2010 October Yearling Sale Book 3 Day 1 Press Release
14th October 2010Send this to a friend
Iffraaj Colt Breaks Record on Opening Day of Tattersalls October 3
Lot 1864: IFFRAAJ - TOPKAMP
The opening session of Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale saw a new record price for the sale when a colt by the leading first season sire winner IFFRAAJ top proceedings late in the evening at 82,000 guineas during a session that saw 95 lots sell for 898,900 guineas, at an average of 9,462 guineas and a median of 5,500 guineas.
It was late in evening when the IFFRAAJ colt out of the Listed winning PENNEKAMP mare TOMKAMP, consigned from Peter Stanley’s New England Stud, entered the ring. A plethora of bids came flying from a variety of Breeze Up consignors including David O’Callaghan, Thomond O’Mara, Willie Browne as well as agent Bobby O’Ryan and trainer Paul Cole. However, Tweenhills Stud’s David Redvers made a late bid of 82,000 guineas and secured the colt. Redvers indicated that he had bought the colt to breeze and will be shipping him out to Ireland to be based with Willie Browne at Mocklershill.
"He is by the best current sire, other than Dubawi," explained Redvers, "and is out of a stakes-winning mare who has produced three winners.
"I think if he had gone through earlier in the week he would have made 150,000gns. He is a stunning horse and I have bought him to breeze - he will go to Willie Browne. I think he could be a valuable horse come next year."
The colt was sold by New England Stud and Peter Stanley said: "We have had a great week and we are very pleased. It is certainly worth waiting for such a good sale as this."
The second highest priced lot for the session, the colt by REFUSE TO BEND out of the DR FONG mare LILAKIYA, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner LINNGARI, was the subject of a significant catalogue update after his half-brother KARAM ALBAARI ran a close-up fourth to SAAMIDD in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster. Trainer John Jenkins, who trains KARAM ALBAARI from his base in Royston, led the bidding and despite strong opposition from Tim Easterby, Bobby O’Ryan and Willie Brown, he signed for the colt at 60,000 guineas. Jenkins commented; “I did come specially for this horse. I have an owner for him and this horse is a good-looking type."
The sale of the colt represented a great result for his owner who had purchased him for 14,000 guineas at the 2009 Tattersalls December Foal Sale through agent John Walsh. Following the sale, consignor David Brown from Furnace Mill Stud commented; “Not everyone was aware of the update to this page, but it made a big difference one they knew!"
"He has always been a straightforward horse and really showed himself off up here. I am delighted for his owner."
Earlier in the evening, the KYLLACHY filly out of the DESERT KING mare DESCRIPTIVE was knocked down to Dublin based agent Peter Doyle, standing alongside trainer Richard Hannon, for 40,000 guineas after he saw off fellow Irish agent Bobby O’Ryan. The filly, who was consigned from Barnane Stud, is a half-sister to the 2009 Norwegian 2000 Guineas winner SADDLE THE STORM who Doyle purchased in this ring three years ago.