Tattersalls

Tattersalls July Sale off to roaring start

The three-day Tattersalls July Sale at Newmarket opened with double-digit gains across the board on the first day.  Average and median prices climbed 12% and 20% respectively over last year, while the clearance rate was close to 80%, a 23% increase from July 2010. The top lot of the day was a Cape Cross four-year-old […]

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Tattersalls kicks off three-day mixed sale

The Tattersalls July sale begins Wednesday with 753 horses cataloged, including broodmares, weanlings, yearlings and horses in training.  The biggest contingent comes from Shadwell Farm, but Juddmonte, Darley and Cheveley Park Stud will also be represented.

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: A Trip to Treasure

On my long plane ride back to the States this week, I thought about what I learned during my two-week racing adventure in the UK and Ireland with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program. I learned that while our racing industries differ in some ways, they face a lot of the same issues.  Declining […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Breeding’s Next Frontier?

Here in Dublin, I got a glimpse into what could be the future of Thoroughbred breeding. Our group with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program was invited for a private lecture by one of the world’s leading equine geneticists, Dr. Emmeline Hill at University College Dublin.  In 2009, Dr. Hill and a team of […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Think Globally

There’s an emerging theme on this trip, and the U.S racing business might want to pay attention to it. Our group with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program set off for the Curragh Sunday to take in a day of racing featuring the Irish Derby.  Before plowing into the Racing Post, we had a […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: On the Curragh

History takes on a different scale when you visit a place like Ireland. My journey with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program continued at the Curragh, a 5,000-acre grass plain about an hour outside Dublin in County Kildare.  It has a long and rich past, to say the least.  The Curragh was first used […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: On The Newmarket

I knew I must’ve died and gone to horse heaven when I walked into a pub in Newmarket and every single TV in the place was tuned to racing from somewhere around the world.  They were even showing Indiana Downs.  On the bar was a copy of the Racing Post, officially welcoming me to The […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Down on Ye Olde Farm

There are stark differences and surprising similarities between the U.S. and British racing industries, and both were on display today. Our group with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program headed out into the English countryside, first for a visit to the Manton Estate, home base for Thoroughbred trainer Brian Meehan. Meehan’s highly successful career […]

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Tattersalls has most winners at Royal Ascot

PRESS RELEASE Tattersalls sales graduates were represented by more 2011 Royal Ascot winners than all other European sales companies combined: Fame And Glory – Gold Cup, Gr. 1 Prohibit – King’s Stand Stakes, Gr. 1 Rewilding – Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Gr. 1 Society Rock – Golden Jubilee Stakes, Gr. 1 Lolly For Dolly – […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: The Next Hundred Years for Man and Horse

I read a passage today that struck a chord with me after a couple of days here in London. It goes: “That the passing of our friend the horse is only a question of time, few will, we think, be disposed to deny; and however much the breeders of the animal may strive to arrest […]

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