ACCLAMATION IN DEMAND AT TATTERSALLS DECEMBER SALE
Australia’s Aquis Farm went to 130,000gns to secure a son of Acclamation offered by Meadowlands Stud at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. Shane McGrath, CEO of Aquis, afterwards commented, “He is the stand-out colt of the day, and is by an established sire. He is a quality sort with a big hip and a good walk.” The sale represented an impressive mark-up on the €30,000 covering fee breeder Brian Kennedy paid in 2017.
Castlefarm Stud also enjoyed a profitable sale of their Acclamation colt, who sold to Margaret O’Toole for 88,000gns, while Oliver O’Connor successfully sold her Acclamation colt for 85,000gns.
Buyers also took note of Acclamation’s early success as a broodmare sire, with his daughters averaging 96,636gns at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. Top honours were given to the Rathbarry Stud bred The Wagon Wheel, who was knocked down to Hugo Lascelles at 650,000gns. Offered by Longview Stud, the black-type mare is a full-sister to multiple Listed winner Tabarrak. Lascelles afterwards commented on his pricey purchase, “She’s fast, and she’s very good looking. It’s a tough, hard-knocking family and an outcross for Northern Dancer-line horses. She’s a really good walking, lovely model who can put some speed into the clients’ stud.”
Just two mares were offered in foal to Acclamation and drew 190,000gns and 185,000gns apiece.