Demand was strong for the breeding rights on offer at Tattersalls’ latest online sale on Friday.
Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock came out on top in both instances, paying 100,000gns for a breeding right to the National Stud’s exciting young sire Time Test and 75,000gns on behalf of Wardley Bloodstock to secure a breeding right to the similarly exciting Ardad.
With five stakes horses to his credit, including Group 3 winners Rocchigiani and Romantic Time, Time Test has emerged as one of the success stories of the season.
“The Time Test breeding right has been bought for an overseas investor who wishes to remain anonymous,” said Goff. “They approached us earlier in the week about it.
“The sire is a fantastic addition to the National Stud’s roster and has started very well, achieving more than most people expected of him at this stage. He has some excellent crops sizes to come and it’s all ahead of him really.”
The Group 2-winning son of Dubawi covered 160 mares – his largest book to date – in 2021 at the National Stud at a fee of £8,500.
It was announced this week that Overbury Stud had raised Ardad’s fee to £12,500 for 2022 off the back of his excellent start at stud.
The Group 2-winning son of Kodiac is the sire of 21 winners overall and the earners of over £680,000, making him Britain’s leading first-crop sire. In addition to Perfect Power, who also landed the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the list also includes Eve Lodge, winner of the Sirenia Stakes at Kempton Park, Coventry Stakes third Vintage Clarets and the highly-rated dual scorer Admiral D.
“I am really delighted to secure the breeding right to Ardad for Wardley Bloodstock,” said Goff. “What the sire has achieved this year is nothing short of sensational. My client is very excited to get involved in what is already a remarkable bloodstock story.”
The next sale to be held on the Tattersalls Online platform will be a select sale of Point to Pointers and NH Horses in Training on Thursday, 16th December.
Select entries will be accepted for the sale from Point to Points at Borris House, Boulta and Corbagh House in Ireland and UK Point to Point meetings held on the weekend of the 11th – 12th December.