Foals By Coolmore NH Sires Prove Popular
A well-bred son of Getaway provided one of the highlights of Tuesday’s trade at the Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale when selling for €95,000 to Summerhill.
Offered by Yellowford Farm on behalf of breeder Pat Tobin, the March-born colt is the first foal out of dual winner Dreambaby (Yeats), otherwise known as a half-sister to the top-class Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman.
Timmy Hyde signed for her first foal and later commented, “It's a wonderful pedigree and he's a very good looking horse and a great mover. We've not had anything from this family before and he'll be for resale.”
Earlier in the day, trade was led by another son of Getaway, who brought a winning bid of €75,000 from agent Aiden Murphy. Sold by Ballintry Stud, the bay was bred by Brendan Fitzpatrick out of a half-sister to Listed hurdle winner Snake Eyes (Oscar) and comes from the family of Grade 1 winners Monalee (Milan) and Empire Of Dirt (Westerner).
A daughter of Flemensfirth became the highest-priced filly of the sale so far when knocked down to Peter Molony’s Rathmore Stud for €88,000. The Castledillon Stud-consigned bay is a full-sister to Grade 1 Champion Bumper winner Tornado Flyer (Flemensfirth), bred out of a half-sister to the great Hurricane Fly (Montjeu). On his purchase, Molony commented, “She's a beautiful filly and will become a broodmare down the line.”
Adrian Costello of Park Farm was another keen to purchase a foal by Beeches Stud sire Flemensfirth and went to €62,000 to secure Lot 537, a colt out of three-time Listed winner Give It Time. Offered by Ballyclerihan House Stud on behalf of John O’Dwyer, the bay will return to sell as a store according to Costello, who added, “He's by a top sire, has a great pedigree and is a lovely foal.”
Kingston Hill made a strong start at the 2018 NH foal sales, where five colts by the St Leger winner sold for up to €32,000 and averaged at €18,300. He reached a new high on Tuesday when a colt offered by Sunnyhill Stud sold to Patrick McCann for €72,000.
A late April foal, the bay is out of Grade 2 winner Princess Leya, a half-sister to the top-class Altior. She also has a three-year-old filly and two-year-old colt by Leading Light.