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No Nay Never Colt Tops Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale

Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale sales-topper came late in the day, just 12 lots from the end of the concluding session, but the Mount Eaton Stud consigned colt (Lot 467) proved that he was worth waiting for when fetching €165,000 (US$180,605). By the leading second season sire No Nay Never, he was bought by Mick […]

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Holy Roman Emperor Colt Leads First Day Of Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale

Consistent trade throughout the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale produced a clearance rate of 86 percent, up eight points on last year. The average of €25,612 (US$28,221) and median of €22,000 ($24,242) increased by 2 percent and 10 percent on 2018. Total sales for the day amounted to €5,045,500 ($5,559,795) for […]

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All I Need Tops Opening Session Of Tattersalls February Sale

The two-day Tattersalls February Sale kicked off with a solid clearance rate of 75 percent and three lots topping 50,000 guineas (US$68,825). The 130 lots sold realized 925,700 guineas ($1,274,100) at an average of 7,121 guineas ($9,801) whilst the median was 2,750 guineas ($3,785). David Hilton, stud manager at Oakgrove Stud, secured the top priced […]

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Zoffany Filly Heads Final Day Of Tattersalls October Book 3

Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale closed with turnover second only to last year’s record levels and an improved clearance rate of above 80 percent, something that has been a feature of all three books of the October Yearling Sale to date. Three lots realized 50,000 guineas (US $68,593) or more on the […]

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Three-Quarter Brother To Prince Bishop Leads Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale

A colt from The Castlebridge Consignment and by first-crop yearling sire Night Of Thunder (Lot 11), Godolphin’s 2,000 Guineas and Lockinge Stakes winner by Dubawi, topped the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale 2018. The colt, a three parts brother to Dubawi’s Group 1 victor Prince Bishop, winner of the Dubai World […]

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Record 76 Thoroughbreds Shipped To China From Ireland Sales

Nearly double the size of the largest previous shipment, 76 Thoroughbreds were airlifted to China last week. According to a report by the Irish Independent, all the horses were purchased at various Goffs sales in Ireland. Chinese businessman Zhang Yuesheng contracted with bloodstock agency BBA Ireland to acquire more than €2 million (about $2.1 million […]

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Ireland Reports Increase in 2014 Foal Crop

Ireland reported a three percent increase in its 2014 foal crop over the previous year, while figures for Britain showed a slight decline. According to an article in the Racing Post, the Weatherbys Fact Book gives the 2014 figure at December 31 as 7,999, which is up slightly from 7,757 foals reported in 2013. The […]

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O’Callaghan, Agent Who Bought A. P. Indy, Dead at 77

Noel O’Callaghan, best known in North America for his purchase of eventual Horse of the Year and leading sire A. P. Indy at the 1990 Keeneland July selected yearling sale, has died in his native Ireland at the age of 77. According to the Racing Post, Callaghan, was at his home in Shankill, County Dublin, […]

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