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 was the last member of the Tattersall family to lead the company.
The last two years, the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale has produced group-winning 2-year-olds Miss Amulet (Ire), Steel Bull (Ire), Liberty Beach (GB) and Shadn (Ire).
“The catalyst for launching the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale at Park Paddocks was the extraordinary vibrance of last year's relocated Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “The new Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale will benefit not only from the outstanding facilities at Park Paddocks, but also from Newmarket's unique infrastructure and we are confident that the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale, named in honour of one of the central figures in the history of Tattersalls, will harness the momentum established by its predecessor.”