OUR family owned Killarkin Stud enjoyed great success at Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale last month, topping day two with a homebred Elzaam colt who made €95,000. It was the best result the farm had achieved in recent years and vindicated the hard work that we have put in over the past few years.

Coincidentally, my aunt, Mary, who owns the adjoining Catherinestown Stud, topped the Sportsman’s Sale a week later with a homebred Dandy Man filly for €90,000, so it was a great week all round.