Tattersalls August Sale

International Trade to the Fore At Tattersalls August Sale

The Tattersalls August Sale may be one of the newest horses-in-training sales on the circuit, but it posted rock-solid results with the global demand for horses at all levels evident during Wednesday's trade. A total of 217 horses sold at an aggregate of 5,267,300gns and an average of 24,273gns. The median was 14,000gns and the top price paid was 250,000gns for Operating (War Front) (lot 299). The 3-year-old colt is a full-brother to G3 Round Tower S. hero Intelligence Cross, the Irish/Hong Kong listed winner Warning Flag (Sweet Orange in...

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Tattersalls August Sale Kicks Off On Wednesday

The Tattersalls August Sale, one of the more recent horses-in-training sales on the calendar, takes place at Newmarket on Wednesday with 224 lots set to go under the hammer. The sale, introduced for the first time in 2020 in response to COVID-related circumstances, features drafts from Godolphin, Juddmonte, Richard Hannon, George Boughey, Richard Fahey and more. Rolling The Dice (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) (lot 167), who finished third in the G2 May Hill S. last year, and the 95-rated Sea The Shells (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 303) are two...

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Tattersalls August Catalogue Released Online

The catalogue for the Tattersalls August Sale, which takes place on August 31, is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com.  A total of 360 lots will be on offer, comprising 246 colts and geldings in and out of training and 107 fillies in and out of training as well as six broodmares. This year's edition of the Tattersalls August Sale has attracted consignments from many of the world's foremost owners and breeders, including drafts from Godolphin and Juddmonte Farms, as well as many of the UK and Ireland's...

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Bunglejungleparty The Star at Tattersalls August

The second year of the Tattersalls August Sale kicked off its run at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Tuesday. The clearance rate remained solid when compared to the 2020 renewal, which was inaugurated due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Of the 144 horses offered during the first session 127 (88%) were marked as sold for a gross of 1,459,200gns. The average of 11,490gns and median of 7,000gns were down 36% and 42% on 2020, respectively. Leading the way on day one was lot 169, Bunglejungleparty (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}), who...

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August Sale Enters Round Two

The Tattersalls August Sale was last year borne out of necessity-a three-month gap in the calendar lasting until early June making it difficult to assess the merits of stock for a horses-in-training sale only a month later, and Covid restrictions complicating sales logistics-but the fixture that was instituted last summer as a back-up plan for vendors and buyers proved an inspired concept. Demand for horses was high and figures wound up not far off the popular and well-established Tattersalls July and Autumn Horses-In-Training Sales. The August Sale saw 510 sold...

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Pablo Escobarr And Inigo Jones To August Sale

Two more wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls August Sale, which starts on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The latest additions to the published catalogue are Pablo Escobarr (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Inigo Jones (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), both currently trained in Newmarket by William Haggas and Sir Michael Stoute respectively. The 5-year-old Pablo Escobarr finished eighth on his most recent start in the Ebor H. and has also been Group 3-placed in this season's Geoffrey Freer S. The most recent of his three wins came in last year's G3 Glorious...

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Quintet of Horses Added to Tattersalls August Sale

A total of five more lots have been added to the upcoming Tattersalls August Sale including the 87-rated juvenile filly Almohandesah (GB) (Postponed {Ire}). The winning 2-year-old filly is from the extended family of champions Royal Applause (GB) (Waajib {Ire}) and Lyric Fantasy (Ire) (Tate Gallery) and will be offered by Karl Burke's Spigot Lodge Stables as lot 190A. The other late additions are: the Nigel Tinkler-consigned triple winner Night on Earth (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (lot 190B) who is rated 88; lot 190C, Trais Fluors (GB) (Dansili {GB}), who is...

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Tattersalls Releases August Catalogue

Tattersalls has released the catalogue for its two-day August Sale on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 comprising 458 lots that are a mixture of colts, geldings and fillies in and out of training and a small selection of broodmares. In addition to key support from leading owner/breeders like Ballydoyle, Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms, Shadwell Estate Company and many of the UK and Ireland's leading trainers, a trend among the leading lights in this year's catalogue is high-class French form. Gerard Augustin-Normand's Pretreville (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}) was a Group 3-winning miler last...

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Saudi-bound Trio Heads Strong Final Day at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—Ted Voute may not have been at Tattersalls but he certainly made his presence felt online when securing the three most expensive horses of the August Sale, and four in total for 650,000gns, on behalf of a new owner in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh-based Najd Stud will race the quartet of colts and geldings, who have been bought with the primary aim of targeting Saudi's King's Cup series. Leading the way was the 105-rated Walkinthesand (Ire) (lot 699), a 4-year-old son of Footstepsinthesand (Ire), who was bought from Richard Hannon's...

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Home Secretary Visits Tattersalls As Swindler Steals The Show

NEWMARKET, UK—Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel MP paid a surprise visit to Tattersalls on Tuesday and will doubtless have had impressed upon her, by those depending on international trade ahead of the major sales of October and December, the importance of lifting quarantine restrictions for incoming buyers. In the current climate, it is impossible to imagine the packed sales ring at Tattersalls on a dark, crisp December evening as a potential blockbuster mare comes under the hammer. Hopefully we will return to those moments of thoroughbred theatre in time, and...

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Demand Remains Strong For Form Horses

NEWMARKET, UK—The concept of a horses-in-training sale in August had already been welcomed and the initial response to the new three-day Tattersalls fixture seemed solid enough on Monday as, once again, a decent clearance rate of 84% was the most promising statistic of the day. With 200 horses put through the ring, 167 found new homes, bringing a first-day aggregate of 1,871,800gns. This is not the level of trade once normally associates with the higher-profile Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale, but it served a purpose and once again fed a consistently voracious...

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New Tattersalls Fixture Gets Underway

There's nothing very familiar about this year, and in an ever-changing sales schedule, a new auction takes place this week at Tattersalls. The mixed August Sale was originally intended to take place over two days but, such was the demand for places, it has been extended to three, starting on Monday at Park Paddocks. That a sale consisting largely of horses in training has attracted such a large entry so soon after the traditional Tattersalls July Sale is not necessarily a positive sign for British racing. But while some owners...

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