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Tatts Ireland Day-2: $72,000 Val Royal Colt
Dunshaughlin trainer Eddie Lynam paid the Day-2 top price of €45,000 (A$72,000) for a colt by US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. The colt (from James Egan's Corduff Stud in County Kildare) is a close relation to star performers Assert, Bikala & Eurobird; he had sold previously for 7,500 guineas (A$19,500) at Newmarket last December. Lynam told racingpost.co.uk: "I need new blood in the yard & this one is a cracker. It's a great family & he will carry the colours of Lady O'Reilly."