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The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up Sale, set for Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, was announced on Friday. Featuring 252 lots, the sale will begin at 10 a.m. on May 24, with the breezes beginning the day prior at 8:30 a.m. at Fairyhouse Racecourse.

Graduates of the sale have been flying high in recent years, with G3 Anglesey S. winner Kairyu (Ire) (Kuroshio {Aus}), listed winners Ballymount Boy (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) and Fun With Flags (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), all alumni of the 2023 edition. ‘TDN Rising Star’ Purple Lily (Ire) (Calyx {GB}) is also a 2023 graduate, and she is entered in both the G1 1000 Guineas, and the Irish equivalent, as well as the G1 Oaks at Epsom.

Among the lots on offer are: a Ribchester (Ire) half-brother (lot 6) to GII Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner Twilight Gleaming (Ire) (National Defense {GB}); Group 3 winner Jaameh (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB})’s Mehmas (Ire) half-brother (lot 176); a half-sister (lot 14) by Starspangledbanner (Aus) to Group 1-placed Rohaan (Ire) (Mayson {GB}); and a Persian King (Ire) half-brother (lot 3) to G1 Prix Jean Prat hero and stallion Territories (Ire). Wootton Bassett (GB)’s lot 78 is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Cairo (Ire) (Quality Road); American Grade I winner Sophie P (GB) (Bushranger {Ire}) is the dam of a colt by No Nay Never (lot 240); and there is also a Vino Rosso colt (lot 89) out of Grade III winner Dreaming Of Liz (El Prado {Ire}). A 2-year-old with a Classic connection is a Blue Point (Ire) filly (lot 12) out of a sister to multiple stakes winner and G1 Irish Oaks second Venus De Milo (Ire) (Duke Of Marmalade {Ire}); while Earthlight (Ire) is represented by a filly (lot 62) out of a sister to multiple Group 1 winner Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}).

Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, “The Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up Sale is Ireland’s only breeze-up sale, and I’m confident the quality of this catalogue will meet the expectations of our clients. The quality on offer at this sale has risen year on year, with stakes class performers and Classic contenders among our graduates in recent editions. I’m certain our purchasers will be satisfied with the choice, diversity and depth of the catalogue. We look forward to working alongside the team at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, and extending a warm welcome to our clients from Ireland, the UK and further afield in May.”

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