A breeding right to emerging young stallion Time Test led the way at the latest online sale to be held by Tattersalls.
Time Test has made an extremely bright start to his stud career as the sire of five black-type horses and it took a bid of 115,000gns from Ross Doyle to land the breeding right on offer.
“He’s a young sire going places, by a top sire in Dubawi out of a well bred Dansili mare which we love,” said Doyle. “It sounds like he’s got a serious book of mares lined up for this season on the back of his stats and the physicals of his foals and yearlings on show at the recent sales. The team at the National Stud continue to do a great job with him. We have bought it for a client who will support him with a very nice mare.”
Time Test covered his largest book to date at the National Stud in 2021 and is already the sire of Group 3 winners Rocchigiani and Romantic Time, Listed winners Tardis and The King’s Horses as well as the Group 1-placed Sunset Shiraz out of his first crop. His yearlings were in great demand during the autumn, selling for up to 400,000 guineas.
He is due to stand for £15,000 in 2022.
A breeding right to the National Stud’s new recruit Lope Y Fernandez was also sold to Brook Stud’s Dwayne Woods for 24,000 guineas. The Group 1-placed son of Lope De Vega is standing his first season for £8,500.
“I had the pleasure of seeing Lope Y Fernandez recently and thought he had let down into a lovely stallion,” said Woods. “He is a great walker and lovely type and an exciting young stallion and Brook Stud are looking forward to supporting him.”
Laurence Gleeson of Aughamore Stud was also in action, going to 22,000gns for a breeding right in the high-class sprinter A’Ali. The son of Society Rock struck in the Norfolk Stakes, Prix Robert Papin, Flying Childers Stakes and Sapphire Stakes for Simon and Ed Crisford, and is standing his first season at Newsells Park Stud for a fee of £7,500.
“We are thrilled to have acquired a breeding right in A’Ali,” said Gleeson. “He is a beautiful horse with terrific presence and brings plenty of precocity, plus there will not be too many on this side of the Irish Sea.”