Edmond Mahony

Tattersalls Launches New Craven Bonus

Tattersalls has announced a new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus for graduates of its Craven Breeze Up Sale, which is this year scheduled for Apr. 13 and 14 at Park Paddocks, with the breeze over the Rowley Mile on Apr. 12. Half of the bonus will be paid out to the connections of the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any 2-year-old race at Royal Ascot, with £100,000 designated for the owner of the horse and £25,000 for the vendor. The second half of the bonus, with the same owner/vendor...

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Global Appeal Remains As Tattersalls Goes Virtual

The format may have changed, from in person to online, but the global reach of Tattersalls remained strong through the second session of the February Sale, with the leading lots being bought for owners in America, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is how much we are all able to adapt to new ways of working, and bloodstock sales have been no different. For this virtual version of the February Sale, 250 different bidders were engaged online, casting 1520 bids for the 205...

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Tattersalls December Market Resilient To The End

NEWMARKET, UK—Tattersalls' chairman Edmond Mahony was realistic enough to acknowledge that the 2020 December Mares' Sale "lacked a little of the depth of recent renewals" but, in a surreal year, it is understandable if owners and breeders perhaps decided to hold onto horses rather than enter them for a sale against an uncertain financial backdrop.  Furthermore, given that at times it looked doubtful that this sale would even be able to proceed during a second English lockdown, that fact that the bloodstock industry has been able to engage in business...

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Tattersalls Exploring All Options for Upcoming December Sales

Following the UK government's announcement of a nationwide lockdown on Oct. 31, all possible options and dates will be considered for the upcoming Tattersalls December Sales, Tattersalls announced on Monday. The COVID-19 cases in the UK and abroad have been rising, and, as a result, the lockdown will begin on Nov. 5 and last through at least Dec. 2, interfering with the current sales dates. "As has so often been the case this year, we are having to respond to events and decisions entirely outside our control, but we would...

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Tattersalls HIT Sale Concludes

The four-day Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale concluded in muted fashion on Thursday following the highlight provided on Wednesday by the sale of English King (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) to Australia for 925,000gns. It took just 37,000gns to top the final session, that price being bid by Nick Bradley of Glebe Farm for the New Approach (Ire) 3-year-old Citronella (GB) (lot 1405) from the celebrated family of High Hawk (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}). The strong clearance rate which had been the hallmark of the October Yearling Sales at Park Paddocks continued throughout this...

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Alcohol Free Half-Sister Anchors Tattersalls December Yearlings

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, featuring a Starspangledbanner (Aus) half-sister to Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), is now online. One of 173 yearlings set to sell at Park Paddocks on Nov. 23, the half-sister to the G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine and French listed winner Alexander James (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 119) will be offered by Knockatrina House. Overall, there are full- or half-siblings to 37 group and listed winners in the catalogue, among them five Group 1/Classic winners. There are 13 yearling...

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Dubawi Half to Skitter Scatter Anchors Tattersalls December Foals

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, featuring a Dubawi (Ire) half-brother to champion Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy) (lot 939), is now online. Slated for Nov. 25-Nov. 28, the sale will see 934 lots go under the hammer at Park Paddocks in Newmarket. Recent G1 Betfair Sprint Cup hero Dream of Dreams (Ire) (Dream Ahead) is a graduate of the sale, as is this term's G2 Coventry S. victor Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}). Consigned by Airlie Stud, the half-brother to G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Skitter Scatter is...

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Kerins Appointed Tattersalls Ireland CEO

Simon Kerins will take over from the retiring Matt Mitchell as chief executive officer of Tattersalls Ireland from Jan. 1. Kerins joined Tattersalls Ireland in 2000 and has been a member of the Tattersalls Ireland board since 2004, initially as marketing director and latterly as bloodstock sales director, while also being a senior member of the auctioneering and inspection teams for both Tattersalls Ireland and Tattersalls in Newmarket. "Simon has been a key member of the Tattersalls Ireland management team for many years and brings a wealth of experience to...

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Tattersalls Autumn HIT Catalogue Features The Lir Jet

G2 Norfolk S. winner and G1 Phoenix S. bridesmaid The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) anchors the 1,617-lot Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale catalogue, which was released on Tuesday. One of more than 90 group and listed performers to be offered from Oct. 26-29, the bay is listed as lot 1071 from the consignment of Jamie Railton. MGSP Devious Company (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) (lot 630) from Tom Dascombe's Manor House Stables is another lot of note, as he is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Circumvent (GB)...

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New Restrictions for Corticosteroids & Bronchodilators at Tattersalls & Goffs

New policies on the use of corticosteroids and bronchodilators-including Clenbuterol--for all yearlings, horses in and out of training and unraced 2-year-olds will be introduced at the beginning of the UK and Irish yearling sales from Sept. 1 forward, Tattersalls and Goffs announced on Monday. Starting with the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, all stock sold at the two sales companies will have these restrictions applied. These new Conditions of Sale will allow buyers to have post-sale testing for corticosteroids and bronchodilators (Clenbuterol). Any positive test or any trace of bronchodilators...

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Darvel Earns 200th Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus

Darvel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who triumphed in the six-furlong Novice S. at Ayr on July 20, became the 200th winner of a £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus, Tattersalls announced on Tuesday. The bonus scheme has now paid out a total of £5,000,000 to owners of yearlings purchased at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. Of the 200 Book 1 Bonus winners, more than half have been purchased for less than 150,000gns and 31 for 50,000gns or under. Bonus winners include Group 1 winners Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire}),...

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'Phenomenal' Clearance Rate Maintained At Tattersalls July

NEWMARKET, UK—One of the few sales not to have been ousted from its traditional slot in the turbulent wake of the global pandemic, the Tattersalls July Sale had a markedly different feel this year but it would be hard not to be encouraged at the level of trade across the last two days in Newmarket. As noted in Thursday's TDN, the clearance rate of 96% was the most extraordinary feature of the first session of the sale and that continued through to its conclusion on Friday afternoon at exactly the...

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