Tatts Ireland Ascot Sale Sees Increases

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Hersigh | Tattersalls Ireland

The single-session Tattersalls Ireland Ascot August Sale ended with increases across the board. A total of 85 horses-in-training and potential breeding prospects grossed £585,500, with an average of £6,970 (+32%) and a median of £4,000 (100%). The clearance rate also rose to 84%, up 17% from the 2016 edition. Topping the sale was the Godolphin-consigned two-time victress Hersigh (GB) (Poet's Voice {GB}) (lot 75), who brought £52,000 on the bid of Michael Donohoe of BBA Ireland. She is a half-sister to the listed winner Ennaadd (GB) (King's Best) out of fellow listed winner and Group 3 placed Zayn Zen (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}).

“The sale today has attracted a wide selection of purchasers with varying demands which has resulted in considerable increases across the board,” said Richard Pugh, Director of Horses-in-Training at Tattersalls Ireland. “The Godolphin and Shadwell drafts are a huge addition to the sale, but we have also seen demand from clients for both flat and national hunt horses across the baord, and we would like to extend a thank you to all our vendors for supporting our sale.”

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