European yearling sales

Letter To The Editor: Yearling Sale Profitability

After reading John Boyce's excellent article in the TDN (Nov. 12), I have the following observation. Unlike John, my statistical training goes back to the days of the slide rule. Yet precious little arithmetical skill is required to understand the lesson he has parsed on the state of the bloodstock industry in his article on the 2020 yearling sales. Taking up pen, paper, and employing some old long division skills, it is clear, when one approaches the subject from a slightly different angle, that his conclusion that the present situation "will...

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Precocity The Key At New-Look Ascot

The yearling sale caravan rolls onto Newmarket on Monday for the relocated Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, where 257 commercial youngsters will go under the hammer. The fledgling sale which celebrate its fourth renewal rides the momentum of a pair of group-winning 2-year-olds at major meetings over the summer, with Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire})'s victory in the G3 Molecomb S. at Glorious Goodwood preceding Miss Amulet (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire})'s score in the G2 Lowther S. at York's Ebor meeting, which followed a victory in Naas's Listed Marwell S. Both...

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TDN Q&A With Billy Jackson-Stops

With the yearling sales now in full swing, TDN quizzes industry figures on past purchases, life during lockdown and gets their perspective on the sales for the next few weeks. Billy Jackson-Stops answers our questions today. TDN: What was your best yearling purchase over the last few years? And your favourite? BJS: I set up JS Bloodstock Consultancy in the summer of 2018 and bought my first yearlings that year. Those 2018 yearling purchases resulted in my best purchase to date which was Shadn (Ire) (No Nay Never {USA}), who...

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Goffs Moves Orby Sale Forward

Goffs will shift its two-day Orby yearling sale-to be staged this year at Goffs UK's Doncaster sales complex-forward by a day and it will now take place on Sept. 30 and Oct 1. The change was made to allow an additional day between Orby and Tattersalls October Book 1. Orby yearlings will ship into Doncaster on Sept. 27, following the Goffs Sportsman's Sale there on Sept. 24 and 25. "Our job is to deliver the greatest opportunity for every lot with which we are entrusted," said Goffs Group Chief Executive...

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Arqana, Tatts Ireland and Osarus Reveal New Yearling Sale Dates

Arqana, Tattersalls Ireland and Osarus have agreed on revised dates for their 2020 August and September yearling sales, the details of which were revealed on Wednesday. The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will run from Sept. 21 to 23, beginning one day earlier than originally planned. Arqana will shift its flagship yearling sale, initially set for Aug. 15 to 17, to Sept. 24 to 26. Osarus's September Yearling Sale will be amalgamated with the Arqana October Yearling Sale on Oct. 19 to 23, with a small number of Osarus yearlings...

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