Park Paddocks

Taqaareed Heads Tattersalls February Sale at 200,000gns

NEWMARKET, UK — It was two years ago that Park Paddocks played host to arguably one of the strongest-ever editions of the Tattersalls February Sale, with a new record median (10,000gns) and the second-highest turnover (5,849,100gns) and average (17,833gns) featuring among the headline statistics. Those lofty figures owed much to a significant Shadwell draft which included the top two lots during the opening session, just a few months on from the announcement that the operation was to be downsized. Much has happened in the intervening period and any fears that...

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Tattersalls February Sale Ready For Kick Off In Newmarket

NEWMARKET, UK--In many ways the Tattersalls February Sale is to Flat racing what the January transfer window is to football, the chance to add a squad member or two--and perhaps get rid of a few more--potentially bringing rich rewards for those who traded cleverly when the season reaches action stations a few months from now. Owner/breeders including Godolphin, Juddmonte and Shadwell feature among the high-profile teams set to ring the changes with significant departures, so too leading trainers such as John and Thady Gosden, William Haggas and Roger Varian, leaving...

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Winning Profitable 3-Year-Old Joins Tattersalls February Sale

Billy Webster (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}) (lot 275A), a winner of three of his four starts, has been added to the Tattersalls February Sale, which takes place on Feb. 1-2. Offered by George Scott's Eve Lodge Stables, the dark bay wildcard is owned by H E Redha Munfaredi and is rated 97 by Timeform off a dominant 1000-metre win at Southwell on Jan. 6. A son of the Nayef mare Some Site (Ire), he is her lone winner. His second dam is GIII Matchmaker S. winner Horatia (Ire) (Machiavellian), who foaled...

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'Quality And Diversity' On Offer As February Sale Catalogue Released By Tattersalls

A total of 376 lots have been catalogued for the two-day Tattersalls February Sale at Park Paddocks on Feb. 1-2. Divided between 146 fillies and mares in/out of training, 27 broodmares, 172 colts and geldings in/out of training, 22 yearlings and nine 2-year-olds, the sale will begin on Feb. 1 after the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade. The second session will take place at 10 a.m. Among the lots on offer are Grade III winner Angel Terrace (Ghostzapper) (lot 67), herself a half-sister to crack stayer Order Of St...

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Falmouth Winner Prosperous Voyage Hammers For 2.4m Gns To Katsumi Yoshida

The millionaires kept coming at Tattersalls on Tuesday, and lot 1811, the Zoffany (Ire) mare Prosperous Voyage (Ire), caught the eye of Katsumi Yoshida at 2.4 million gns later in the session. A winner of the G1 Falmouth S. and G3 Princess Elizabeth S., the 4-year-old was consigned by Kimpton Down Stables. Also, runner-up in both the G1 Fillies' mile and G1 1000 Guineas, Prosperous Voyage is out of a half-sister to a trio of stakes winners, including dual Grade I winner Senure (Nureyev). Bred by Lynch Badges and Camas...

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Group 1 Winner Poptronic Goes To Sanctuary Lodge For 1.4m Gns At Tattersalls

The third millionaire of the second Sceptre Sessions at Tattersalls was G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. victress Poptronic (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) (lot 1784), who sold to Sanctuary Lodge bidding online for 1.4 million gns. Part of the Spigot Lodge Stables' draft, the lanky bay was bought as a horse-in-training and also landed the G2 Lancashire Oaks and G3 Hoppings S. Bred by David and Yvonne Blunt, Poptronic is a granddaughter of G2 Lowther S. heroine Infamous Angel (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}).   ⚜️ 1.4million gns for Poptronic...

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Lezoo Takes The Lead At Tattersalls When Selling for 2.2m Gns To Narvick International

Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) (lot 1776), who won the G1 Cheveley Park S., was knocked down to Narvick International for 2.2 million gns at Tattersalls on Tuesday and could race on. Consigned by Kimpton Down Stables, the current sale topper also won the G3 Princess Margaret S. and is out of the Group 3 winner Roger Sez (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}). The Chasemore Farm-bred was a 77,000gns Tattersalls Book 3 yearling turned €110,000 Arqana Breeze-Up grad by Atlas Bloodstock.   ⚜️ 2.2million gns for G1 Cheveley...

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Hillwood Bloodstock Snaps Up Listed Winner Prima Bacio For 1.1m Gns At Tattersalls

The Castlebridge Consignment's Primo Bacio (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) (lot 1771) became the first seven-figure lot of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Tuesday, when bringing 1.1 million gns in foal to Frankel (GB). Hillwood Bloodstock's Charlie Vigors signed the ticket for the listed-winning mare, who was third in the G2 Duke Of Cambridge S. This is the family of multiple group winner Bocca Baciata (Ire) (Big Bad Bob {Ire}), who was second in the G1 Pretty Polly S. Bred by Kildaragh Stud, she was picked up for just 100,000gns by...

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First Edition Of The TBA ACCESS Foal Forum Well-Attended

Over 250 people attended the first edition of the TBA ACCESS Foal Forum in the Tattersalls sales ring on Thursday night, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) announced on Friday. The free-to-attend event welcomed both TBA members and non-members, and aimed to inform and educate attendees about the intricacies and challenges of breeding and pinhooking foals. The forum was led by Vanessa Ryle and featured insights into the first steps and considerations of breeding a foal, nurturing the growth of a young foal with the expertise of Kate Sigsworth of West...

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Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale Concludes With Strong Clearance Rate

After a busy five days of selling, the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale concluded at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Friday. Topping the final session was Veiled Illusion (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (lot 1562), who sold for 55,000gns to Nawaf Abdullah Al-Saif. Consigned by James Tate's Jamesfield Stables, the Lingfield winner is bound for Saudi Arabia. "He is in good form, and will ship soon to Saudi," said Al-Saif. "I think he will like the better weather in the Middle East and should be one to go on both the turf and...

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“Real Quality” On Offer At Tattersalls December Mares Sale

A quintet of Group 1-winning race fillies anchor the 1,062-strong Tattersalls December Mares Sale from Dec. 4-7, headlined by the Sceptre Sessions on Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5. Inaugurated last year, the Sceptre Sessions feature 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) (1433); Pretty Polly S. victress Via Sistina (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (lot 1788); top-level winners Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) (lot 1776) and Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 1811), both trained by Ralph Beckett; and South African Grade 1 winner Vernichey (SAf) (Vercingetorix {SAf}) (lot 1802)....

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Shadwell Snaps Up Frankel Filly For 1.6 Million at Tattersalls on Thursday

Lot 492, a chestnut daughter of Frankel (GB) consigned by Watership Down Stud, was knocked down for 1.6 million gns on the bid of Shadwell during the third and final session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on Thursday. Out of G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Millisle (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), the yearling is from the same family as multiple group winner and G1 Windsor Park Plate third Gino Severini (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}).   👸Shadwell Stud give 1.6 million gns for a daughter of Frankel at #TattsOctober...

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