Inns Of Court Colt Tops Day 1 of Tattersalls September
An Indian summer looms over Tattersalls Ireland on September 20 on the opening day of the September Yearling Sales, celebrating the return of proceedings over the sales complex in County Meath after two years of being shut down. Forced exile in Newmarket.
Parking was at a premium from early Tuesday morning, always a sign that trade is going to be strong, and as the day progressed, that initial impression proved correct, with both averages and averages heading towards record profits.
The six-figure lotteries may be a bit thin on the ground, but the quality is impeccable.
Tally-Ho Stud’s track record of bringing studs to market is unmatched over the past 15 years, so its latest offering, the winner of the Prix du Gros-Chene (G2) and Qatar Prix de la Foret (G1) came in second Court Inn will never fly under the radar.
Mountain View Stud’s Louis Kennedy offered an Inns Of Court half-brother (Lot 187) for seven winners out of a half-brother to Unfuwain Gutaifan from the family of winners Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) Mustashry and Hurricane Ventura first group 1 winner by Zoffany .
After a spirited bid, Ed Sackville lowered the hammer to 110,000 euros ($110,0001) for his half-brother with Haikbidiac .
The foal was purchased on behalf of John and Jess Dance’s Manor House Farm, and Sackville explains what appealed to the team so much. Unsurprisingly, the O’Callaghan family’s success in breeding mare is very much evident in his thoughtful answer.
Sackville said: “He’s a lovely horse and a really big, strong, majestic kind. Inns Of Court is an unproven stallion, but if he is anything like that, like Tally-Ho Stud’s recent first season male, he has a very good chance of succeeding.
“Invincible Spirit is a proven male, and let’s hope Inns Of Court is another one for him.”
The pony was one of three puppies Sackville bought to race in the couple’s golden silks. He also purchased a male from the first and second season champions of Tally-Ho, Mehmas , for €80,000. Provided by Brendan Holland, she is the half-sister to dam winner Tipperary Stakes Sirici and was purchased for €60,000 last November as a pony.
They also obtained a pony from another son of Invincible spirit — Winner Sirenia and Chipchase Stakes of Yeomanstown Stud Invincible army .
A half-sister of Yeomanstown off Little Audio, half-sister of Shamardal with Coral.ie Curragh Cup (G2) winner. Sword Fighter and Chesham Stakes winners are listed Big sound from the family of winners Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (G1) Gilt Edge Girl he went for 65,000€.
It was a happy return to the inaugural session of the September Promotion at Tattersalls Ireland as it posted impressive gains in both mid and mid-range.
Tuesday’s average was €31,861, up 5 points from last year’s €30,225, while the average tripled that amount, up 15% to €27,000. It’s a true reflection of the depth of the category and how much demand is across the board, even if sales are less than six figures.
The absence of large-ticket lots, along with 24 fewer horses offered for sale than last year’s equivalent date, contributed to Tuesday’s overall drop in sales. The €6,436,000 figure is down 5% from last year’s total of €6,807,434. Tuesday’s clearance rate of 88% is similar to that of the opening session of 2021, which is 89%.