NEXT week’s three-day mixed renewal at Cavan brings the curtain down on a highly successful sales’ year. Stuart Clarke and his team have enjoyed a string of good results this season, and this final catalogue from 2022 should bring more of the same.
Selling over a full three days, Wednesday’s action will focus on the performance stock, while the sale of young stock and mares will take place on Thursday. This latter group, which as usual incorporates the Winter Foal Collection, is highlighted by the appearance of a sibling to Bertram Allen’s Tokyo Olympic horse Pacino Amiro (1.60m) and by the current RDS Mo Chroi champion HHS Flonix (Mikey Pender).
Looking at the sires on day one, the stallion list is varied, but holding a commanding presence, Sligo Candy Boy heads the table with 13 on offer. Among the remainder with several progeny forward are the Selle Français jumping sire Koro d’Or (4) and Numero Cruise (3). The Howley family’s Sligo Candy Boy also dominates Thursday’s young stock selection where, with 14 representatives on offer, he leads Corporal VDL (6).
Finally, Friday’s shorter session centres on the Irish Draught breeding stock among which are a selection of foals, mares and potential riding stock. The stallion tables show that Inisfree The Holy Grail is the standout sire with seven forward, while The Bachelor is also well represented with five.
Lot 3 Dingle Lad, reg 5yo gr g 128cms. An ideal conveyance for the smallest of riders and one of 33 ponies on offer, Dingle Lad has carried an eight-year-old boy to win two SJI points. Described as very straightforward and easy, he has also hunted.
Lot 4 Carrig Lass, reg 7yo gr m 137 cms. Moving up a height group, this experienced mare has a career total of 30 SJI points to date. Carrying an immaculate record under her pony racing rider Dylan O’Connor, she is an easy ride, and is expected to move up through the grades.
Lot 11 The Dun Deal, reg 10yo dun g 148cms by Frederiksminde Hazy Move On out of Celtic Moy Soracha (Glencarrig Finn). One of several Connemaras in the catalogue, this dun is a traditional type and a super all rounder. Carrying all types of rider, he has competed in all the pony club, riding club and show jumping to win three SJI points.
Lot 45 Coirban Miss Sarco, reg 7yo b m by Shannondale Sarco out of Coirban Lady Lux (Lux Z). A standout in terms of pedigree, this daugher of the top event sire Shannondale Sarco is a half-sister to the versatile eventer and show jumper Cara Lux Quality (CSI4* and CCI3*) and the Damian Griffin-partnered jumper Quality Street (1.25m). Broken last year, she is currently competing (1.00m) and has schooled across country.
Lot 49 CES Mr Fred, reg 6yo b g 168cms by Chippison out of Rosslaras Ban Rion Dhiamont (Clover Brigade). A well-related, home-bred gelding whose siblings include the American-based Clarequest Jonny Brigade (1.50m), the event horse RLE French Clover (CCI3*) and CES Clover Son. Already the winner of 33 SJI points in classes up to 1.10m level, he is well schooled across country and is now ready to progress further.
Lot 54 BEC Chop Chop, reg 5yo ch g 168cms by Valmy de la Lande out of Touch Down Dolly (Touchdown). A good moving individual with 42 SJI point to date, he is by the Jack Whitaker-partnered 1.60m campaigner Valme de Lande, and is a half-brother to Hashtag (1.45m), ridden by Louise Saywell.
Lot 72 Modelcounty Bojack, reg 5yo b g 168cms by Watervally Cool Diamond out of Al Bushairiyah (Mount Nelson). Attractively bred to event and out of a thoroughbred dam, this gelding qualified for the young event horse championship at the RDS this summer.
Lot 78 Greenhall Gold Dust, reg 4yo ch g 165cms by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet out of Greenhall Dot (Ghareeb). Probably the pick of the age group, this well-related gelding was the winner of four-year-old Youngster Tour Ireland finals this year, as well as the autumn age championship at Portmore. The dam, whose pedigree includes Cruising, Mister Lord and Bassompiere is a full sister to the champion broodmare Millenium Cruise, who in turn bred the recent five-year-old Lanaken finallist Greenhall Mullord (1.30m) and SRS Complete (1.45m). Having just embarked on his competitve career, he is described as anybody’s ride and a horse with a bright future.
Lot 81 Rushfield Chilled Pepper, reg 4yo gr g 172cms by Chillout out of UC Lux Z Flame (Lux Z). Another standout, this potential event horse is by a notable event horse sire and is a sibling to the Hayden Hankey-piloted seven-year-old Power of Love (CCI3*).
Lot 90 HSF Markle Royale, reg 4yo gr f 162cms by HSF Cardento Royale out of Little Miss Heart Breaker (Boswell Mr Heartbreaker). Well placed in the HSI loose jumping series last year, this filly has since progressed to compete successfully in her age classes and the youngster tours. In addition, she qualified for the final of the NIHB Mares development series at Cavan, where she jumped clear rounds both days. Described as a quick learner, she is thought ideal for a young rider coming off ponies, or an amateur.
Lot 109 March Johnson, reg 3yo ch f 162cms by OBOS Quality out of Night Fly (Maltstriker). This filly qualified for and competed in the Loose Performance jumping class at RDS this summer. Very well-related, she is a full sister to Queensway Royal (1.55m) and to the American-based nations cup event horse event horse Night Quality (CCI4*). Another full sibling is the grade A mare June Johnson, while half-siblings include JSC Bucketlist (CCI3*) and The Night Traveller(CCI2*).
Lot 145 CAFRE Vegas, reg 3yo b g 168cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of Guidam Deluxe (Guidam). The winner of his RDS potential event horse qualifier at Tubberbride, this high-class gelding has the ability to excel in either show jumping or eventing.
Lot 147 Shannondale Napoleon, reg 3yo gr g by Bonaparte (AA) out of Whos Simply S (Shannondale Sarco). By the Anglo Arab jumping sire Bonaparte, this filly is the first registered progeny out of a full sister to Shannondale Mel (CCI3*), Shannondale Icarus (CCI4*), Shannondale Secret (1.35m) and to Shannondale Levi, recent winner of the coveted Michael Leonard young horse championship at Ballindenisk. Dam jumped to 1.35m before retiring to stud.
Lot 154 Unnamed, reg 3yo b f 162cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of Lough Eske (Cavalier Royale). A attractivly bred filly, who counts the smart jumper Emily May (1.40m and CSI3*) as a full sister and the useful grade A young rider horse Captain Royale (1.30m) as a half-brother.
Young Stock and Winter Foal Collection (35 lots)
Lot 210 OBL Tigello, reg gr f f by SEIC Livello out of Luciarantour (Latour). Dam is a sibling to two 1.45m performers, namely Fabriano B and Gatsby. More significantly, the second dam is a sister to the Spanish-ridden nations Cup horse Vidar (CSIO5* and 1.60m).
Lot 217, reg b f by Emperor Augustus out of Crosshue Lass (Colourfield). Bred to event on traditional lines, this filly is a half-sister to the Tattersalls-winning Prince Mayo (CCI4*), while the dam is a sister to Big Time (CCI3*). Adding not only great depth but injecting some top class jumping blood, she is from the immediate family of Trebra Douglas (1.60m) and Leanworth Boom Boom (1.50m).
Lot 221 Brackleys Calibre, reg br c f by Conthargos out of Brackleys Dior (Chekov PZK). Hailing from a very stoutly bred family, this colt is out of a daughter of Clem McMahon’s multi Grand Prix-winning mare Brackley Rose Down (1.50m). Also from the immediate family of the event horse Drumhowan Black Magic (CCI 4*) and numerous other notable jumpers and event horses.
Lot 225 Unnamed, ch c by HHS Flonix out of Carnone Dancing Queen (NC Amiro). Probably the pick of the winter collection, this colt is by the current RDS Mo Chroi four-year-old champion HHS Flonix (Mikey Pender) who in turn is by Aganix du Seigneur. Carrying the most contemporary of pedigrees, this colt is a sibling to Bertram Allen’s Tokyo Olympian Pacino Amiro (1.60m). The dam competed to 1.30m with Simon Scott.
Lot 226 Unnamed, gr c f by Vivant Van’t Heffinck out of Tisara Cruise (Cruising). A well-related half-brother to the Dermott Lennon-partnered Ballygarvan (1.40m) and to Tisara Quality Cruise (1.30m). Showing versatility in the bloodlines, he is also a sibling the event horse Class Booze Cruise CCI3*) and from the inmediate maternal family of Croisere (CCI4*).
Lot 229 Unnamed, b f f by Jack The Robin out of FMSH High Expectations (Golden Master). One for the eventing fraternity, and carrying a world-class pedigree, this traditionally bred filly is out of a half-sister to the Australian WEG representative and top five-star event horse Kilronan (Paul Tapner). Also to the fellow five-star campaigner Strike Smartly, ridden by Olympic gold medallist Tom McEwen.
Irish Draught Horses
Lot 317 Bella Bouncer, reg gr f f by Moylough Bouncer out of Huntingfield Faustina (Huntingfield Rebel). One of the first to catch the eye from the 68 lots on offer is this filly foal by the gold merit-listed stallion Moylough Bouncer. The dam is also rated a Class One mare and, with jumping lines on both sides of the pedigree, this filly is an exciting prospect.
Lot 318 Unnamed, reg gr c f by Kilmovee Lionhawk out of Welcome Rivie (Sir Rivie). A well-related colt whose dam is a half-sister to the jumping stallions Welcome Flagmount, Welcome Captain and also Welcome Diamond.
Lot 322 Fuerty Susy, reg gr f f by Gortfree Lakeside Lad out of Fuerty Lea (Welcome Emperor). By the prolific show-winning sire Gortfree Lakeside Lad and from an equally stout dam line, this potential show filly won her class at the National Show before progressing to land the reserve championship.
Lot 366 Beechwood Lady, reg 5 yo gr m by Cappa Cassanova out of Sandyhill Dancer (Elm Hill). One of several attractively bred broodmares, this young Class One mare has already had one foal, and is scanned in foal to the Class One stallion Hillviewfarm Superstar.