Many thanks and best of luck to everyone who supported us during the Tattersalls Craven Sale.
We were delighted to end the sale as leading vendor again and to see Kodiac so well received, notably as the sire of the top two lots - our colt out of No Lippy realised 525,000gns to David Loughnane and Omnihorse and our filly out of Yajala sold for 460,000gns to Amo Racing and Partners.
"I liked everything about him," said Loughnane of the sale-topper. "He's a lovely animal, very well balanced and he did an exceptional breeze. He was the second quickest of the lot and he looks like an out-and-out Royal Ascot two-year-old. He's got a good pedigree too, his dam was a very good two-year-old for Mark Johnston and the sire speaks for himself. He comes from a very good home at Tally-Ho Stud too, they're always very well prepared."
Kodiac ended the sale with an average of 240,400gns while Mehmas also enjoyed a good week as the sire of four lots who sold for an average of 168,750gns. His juveniles included our filly out of Soft Power, also the dam of Ebro River, who made 300,000gns to Peter and Ross Doyle.
"It's Mehmas again," said Ross Doyle. "He's been very good to a lot of people, including ourselves and the Hannons, over the years. We bought him as a breeze-up horse here from John [Cullinan] and Roger [Marley] and obviously he's done so well for Tally-Ho, so we're huge fans, as is Richard Hannon.
Cotai Glory also enjoyed a six-figure sale thanks to a colt out of Malta, sold by C. H. Thoroughbreds for 105,000gns to B F Brookhouse / R S Brookhouse.