THE week’s highest priced colt was a €575,000 son of Kodiac who was sold by Alice Fitzgerald and Michael Doyle. The pair were rounding off a memorable few days having also bred Sunday’s Weld Park Stakes heroine Basil Martini.
Ross Doyle, acting for Scandinavian clients Stall Perlen, bought this own-brother to the Goffs Million fourth Magical Sunset whom he bought for €340,000 at last year’s sale. This colt is also a half-brother to the talented sprinter Hey Jonesy and will be joining Richard Hannon.
Towards the end of the final session Goffs American representative Jacob West spent €500,000 on a colt from the first crop of Ten Sovereigns who was picked up for €130,000 as a foal by Pier House Stud. The relation to the Flying Childers Stakes winner Sand Vixen was bought on behalf of owners Robert and Lawana Low and he will go into training with Todd Pletcher who has quite an affinity for this sire line having trained this colt’s great-grandsire Scat Daddy.
Ballylinch Stud offered a New Bay own-brother to the top-class filly Saffron Beach and she will be joining that one’s trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam after being knocked down to Amanda Skiffington for €450,000. The English agent was acting for Fiona Carmichael.
The sale’s dearest pinhook, a €270,000 son of Sea The Stars from Camas Park Stud, showed a good return on that outlay when going to the Manor House Farm team for €425,000.
Night Of Thunder’s place amongst Europe’s elite sires was further cemented by a successful 2022 in which he was represented by horses the calibre of the top sprinter Highfield Princess. This week the sire supplied a number of leading lights including a €525,000 half-sister to last year’s Matron Stakes heroine No Speak Alexander. This filly was sold by Noel O’Callaghan’s Mountarmstrong Stud and was knocked down to Michael Donohoe with indications afterwards suggesting that she will join Jessica Harrington who trained No Speak Alexander.
Night Of Thunder also supplied a filly from Lodge Park Stud who cost Rabbah Bloodstock €340,000, whereas another daughter of the Dubawi horse, from Bobby and Honora Donworth’s Roundhill Stud, cost Mark McStay €350,000. The agent was acting for an undisclosed international owner when signing for the half-sister to last week’s Newmarket Listed winner Zanbaq.