CELEBRATING its 10th anniversary, the Cavan Elite Foal sale is set to take place next Thursday evening. The sale has grown in stature over the past decade, with last year’s top return of €35,000 equalling Ireland’s best foal price of 2021.

This year the renewal appears to offer one of its best catalogues to date, with a total of 29 extremely well-related lots. Both the sire and the dam lines are truly world class, with stallions such as Cornet Obolensky, Emerald Van’t Ruytershof and Diarado appearing in number.

Each lot is briefly previewed below, while the full pedigrees are detailed in the catalogue together with videos and photographs of the foal, the sire and in some cases, the dam as well as recognised relations. This is also available online where, through the same platform, bidders can bid remotely.


Lot 1 AAB Doctro, reg ch c f by Cornets Son out of Rockmount Rosie (Indoctro). Kicking off the evening with an exceptionally strong and recent pedigree, this colt is a half-brother to Hilton CMS Paparazzi (1.60m), ridden by Clem McMahon. Also, to the American-based CMS Garadice Shore (1.50m) as well as CMS Capitol (1.30m).

Lot 2 Unnamed, reg b c f by Alicante out of Corraghoe Tiger (Cruising). One of several to feature Cruising as the dam sire, this colt is a sibling to Corraghoe Bounce (1.40m), ridden by Joyce Veld, and to Corraghoe Steel (1.35m). The dam meanwhile is a sibling to several graded performers including the British-based Carlingsford Fiction (1.40m), Corraghoe Storm (1.30m) and from the direct maternal line to Hillcote Border Fox (1.50m).

Lot 4 Brockaghfield Harley, reg b c f by Harley VDL out of CSF Olympic Dream (Flexible). With a pedigree going back to Clover Hill, this colt is out of half-sister to Olympic Cruz (1.45m) and to CSF Olympic Cruise who is the dam of CSF Olympic Lady (1.50m), ridden by Graham Gillespie. Also, from the maternal family of Point Two Elvis (1.50m) and Hollypark Pacino (1.50m), partnered by Richard Howley.

Lot 5 CSF Mario, reg b c f by Carrera VDL out of Call Me Cool Z (Clinton I). Under Jenny Rankin, the dam competed to 1.40m level, and is a sibling to Viper Z (1.50m), ridden by Marcus Fuchs. Also, to Zeppelin (1.40m), and numerous other international horses. From a family full of blacktype horses including Bertram Allen’s Quiet Easy (1.60m).

Lot 6 Unnamed, reg gr c f by Cornet Obolensky out of Leestone Cassini (Cassini I). A young and progressive family, this colt is already a sibling to Leestone Cash FZ (1.20m) and to Leestone Candice (1.15m). The third dam is a sibling to Adiamo (1.60m) and to Akitus (1.50m).

Lot 7 Stracomer Sheridan B, reg ch c f by Harley VDL out of Weihaiwej VBN (by Lupicor). A smartly bred brother to Laura Kraut’s 1.60m performer Constable, as well as to Figaro (1.30m). The well-related dam is also a sibling to Verona (1.45m), Oniell (1.40m) and from the family of Martin Waswo (1.50m).

Lot 9 Pembrook Phoenix, reg b c f by Grandorado Tn out of Pembrook Lisalea (Lux Z). An offering from a former sale-topping consigner, this colt is a sibling to the 1.45m campaigner Pembrook Milenia (Francis Connors and Damien Griffin) who was a RDS and Lanaken age group finalist as a six- and seven-year-old. The dam counts the American-based Loughshinney (1.50m) as a sibling, as well as two further blacktype performers.

Lot 11 Galwaybay Emer, reg ch c f by Emerald Van’t Ruytershof out of Galwaybay Anika (Kannan). The third progeny out of a sister to Galwaybay Penelope (1.50m), ridden by Shane Goggins, and immediately related to Evita S (1.50m) and several noted performers.

Lot 12 Unnamed, reg b c f by Quel Homme De Hus out of Josie W (Royal Feu). Another from a top family, the dam is a sibling to the Dutch Nations Cup horse Eldorado (1.60m), to Faquitol-S (1.55m) and to Journey W (1.40m).

Lot 14 Unnamed, reg b c f by Chacoon Blue out of Bfalke (Ustinov). Dam is a sibling to three blacktype horses, namely Dindoctro (1.55m), Cindoctro (1.50m) and Flake-N (1.50m). Also appearing in the pedigree is Jamiro (1.60m).

Lot 15 PMH Luca, reg b c f by Cornet Obolensky out of Egona M (Berlin). Dam competed to 1.40m with Michelle Desmond, and is a sibling to the American-based Flinton M (1.50m). Going back a generation, the second dam is a sister to Fanta M (1.55m) and from the family of Electron (1.45m).

Lot 17 Unnamed, reg b c f by Conthargos out of Arlistrichta (Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve. This well-bred colt counts Vegas (1.30m) and Gin Fizz (1.30m) as siblings, and is out of a sister to Michael Whitaker’s winning Nations Cup horse Portofino (1.60m) as well as to Negredo de Muze (1.45m) and numerous others.

Lot 18 Unnamed, reg ch c f by Alicante out of Toscana (Ard VDL Douglas). Dam competed to 1.40m with John Floody, who also rode her sister Mise Le Meas (1.60m). The second dam was a thoroughbred mare, who in addition to the above, produced the event horse Dassett Showman (CCI3*).

Lot 19 Carthago Cruise Away, reg gr c f by Mylord Carthargo out of Majestic Cruise (Cruising). Featuring Cruising as the dam sire, this colt is a sibling to the Damien Griffin and Cian Harrison partnered Tabby (1.60m) and the event horse Kincooley Cruising (CCI4*). Dam competed to 1.40m with John McGuinness.

Lot 21 CSF Moonshine, reg b c f by Kannan out of CSF Ali’s Diamond (Diamond de Semilly). Carrying an up-to-the-minute pedigree, this commercially bred colt is out of a sister to the recent Aga Khan Cup team horse CSF James Kann Cruz (1.60m) and to CSF Vinze (1.50m) and CSF Kancruz (1.45m).

Lot 22 Countdown RF, reg gr c f by Chacoon Blue out of Brillante (Casco). An exceptionally well-bred sibling to the French-ridden Z Ice Cube Z (1.60m), and to Chellasco (1.45m) and two other blacktype performers.

Lot 24 Crosskeys, reg b c f by Aganix Du Seigneur out of Jumeirah (Ard VDL Douglas). A sibling to both the 2018 and 2020 sale-toppers, this colt comes with big shoes to fill. From a contemporary and improving family. He is a half-brother to the Nicole Pavitt-partnered Thomascourt Atlantis (1.50 m) and Thomascourt Emirates (1.45m), while the second dam bred Cruisalier (1.40m). The third dam is a half-sister to the James Fisher-partnered Nations Cup horse Hasty Exit (1.60m).

Lot 25 Unnamed, reg gr c f by Cornet Obolensky out of Charmante Rokarr (Cracker Jack). The dam jumped to 1.35m and is from the direct family of Ian (1.60m), ridden by John Hickey, as well as Turmalin 1202 (1.50m).

Lot 26 Creevyquinn Karodo, reg b c f by Diarado out of Boraya VDL (Argentinus). From an improving family, this colt is a brother to the highly rated Creevyquinn Poseur (1.40m), ridden by Jenny Rankin. The second dam is a sibling to Ferrari VDL (1.60m) as well a host of blacktype performers.

Lot 27 Unnamed, reg ch c f by Zirocco Blue out of Lara Leah (Chiwago). Already a sibling to a 1.35m performer, the dam is a sister to the European championship campaigner Lizziemary (1.60m), to Jahil (1.55m) and two more blacktype horses. Second dam Amandaleah (1.60m) was a big winner with British rider Scott Smith.

Lot 29 Unnamed, reg b c f by Toulon out of Lavarno (Locarno). Dam of this foal is the high-class jumping mare Lavarno (1.50m), ridden by Joe Whitaker.


Lot 3 Unnamed, reg b f f by Quickly De Kreisker out of Fianca (by Numero Uno). From a top-class old family, this filly is out of a sister to Carpigiani (1.30m) who is the dam of Laura Kraut’s good winner Galliano VM (1.50m). Laura Kraut also partnered Liberty (1.60m), who is a sister to the second dam, as is the Swedish-based Candel Light (1.60m) as well as Ocana (1.60m).

Lot 8 Unnamed, reg b f f by Corporal VDL out of Deerpark Cruising (by Cruising). From a contemporary family, this filly is a sibling to Calinda (1.40m), ridden by Jessica Burke, while the dam jumped to the same level with Aisling Byrne. The dam is a sibling to the Gabriel Slattery-partnered Diamond De Luxe (1.40m) and to Tamara (1.30m). From the direct maternal family of Conor Swail and Simon Trent’s campaigner Quicksand (1.50m).

Lot 10 Unnamed, reg b f f by Rock n’Roll Ter Putte out of Biscaya d’Eversem (Sheyenne De Baugy). By a young sire, the dam of this filly (1.60m) was a top performer under Joan Greene and has already bred Full Speed D’Eversen (1.35m). The second dam competed to 1.60m with Keean White (Can) and has also bred Capacity D’Eversem (1.60m) and several blacktype others.

Lot 13 Mon Petit Amour, reg b f f by Diarado out of Berlina (Berlin). Dam competed to 1.30m, and is a sibling to Chamonix de Reve (1.45m). The second dam counts Viper Z (1.50m), Calle Me Cool (1.50m) and Zeppelin (1.40m) as siblings.

Lot 16 Ard Gazelle, reg b f f by Diamant de Semilly out of Arabella (Argentinus). A filly with an exceptional blacktype pedigree, whose dam jumped to 1.40m under Conan Wright. Dam is a sibling to Blue Movie (1.60m) and Shark (1.60m), while the second dam was Nick Skelton’s World Cup horse Showtime (1.60m).

Lot 20 Unnamed, reg ch f by SEIC Livello out of Vigo’s Vanity Ter Sarren Z (Vigo d’Arsouilles). Another bred in the purple, this filly is out of a sibling to Taloubet Z (1.60m) Nadal Hero & DB (1.60m), ridden by Conor Swail, to Big Star JR KZ (1.55m) and Ramzes (1.50m).

Lot 23 Unnamed, b f f by Hardrock Z out of Gracieus (Luck Boy). Dam is a sister to the Italian Nations Cup-winning Conquestador (1.60m) as well as to Racy (1.50m) and Arco (1.45m). From the maternal family of the American-based Cooper (1.60m).

Lot 28 Unnamed, reg b f f by Cornet Obolensky out of Biscaya d’Eversem (by Sheyenne De Baugy). Pedigree as for Lot 10.

Cavan Horse Marketing Centre

Address: Cavan, Co Cavan.

Telephone: 049-4332017 Fax: 049-4331400

Email: info@cavanequestrian.com

Web: www.cavanequestrian.com

Date: Thursday, September 15th 2022.

Time: 6.30 pm. Viewing in the arena 6pm.

Total lots: 28

Last year’s top lot: Stephen Reilly’s Creeveyquinn Evangelia, filly foal by Tangelo Van’t Zuuthoeve (dam by Argentinus) €35,000.