James Doyle selling under Monbeg Stables, sent out the Gold Well gelding BITINGTHEBULLET (Lot 36) to win the four-year-old Maiden at Punchestown. Today he was handsomely rewarded when trainer Evan Williams purchased the debut winner for £170,000.
Warren Ewing’s Bernice Stables was responsible for the next top lot. GETAREASON by the sire Getaway who sired the top lot at the recent Cheltenham December Sale when Cool Getaway made £305,000, was second on his debut run in the four-year-old Maiden at Punchestown. He was knocked down to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins for £140,000 (Lot 41).
Also under the Bernice Stables banner, SENDING LOVE (Lot 25), who won his four-year-old Maiden at Kirkistown also went the way of Kirk and Mullins when the pair signed for the Scorpion gelding for £130,000.
PLANET NINE (Lot 31) made an impression when winning his Bumper on debut at Thurles just seven days ago. Consigned by Camas Park Stud, the gelding by the much sought after sire in Flemensfirth was knocked down to Gerry Hogan Bloodstock for £135,000.
Boasting an impressive bumper form of first and two seconds, OAKLEY HALL, consigned by Mrs. LM Hannity also fetched the six-figure mark when Matt Coleman of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock signed for the son of Milan for £120,000 (Lot 35).
At the conclusion of the explosive Cheltenham January Sale, Tattersalls Ireland Director of Horses in Training Sales Richard Pugh commented;
“We are delighted with the returns of the rescheduled Cheltenham January Sale. We have sold a four-year-old point to point maiden winner for the highest price on record of £480,000 and concluded the sale with record breaking results which reinforces the widely held sentiment that Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham is the choice venue to reap rewards for proven and potential performers.
“Our attention now turns to the Cheltenham Festival and the Festival Sale which will be staged after racing on Thursday 16 March and already a collection of high-class horses are committed to the sale.”
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