Simon Kerins

Tammy O'Brien Appointed to Tattersalls Ireland Board

Tattersalls Ireland has appointed Tammy O'Brien to the Board with immediate effect. She joined Tattersalls in March 2017 as International Client Relations & Strategic Development Manager, will continue with her existing role. A native of Cork, O'Brien, from a well-known equestrian and racing family, was a former international showjumper at pony and junior level and subsequently worked for 20 years as racing manager with Coolmore in Tipperary. "We are delighted to welcome Tammy to the Board of Tattersalls Ireland. Tammy has played a pivotal role in Tattersalls' growth and has...

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Bumper Catalogue For The Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale

A total of 416 stores have been chosen for the Tattersalls Ireland 2023 Derby Sale, set to take place June 28-29 at Fairyhouse, the sales company announced on Tuesday. All horses catalogued for the Derby Sale are eligible for the 2024 €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper. The Derby Sale achieved more winners at the Dublin Racing Festival, Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Festival than any other store sale again this year and has claimed 12 Grade 1s in 2023. "Exceptional doesn't come close to what we have on...

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Sales Companies to Support ITBA NH Fillies Bonus Scheme

Goffs and Tattersalls Ireland have committed support of €50,000 each over the next three years toward the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's National Hunt Fillies Bonus Scheme, the ITBA announced. The support is in addition to the €100,000 from Horse Racing Ireland through the Foal Levy. Established in 2013, the scheme's aim was to enhance the prices of fillies at store sales and encourage breeders to return their fillies in training. The Weatherbys ITBA NH Fillies Bonus scheme pays out €5,000 to any eligible filly who wins their mares-only maiden bumper,...

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Treo Eile Showing Pathway Series Complete Dates Announced

The complete schedule and locations of the Treo Eile Showing Pathway Series 2023, which will be sponsored by Tattersalls Ireland this year, were announced on Friday. The series kicks off with the first of eight qualifying events on Saturday, May 20, and runs through the summer months to the final, which will be held at the Royal Meath Show on Sunday, Sept. 3. The confirmed location and dates of the qualifiers, as well as the final, are as follows: May 20--Sceilig Showing Festival, Cork May 27--Glandoran Island Summer Show, Wexford June...

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2023 Treo Eile Showing Pathways Series To Be Sponsored By Tattersalls Ireland

The Treo Eile Showing Pathway Series 2023 will be sponsored by Tattersalls Ireland, the sales company announced on Thursday. Both organisations are dedicated to promoting the development and re-training of Thoroughbreds, and the Showing Pathway Series is an opportunity to showcase the potential of former racehorses as successful riding horses. Kicking off on Saturday, May 20 with the final on Sunday, Sept. 3, the series will feature eight qualifying events. The confirmed location and dates of six of the eight qualifiers, as well as the  final are as follows: June...

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Coen To Join Tattersalls Ireland

Officials at Tattersalls Ireland have announced the appointment of Luke Coen as a bloodstock representative. An experienced and respected figure in the industry, Coen has excelled in both the eventing and Thoroughbred industry. Having represented Ireland at both Junion and Young Rider level in the European Championships, Coen has been surrounded by such equine superstars as My Dream Boat, Quel Spirit and Faugheen from a young age and has also gained knowledge as a pinhooker through his Q-Cross Stables. "We are delighted to welcome Luke to the Tattersalls Ireland team,"...

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National Hunt Sales Catalogues to Reference Point to Point Wins

There has been a change to the treatment of point-to-point performances in sale company catalogues, the International Cataloguing Standards Committee (ICSC) European sub-committee announced on Friday. Currently, winning British and Irish point-to-point performers are classified as runners, but not as winners in either the subject horse detail or the dam summary line. For all National Hunt sales from April 2023 onwards, if the progeny of a dam has won a point-to-point in Great Britain or Ireland but the same animal has not won under rules the point-to-point only, winner(s) will...

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Tatts Ireland Appoints Mary Lanigan Marketing Manager

Tattersalls Ireland announced the appointment of Mary Lanigan to Marketing Manager, beginning Nov. 1. Lanigan previously served in the role of Sales & Marketing Executive for the last eight years. Tattersalls Ireland CEO, Simon Kerins commented: "We are fortunate to have someone of this calibre stepping into the position of Marketing Manager. Mary has all the attributes to be an outstanding team leader, and I have every confidence that she will continue to make a positive contribution to the work of Tattersalls Ireland and further strengthen the brand."  

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'Great Vibes' as September Yearling Sale Returns to Fairyhouse

TATTERSALLS IRELAND, Fairyhouse--It might be dressed up as a sales complex, but Tattersalls Ireland is much more than that and, on the eve of the September Yearling Sale, chief executive Simon Kerins shared how there are 'great vibes' in the air at Fairyhouse.  The September Yearling Sale has been held in England for the past two years due to Covid and, on its return to Fairyhouse, a wide breadth of trainers from Britain and Ireland, many of the top agents and breeze-up consignors as well as international clients, crossed paths...

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Affinisea Gelding Leads May Store Sale

Lot 179, a gelded 3-year-old son of Affinisea (Ire) topped the Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale at €50,000. The Knockalane House offering went to Ballyboy Stables. Right behind him was a gelding by Workforce (GB) (lot 103) from Rathywork Stud, agent to Milestone Bloodstock. The son of Blazing Dawn (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) was knocked down for €48,000. His second dam is listed hurdle winner Blazing Sky (Ire) (Beneficial {GB}). Third on the buyers' sheets was lot 68, J'Suis Kashe Bam's (Fr) (Buck's Boum {Fr}), a member of Liss House's draft....

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Sapphire Sale Launched By Tattersalls Ireland

The Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale, slated for Nov. 12, was launched by the sales company on Wednesday. Comprised of Flat-bred foals, yearlings and breeding stock, it will replace the November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale. Notable graduates of the sale under the previous name include G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}), who sold as a foal, as well as fellow weanling alumni The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), a G2 Norfolk S. victor, and G3 Molecomb S. winner Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). This...

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Flat Sale Brings Tattersalls Ireland Season To A Close

Tattersalls Ireland concluded its 2021 slate of sales on Saturday with the single-session November Flat Sale of foals, yearlings and mares. From 141-head offered, 82 were sold for €567,000 at a clearance rate of 58%. The average was €6,915, and the median was a record for the sale at €5,500. Thomond O'Mara, under the Kilronan moniker, signed for the sale's top lot, a €29,000 yearling colt by first-crop sire Tasleet (GB) from Lumville Farm. The colt (lot 1372) is out of the Listed Dragon S. runner-up Ejaazah (Ire) (Acclamation {GB})....

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