Ballylinch Stud is renowned as a rich source of top-quality runners, notably the fourteen top level winners that have graduated from our sales consignment to racetrack success. We consign foals, yearlings, mares and horses-in-training through all the major European sales houses.
Over the past 30 years, we have sold in excess of three hundred yearlings which have realised over €100,000, including 8 millionaire yearlings. Ballylinch also sold the most expensive yearling fillies in Europe in 2018 and 2019, for €3,200,000 and €3,000,000 respectively. Notable graduates of the Ballylinch sales consignment include 2yo Group 1 winners Belardo, Chriselliam, Aunt Pearl, Together Forever, Astaire and Sudirman, along with Oaks heroine Forever Together and Al Wukair, winner of the Prix Jacques le Marois. More recently Group 1 Bayside Boy and Group 2 winners Francesco Guardi and Isabella Giles have been sold under the Ballylinch banner.
2023 was another excellent sales season, with 66 lots selling for an average of €200,000, that’s over €13,000,000 in aggregate sales. The highlights were our two millionaire yearlings, the full sister to Gr.1 winner Saffron Beach realised €1,650,000 at the Goffs Orby Sales, while our homebred colt by Lope de Vega out of Bella Estrella sold for 1,100,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 after his full brother Iberian scored a Group 2 victory in the Champagne Stakes. On the track, further Group success was achieved by Place du Carrousel, Carl Spackler, Jumby and Garrus and these were only a few of the over 100 winners and 20 Stakes horses sold/raised by Ballylinch in 2023 alone.
Group 1 winners sold by Ballylinch Stud include:
Prix Jacques le Marois Gr.1
Middle Park Stakes Gr.1
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Gr.1
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Gr.1
Belardo European Champion 2yo
Dewhurst Stakes Gr.1, Lockinge Stakes Gr.1
Chriselliam European Champion 2yo Filly
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf Gr.1, Fillies’ Mile Gr.1
Premio Lydia Tesio Gr.1
Epsom Oaks G1
The Metropolitan G1
Place du Carrousel
Prix de l’Opera Gr.1
Breeders’ Cup Turf Gr.1, Man O’ War Stakes Gr.1
Jockey Club Gold Cup Gr.1, Woodward Stakes Gr.1
Prix Rothschild Gr.1 & Sun Chariot S. Gr.1
Phoenix Stakes G1
Fillies’ Mile G1