Hymn Book Too Hits the High Notes in the Tattersalls Online May Sale

HYMN BOOK TOO topped the Tattersalls Online May Sale when selling for 105,000 guineas
HYMN BOOK TOO topped the Tattersalls Online May Sale when selling for 105,000 guineas

The Tattersalls Online May Sale was topped by four-year-old TEOFILO mare HYMN BOOK TOO, who was purchased by The M & N Bloodstock Partnership for 105,000 guineas. Consigned by Clare Manning’s Boherguy Stud, the three-parts-sister to 2000 Guineas winner and Champion European two-year-old DAWN APPROACH was offered in foal to Darley’s exciting son of DUBAWI and multiple Group 1 winner SPACE BLUES.


Trained by Jim Bolger, HYMN BOOK TOO was a winner last April and placed on three occasions before being retired to stud. Out of PHONE TRICK mare HYMN OF THE DAWN, HYMN BOOK TOO is also a three-parts sister to Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed HERALD THE DAWN and is a half-sister to the dam of Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes winner SANUS PER AQUAM making her a very attractive addition for The M and N Bloodstock Partnership.

Boherguy Stud’s Clare Manning was very impressed with the simplicity of selling with Tattersalls Online and felt the minimal effort involved was a great incentive to use the platform again in the future: 

“I found it all very easy and straight forward. It’s minimal cost, minimal effort. As long as you are happy to take some phone calls, do good photos and videos, that is all it really requires. While the sale was going on, I could still be on the farm, mucking out, doing vet work and a million other things during the breeding season whilst still being able to log on and check on how things were going. It was just really easy to do. For a horse of this calibre, it is something we will certainly be looking to use more going forward.”


The next highest priced lot was the six-time-winner PRINCE IMPERIAL who was secured by Avon Racing for 35,000 guineas. Offered by Richard Hughes’ Weathercock House Stables on behalf of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, the six-year-old FRANKEL gelding has also been in the placings on a further five occasions including twice over hurdles this year.


The sale also saw Roger Varian’s Carlburg Stables consigned GASTRONOMY realise 22,000 guineas when purchased by National Hunt trainer Philip Kirby. Ventura Bloodstock were also active in the sale stretching to 16,000 guineas for George Boughey’s three-year-old MORE THAN READY filly CALLUNA.


The Tattersalls Online May Sale realised turnover of 257,400 guineas for the sale of 23 lots at an average of 11,191 guineas. Over 150 bidders registered for the sale from across Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Cyprus, New Zealand and from multiple locations from across the Gulf region.


Unsold lots remain available and offers can be made through the Make An Offer facility on the Tattersalls Online website. Enquiries on unsold lots are also welcome via email and phone to the Tattersalls Online team at tattersallsonline@tattersalls.com.


The next sale to take place on the Tattersalls Online platform will be the June Online Sale on the 7th – 8th June. The June Sale will feature the Online Breeze Up Session, with the ‘breeze’ to be held at Dundalk Stadium on the 19th May with potential purchasers welcome to attend. Entries for the Online Breeze Up Session close on Friday the 12th May with general entries accepted until Friday 26th of May. Enquiries regarding the Tattersalls Online monthly sales are welcome by email to tattersallsonline@tattersall.com or by contacting us on +44 1638 665931.