Tattersalls Online June 29th Sale Topped by Breeding Right to Ardad

Leading first season sire Ardad at Overbury Stud
Leading first season sire Ardad at Overbury Stud

The Tattersalls Online June 29th Sale was topped by the sale of a breeding right to ARDAD for 52,000 guineas, the first breeding right to be offered online in Britain or Ireland. A total of 29 lots sold for 274,300 guineas in the fifth and largest sale yet to be held on the Tattersalls Online platform.  

ARDAD has made a sensational start to his career at stud and a breeding right to the exciting young son of KODIAC was purchased for 52,000 guineas by Ed Player of Whatton Manor Stud. Commenting on the purchase, Player said:  

“Ardad has made a remarkable start. Lots of winners, yes, but I am especially impressed by their quality. Six juvenile runners at Royal Ascot is great going, and Perfect Power looks like a colt with a big future. They've got such incredibly sound minds. I'm really looking forward to breeding to him in the years ahead.”

Standing at Overbury Stud, ARDAD has produced thirteen individual winners in his first crop of runners led by the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes winner PERFECT POWER and the Group 2 Coventry Stakes placed VINTAGE CLARETS. This strong start coupled with the sale of the breeding right delighted Overbury Stud manager Simon Sweeting who commented:  

“I’m delighted that the breeding right has been bought by as successful a commercial breeder as Whatton Manor Stud. It is a tremendous endorsement of what Ardad’s first crop have achieved so far.”  

The sale also featured spirited competition for a strong contingent of promising National Hunt prospects led by the five-year-old SIR JACKSCHIAPAREL, an impressive winner of a point-to-point at Fairyhouse on his most recent start. The son of SCHIAPARELLI was purchased by Richenda Ford Racing for 29,000 guineas from Ellmarie Holden’s Coolmeen Stables.  

Another first-time buyer to be impressed by her experience of the Tattersalls Online platform, Dorset-based trainer Richenda Ford commented:  

“I found using Tattersalls Online very easy and straightforward, I liked the way SIR JACKSCHIAPARELLI won his point to point, and I’m familiar with his consignors so confident that he is a horse with plenty of promise. He’ll come back to the yard and have an easy few weeks before running under rules, we might start him off in a bumper in the next couple of months.”

SEAFORTH MANCY was another lot to attract plenty of attention, with Nick Alexander seeing off a number of bidders to secure the progressive gelding for 23,000 guineas. Offered by Fennell House, Ireland, the five-year-old was placed on his most recent start in a bumper and will join leading Scottish-based trainer Nick Alexander. The Kilronan Stables consigned KICKS AND ALE also attracted a winning bid of 23,000 guineas from Richard Rowe and Aidan Kennedy. The four-year-old son of POUR MOI was the winner of a point to point on his latest start and is set to head to Richard Rowe’s base in West Sussex.  

After the conclusion of the Tattersalls Online June 29th Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;  

“Tattersalls Online has quickly established itself as Europe’s leading online platform and the catalogue for the Tattersalls Online June 29th Sale was the largest yet, reflecting the confidence that both vendors and buyers have in our online product. We were delighted to be the first online platform in Britain or Ireland to host the sale of a breeding right and we are confident that the sale of the breeding right to ARDAD will be the first of many that we offer on Tattersalls Online.”  

The next sale to be held on the Tattersalls Online platform will be held on August 17th with the closing date for entries on Tuesday, August 3rd.