- The 2021 Tattersalls Guineas breeze up were considered a good success almost two million up on 2020 although the average price was only up by 5%.Irish vendors did well and Italian buyers were crucial in that.
Second top price was achieved by Nanallac stud in Monasterevin.The Mehmas-Cheworee colt was sold for 105,000 guineas to David Redvers.The Colt is a full brother to Chemeh who has won twice in Siracusa for Carmelo Zappulla.The colt was prepped by Ian Mccarthy of Grangecorr Farm.
Michael O Callaghan paid 95,000 guineas for the son of Magician-Miss Frangipane to Mullingar’s Aguiar Bloodstock.This is a half brother to last weekend’s Parioli beaten favourite Mordimi and Secret Sharp an Arcano filly who won the listed Premio Tadolina.All three were bred by Ann and John Foley in Bruff. Magician of course is now standing in the Scuderia Andy Capp stud in Siena and is one of the new 2021 stallions who it is hoped will improve the Italian breeding scene.The others include Helmet,Lethal Force,Anjaal,Mount Everest,Mukhadram and the unbeaten Wootons Bassett horse Wootons Colt.
Marco Bozzi paid £67,000 to Lewinstown Farm, Killucan, Co.Westmeath for another Mehmas a colt out of the Mastercraftsman mare Streisand who will be trained by Luciano Vitabile.Bozzi bought two other lots a Whitecliffsofdover colt named Joko Galeste from Sherborne Lodge in Athboy for £16,000 who will be trained by Gianluca Bietolini and a New Bay filly who will go to Devis Grilli.
Valfredo Valiani trained Electrocutionist to win amongst others The Gran Premio Di Milano,and Juddmonte International before Godolfin bought him to win the Dubai World Cup.He also trained Super Tassa to win the Yorkshire Oaks. Valiani is now an agent being a victim of Italy’s racing crisis and was also active at Newmarket.Among the former trainers five purchases all destined for Italian stables were a filly named Rock It by Goken sold by Brown Island stables in Cork for £20000. For the same amount Valiani bought Hyde Park Studs(Westmeath) colt by Shalaa.
Another active Italian buyer was Federico Barberini who paid £30,000 for a Dandy Man filly and £24,000 to Aguiar bloodstock for a Bobby’s Kitten colt. Marco Botti bought Derryconnor studs The Gurkha colt for £22,000. Once again the Italian Market proving of great importance to Irish breeder’s but our marketing people need to be aware that Italian breeding is awaking from its slumbers.