€100,000 for son of Yeats

A first-crop Yeats yearling produced the highest price seen in 18 years at the Tattersalls Ireland February Sale on Tuesday when selling for €100,000. The sale-topper, a half-brother to Champion Hurdle winner Binocular, was bred by Brian Gleeson and offered from Yellowford Farm. After much interest the May-born youngster was knocked down to Tom Rudd, buying as Ormond Bloodstock. "He’s been bought for a very good client and has been bought to race," Rudd told European Bloodstock News. "He’s a lovely horse, who ticks all the right boxes and hopefully he’ll turn out as good as his half-brother." Yeats’ first crop have made a huge impression and at the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale last year his foals brought price of €100,000, €60,000 etc.