Sep 23, 2016
Acclamation Filly Tops Final Day Of The September Yearling Sale Part II
An Acclamation filly bought as a breeze-up prospect topped the last day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale Part II.
Out of the two-year-old winner Sister Red (Diamond Green), the filly hails from the “red” Cheveley Park-produced family of the champion two-year-old Red Camellia, the Fillies’ Mile winner Red Bloom and the Grade 1-placed Red Fort (Lot 839). Underbidder was Tom Whelan from Churchview Stables and she was sold by Cooneen Stud.
"She is a lovely filly, from a good pedigree," said purchaser John Hussey, who shook his head twice through the bidding process but returned to the fray to claim the winning bid. He admitted afterwards that he “had to go a bit further” than he had planned.
"She will breeze with Grove Stud – and I always buy fillies, you can't go wrong with a nice filly!” he added. Hussey also bought through Part I of the September Sale spending €72,000 on a Bated Breath filly who goes into training with Willie McCreery.
Trainer John Joseph Murphy, buying under Crampcastle Bloodstock, returned to a family he knows purchasing the Zoffany filly out of the Silver Hawk mare Silver Tide (Lot 835) for €35,000 from Owenstown Stud. Murphy trains the filly’s two-year-old half-brother by Kodiac.
"We think a lot of the half-brother at home," reported Murphy, "and I like Zoffany as a sire too."
Another bought with a breeze-up plan in mind was Lot 963, a Delegator colt sold by Donnellys Well to Roger O’Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud.
“He is a lovely colt, I waited all day for him,” said O’Callaghan. “He will come back to Tally-Ho – we’ll break him in and breeze him in the spring. Delegator has been going ok too.”
The highlight of Delegator’s first season with runners so far has been his filly’s Delectation’s victory in the Firth Of Clyde Stakes (G3) at the Ayr Gold Cup meeting. The filly has been earmarked as 2017 1,000 Guineas hope by trainer Bryan Smart.
The inaugural Day 2 session of Part II of the September Sale produced an aggregate of €747,000, an average price of €6,229 and a median of €4,750 for 120 horses sold. Part II of the September Yearling Sale produced an aggregate of €1,868,400, a median of €5,000 and an average of €6,998.
At the conclusion of Part II of the September Yearling Sale, Managing Director Roger Casey said:
"Last year, the September Yearling Sale broke a significant number of records and had double digit growth across the board and was complemented by an extremely strong renewal of Part II. As a result of this we were understandably faced with unprecedented demand for places at this year's Sale. To accommodate this demand we had to catalogue a significantly bigger number than in 2015 and the extra numbers especially in Part II invariably contributed to a market which has been quite selective. That said, there was demand for a nice horse right up until the end of Part II and we have seen further progression in overall terms with a record average and median for Part I of the Sale along with the best ever aggregate ever for the two day Sale and as ever we will review all aspects of the sale in detail and will continue to consider appropriate ways to accommodate the increasing volume of applications in 2017. We look forward now to our next flat sale, the upcoming November Foal and Breeding Stock Sale on November 4".