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Figures rise across-the board at Tatts Ireland

JOHN O'Byrne led the way on the second and concluding day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale when he forked out €65,000 for a well related Rock Of Gibraltar colt belonging to Percy Banahan.

"He was the standout horse here today. There was a lot to like about him and he's out of a very good and consistent producer and the sire has done it the world over," said O'Byrne.

The colt is already a half-brother to eight winners including the crack sprinter Almaty and this season's smart three-year-old Rave while he also comes from the immediate family of the recently Group 1-placed Red Cadeaux.

At the conclusion of the sale the final figures all finished up on the 2010 renewal. The aggregate of over €4.6m was a seven percent improvement on last year while the average of €10,911 improved by the same amount. The biggest increase of all was recorded by the median which jumped by 23 percent to €8,000. The clearance rate of 84 per cent also finished just ahead of the corresponding figure twelve months ago.

"It is obviously very satisfying to attain growth in the aggregate, average and median for the second year running while the clearance rate has again excellent," commented Tattersalls Ireland General Manager RogerCasey.

"It was particularly pleasing to see the diverse range of UK and international buyers, no doubt encouraged by the successful year our graduates have had on the racetrack with over 90 individual winners from last year's sale alone."

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,010,502
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,085,631
Frankel £1,958,689
Nathaniel £1,879,961
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,926
Invincible Spirit £1,692,997