Tattersalls Ascot

Classy Bedouin's Story Leads The Tattersalls Ascot July Catalogue

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ascot July Sale features 93 lots led by classy handicap horse Bedouin's Story (GB) (Farhh {GB}) (lot 71) from the Godolphin draft. Scheduled for July 12, the sale is divided between 35 fillies and mares in and out of training, 54 colts and geldings in and out of training, four point-to-pointers and a dozen store horses. A 6-year-old gelding, the bay captured the Cambridgeshire Heritage H. in 2021 and is rated 109. Also from the Godolphin draft, Epic Hero (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 70) is...

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Skyace Earns Record Price at Tatts Ascot March

Group 1-winning Jumps mare Skyace (Ire) (Westerner {GB}) (Lot 114) brought a record price of £80,000 at Thursday's Tattersalls Ascot March Sale. Consigned by John 'Shark' Hanlon's Court Stud, the 7-year-old will return to her own stable in Ireland after being purchased by Hanlon on behalf of new ownership. "I am delighted to get her back and I have bought her for T J McDonald, who already has horses with me," confirmed Hanlon. "He wants her to go back in training, race her for a year and then put her...

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Tattersalls Ascot March Catalogue Released

The catalogue for the Mar. 31 Tattersalls Ascot March Sale is now online. Comprised of 102 lots, there are 22 fillies and mares in/out of training, 63 colts and geldings in/out of training, 11 point-to-pointers, a pair of 2-year-olds and four store horses. Many leading stables have horses catalogued, including Barbury Castle Stables, Bective Stud, Closutton Stables, Cullentra House, Godolphin, Kingsley Park, Lodge Hill Stables, Saxon Gate and Park House Stables. Of the nine lots consigned by Godolphin, Angel's Thunder (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) (lot 59) is the highlight,...

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Celtic Art Tops Tattersalls Ascot December Sale

Celtic Art (Fr) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) (lot 36) topped the Tattersalls Ascot December Sale when purchased by Tom Malone and Jeremy Scott for £39,000. The winning 4-year-old has been placed at Group 3 level and listed level during his career and he was offered by Whatcombe Stables. Second on the leaderboard was lot 38, the 2-year-old gelding Sen Ding (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}). Stuart Williams snapped up the Castledillon Stud-consigned grandson of stake winner Al Ihtithar (Ire) (Barathea {Ire}) for £26,000. Of the 89 lots catalogued and 68 offered, 50 sold (74%)...

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Tattersalls Ascot December Adds 21 Wildcards

A total of 21 wildcards were added to the Dec. 6 Tattersalls Ascot December Sale which will now feature 89 lots. Comprised of 11 yearlings, 58 horses-in-training, 12 horses-out-of-training, two stores and five point-to-pointers, selling will begin at 11 a.m. local time at Ascot Racecourse Stables. One of the wildcard entries of note is lot 47, No Nonsense (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) from George Boughey's Saffron House Stables. Sporting an official BHA Rating of 85, No Nonsense was placed the G3 Pavillion S. at Ascot. For the full catalogue, please visit...

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Godolphin Pair Top Tattersalls Ascot November Sale

Throne Hall (GB) (Kingman {GB}) and Strozzi (Ger) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), both consigned by Godolphin, brought identical bids of £50,000 to share joint-topper honours during Thursday's Tattersalls Ascot November Sale. Held at Ascot racecourse for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sale grossed a record £603,500 for 77 sold (83%). The average was £7,838 and the median was £4,600. Blandford Bloodstock purchased lot 66, Throne Hall. A dual winner, the 4-year-old gelding is from the family of globetrotting Group 1 winner Flintshire (GB) (Dansili...

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Tattersalls Ascot November Catalogue Released

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ascot November Sale was released on Tuesday. Slated for Nov. 4, the 99 lots are divided between 27 fillies in/out of training, 57 colts and geldings, four point-to-pointers, five yearlings and six stores. It will be the first sale held at Ascot Racecourse since December of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the vendors are Bedford House, Beckhampton House, East Everleigh, Godolphin, Jackdaws Castle, Park House, Seven Barrows, Somerville Lodge, The Old Malthouse and West Ilsley. Some of the lots on offer are: Kingdom...

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Havana Gold's Chipotle Strikes For Windsor Castle Triumph

Eve Johnson Houghton trainee Chipotle (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) annexed Doncaster's Mar. 27 Brocklesby on debut before making light of a three-pound penalty in an Apr. 28 conditions test over Ascot's five-furlong strip, but was compromised by soft conditions when relinquishing his perfect record in Sandown's May 27 Listed National S. last time. The Tattersalls Ascot yearling, purchased by Johnson Houghton for a bargain 10,000gns, went postward at odds of 22-1 for Wednesday's Listed Windsor Castle S., but was off script at the break and left trailing on the far...

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Aclaim's First Winner Earns Rising Star Stripes At Newmarket

Progeny of The National Stud's freshman sire Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) had yet to post a breakthrough score, but that statistic was cast aside as Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Cachet (Ire) powered to a taking debut success over six furlongs in Saturday's Betway British EBF Fillies' Novice S. at Newmarket. Breaking sharply to occupy a forward slot in second through the initial fractions, the 4-1 chance cruised to the front hard on the steel approaching the final quarter mile and powered ever clear, under minimal urging, up the hill to easily...

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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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