13 of the 15 lots offered sell at Tattersalls Cheltenham January Sale
Selling for the first time in the Tattersalls Owners and Trainers Pavilion provided vibrant trade with 13 of the 15 lots offered exchanging hands; the aggregated concluded on £802,000, the average on £61,692 and the median on £55,000.
Headlining today's sale was CLONDAW SECRET, the winner of the four-year-old Geldings Maiden at Boulta on debut in December. The son of Court Cave, under the tutelage of Mick Goff, produced an easy performance when winning the contest by an impressive two lengths. CLONDAW SECRET (Lot 16) was sold to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for £135,000.
FOLCANO (Lot 11), the recent winner of the five and six-year-old Geldings Maiden at Tinahely was knocked down for £110,000. Consigned by CS McKeever's Loughanmore Farm, the five-year-old is a half-brother to Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle winner FARCLAS. His potential was recognised by Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott who secured the son of Falco.
At the conclusion of the sale, Matt Prior, Head of Ascot and Cheltenham Sales commented;
"The return of the Cheltenham January Sale in its new select format has produced a pleasing set of figures, whilst once again demonstrating the versatility of Cheltenham Racecourse in hosting sales of this nature. Tattersalls sponsored Owners and Trainers pavilion has proven an ideal environment for our clients, and the feedback we have received from both our owners and vendors has been pleasing with momentum to build on for next year. We would like to thank Cheltenham Racecourse once again for their cooperation in hosting us today, as we look forward to the season building from here to the February, Festival, April and May Sales."