5th Dec 2019
With the Tattersalls December Sales coming to close this week we look back at the brilliant results achieved from the first crop foals offered by both Decorated Knight and National Defense. Standing for a fee of €9,000 in 2020, Decorated Knight is a triple G1 winning son of Champion sire Galileo. Strongly supported by his owner breeders Blue Diamond Stud (who purchased three of his foals), they sold for an average of €65,000. His top lot, a colt out of G3 winner Princess Noor sold for 190,000gns and was purchased by Jamie Railton should prove a popular choice at the yearling sales next season.
National Defense is the only Champion 2 year old by the sire of sires Invincible Spirit at stud in Ireland or England. He too saw the first of his progeny pass through the sales rings of Goff’s and Tattersalls. Standing for a fee of €8,000 in 2020 his progeny sold for an average just shy of €23,000. Leading the way was the filly out of City Vaults Girl purchased by leading pin hookers WH Bloodstock for 37,000gns.
The evergreen Invincible Spirit proved yet again why he is the king of speed with his progeny proving to be in high demand. Standing in 2020 for a fee of €100,000 his progeny sold for an amazing average of €326,000. The beautifully bred filly out of Liscune selling for 440,000gns to Woodford TB led the way, making her the second highest lot sold last week. A fantastic achievement and credit to her breeder Bernard Cooke and the team at Bryanstown House Stud.
Invincible Spirit was also responsible for the fourth highest lot sold last week courtesy of the full brother to G2 winning sprinter Invincible Army. Consigned by Tinnakill House Stud, the colt is out of G1 winner Rajeem and was knocked down to Violet Hesketh of WH Bloodstock to the sum of 375,000gns. The colt is sure to reappear at next year’s yearling sales and would be no surprise to see him appear amongst the top lots again.
We now look forward to the upcoming breeding season of 2020 where we welcome Irish 2,000 Guineas winner PHOENIX OF SPAIN (new for 2020 at a fee of €15,000). An exciting prospect with the physical to match his race record we know breeders will love him too. For information on any of our Stallions/Nomination enquires please call today on +353 45521251.