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The first U.S.-based horse to sell on the Tattersalls Online platform, Moqadama (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) (lot 101) duly topped the July Sale, when ended on Thursday.

Andrea Brereton of Fortune Bloodstock, bidding online, secured the 6-year-old mare for 160,000gns post-sale from the consignment of Castleton Lyons for an unnamed client. In foal to 2015 American Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, the bay is a full-sister to dual G1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes hero Khaadem (Ire) and stakes winner Log Out Island (Ire).

“Obviously the Khaadem update was a huge positive for the family,” said Brereton, who was bidding from home. “My client really loves American Pharoah and the opportunity to breed something by him also attracted us. The depth of the mare’s pedigree caught our eye with a predominantly turf pedigree and the plan is to bring her back to the UK to breed from.”

Added Brereton of the ease of the Tattersalls Online platform, “It gives the vendor the chance to really ‘strike while the iron is hot’. With the update from Khaadem, it was such a fantastic opportunity to put her in an online sale while everyone is still buzzing off his back-to-back Group 1 victories at Royal Ascot. From a purchaser’s point of view, the opportunity to see a mare like this as a standout in the catalogue allows time for that focus. It was an excellent opportunity for the market and brings another dimension to buying top quality thoroughbreds.”

Sam Hawkens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 109), from Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh Stables, hammered for 105,000gns on the bid of Hurworth Bloodstock. The 3-year-old son of the two-time group-placed Perfect Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) has a win and a placed effort from five starts. He is rated 88 on the Flat.

Another horse-in-training, the winner Glor Tire (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 27), changed hands for 82,000gns, with Transatlantic Thoroughbreds the name on the docket. Consigned by Jim Bolger’s Glebe House Stables, the 3-year-old filly is out of a full-sister to G3 Killavullan Stakes and G3 Amethyst Stakes winner Steip Amach (Ire) (Vocalised), who was also third in Deauville’s G1 Prix Rothschild and G1 Prix Jean Romanet.

At the conclusion of the sale, 63 lots were marked as sold (65%) of 97 offered with a gross of 918,700gns. The average was 14,583gns and the median settled at 5,000gns.

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