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Best Mate: his winning half-sister Katmai made €115,000 and was sold in foal to Presenting to Trickledown Stud


Highest prices at Tatts Ire Nov Sale since 2008

THE sale of leading racemare J'y Vole (Mansonnien) for €120,000 to Paul Murphy at the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale produced the highest price achieved at the sale since 2008. The mare was purchased by Michael Moore of Ballincurrig House Stud, who was acting for Murphy.

"She's been bought to join Carole's Legacy. J'y Vole was a cracking racemare and ones like her don't come onto the market too often. We'll get her home and then think about which sire she will visit," said Murphy.

In all, three lots made more than 2010's  top price of €68,000 - Katmai, the winning Bob Back half-sister to Best Mate and sold in foal to Presenting, was bought by Trickledown Stud for €115,000 fromBaroda & Colbinstown Stud, while the dual Grade 2-winning chaser Pomme Tiepy (Apple Tree), in foal to King's Theatre, fetched €80,000. She was bought by Acorn Bloodstock in a private sale and was sold by Closutton Stables,  also the vendor of J' y Vole.

Furthermore, the six-time winner Senorita Rumbalita made €50,000. Offered by Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, the Grade 2 hurdle winner and Aintree mares' bumper winner was bought by Hollygrove Stud. She was sold in foal to Kalanisi having had filly foals by Presenting and Flemensfirth in 2008 and 2009. She missed in 2010 and early aborted her next covering.

The mare's session produced an aggregate of €630,000, which was almost double the aggregate for the same section  in 2010, and while there were major gains in the average and median, the clearance rate registered at  just 35 per cent.




King's Theatre £911,455
Presenting £845,161
Beneficial £702,808
Milan £659,876
Oscar £640,045
Westerner £541,350
Flemensfirth £459,709
Kayf Tara £420,404
Midnight Legend £358,793
Stowaway £354,737