Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale

Sun 05 Nov 2017

The world’s largest horses in training sale at Tattersalls came to a close on Friday. The five-day turnover rose 9% to record 27,282,200 guineas at an average of 25,617 guineas and a median of 11,000 guineas.

16 of our horses were sold at the sale after consultation with their trainers and their owners being asked to vote whether they wished to sell.

There are 2 main reasons for giving a horse an entry into an auction:

  1. The horse is currently or perceived is going to be, hard to place and could therefore diminish in value
  2. Pre-empting the horses value deteriorating during the current or next season

Tim says “Often the best time to sell a horse is when it is at the peak of its powers and could struggle to continue at a higher level. Placing a horse going forward could well be difficult and you need to consider if you would ever get the money back in prize money for the horse to earn its keep in the future. Our owners hard earned training fees could well be better placed against a new horse, or as we put it “rolling the dice again” with a yearling!”

Our draft had won a total of 30 races between them for their owners and won £326,572 in race prize money (including five £10,000 ‘Plus 10’ bonuses).

So, we say a big thank you and farewell to:

Lexington Grace, Devil’s Bridge, Move Over and De Bruyne Horse, Hamidans Girl and Lady Anjorica, Heatongrad, El Nino Sea, Rashford’s Double and Simmy’s Copshop, Ventura Secret, Hamba Moyo and Plansina, Lexington Sky, Kasperenko and Ritasun.

Our sales total was 420,700 guineas, with a top price of 95,000.

Many owners from these syndicates have moved into the new yearlings and plenty have ‘stuck together’ as they had formed a bond as a group, which we really enjoy seeing!

We didn’t come away empty handed either! Historically, we have done well with buying horses already in training, who have gone on to win for us (G Force, Junior, Tawdeea and more) and this month we have added three to our string, who we see as having potential to prove successful for their new owners at a new yard.

We purchased ELUSIVE HEIGHTS (by Elusive Pimpernel) a 4-year-old winner of two races with dual black type to his name at last week’s Goffs HIT sale. His target will be the 2018 Lincoln and he heads to ROGER FELL.

DAVID O’MEARA is the lucky recipient of two super prospects from the Tattersalls sale: COLD STARE (by Intense Focus), a 2-year-old Listed winner from France and SULTAN BAYBARS (by Invincible Spirit), a 3-year-old half-brother to the Group 1 Moyglare Winner Termagent.

You can see their details and share opportunities via the ‘Buy Shares’ tab.



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