Top priced eventer fetches €48,000

Tomgar Rembrandt
Tomgar RembrandtThe 2006 son of Easy Lift fetched 48,000. The 2006 son of Easy Lift fetched €48,000.

Irish eventing rider Trish Ryan secured the top-priced horse at this week’s Goresbridge Go For Gold sale with a bid of €48,000.

Ryan purchased Tomgar Rembrandt, a six-year-old  3/4 thoroughbred and 1/4 Irish Draught gelding, bred by John Keane and owned by Dermot McGuire, in the sale on Wednesday night. Tomgar Rembrandt won the pre-novice at Ballindenisk on his debut appearance this year, and was third in his first outing at CNC* level.

Tomgar Rembrandt was the last horse – the 76th lot – to go under the hammer in the sale at The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. The auction followed the showing of horses in Barnadown.

The sale proved a huge success, with a clearance rate of over 61 per cent, and the average price for the 4, 5 and 6 year olds was €18,000 and for the 3 year olds was €10,800. Horses were sold to several countries including Canada, USA, Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain and Germany.

“Ireland is the place to come if you want to buy an eventer and I want to wish all the purchasers the best of luck with their horses,”  said Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Joe Walsh.

“The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale has once again been a great success. The professionalism, attention to detail and hard work of the Gorsebridge team and the team at Barnadown has once again given a great lift to the Irish Sport Horse Sector.”

The top 5 prices from the 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds:

The second highest priced lot was Bondi Beach, whom Richard Sheehan bought for 40,000.
The second highest priced lot was Bondi Beach, whom Richard Sheehan bought for €40,000.Bondi Beach is a five-year-old by Beach Ball. Bondi Beach is a five-year-old by Beach Ball.

• Lot 76 €48,000 purchased by Trish Ryan
Tomgar Rembrandt (ISH) – 2006 bay gelding by Easy Lift (TB) out of Kellyrose Lady (ISH) by Daamen (TB). Bred by John Keane. Owner: Dermot McGuire.

• Lot 7 €40,000 purchased by Richard Sheehan
Bondi Beach (ISH) – 2007 chestnut gelding by beach Ball (ISH) out of Mia Sperrin Mountain (ISH) by Duca Di Busted. Bred by George Clover. Owner: Donal Barnwell.

• Lot 37 €28,000 purchased by Peter O’Toole
SRS Equality (ISH) – 2008 bay gelding by O.B.O.S Quality (OLD) out of Casey Black (ISH) by Graf Magna (AES). Bred by June Atkinson. Bred by June Atkinson. Owner: Mr. Steve Smith

• Lot 5 €27,000 purchased by Oliver Townend
Cooley Q (ISH) – 2007 bay gelding by Askoll Defi Platiere (SF) out of Arctic Melody (ISH) by Arctic Que (TB). Owner: Mr. Richard Sheane.

• Lot 54 €27,000 purchased by Joseph Murphy
Dartans Quality Brigade (ISH) – 2008 bay gelding by O.B.O.S Quality out of Ballyquirke Brigade (ISH) by Clover Brigade (ISH). Bred by Mary Carter. Owner: Ms. Louise Lyons.


Top three prices from the 3 Year Olds:

• Lot 62  €18,000 purchased by Robin Walker
Kilcannon Good Guy (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Loughehoe Guy (ISH) out of Watervally Dawn Diamond (ISH) by Glidawn Diamond (ID). Bred by Sean Thomas Lydon. Bred by Ms. Mary Bolger

• Lot 69 €18,000 purchased by Paul Hanna
Grennanstown Cougar (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Cougar (ISH) out of Covers Cruise (ISH) by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH). Bred by Geraldine Flynn. Owner. Jonathon Flynn

• Lot 58 €17,000 purchased by Will Coleman
Unnamed (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Master Imp (ISH) out of Kilnamac Misty (ISH) out of Clover Hill (ID). Bred by James J Ryan. Owner: Pat Fenlon.

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