Tattersalls

Impressive Maiden Winner Willie John Sets New Record At Tattersalls Sale

The 2,000 Guineas and Derby prospect Willie John became the highest priced colt in training ever sold in Europe at public auction when knocked down to Roger Varian for 1,900,000 guineas on the second day of the Tattersalls February Sale. The result pushed turnover for the sale into record territory for the fourth year in […]

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Motion Joins WHOA, Calls For A ‘National Governing Body’

Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act.  To date, 65 trainers are represented on WHOA’s roster, including Hall of Famers Roger Attfield, Michael Dickinson, Neil Drysdale, and […]

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Tattersalls: Records Set As Curtain Comes Down On December Sale

The Tattersalls December Mare Sale came to close on Thursday with lower prices but plenty of competition for the fillies and mares on offer. The final session saw a total of 124 lots sell for 656,400 guineas with a clearance rate of 73%. This took the four-day December Mare Sale turnover to 68,315,300 guineas for […]

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Marsha Becomes Highest-Priced Horse Ever Sold At A European Auction

The European record for a thoroughbred at auction was broken on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale when the dual-Group 1 winner MARSHA sold for 6,000,000 guineas to the bid of MV Magnier. It was a remarkable day at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale with ten lots breaking the million guineas barrier […]

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Group 1 Winner Intricately Tops Opening Session Of Tattersalls December Mare Sale

The Tattersalls December Mare Sale got off to a strong start with the Group 1 winning filly Intricately selling for 1,700,000 guineas. The opening day saw a total of 193 lots sell for 15,474,700 guineas, at an average of 80,180 guineas and a median of 36,000 guineas. The star attraction on the opening day was […]

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Prices Rise Across The Board At Tattersalls December Foal Sale

There were rises across the board at the Tattersalls December Foal following a final session that saw 167 lots sell for 3,534,200 guineas. That took the four-day turnover to 32,668,200 guineas ($46,212,500) for the 742 lots sold, a rise of 7%. The average rose 7% to a record 44,027 guineas whilst the median rose 19% […]

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Seasons To Kingman, Gleneagles Star In Charity Tattersalls Auction For Retraining Of Racehorses

A charity auction of stallion nominations, including Kingman and Gleneagles, is to be hosted by Tattersalls on the eve of the December Mares Sale. The proceeds from the auction will go to British racing’s own charity for the welfare of retired racehorses, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). The champagne reception and auction will be held in […]

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An American In Newmarket: Young Breeder Has His Eye On Competitive Market

Ed Harper, stud director for Whitsbury Manor Stud in southwest England, prides himself on being what Americans call “hungry.” Harper is the third in his family to manage the farm, which stands out on England’s breeding landscape. Most stallions are held by large conglomerates like Shadwell, Coolmore, and Godolphin. Although Whitsbury Manor is a large […]

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An American In Newmarket: Galloping Yearlings And The Veterinary Perspective

As Dr. Mike Shepherd, managing partner at Rossdales, strides down a gravel path at Tattersalls going warp speed, he is struck by how similar Thoroughbred yearling auctions are from a veterinarian’s point of view. At Newmarket’s premier October Sale, he is constantly checking his notes, his catalogue, the online repository, and his phone before dashing […]

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An American In Newmarket: In The Shadow Of A Castle, Highclere Yearlings Prepare To Shine At Sale

Flipping through the catalogue for Tattersalls’ premier October Sale of yearlings is a slightly different experience than browsing offerings at an American sale. The horses’ catalogue pages are different, with greater space dedicated to female family, but the consignor index also has a few more line items. While commercial consignors – those that offer client […]

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