Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale

Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale Concludes With Strong Clearance Rate

After a busy five days of selling, the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale concluded at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Friday. Topping the final session was Veiled Illusion (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (lot 1562), who sold for 55,000gns to Nawaf Abdullah Al-Saif. Consigned by James Tate's Jamesfield Stables, the Lingfield winner is bound for Saudi Arabia. "He is in good form, and will ship soon to Saudi," said Al-Saif. "I think he will like the better weather in the Middle East and should be one to go on both the turf and...

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Group Winner Anchors Sextet Of Tattersalls Autumn Wildcards

Group winner Jack Darcy (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) (lot 1131A) is one of six wildcards added to the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale on Wednesday. The sale runs from Monday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 27 at Park Paddocks. The G2 Grand Prix de Deauville victor is out of a half-sister to Group 1 winners Reams Of Verse (Nureyev) and Elmaamul (Diesis {GB}) and will be offered by Barton Stud. Joining the G2 Prix Dollar runner-up is True Testament (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 772A). Part of the Jamie Railton draft, the 4-year-old...

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Gimcrack Hero Lake Forest Part Of Tattersalls Autumn HIT Catalogue

The smart G2 Gimcrack S. winner Lake Forest (GB) (No Nay Never) (lot 726) is one of the highlights of the five-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale at Park Paddocks in Newmarket from Oct. 23-27. Part of a 1,750-strong catalogue, the juvenile is rated 109 and will be consigned by William Haggas's Somerville Lodge. He currently holds an entry in the G1 Middle Park S. on Sept. 30. Some of the other notable lots include G1 Criterium International victor Proud And Regal (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 674) from Coolmore;...

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Outbox Lands Amir Trophy For Watson, Doyle

A stakes winner in England and stakes-performed in France and in Sweden, Outbox (GB) (Frankel {GB}) added a stamp from Qatar to his passport for Saturday's His Highness The Amir Trophy in Doha and walked away with the lion's share of the US$1-million in prize money on offer. The Amir Trophy is one of three races contested locall that is recognized internationally as black-type eligible. Ridden aggressively from a wide alley by Hollie Doyle, Outbox took up a pace-pressing position from second, as Qatari Gold (Lemon Drop Kid), with Tom...

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Another Sale, Another Record

By Chris McGrath NEWMARKET, UK--This has already been another record-breaking auction, even if they decide to release the whole of Thursday's closing catalogue into the high street--and a significant one, in terms of underwriting a yearling market that had appeared so curiously immune to the challenges of domestic prizemoney and a volatile economic environment. Once again, the third session of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale was defined by twin channels of export traffic: one to the Middle East, with investment seemingly driven not just by the Saudi Cup but by...

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Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In Training Sale Off To A Strong Start

NEWMARKET, UK--Well, if the astounding yearling market is to make any kind of sense, then this one needs to prove every bit as strong. And the early signs, after the opening session of the Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale, are that those who invested so heavily in new stock at the October Sale can pin their hopes on other dividends beyond the notorious limits to domestic prizemoney. Year-on-year comparisons at an auction like this must carry a caveat, granted the random element in the calibre and distribution of the best stock. But...

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Autumn Sale Begins At Park Paddocks

With the major yearling sales now in the rear-view mirror, the focus turns briefly to horses in training before the breeding stock sales, and Park Paddocks this week hosts the four-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale. One of the strongest indicators of the global nature of the racing industry, the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale routinely sees participation from purchasers around the world, and its graduates keep them coming back by winning key races internationally. Salute The Soldier (Ger) (Sepoy {Aus}) was bought for 380,000gns in 2019 and he picked up Meydan's G3...

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Group Winner Grocer Jack Highlights Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale

Group 3 winner Grocer Jack (Ger) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is one of the highlights of the four-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale from Oct. 25-28. One of 1,577 lots catalogued, the 4-year-old colt (lot 738) was second in the G1 Bayerisches Zuchtrennen and is rated 118 by Timeform. Several recent sale graduates have enjoyed Group 1 success on an international level in 2021, including Salute The Soldier (Ger) (Sepoy {Aus}) and Zaaki (GB) (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}). The catalogue features 80 group and listed performers. Among them are two-time group placed...

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925,000gns English King Sent to Rule Australia

NEWMARKET, UK—There are obviously lessons to ponder, regarding the divergent economies of British and Australian racing. But first and foremost, let's pause and give due credit to those who brought English King (GB) (Camelot {GB}) to the point where he could on Wednesday become much the most expensive colt ever sold at Europe's premier horses-in-training sale. After all, when auctioneer John O'Kelly tried to coax one last effort out of underbidder Ted Voute for lot 1153a, he told him: "There's only one chance to buy English King." But Jeremy Brummitt...

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Haggas Draft Tops Brighter Trade

NEWMARKET, UK--It's a conundrum of the training profession: do you serve your client better by exhausting every last ounce of a horse's potential, or by preserving a degree of residual value when the time has come to cash out and restock? You see exemplary operators at both ends of that spectrum, but only rarely does anyone manage to reconcile both obligations as expertly as William Haggas did with his principal draft on the second day of the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale at Tattersalls. Of 17 Somerville Lodge horses into the ring,...

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Slow Start to Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale

NEWMARKET, UK--A sale like this will always be rather a law unto itself. The quality on offer won't be as consistent, year to year, as a cross-section selected from each new crop for graded catalogues of younger stock. And the distribution of such quality as does appear, across a four-session auction, will be no less variable. So let's not leap to any premature conclusions about a steep decline in returns from the opening day of the Autumn Horses-in-Training at Tattersalls. The coveted Juddmonte draft, for one thing, has this time...

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Global Appeal At Tatts Autumn Sale

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale has become a key attraction for stables around the world looking to bolster their quality, and the latest renewal takes place at Park Paddocks in Newmarket from Monday through Thursday. Demonstrating the global impact of the sale are 2020 Grade/Group 1-winning graduates River Boyne (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) and Fierce Impact (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who have this year taken top-level contests in the U.S. and Australia. Chris Waller selected Imaging (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) from the Juddmonte consignment last year and he rewarded his...

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