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Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, which features 168 juveniles to breeze on the Rowley Mile on Apr. 12 before selling at Park Paddocks on Apr. 13 and 14, is online. The Craven sale has produced 49 stakes winners in the last five years, and in addition to black-type, graduates of this year's Craven sale will be chasing two bonuses: the £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, and the £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus. The catalogue includes 20 2-year-olds out of group or listed-winning mares including a Frankel...

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Tattersalls To Continue Irish Guineas Sponsorship

Tattersalls will continue its sponsorship of the Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas and the Tattersalls Gold Cup in 2021. The Irish Guineas Festival at The Curragh takes place on May 22 and 23 this year. Prizemoney for the Tattersalls Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas will be €400,000 apiece, while the Gold Cup will be worth €300,000. Edmond Mahony, chairman of Tattersalls, said, "The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival is a hugely important part of the Tattersalls global sponsorship portfolio and demonstrates our sustained commitment to supporting the racing and breeding industries...

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Brittas House To Wrap Up Dispersal At Tatts Online Sale

The dispersal of the late Peter Magnier's Brittas House Stud will come to a close with offerings during Tattersalls's Online 23rd March Sale. The 8-year-old We Are Ninety (Ire) (Thewayyouare) headlines the dispersal offerings, and the Listed Haras De Bouquetot Fillies Trial S. winner is offered alongside her filly foal by Calyx (GB). We Are Ninety is also set to be covered by first-season sire Sottsass (Fr). We Are Ninety boasts a deep pedigree, her second dam being Brigid (Irish River {Fr}), whose descendants include Group 1 winners Listen (Ire)...

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Tattersalls Launches New Craven Bonus

Tattersalls has announced a new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus for graduates of its Craven Breeze Up Sale, which is this year scheduled for Apr. 13 and 14 at Park Paddocks, with the breeze over the Rowley Mile on Apr. 12. Half of the bonus will be paid out to the connections of the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any 2-year-old race at Royal Ascot, with £100,000 designated for the owner of the horse and £25,000 for the vendor. The second half of the bonus, with the same owner/vendor...

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Tattersalls Unveils February Catalogue

Tattersalls has catalogued 497 horses for its two-day February Sale, which takes place at Park Paddocks on Feb. 4 and 5. The largest consignment comes from The Castlebridge Consignment, which fields 47 including the 92-rated 4-year-old filly Dancing Feet (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) (lot 460), a three-time winner in 2020 for Archie Watson; the 3-year-old filly Coloratura Soprano (Ity) (Golden Horn {GB}), a half-sister to last year's G2 Oaks d'Italia scorer Auyantepui (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) (lot 162); and Aubade (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 163), an unraced 3-year-old half-sister...

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Cheltenham February Sale Moved To Newmarket

Following on from positive feedback from the Cheltenham December Sale at Park Paddocks, the Tattersalls Cheltenham February Sale will take place at the sales firm's headquarters in Newmarket on Feb. 19. Tattersalls also moved to provide clarity on the Cheltenham Festival Sale, revealing contingency plans to hold it in the week preceding its original date of Mar. 18 if it is unable to take place at the Festival. This remains subject to change due to Covid 19 and Brexit complications.

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Letters to the Editor: Despite COVID, British Racing's Success

There is much to be negative about with British racing but occasionally we should acknowledge and celebrate success. During this terrible year of Covid, racing's rulers should be celebrated for what they have achieved and what has been saved. Our great sport was back behind closed doors and handled the health implications effectively. The stud season took place with mares covered and the business uninterrupted. The icing on the cake must surely be the remarkable resilience of the Tattersalls sales which ran in Newmarket on their original dates. To the...

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Juddmonte Draft Sustains Solid Trade

NEWMARKET, UK—After the giddy commerce of the previous day, with its six-figure average, the third session of mares at the Tattersalls December Sale as usual catered to prospectors at a rather lesser level. What gives them a chance, of course, is that their perspicacity can redeem their relative lack of resources. Certainly they must be relieved that many of the bigger players had left town. Those who had deigned to stick around did so largely for the second tranche of the Juddmonte draft, as dusk fell, but few were in...

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Beach Season at Tattersalls on Tuesday

by Chris McGrath and Emma Berry NEWMARKET, UK—The subject of many bloodstock headlines prior to the Tattersalls December Mares' Sales, Beach Frolic (GB) (Nayef) proved eminently deserving of the attention, even if she was denied the standing-room-only reception usually reserved for the stellar lots during this typically blockbuster session. A depleted 'Covid' gathering greeted her on her arrival in the ring, but the bidding was soon opened at a million gns by Julian Dollar, with Rob Speers and online bidders also getting involved in the earlier rounds. Eventually, as is...

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Palace Pier's Dam Commands 2.2-Million Gns At Tattersalls

Beach Frolic (GB) (Nayef) (lot 1731), the 9-year-old dam of this year's champion 3-year-old Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), is headed to join the Coolmore broodmare ranks after MV Magnier went to 2.2-million gns to secure her at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale on Tuesday. Beach Frolic was offered by Highclere Stud in foal to Blue Point (Ire).

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Camacho Filly Leads the Way at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—Whether in situ or online, breeders from all over the world ensured that the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale got off to a promising start, with a 90% clearance rate helped by plenty of action from internet bidders. The dispersal of Lady Rothschild's Waddesdon Stud had led to a buoyant session on this day last year, so markers were down 12 months on, but there was still a healthy level of activity, with 12,292,200gns traded for 243 fillies and mares. The median dipped by 14% at 30,000gns and the average...

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Godolphin To 700,000gns for Skitter Scatter Brother

A new high mark was established at the current renewal of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale on Friday when Godolphin went to 700,000gns for Airlie Stud's Dubawi (Ire) half-brother to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy) and the American Grade III-placed Data Dependent (More Than Ready) (lot 939). The dam, Dane Street, is a half-sister to G1 Dewhurst S. winner Intense Focus. Three lots later, Godolphin spent 600,000gns on Fittocks Stud's Dubawi colt out of the listed-winning and Group 1 producer Baisse (GB) (High Chaparral {Ire}) (lot...

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