Castlehyde Stud (lot 217), but it was Global Equine Group’s Adam Driver who had the final say with the winning bid. in line.
The colt comes from Galileo’s Pink Damsel mare, a winning sister to Group 3 scorer Say, best known as the mother of the Summer Stakes (G1T) hero. Fog of war .
“We brought him here to stand out and he did,” Castlehyde manager Paddy Fleming said. “He was a very simple horse that has proven himself well. He was born and raised in Castlehyde on good limestone soil and has become a fantastic yearling.
“The mare has been good to us and (half-brother) Sarsons Risk was third on her debut at Newbury and races at Newmarket on Thursday. She has a great Ten sovereigns foal that will probably go to sales and is full of Wootton bassett . “
The pilot was in the ring earlier in the day when he got the Churchill colt (Lot 111) of Komedy presented by Grange Hill Stud at £ 110,000 ($ 150,456).
The Churchill colt presented as Lot 111 in the ring at the Tattersalls September sale in Ireland
The agent said his client had yet to confirm his training plans, but said of his purchase: “We really liked him. He’s a big, solid horse and Churchill is in the process of switch this year with his first 2 years; we already have two by the sire in training with Tom Clover and we love what we saw of them. We loved this horse as a physique. “
The foal is the third offspring of Komedy, a winning daughter of Kodiac whose siblings include listed scorers On Her Toes, who is also from Kodiac, and Jane’s Memory. The mare, whose first foal is Listed Internationaldream, joined the Grange Hill brood mare group at a cost of just 9,000 guineas ($ 14,509).
“He’s a very addicting individual and from what I saw at home I thought he would stand out in this sale,” said Mark Hanly of Grange Hill, who bred the colt. with his sister Stéphanie. “He is a magnificent animal and the father already ticks a lot of boxes even if it is only the first days.”
Hanly added: “The mare is a typical Kodiac and when I first saw Churchill at stud I absolutely loved him. The crossbreed with the Kodiac mare was just as suitable as Galileo on Danehill. Jessica Harrington has the full sister of 2 years (Komedy Kicks) and from what I hear she looks promising. The mare is sterile but is on a first cover for Saxon warrior . “
No sleep for police officer Carrick
Leon Carrick has proven that an off-duty police officer shopping online can be an unlikely recipe for pinned success when his Ardad The colt (Lot 154) which was salvaged for just 7,500 guineas ($ 10,485) made a huge profit when sold to Robson Aguiar for £ 105,000 ($ 143,617).
Leon Carrick with the foal Ardad presented as lot 154 at the Tattersalls September sale in Ireland
The colt, bred by Azamour mare Mara Gray, made his first round in the sales ring before his sire’s first 2-year-olds took to the track, but with resident Overbury Stud providing 18 winners, in the lead by the Darley Prix Morny (G1) hero Perfect power , Ardad stocks are now much more in demand than they were nine months ago.
“We’re absolutely thrilled, over the moon,” beamed Carrick, who was joined by his girlfriend and co-owner of the colt Michelle Gibbons. “We buy a few cheap foals every year and try to gain a few pounds. Never in our wildest dreams have we expected to get £ 105,000 for him.”
Expanding on the unusual circumstances surrounding their almighty hooking success, Carrick said, “When we bought this horse, we were actually lying in our bed shopping online! to arrive after the night shift. Loved the way this colt walked and showed up on the video so I asked a friend to check it out and we were lucky to have it for 7,500 guineas.
“Special thanks to my uncle Johnny Collins, he owned the horse together with myself and Michelle, and Richard Brabazon who allowed us to use his facilities to prepare the horses.”
When asked what the couple would spend the proceeds of this sale on, Carrick said: “This will give us a big boost and hopefully help us buy a better quality foal in the future. Michelle wants to go to college too and I think that will go a long way in paying for that with a little bit of a change as well. If we get a few more results like this, I might have to start doing it full time. “
Leon Carrick Bloodstock’s social media channels had done a good job promoting the colt’s laid back temper, as a video showed the youngster taking a nap while resting his head on his sender’s legs.
“He’s been an absolute man to do anything with,” Carrick said. “I went over there and I sat next to him the other night and he came over and put his head on me and fell asleep. The hardest part of the sales was getting him up when he was sleeping. ! I think Ardad has a good temper in his horse and definitely improves his mares. “
Aguiar, who himself put Ardad to the test in blitz sales in 2016, has confirmed his purchase will wear Amo Racing’s increasingly familiar purple colors. He said: “He was bought to race for Amo Racing. He has established himself for me as one of the sharpest foals in the sale. He will come back to me and I will pre-train him and we will see where we are. send it once we have seen how it is.
The session saw 217 yearlings sell for an 85% liquidation rate, a total of £ 5,702,500 ($ 7,799,790), an average of £ 26,280 ($ 35,945) which was up 21% from year over year, and a median of £ 20,000 ($ 27,356) up 26%.
The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale continues Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time.