Shrewd judges pick Ocovango foals

The well-vaunted first-crop foals by Ocovango were snapped up by a variety of respected admirers at the recent National Hunt sales at Fairyhouse and Goffs.

Among them was a May-born colt out of Fern Bird (by Revoque) bred by Pat Connell at Peria Stud and sold for €23,000 to Springmount Farm.

Dromoland Farm spent €21,000 for a colt offered from Mill House Stud while a youngster presented from Thistletown Stud realised the same amount.

Richard Downes paid €19,000 for a foal offered from Crossogue Stud while Wear View picked up a youngster for €18,000 sold from The Beeches Stud.

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