Teorie Tops Tattersalls Online September Sale at 45,000 guineas

A lively afternoon of bidding saw the recent Leopardstown winner TEORIE top the Tattersalls Online September Sale when knocked down for 45,000 guineas to National Hunt trainer Fergal O’Brien and his long-time ally in the saddle Paddy Brennan. 


Consigned by Jim Bolger’s Glebe House Stables, the three-year old boasted an IHRB rating of 79 following his maiden win and looks well suited to a career over obstacles. O’Brien commented afterwards: 


“We bought a lovely horse last year from Mr Bolger called Dancila by the same sire and this horse had a good profile, I loved his win at Leopardstown. We have an owner who wants a juvenile hurdler so we thought we’d give it a go. He’ll go back to Paddy Brennan’s and we’ll probably have him castrated, then we’ll start jumping him to go for juvenile hurdles.”


After using the Tattersalls Online platform for the first time, O’Brien said: “I’ve never bought one online but this was very good, very straightforward and I didn’t have to drive three hours to put my hand in the air! If the right horse came along online I’d definitely use it again.”


Sons of TEOFILO were the order of the day with the second highest priced lot of the sale THATS JET also by the Darley sire. Offered by O’Sullivan Bloodstock, the three-year old gelding attracted plenty of interest before owner Scott Lowther eventually won the battle at 30,000 guineas.


Asked what made him shortlist the horse Lowther said: “My trainer Daragh Bourke had watched a few of his races in Ireland and he’d come recommended from a couple of guys over there too. I’ll look for a juvenile hurdle for him - we’ll maybe aim him for Wetherby in October although he looks very well handicapped on the flat as well I must admit.”


Lowther was also using the Tattersalls Online platform for the first time and commented: “It was perfect. I placed a bid quite early yesterday just to make sure I had everything in place and it was all fine. It was very easy.”


Adding an international flavour to proceedings, Qatar-based trainer Jassim Al Ghazali put his name on the purchasers’ list when going to 25,000 guineas for Newcastle novice winner DE BRUYNE, consigned by Ed Walker Racing. The son of DUTCH ART had some consistent form over six furlongs this summer and clearly appealed to the Middle Eastern market thanks to his ability to handle fast ground.


Andrew Balding’s Park House Stables offered duo also found favour in the sale with two-year-old filly RAKNAH fetching 25,000 guineas to the bid of BBA Ireland and the Listed placed four-year-old GROUNDBREAKER sold to Value Racing Club for 20,000 guineas. 


Consignors from Ireland enjoyed significant success with the likes of Tommy Dowling Racing’s recent winner ASGARD’S CAPTAIN fetching 18,500 guineas to Stroud Coleman/Hopkins Bloodstock and the Martin Brassil Racing consigned DOCTOR BROWN BEAR selling for 16,500 guineas to Eamon Courtney.


The Tattersalls Online September Sale realised a turnover of 377,700 guineas for the sale of 47 lots, at an average of 8,036 guineas. Over 220 bidders registered for the sale from across Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Canada and 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 October Online Sale on 19 - 20 October. Entries for the October Online Sale will be accepted until Friday 6th of October and can be made through the Tattersalls Online website. Enquiries regarding the Tattersalls Online monthly sales are welcome by email to tattersallsonline@tattersalls.com or by contacting us on +44 1638 665931.