Tattersalls Ascot

Tattersalls Ascot Sale Renamed; Moved To Park Paddocks

After a successful 2020 renewal of the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale at Park Paddocks that returned records for average, median, top lot and turnover, Tattersalls announced on Wednesday that the sale would become a permanent fixture in Newmarket and be renamed the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale. The first renewal of the sale in its new guise will take place on Sept. 7. The sale, which has developed a reputation for turning out precocious runners, is named in honour of Somerville Tattersall, who began auctioning at the 1885 July Sales and...

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The Weekly Wrap: Positives To Be Found In Yearling Market

September ushered in the early rounds of the yearling sales in Europe, with the Goffs UK Premier, BBAG, Tattersalls Ascot and Arqana Select sales all having taken place within the last fortnight. Three of that quartet have at least been able to take place in their intended venues, albeit Arqana's flagship sale was three weeks later than usual. The one-day Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale was moved to Newmarket, and Park Paddocks will also host the Tattersalls Irelend September Sale next week, which has been reduced to two days from three,...

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That's More Like It, as Tattersalls Ascot Posts Gains

NEWMARKET, UK-Every cloud has a silver lining, even one as black and pervasive as this accursed pandemic. And the transfer of the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale from its eponymous base to the headquarters of its parent brand, as part of an emergency revamping of the yearling sales calendar, worked so well on Monday that conceivably it might prove tempting to make the relocation permanent. On the other hand, prospectors will go anywhere for the right animal. Mouse O'Ryan put it well. "You can sell a good horse at a crossroads,"...

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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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Kellys Bring Perfect Record To Tattersalls Ascot

James and Lisa Kelly's pilot project at the 2018 Tattersalls Ascot yearling sale could hardly have worked out better. The couple offered two yearling fillies through their Kildare-based Linacre House Stud, with both going on to be stakes-winning 2-year-olds: Flaming Princess (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) and Flippa The Strippa (Ire) (Outstrip {GB}). The Kellys return to the Ascot yearling sale-this season staged in Newmarket on Sept. 7-for the second time this year with three yearlings, including a full-sister to Flaming Princess. While Linacre House's Tattersalls Ascot debut looks on paper to...

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Sir Prancealot's Miss Amulet Prevails In the Lowther

Having beaten Frenetic (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in the Listed Marwell S. over five furlongs at Naas Aug. 3, Miss Amulet (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) was one of the main contenders for Thursday's G2 Sky Bet Lowther S. at York and she lived up to the billing when holding off Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in a pulsating finale. Always prominent, the 15-2 shot was marginally ahead approaching the furlong pole before being joined by that 15-8 favourite soon after. Pulling out extra for James Doyle in the run to...

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Steel Bull Best In the Molecomb
Steel Bull Best In the Molecomb

Colin Keane came to Goodwood for the first time on Wednesday and his debut ride was one of a rider who had been here many times before as he guided Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) to success in the G3 Markel Insurance Molecomb S. Held up in rear off the pace burn-up in front, Michael O'Callaghan's July 22 Naas maiden scorer was still sitting chilly at the back passing two out but when the gap was big enough he was through with relish to seize the advantage 100 yards from...

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Freshman Sire Charming Thought Off the Mark at Great Yarmouth

Darley stallion Charming Thought (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who operated out of Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £5,000 this year, became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Tick Tock Partnership's Alicestar (GB) claimed a debut score going a shade over six furlongs in Wednesday's Southwold Novice Auction S. at Great Yarmouth. 5th-Great Yarmouth, £5,400, Nov, 7-22, 2yo, 6f 3yT, 1:13.47, g/f. ALICESTAR (GB) (f, 2, Charming Thought {GB}--Atheera {Ire}, by Shamardal) found cover in fifth from the outset of this unveiling. Angled into the...

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Freshman Sire Pride of Dubai Off the Mark at Ayr

Coolmore-based sire Pride of Dubai (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) became the latest European freshman off the mark when the twice-raced juvenile Star of Emaraaty (Ire) survived a stewards' enquiry to prevail in Monday's EBF Stallions Fillies' Novice Auction S. over an extended seven furlongs at Ayr. In front throughout, the 2-1 second favourite came under ever-increasing pressure inside the final quarter mile and was ridden out in the closing stages to deny Party Spirit (GB) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) by a neck. 3rd-Ayr, £6,400, Nov, 7-13, 2yo, f, 7f 50yT,...

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Tattersalls to Show Live Breezes for Craven and Ascot Breeze Up Sale

All of the breezes for the upcoming Tattersalls Craven & Ascot Breeze Up Sale will be shown live at www.tattersalls.com on both the Tattersalls main page and the Tattersalls Ascot main page, the sales company announced on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m. local time at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on June 22, the breezes will be split, with the Craven Breeze Up Sale juveniles going first and the Ascot Breeze Up 2-year-olds breezing second. The sale proper will begin at 11 a.m. on June 25. Individual videos of the breezes will...

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Tattersalls Offices to Remain Closed, Following New COVID-19 Restrictions

After the latest batch of coronavirus restrictions on Monday evening, the Tattersalls offices in Newmarket will remain closed, the sales company announced on Tuesday morning. The staff of Tattersalls, Tattersalls Ascot and Tattersalls Cheltenham are all working from home and are available via email or their mobile phones. This policy will remain under constant review and Tattersalls will continue to follow the latest government guidelines to safeguard the best interests of our clients and all employed by Tattersalls.

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