Corkerys hit the jackpot at sales

THE Corkery family from Grenagh, Co. Cork hit the jackpot at the Curraheen Park sales yesterday when they sold three of the five top lots for a total of €11,000.

David Corkery's Crust Breaker made joint top price of €4,200 when he was knocked down to Swift Leisure of Tipperary, after he had carded 29.10 when winning his pre-sales trial by five lengths, while his mother, Ellen, received a similar amount when Buckingham agent Ian Kibble was the successful bidder for Elldan Classic, a litter brother of Crust Breaker.

The black had won his trial in good style when carding 29.18, scoring by two lengths.

A third member of family, Ashley, parted with her bitch, Classy Figure, for €2,600 after she had recorded 29.25 when a five lengths winner of her trial. The successful bidder in this case was also Swift Leisure.

The second top price, €2,900, was secured by John O’Brien from Midleton, Co. Cork when his Belindas Hero, who had won his pre-sales trial in 29.71, was purchased by English buyer Gary Hutton.

Details (in euros).

Master D. Corkery’s bk.d.Aug.’03. Crust Breaker (Honcho Classic-Westpark Fancy) to Swift Leisure. 4,200.

Mrs. E. Corkery’s bk.d. ’03. Elldan Classic (Honcho Classic-Westpark Fancy) to I. Kibble 4,200.

J. O’Brien’s bk.d. Jun’03. Belindas Hero (Cool Performance-Belindas Freedom) to G. Hutton 2,900.

D. Cahill’s bd.d. May ’03. Samba Noddy (Droopys Woods-Rathbeg Rambler) to J. Slowly 2,600.

Miss. A. Corkery’s w.bd.b. Aug.’03. Classy Figure (Joannestown Cash-Geraldines Jem) to Swift Leisure 2,600.

Ms. H. & Ms D. Morton’s f.b. Sept.’03. Debelen (Toms The Best-Sunpenny) to J. Clarke 2,100.

P. Myers & P. Pyne’s bd.d. May’03. Business Leader (Smooth Rumble-Iona Kit) to T. Tuffin 1,700.

D. Lynch’s bd.b. Sept. ’03. Homestead Review (Judicial Preview-Ballymac Slippy) to J. Mann 1,600.

T. Cahill’s bk.d. Aug.’03 Black Vapour (Borna Pilot-On Broadway) to Swift Leisure 1,300.

M. Nolan’s bk.d. Sept’03. Effernogue Sonic (Sonic Flight-Effernogue Mist) to M. A. Walsh 1,200.

M. Coughlan’s bk.b. Oct.’03. Mams Future (Honcho Classic-Mams Choice) to C. Martin 1,150.

T. O’Flaherty’s be.d. March ’03. Sandalwood Amber (Top Honcho-Granard Tina) to 1,100.

P. Desmond’s bk.d. Sept.’03. Ard Highway (Bypass Byway-Ard Flash) to K. Walker 1,000.

D. Mahony’s bk.d.Sept.’03. Society Jeckle (Split The Bill-Shes My Star) to L. Rutherford 1,000.

L. O’Donoghue’s bd.d. Aug.’03. Notorious Player (Judicial Preview-Home Best) to M. A. Walsh 1,000.

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