Simon Kerins

'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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Something For All As Tattersalls Ireland September Begins

NEWMARKET, UK--It's Fairyhouse, but not as we know it. For the second year running the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale has gone on tour to Newmarket, with just shy of 600 youngsters catalogued to sell over the next two days.  The claim of Tattersalls Ireland's CEO Simon Kerins that the September Sale has something for everyone is fully backed up by two notable graduates of the sale on the track this year. This time last year Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) was plucked from Micheal Ryan's Al Eile...

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Tatts Ireland July Store Sale Debuts

A 3-year-old daughter of former champion NH sire Flemensfirth (Lot 325) claimed the top price of €50,000 at Tattersalls Ireland's inaugural July Store Sale Wednesday. "She has been bought as a racing and breeding prospect for on behalf of Niall Flynn and his family," explained purchaser Michael Tobin. "She is a lovely model with a good mind, a good Flemensfirth. The pedigree speaks for itself and the first dam is still breeding so there is more to come, hopefully. A trainer has not yet been decided." Sold by Sunnyhill Stud,...

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Tatts Ireland Returns To Original Dates; Stays In Newmarket

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will return to its originally scheduled dates of Sept. 21 and 22 following the announcement that the Goffs Orby Sale would be staged at Kildare Paddocks in Ireland rather than at Park Paddocks in Newmarket. Despite the Irish government's recent relaxation of quarantine requirements for most vaccinated visitors, the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will remain in Newmarket rather than return to Fairyhouse. Simon Kerins, chief executive officer of Tattersalls Ireland, said, "We are pleased we are able to offer certainty surrounding our dates...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale Relocated To Newmarket

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will for the second consecutive year be moved from its base at Fairyhouse to Tattersalls's headquarters at Park Paddocks in Newmarket due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Ireland, specifically whether international buyers will be able to attend without undergoing lengthy quarantines. The three-day sale will now take place a week earlier than originally scheduled, with Part I on Sept. 14 and 15 and Part II on Sept. 16. Tattersalls Ireland Chief Executive Officer Simon Kerins said, "The decision to relocate to...

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Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale Relocated to Newmarket

The Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale has been moved once again to the Tattersalls headquarters at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, Tattersalls Ireland announced on Monday. Ongoing COVID-19 related travel restrictions in Ireland prompted the location switch and 2021 marks the second year the sale will be held in Newmarket. The practice breeze session and breeze session proper at Newmarket Racecourse will be held on June 1 and 2, respectively, with the sale scheduled for June 3, as the racecourse is also operating as a COVID-19 vaccination centre. Originally, Goresbridge...

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Tatts Ireland Cancels February NH Sale

Tattersalls Ireland announced the cancellation of the February NH Sale, which had been scheduled for Apr. 7. Despite exploring all possible options to hold the sale safely, Tattersalls Ireland was informed by the Department of Agriculture that staging a bloodstock sale in Ireland while facing the continuing effects of the pandemic would not be permitted. Lots catalogued for the February NH Sale will now be offered in conjunction with the yearling section of the November NH Sale. "We explored every avenue to hold the sale and to offer vendors the...

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Tattersalls Ireland Delay NH Sale

Further changes to the 2021 Irish sales calendar were announced on Tuesday owing to the extension of the Irish lockdown measures until Mar. 5.  This has necessitated a change of date for the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale, which will now be held at Fairyhouse on Tuesday, Mar. 9. Announcing the delay, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, "It is unfortunate that we have had to make yet another change to the dates for the February National Hunt Sale, but we are constantly having to respond to the evolving...

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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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