Tattersalls To Sponsor 2024 Polish St Leger

The 2024 edition of the Polish St Leger will be sponsored by Tattersalls, the sales company announced on Wednesday. Held at Warsaw's Służewiec Racecourse, the 1 3/4-mile race on Westminster Day, Aug. 31, joins other Classic sponsorships by Tattersalls including the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas and G2 Tattersalls Italian Oaks. Multiple group winner Va Bank (Ire) (Archipenko), a €4,500 Tattersalls Ireland September yearling buy, won the Polish St Leger. In addition, Tattersalls Ireland will sponsor the Nagroda Dakota, a juvenile race over 6 1/2...

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Romantic Style Downs Ramatuelle in Deauville's Prix Imprudence

Godolphin's Romantic Style (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) made her seasonal return a successful one and downed 'TDN Rising Star' Ramatuelle (Justify) to become her connections' first winner, in a thrilling renewal, of Deauville's G3 Prix Imprudence. The 37-10 third favourite, who shed maiden status at Great Yarmouth in September before winning the Listed Bosra Sham S., was positioned second in the far-side group and raced in an overall fifth through halfway in this seven-furlong distaffers' Guineas trial. Looming large out wide with 300 metres remaining, she quickened to the...

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Sea Ice to be Sold at Tattersalls Online April Sale

Sixty-five lots have been catalogued for the next Tattersalls Online sale, which takes place on April 9 and 10 and includes the recent all-weather winner Sea Ice (Ire) (lot 27). The three-year-old daughter of Too Darn Hot (GB) is consigned by John and Thady Gosden's Clarehaven Stables having opened her account at the fifth attempt when successful in a maiden at Chelmsford last month. The five-year-old Julia Augusta (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) (lot 15) is another to note as a two-time winner for Roger Varian's Carlburg Stables. She is out of...

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Night Raider's Craven-Bound Brother Set To Put Knockgraffon Stables In Lights

Is there anything like a pedigree update to get a consignor's blood pumping in the build-up to a big sale? A little winner here, a black-type update there, it can't hurt when it comes to advertising your wares.  Well, if it's happening pedigrees that buyers want, it won't take long to scope out lot 53 in the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale. A brother to leading 2,000 Guineas contender Night Raider (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the colt will be offered under the hammer by the father-and-son team of Mick and Stephen...

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Dual-Purpose Prospect Cavern Club Tops Tattersalls March Sale

Cavern Club (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire}) (lot 58), a two-time winner for Marco Botti, brought a sale-topping price of 32,000gns at the Tattersalls March Sale on Wednesday. Consigned by Botti's Prestige Place, Cavern Club was in competitive action at Southwell last week when he finished third in an 11-furlong handicap from a BHA mark of 80. He is the first foal out of the unraced New Approach (Ire) mare Merseybeat (GB), a half-sister to the Listed winner and Group 3-placed Twist 'N' Shake (GB) (Kingman {GB}). The four-year-old Cavern Club was...

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Unraced Laurens Colt Among John Dance's Horses to be Sold at Tattersalls

First Ambition (GB), a colt by Invincible Spirit (Ire) and the first foal of the six-time Group 1 winner Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), is among a sizeable number of horses owned by John Dance's Coverdale Stud to be catalogued within the Castlebridge Consignment draft for an extended Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-up and Horses-in-Training Sale.  A record number of 195 lots in the horses-in-training section means that the auction will now start with an evening session on Wednesday, May 1 at 5pm. The sale continues on Thursday morning at 9.30am with the...

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Details Released for Tattersalls Online Breeze-Up Session

The Online Breeze-Up Session, scheduled to feature as part of the June Online Sale June 5-6, will be available to consignors located in Britain and Ireland with breeze-ups to be held at Chelmsford City Racecourse and at Dundalk Stadium, announced Tattersalls via press release on Monday. The under-tack previews will take place Tuesday, May 21 at Chelmsford City and Tuesday, May 28 at Dundalk Stadium. Both options are available for unraced juveniles and there will be gallop opportunities for entries on the all-weather tracks. Spectators are welcome to attend at...

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DNA Equine Team Bidding To Build On Dream Debut At The Breeze-Ups

Humility goes by the household name of humble and you will be hard pressed to find a more humble couple than Donna Cowens and Nicky Souza de Oliveira of DNA Equine. The pair burst onto the scene at the Goffs Breeze-Up Sale at Doncaster last year when selling Mantra (Ire) to Jake Warren on behalf of Highclere for a life-changing £160,000. The Tamayuz (Ire) filly had been bought for a song the previous winter. Identified by Cowens as a potentially nice type to go breezing and get the DNA consignment...

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Pair Of Wildcards Join Tattersalls March Sale

The catalogue for the Tattersalls March Sale was augmented with a pair of wildcards on Friday. Set for Wednesday, Mar. 27, the sale begins at 11 a.m. Tasmanian Legend (Ire) (Australia {GB}) (lot 50A) will be offered by Alice Haynes Racing and is rated 81 on Timeform. The 3-year-old gelding sports a pair of wins over 1 1/16 miles in February and March. Joining the three-time winner is Lodge Hill Stables' Emily's Star (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB}) (lot 50B), who is a half-sister to the Grade 3-placed Ma Belle Amie...

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Racing Together Community Day Aims for Record Numbers

Racing Together, the industry's community engagement partnership, will host the 2024 community day on Wednesday, May 8 to coincide with the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse, the organisation announced on Monday via press release. British horseracing's national day of employee volunteering, the effort is supported by various charity and commercial partners with a focus on horseracing and bloodstock groups to give back as a team to their communities. Activities range from staff volunteering at local care homes to renovating stables, and picking up litter or collecting for local food...

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Echoing Silence Tops Tattersalls Cheltenham Festival Sale

Gordon Elliott was the key player at last year's Tattersalls Cheltenham Festival Sale when going to £420,000 to secure the joint top lots, Jalon D'Oudairies (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) and Romeo Coolio (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB}), two names that will be familiar to National Hunt enthusiasts following the running of the G1 Champion Bumper back at the track on Wednesday. Having shared top billing 12 months earlier, this time it was Romeo Coolio who got the better of the argument, two and a half lengths ahead of stablemate...

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Grade 2 Winner Headlines Tattersalls Cheltenham Festival Sale

A total of 30 lots have been catalogued for this year's Tattersalls Cheltenham Festival Sale, which will take place immediately following the conclusion of racing in the winner's enclosure on Thursday, March 14. The catalogue and race replays can be viewed online. Previous graduates of the Cheltenham Festival sale include the Grade 1-winning chasers Bravemansgame (Fr) (Brave Mansonnien ([Fr}) and Gerri Colombe (Fr) (Saddler Maker {Ire}), both of whom will be seeking further top-level honours in Friday's G1 Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup. This year lot 1 is the Grade 2 winner Harmonya...

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