International Trade to the Fore At Tattersalls August Sale

The Tattersalls August Sale may be one of the newest horses-in-training sales on the circuit but it posted rock-solid results with the global demand for horses at all levels evident during Wednesday’s trade. 

A total of 217 horses sold at an aggregate of 5,267,300gns and an average of 24,273gns. The median was 14,000gns and the top price paid was 250,000gns for Operating (War Front) [lot 299].

The Castlebridge Consignment were not only responsible for that top lot, who was sold to Najd Stud, but it also drafted Mr McCann (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) [lot 305], who fetched the second-highest price on the day, 210,000gns to Sackville Donald. 

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented, “We saw records broken across the board at the recent Tattersalls July Sale and it has been encouraging to see the Tattersalls August Sale follow on in similar fashion. 

“This is only the third renewal of the August Sale and very much the smallest catalogue for this new fixture, but the level of trade has demonstrated the sustained global demand for horses in training at all levels of the market and the extraordinary ability of sales of this nature at Tattersalls to attract buyers from throughout the world with such consistency.”

He added, “Domestic British and Irish buyers have been competing strongly throughout the day and the diverse international participation has as ever made a huge contribution to a successful sale. 

“The customary strong contingent from the Gulf region has been active from start to finish and the Gulf buyers have faced stiff competition from all corners of the world including Australia, Hong Kong, India and the USA, all of which is a source of encouragement as we turn our attention to the Tattersalls yearling sales season which starts with the Somerville Yearling Sale on Tuesday 6th September.”

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