About

From selling just 12 horses in its initial year of 2002, Castlebridge has risen to be the leading European sales agency by both numbers and gross. There have been records in both Ireland and England, with a string of substantial prices throughout each draft.

The Castlebridge Consignment catalogues approximately 400 horses each year which are divided between foals, yearlings and broodmares. Selling at all the major sales in England, Ireland, and France, Castlebridge regularly produces sale toppers and in 2008 sold their first European top priced broodmare for 1,700,000 Guineas, and then broke all records with Irish Oaks winner Chicquita selling for €6,000,000 in 2013. Over the past ten years Castlebridge has each and every year been the leading European consignor by gross sales.

This success has been achieved through the support and loyalty of the clients. Even allowing for buoyant bloodstock markets, the Castlebridge sale figures make good reading. Castlebridge frequently achieves a higher percentage of sold lots than other vendors and has often achieved a ninety or even one hundred per cent clearance rate. At the Tattersalls December Mare Sale 2009 Castlebridge sold a remarkable 56 out of 60 lots presented.

In 2012 Castlebridge completed an unprecedented clean sweep of the principal Tattersalls sales, being leading consignor at the Tattersalls October Sales (topping all sections – Parts 1, 2 and 3), the Tattersalls December Foal Sales, and the Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sales. Headlining these sales the yearling Hydrogen realised 2,500,000 Guineas at the Tatts October Book 1 when sold to David Redvers. He not only topped the sale but was also the highest priced yearling sold in the world in 2012.