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The late Galileo (Ire)’s Huxley (Ire) topped the Tattersalls Online June Sale when selling to Dare To Dream Racing for 52,000gns on Thursday.

Consigned by Bawnmore Racing, the placed 3-year-old colt (lot 80) is a half-brother to Group 1 winner and young sire Cloth Of Stars (Ire), while their dam, Strawberry Fledge (Kingmambo,) is a full to G1 Oaks winner Light Shift, herself the dam of Group 1 winner and Group 1 sire Ulysses (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

Will Smith of Dare To Dream Racing said, “We’ve been wanting to get a nice horse for the syndicate to take us to some top tracks, and we think he’ll provide us with some great opportunities over the summer. He’ll be going to Michael Attwater in Epsom and that’s one of the tracks that should suit him perfectly. His form at Dundalk seems pretty tidy so we’d like a crack at some of the better all-weather races as well.”

Second on the buyers’ sheet was another Galileo, lot 58, the 3-year-old filly World Vision (Ire), who sold to the Wind Chimes Partnership for 49,000gns. Lot 58 was consigned by Baroda Stud. The unraced chestnut is a daughter of G3 Prix de Lieurey winner Wind Chimes (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), who was second in the G1 Prix du Moulin and third in the G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches.

The third priciest horse of the day was Mono River (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) (lot 94), who caught the eye of Mohammed Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah at 39,000gns. Consigned by Somerville Lodge, the 3-year-old gelding has been placed three times.

Leading the breeze-up portion of the sale, which was added in 2023, was a daughter of Coulsty (Ire) (lot 14) from the Beresford Stables draft. A half-sister to four winners, she was picked up for 27,000gns by Jack Cantillon. This is the family of Group 1 winner Ransom O’War (Red Ransom). The filly posted the fastest timed breeze over a quarter-mile at Dundalk.

Beresford Stables’ Shane Ryan said, “I couldn’t be any happier, she’s after getting a good home. I’ve loved the filly from the start and struggled to get her into sales but always knew I had a bit of quality with her. Thank god that Tattersalls put on the Online Sale and gave me a position. It couldn’t have been a better sale for everyone to sell their horses.”

At the close of trade, 71 lots sold (59%) of 119 offered for an aggregate of 677,100gns. The average was 9,537gns and the median was 4,200gns. Tattersalls Online also made the breeze-up times publicly available, a first for breeze-up sales conducted in Europe.

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