Dalakhani Colt Tops ITS Select Yearling Sale

Irish agent Bobby O’Ryan, acting for Hamdan Al Maktoum, purchased the top-priced horse at the  Italian Thoroughbred Sales yearling sale in Rome Sept. 18.  He paid 220,000 euros ($307,329) for a Dalakhani colt.
The half-brother to Prix Vermeille (gr. I) winner Sweet Stream, bred by Paolo Torrente and consigned by Az. Agr. Rosati Colarieti, will be trained on the Curragh by Dermot Weld.
There were two other six-figure horses, a colt and filly by Indian Ridge who each sold for 110,000 euros ($153,665). Scuderia Incolinx bought the pair.
Domestic buyers dominated the sale, although other purchasers included breeze-up consignors Con Marnane and Roger Marley, Peter Molony’s Rathmore Stud, Emerald Bloodstock, Newmarket trainer Stuart Williams and German trainer Mario Hofer.
Buyers paid more than 3,043,000 euros ($4,250,554) for 93 horses at an average of 32,720 euros  ($45,716). The clearance rate was 78.15%.

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