The sole Dubawi catalogued at the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale topped Day 2 at Fairyhouse on Wednesday. The Darley sire’s session-topper was offered by Grennanstown Stud and sold for 65,000 euros (AUD 91,130). The colt is from the family of Arakan, Donkey Engine and Petit Poucet and fell to pin-hooker Con Marnane.
“He’s by an unbelieveable stallion,” Marnane said. “Dubawi is as good as we’ve seen in a long time. All they want to do is give their all for you and they’ve got great temperaments, too.
“We’ve already had a few through our hands, including the likes of Big Issue, and we’ll take this one home and see where we go with him. He’ll have international appeal.”
David Redvers was another agent active during the final session paying 45,000 euros (AUD 63,090) for a first-crop son of Chatswood Stud shuttler Amadeus Wolf. The colt was part of the Castlebridge consignment and is the fifth foal out of Listed winner Meanya. “He’s from a family that keeps throwing up high class horses,” Redvers said. “Let’s hope that he proves to be another one.”
Tattersalls Ireland managing director George Mernagh reported the September yearling sale average was up 4% from the 2009 Sale. “Our graduates Dick Turpin, Music Show, Paco Boy and Snow Fairy encouraged the level of interest from the UK and European markets like France, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy.
“We have always tried to attract a wide variety of buyers,” Mernagh said. “Those that supported us with a better class of yearling sold extremely well.”