THE sensational results at recent store horse sales has built excitement as we head into the daddy of them all, the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, next Wednesday and Thursday.
This prestigious sale actually witnesses a record average price of €54,000 last year and a record median of €48,000. This year’s catalogue is 10 lots slimmer, suggesting the focus is on quality.
You don’t need a fortune to buy a champion here though. The unbeaten Honeysuckle was picked up for just €9,500 at the Derby Sale and other Grade 1 winners from the past season to have been sold at this sale include Energumene, Jonbon, Three Stripe Life, Conflated, Shishkin, Galvin and Ferny Hollow. Fury Road, Bravemansgame and Appreciate It are other stars who were discovered at the Derby Sale.
Amongst the siblings to Grade 1 winners in this year’s catalogue are own or half-brothers and -sisters to Mighty Potter, Bravemansgame, Chantry House, Briar Hill, Conflated, Espoir D’Allen, Finians Oscar, Battleoverdoyen, Potters Point and Somersby.
All horses catalogued for the Derby Sale are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 2023.
Lot 1: Shirocco half-brother to three winners, including multiple winner Shanroe Santos.
Lot 3: Shirocco gelding out of eight-time winner Jennies Jewel, a Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed.
Lot 4: Flemensfirth gelding out of listed bumper Joanne One, already dam of two winners.
Lot 7: Kingston Hill half-brother to five winners including high-class pair Sizing Tennessee and Mount Ida.
Lot 12: Blue Bresil half-brother to listed bumper winner and Grade 1-placed hurdler Elle Est Belle.
Lot 16: Turgeon half-sister to French listed hurdle race winner Gochetial.
Lot 17: Walk In The Park gelding out of French Grade 1 winner La Segnora.
Lot 20: Doyen half-brother to two winners including Grade 3 hurdles winner Sir Scorpion.
Lot 24: Walk In The Park half-sister to five winners including blacktype performers Danny Whizzbang and Lastbutnotleast.
Lot 30: Solider Of Fortune half-brother to Paddys Planet, the dam’s only runner and winner.
Lot 32: Vadamos half-brother to three winners, including Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed My Mate Mozzie.
Lot 39: Blue Bresil half-brother to Lily Du Berlais, a winner and Grade 2 placed in bumpers this year.
Lot 40: Walk In The Park gelding out of blacktype mare Lonesome Dove, already dam of three-time winner The West Awaits.
Lot 43: Hillstar half-brother to Grade 2- placed hurdler Barnaviddaun.
Lot 48: Soldier Of Fortune filly out of six-time winner Magic Money.
Lot 49: Kapgarde half-brother to two winners including seven-time French winner Utopia Dream.
Lot 52: Risk De Pluie, No Risk At All half-brother to hurdles winner Rajsalad.
Lot 56: Soldier Of Fortune half-sister to three winners, including listed bumper winner Balliniska Band.
Lot 58: Kapgarde half-sister to three blacktype winners: Mighty Potter, French Dynamite and Indiana Jones.
Lot 63: Black Sam Bellamy half-brother to five winners.
Lot 67: Walk In The Park filly out of dual winner Miss Champagne.
Lot 69: Westerner half-sister to six-time winner Storm Home.
Lot 71: Court Cave half-brother to four-time winner Cobblers Dream.
Lot 72: No Risk At All half-brother to six winners including Grade 1 winner Brindisi Breeze.
Lot 74: Mahler gelding out of blacktype hurdler Monbeg Rose.
Lot 85: Elusive Pimpernel gelding out of blacktype hurdler Newtown Dancer, already dam of listed hurdle race winner Different Gravey.
Lot 89: Jukebox Jury gelding out of full-sister to Voy Por Ustedes, already dam of four winners including Gala Hill.
Lot 93: Kapgarde gelding out of French blacktype winner Omessa Has.
Lot 94: Walk In The Park half-brother to three winners including 10-time winner Robin Des Foret.
Lot 96: Soldier Of Fortune half-brother to Welsh Grand National winner Secret Reprieve.
Lot 97: Walk In The Park own-brother to 2022 listed bumper winner Mullenbeg.
Lot 105: Milan half-sister to six winners including Rathvinden, a nine-time winner, Grade 1 placed, Grand National third and Cheltenham Festival winner.
Lot 106: Leading Light half-sister to four winners including Mala Beach and Bonny Kate.
Lot 117: Kingston Hill gelding out of three-time winner Princess Leya, already dam of listed placed bumper winner Top Dog.
Lot 119: Jericho Du Fenoir, Petillo half-brother to Champion Hurdle winner Espoir D’Allen.
Lot 123: Diamond Boy half-brother to two winners including four-time winner and Grade 2 placed Pencilfulloflead.
Lot 130: Jus De Citron, Saint Des Saints own-brother to six-time winner and blacktype placed Elfile.
Lot 137: Gorvennec, Martaline half-brother to two winners including 14-time French winner (and three listed races) Gorvello.
Lot 144: Spanish Moon full-sister to Grade 1 placed hurdler El Fabiolo and half-sister to two blacktype winners Tommy Silver and Cross Hand.
Lot 147: Mount Nelson half-brother to winners La Sorelita and Marvel Fan.
Lot 148: Walk In The Park half-sister to four winners including Irish Gold Cup winner Conflated.
Lot 153: Soldier Of Fortune gelding out of five-time winner (including Grade B handicap chase) She’s Got Grit.
Lot 168: Flemensfirth filly out of eight-time winner listed hurdle race winner Stephanie Frances.
Lot 175: Shantou half-sister to Kerry National winner Potters Point.
Lot 176: Milan gelding out of 10-time winner Tarla, including two Grade 3 hurdle races.
Lot 179: Getaway half-sister to seven-time winner Mister Fisher (including three Grade 2 races).
Lot 183: Kingston Hill half-brother to five winners including Grade 1 winner Chantry House.
Lot 184: Court Cave half-brother to three winners including Grade B handicap chase winner Smoking Gun.
Lot 188: Flemensfirth filly out of Grade 3 chase winner and Grade 2-placed hurdler Tocororo.
Lot 190: Jasmin De Cotte, g by Estejo, half-sister to Grade 2 winner Camelia De Cotte and a French listed hurdle race winner Eclipse De Cotte.
Lot 191: Soldier Of Fortune half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Finian’s Oscar and Paddy Power Chase winner School Boy Hours.
Lot 201: Je Suis Special, Doctor Dino half-brother to top-class French chaser Fanfaron Special.
Lot 207: Mastercraftsman half-brother to four winners including Grade 2 winners Bun Doran, Shantou Village and Portrush Ted.
Lot 212: filly by Mount Nelson out of multiple Grade 1 winner Voler La Vedette, already dam of a winner.
Lot 221: Ocovango half-brother to three winners including four-time winner Keeper Hill.
Lot 225: Walk In The Park gelding out of dual Grade 3 winner Zuzka, already dam of two winners.
Lot 232: Jack Hobbs half-sister to four winners including Grade 2 winner Constantine Bay.
Lot 240: filly by Saint Des Saints out of a winning own-sister to Royal Alphabet.
Lot 252: Soldier Of Fortune half-sister to four winners including Grade 1 winner Somersby.
Lot 253: Jukebox Jury half-brother to four winners including Grade 1 winner Briar Hill.
Lot 258: Blue Bresil gelding out of dual listed hurdle race winner Banjaxed Girl, already dam of listed hurdle race winner Kid Commando.
Lot 260: Mount Nelson half-brother to three winners including multiple Grade 1 winner Battleoverdoyen.
Lot 269: Walk In The Park half-sister to three winners including listed bumper winner Vegas Blue.
Lot 272: Walk In The Park half-brother to two winners, including Grade 2-placed listed winner Irish Roe
Lot 281: Walk In The Park gelding out of a winning half-sister to champion Hurricane Fly.
Lot 282: Walk In The Park half-brother to Grade 3 winning hurdler Impervious.
Lot 307: Authorized gelding out of French listed flat race winner, already dam of two winners.
Lot 312: Malinas half-brother to three winners including Ladbrokes Trophy winner Cloth Cap.
Lot 313: Mount Nelson half-brother to Grade A chase winner Nearly Nama’d.
Lot 318: Noble Mission half-brother to six winners including US stakes winner Seismic Wave.
Lot 320: Soldier Of Fortune half-brother to Grade B hurdle race winner Wouldn’t You Agree.
Lot 324: Sea The Stars half-brother to three winners including flat listed winner Dalkova.
Lot 331: El Kabeir half-brother to four winners including Grade 2 winner Threeunderthrufive.
Lot 341: Shirocco half-brother to Grade 3 placed hurdler Glamorgan Duke.
Lot 347: Flemensfirth half-sister to three-time winner Luttrell Lad.
Lot 352: Soldier Of Fortune half-brother to two winners including Grade 3 placed Lieutenant Rocco.
Lot 365: Lauro half-brother to seven-time winner Gambling Girl.
Lot 366: Milan own-brother to Grade 2 novice chase winner Jimmil.
Lot 367: Diamond Boy half-brother to seven-time winner and Grade 1 winner Bravemansgame.
Lot 378: Mount Nelson filly out of dual listed race winner Golden Sunbird.
Lot 386: Magician half-sister to three winners including Unexpected Depth.
Sale: Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale at Fairyhouse, Co Meath.
Date: Wednesday and Thursday, June 22nd and 23rd (10.30am each day).