Classical Wave Tops Online May Sale
The fourth Tattersalls Online Sale continued the success of earlier editions with the 240,000 guineas sale of CLASSICAL WAVE representing a record price for a colt/gelding in training on the Tattersalls Online platform.
A total of 19 lots sold for 493,800 guineas at the Tattersalls Online May 25th Sale with the number of registered bidders increasing by 29% on the previous online sale with buyers from as far afield as Bahrain, Italy and the UAE.
Classic Wave Sells for 240,000 Guineas
The Peter Charalambous trained CLASSICAL WAVE was the star attraction on the online sale following two victories and two seconds from his last four starts. Rated 103 by ‘Timeform’ the son of GLENEAGLES is from a classic Juddmonte family and is a half-brother to the Classic-placed WEEKENDER and the Listed-placed MEDIA STREAM. His sale price of 240,000 guineas is second only to the £420,000 given for WEST END GIRL on the Tattersalls Online platform.
Successful purchaser Oliver St Lawrence commented; “He’s been purchased on behalf of Fawzi Nass with the Bahrain International and the King’s Cup next year in mind. He looks a progressive horse and he may have a run or two in Britain over the summer. On using the online platform he added; “It’s the first time I’ve used Tattersalls Online and I found the whole process very easy and efficient.”
Lot 2: Vegas Blue (IRE)
Coolmara Stables Secure Vegas Blue
The second highest price for the sale was 75,000 guineas for the high-class National Hunt mare VEGAS BLUE who was knocked down to Coolmara Stables’ Kieran Mariga. The six-year-old daughter of GETAWAY was the winner of a Listed National Hunt Flat race at Huntingdon for Nicky Henderson and owners Crimbourne Bloodstock. She is out of a half-sister to the five-time Grade 1 winner BELLSHILL and was offered in foal to NATHANIEL.
Successful purchaser Kieran Mariga said; “The mare was bred a mile away from us and has a good pedigree with siblings including a full-brother to come. She’s obviously a Listed winner which we try to buy and I thought her cover by Nathaniel was a great cover and am delighted with our purchase.”
Regarding the Tattersalls Online platform, Mariga added; “I was really impressed with the online sale process, although the heart rate was up in the last five minutes! Tattersalls and Jamie Codd and the vendors were all excellent in providing information and updates about the sale and I have confidence that the system is very fair. I am delighted.”
Trainer Andrew Balding consigned three lots to the sale and the Park House Stables draft realised 53,000 guineas. He commented; “I’m delighted to have supported the online sale and am so pleased with the results achieved. The Tattersalls Online platform represents a cost-effective and easy way to sell horses and I will continue to support it.”
After the conclusion of the Tattersalls Online May 25th Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;
“The Tattersalls Online platform continues to grow with a new record for a colt/gelding in training of 240,000 guineas for Classical Wave and a head-to head battle between Middle Eastern and Australian interests. The number of interested bidders continues to increase as does the quality and quantity of the horses on offer. This is only the fourth Tattersalls Online Sale and the positive response from both vendors and purchasers is encouraging for the future development of Tattersalls Online Sales which have already clearly demonstrated their appeal to domestic and international buyers."
The next two sales scheduled to take place on the Tattersalls Online platform are on June 29 and August 17. The June 29 sale takes place just ten days after Royal Ascot and provides an ideal option to bring a horse to market following the completion of the Royal Meeting. The sale is open to all stock including flat and National Hunt performers. Further dates for Tattersalls Online sales will be announced in due course.