Tattersalls Ireland concluded another successful sales year with the one-day November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.
Top lot of the day was the broodmare Wahgah, an eight-year-old mare by Distorted Humor and sold by Derrinstown Stud (Lot 183). She fetched €50,000 and was bought by BBA Ireland.
She was purchased for Gerry Aherne who commented; “She will stay in Ireland and most likely go to Ten Sovereigns. She was a good racehorse, is a young mare and is from a good farm. Her two-year-old this year has shown some ability too.”
Buroog (Invincible Spirit), also from the Derrinstown Stud draft, was bought by Maurice Burns of Rathasker Stud for €30,000. Katie McGivern was the underbidder (Lot 151).
“She is for a client who had a couple of good sales this year,” said Burns of the mare carrying to Iffraaj. “She is from a nice family, is in-foal to a sexy stallion and on an early cover – there’s a lot to like.”
From Ballywalter Farm, Cosmodrome covered by Saxon Warrior, was also bought for €30,000 (Lot 174). Bought by Kill Bloodstock the Listed-winning mare is the dam of two winners and is a half-sister to the Listed Ballymacoll Stakes winner Splashdown. She is dam of Aktabantay, winner of the Group 3 Solario Stakes.
Top price of the foal session was €24,000 given by Razza Del Velino in a private sale for a colt by the leading two-year-old sire Kodiac (Lot 112).
Out of Veronica Best (Hernando), a three-year-old winner in Italy, the April-born colt was consigned by Kilmaglish House Stud.
Flash Bloodstock paid €19,000 for Lot 19, a January-born colt by Adaay, Whitsbury Manor Stud’s son of Kodiac. The sire was a two-time Group 2 winner and has first crop yearlings.
Offered by Church View Stables, the colt is out of the winning Foxwedge mare Glacier Point, a half-sister to this September’s Sirenia Stakes winner Streamline (Due Diligence).
The sale concluded with an aggregate of €547,600 with an average of €6,442 (+4%), a median of €3,000 and a clearance rate of 55% (+5 points).