THE best was saved to nearly last at the Derby Sale 2018 when the Milan half-brother to the wonderful multiple Grade 1 and three-time Cheltenham Festival-winning racehorse Altior (Lot 462) was sold for €365,000, creating a new Derby Sale and world record and contributing to the best set of returns in history for this sale for the second year in a row.
The inaugural one-day Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale got off to a positive start achieving an aggregate of €2,246,600 for 148 horses sold, a median price of €13,000, an average price of €15,180 and a clearance rate of 76%.
Siblings to Altior, Faugheen, Identity Thief, Shattered Love and Relegate all feature in one of the best Derby Sale catalogues ever
With more Grade 1 winners than any other store sale this season, Tattersalls Ireland's eagerly anticipated Derby Sale catalogue is now online. Derby Sale graduates have been celebrating at every major National Hunt Festival this season.
The first European Breeze Up Sale of 2018, Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze Up Sale concluded with a median of £19,250, an average of £25,105 and an aggregate of £1,405,900.
Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale graduates landed a 1-2 in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase on Saturday as WAITING PATIENTLY secured a poignant victory for trainer Ruth Jefferson, while CUE CARD lost nothing in defeat, completing his 25th start in Grade 1 company and finishing a gallant second.
Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham February Sale saw immense trade throughout with the second and third highest prices ever achieved for a point to pointer of £410,000 and £400,000 and a record price for a five-year-old between the flags.