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Tattersalls Ireland issues catalogues for Derby and May store sales

The two National Hunt auctions have been amalgamated due to Covid-19

Tattersalls Ireland will hold the Derby and May store sales in July
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Tattersalls Ireland has published its catalogue for this year's Derby Sale, which comprises 466 National Hunt stores.

The auction, which celebrated nine individual Grade 1 winners during the 2019/2020 jumps season, will take place on the delayed date of July 13-17.

View the catalogues:

Derby Sale

May Sale

This year's catalogue, available to view online, features a long list of siblings to high-class jumpers, including Altior, Bellshill, Champ, Chris's Dream, Dodging Bullets, Fayonagh, Latest Exhibition, Laurina, Put The Kettle On and Relegate.

A statement from Tattersalls Ireland said: “This year at the Cheltenham Festival six Derby Sale graduates came out on top. Honeysuckle landed the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle, adding a fourth Grade 1 win to her tally.

“Nicky Henderson's Shishkin battled home to win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle while Monkfish held off Fury Road to claim the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

“The Champion Bumper was a 1-2-3 for the Derby Sale with Ferny Hollow coming out in front of Appreciate It and Queens Brook. Other Grade 1 graduates from the season include the French-bred winner Asterion Forlonge and the Betfair Chase winner Lostintranslation.”

All horses catalogued for the Derby Sale are eligible for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper in 2021.

Due to Covid-19 measures, the stabling has not yet been assigned to the catalogued horses. Details will be included in June in the printed catalogue and will adhere to any restrictions being enforced by the Irish government.

Due to the coronavirus this year's Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale will incorporate the May Store Sale, and the company has also published the 234-strong catalogue for that part of the auction.

Progeny of leading sires such as Flemensfirth, Fame and Glory, Kayf Tara, Milan, Presenting, Shantou and Westerner are included among the entries.

The May Store Sale has produced the first four-year-old point-to-point winners in Ireland for two consecutive years – Telmesomethinggirl in 2019 and Brooksway Fair in 2020.

Another graduate, Star Gate, won his four-year-old maiden at Bellharbour by three lengths before being sold for £140,000.

The May Store Sale also celebrated its first Graded winner with Clondaw Caitlin winning the Grade 2 William Hill Premier Novices Hurdle at Kelso in February.

May Store Sale lots will also qualify for the George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper.

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This year at the Cheltenham Festival six Derby Sale graduates came out on top
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