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Tattersalls Auctioneer John O'Kelly to Sell at Osarus Breeze Up


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John O'Kelly

John O'Kelly

Tattersalls auctioneer John O'Kelly is to make his first appearance at an Osarus sale when he takes to the rostrum at the Hippodrome de Pornichet for the Osarus Breeze Up Sale on Tuesday 30th April. Bilingual in English and French, O'Kelly has been one of Europe's pre-eminent bloodstock auctioneers for nearly 30 years, with career highlights including the sale of broodmare MAGICAL ROMANCE for a then world record 4,600,000 guineas at the 2006 Tattersalls December Sale.

Commenting on his debut at Osarus, O'Kelly said; 

"Osarus is an emerging force on the European bloodstock sales scene and it will be a pleasure to join their own Emmanuel Viaud at Pornichet for my first Osarus appearance. They have put together a good, solid, commercial catalogue for the Breeze Up and I am very much looking forward to the sale."

Emmanuel Viaud of Osarus added; 

"John O'Kelly is enormously respected throughout the global bloodstock industry and all of us at Osarus are delighted that he will be joining us at Pornichet for our Breeze Up Sale. The response to our strategic alliance with Tattersalls has been overwhelmingly positive and John's appearance at Pornichet is another indication of the close relationship we are developing with Tattersalls." 

Osarus has catalogued 86 two year olds for the second renewal of its Breeze Up Sale at Pornichet, including the TURTLE BOWL half brother to top class race mare and recent Listed winner TESTOSTERONE and the LAWMAN half sister to Norwegian and Swedish Derby winner WITHOUT FEAR. Proven Group 1 sires DESERT STYLE, DR FONG, GREEN TUNE, MANDURO, ORATORIO, ORPEN, REFUSE TO BEND, SLICKLY, SUNDAY BREAK and WHIPPER are all well represented, as are exciting first crop sires ARCHIPENKO, ARTISTE ROYALE, BARASTRAIGHT, BUSHRANGER, CREACHADOIR, LE HAVRE, NAAQOOS and SOLDIER OF FORTUNE. 

The breeze takes place at the Hippodrome de Pornichet on Tuesday 30th April starting at 8.30am and the sale begins at 2.30pm. Pornichet is located about 45 minutes from Nantes airport which has direct flights from many European cities including London, Southampton, Madrid and Dusseldorf. 

The catalogue can be viewed online at www.osarus.com and is available directly from Osarus, email: infos@osarus.com.

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