Order Of St George Foals Make Strong First Impression
Order Of St George made a strong start at the NH foal sales on Wednesday, where his first crop sold for an average €32,286 on the first day of the Goffs December NH Sale.
Lot 242 from Rathmore Stud was the most expensive of the crop bred from a fee of €6,500, with the Mags Melody-owned colt bringing €65,000 from Kevin Ross and Ben Case. The February-born bay is out of an unraced half-sister to Grade 1 hurdler Splash Of Ginge (Oscar) and comes from the family of top-class chaser See More Business.
Another breeder to enjoy a quick return for supporting the young sire was Conna Stud’s Jimmy Mangan, whose Order of St George colt was knocked down to SB Bloodstock for €38,000. Lot 97 is the second foal out of point-to-point winner Cheryls Dream (Getaway), who is herself a half-sister to Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle victor Minella Class (Oscar) and dual Grade 2 winner Deputy Dan (Flemensfirth).
Early in the session, Mount Eaton Stud struck a winning bid of €32,000 for a colt offered by John Browne, while top pinhooker Liss House paid €31,000 for an Order Of St George colt offered by Clonmult Farm.