Taylor Made Sales Agency and Haras de Gouffern have entered a partnership to offer a high-level yearling consignment at the Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville beginning in 2019, it was announced in a joint statement Monday. The news follows on the heels of Taylor Made's announcement that they will also offer a European consignment at the Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale, signifying an increased presence in the overseas market.
In 2018, Taylor Made has been represented in Europe by MG1SW Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy), who sold for $160,000 out of the Taylor Made consignment at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
“We are always looking for better ways to serve our customers,” said Duncan Taylor, CEO and president of Taylor Made Farm. “Jean-Pierre and I, working on private sales to his strong customer base in the Middle East, learned we shared the same core values. From this foundation, we want to build a honest and transparent customer service oriented company that provides greater opportunity for breeders, and yearling sellers to maximize the value of their horses.”
Under their new partnership, Taylor Made and Haras de Gouffern have signed on Cathy Barry to become the yearling manager at Gouffern with the goal of presenting a group of yearlings with a blend of European and American bloodlines. Additionally, Taylor Made has also entered a partnership with Haras de Gouffern's commercial arm, International Thoroughbred Consultants (ITC), which will represent Taylor Made in France and the Middle East. Taylor Made will act in the same capacity for ITC within the United States.
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