A gelding from Westerner’s first crop became the dearest store horse ever at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale on Friday when selling for 325,000 euros.
Out of the Roselier mare Rose Of Inchiquin, the Sean Harnedy-bred three-year-old was offered from Goldford Stud for Lady Jane Grosvenor, having cost her 65,000 euros as a foal at Tattersalls Ireland.
Local agent fought Bobby O’Ryan off Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock for the record-breaking three-year-old, whose dam was a G2-winning hurdler.
“He’s just an outstanding individual. There is not much more you can say about him. I’ve bought him for an established client and it is quite possible that he will be kept in Ireland to be trained,” O’Ryan told EBN.
O’Ryan – this time buying for the Favourites Racing syndicate – paid 125,000 euros for another Westerner three-year-old, this one out of the Key Of Luck mare Monte Solaro, a G3 hurdle winner at Tralee.
“He’s been bought for Favourites Racing, although it hasn’t been decided yet where he will go into training. He’s a cracking horse and it’s a family we know well as he’d related to Crosspeace who I bought as a breeze-up for Favourites and he did very well for them,” added O’Ryan of the Cleaboy Farm and Coppice Studs offering
It was a superb sale for Westerner, who also had an 85,000 euros gelding at the auction’s opening day.