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Increases at Tatts Ireland November yearling sale

AN IMPROVED set of final figures enabled the November Yearling Sale to bring a satisfactory year’s trading at Tattersalls Ireland to a positive close on Sunday afternoon.

A reduced catalogue was devoted exclusively to yearlings for the first time and, when compared with the yearling section from the same day last year, it posted much improved results, albeit from a low base.
The turnover for the sale more than doubled the amount taken in by last year’s group of yearlings, going from just over €142,000 to €416,250.

The average posted a near twofold increase, coming in at €6,213, while the median improved from €1,700 to €3,800. The clearance rate for the day came in at 64 per cent.

The top lot was one of the last lots in the ring and Oliver Cooper, who was acting for Swiss-based trainer Miroslav Weiss, secured the €33,000 daughter of Clodovil. The Rathasker Stud-consigned filly is a sister to the smart jumper Any Given Day.

Earlier, Con Marnane saw off several fellow members of the breeze-up fraternity when he paid €27,000 for a Lawman half-brother to Diamond Stakes winner Freedom from Bruce Lodge Stud.

“For me he was the best yearling here today,” Marnane. said “He’s a fine, big, strong horse who should improve and hopefully he’ll be one for the Craven sale. The dam’s first runner was a Group 3 winner and it’s a good family. Hopefully he’ll be lucky.”

Tattersalls Ireland end-of-year statement

At the end of the November Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Ireland general manager Roger Casey said: "TWe have again had an encouraging sales year, keeping figures at a consistent level to the previous two year's significant gains.

"Following on from the positive results of last week's National Hunt Sales, a successful change in format for today's November Yearling Sale, concentrating only on yearlings, we have posted the best returns for this sale in six years and it has certainly given us a platform to develop this sale in the future. It has also been heartening to see purchasers here from the UK, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic in addition to our usual domestic clients.

"Having a record number of winning graduates led by the multiple Group 1 winners Xtension and Lucky Nine, our September Yearling Sale again showed positive gains for the third consecutive year with an abundance of UK and overseas clients busy at the sale.

"We have been really encouraged by the positive feedback from vendors regarding this sale. We have again proven we can get the purchasers and we need to develop the support of Irish vendors in the years ahead. We look forward to improving the quality of next year's sale even further.

"Finally we would like to thank all our purchasers and vendors for their terrific support throughout the year and we look forward to seeing them again in 2013. We would also like to thank Elaine Hatton and the entire team at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing for all their assistance throughout the year."





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