10/07/2002 11:00PM

Tabor buys Sadler's Wells colt


Coolmore Stud's major client, Michael Tabor, who lost his multiple Grade 1 winner Left Bank to complications from colic on Monday, restocked his stable with an $807,428 colt Tuesday at the Goffs Orby yearling sale in Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tabor's agent, Demi O'Byrne, bid for the session-topping colt. The session-leading colt is by Coolmore stallion Sadler's Wells and out of the Shirley Heights mare Puck's Castle. Sold as Hip No. 149, the bay yearling is a half-brother to stakes winner Emerald Peace, the mare's sole winner from three foals to date.

Puck's Castle is a daughter of 1988's Irish champion juvenile filly, Pass the Peace, and is a half-sister to European champion juvenile filly Embassy.

O'Byrne outlasted underbidder Brian Grassick. Tim Hyde's Camas Park Stud consigned the colt.

O'Byrne also signed for a $293,580 colt by Coolmore stallion Danehill. That colt is out of the Shirley Heights mare Misallah. Denis Brosnan's Croom House Stud sold that colt.

Other high prices at the session included a $573,765 Kingmambo colt out of Group 1 winner Insight that Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum's Shadwell operation bought from Camas Park Stud.

Tuesday's session, the first of two at the Orby sale, sold 182 lots for $19,714,876. Average price for the opening session was $107,646.