The Platinum Queen shines at the Tattersalls Mares' Sale
Sat 03 Dec 2022
Our main aim is to provide our owners with winners, combined with experiences and memories that they will never forget on the racecourse. However, another rewarding element of being part of MPR can be through the sales ring. In recent years our bloodstock sales have consistently generated over £1 million throughout the course of the year, and this year we have broken through the £2,000,000 mark!
If the owners of a horse deem it suitable after a vote in which a majority must be reached, then their horse can be sold at the various sales throughout the year or through private purchase, often to race abroad in the Middle-East, Asia, the USA or Australia.
The end of this month saw one such Sale take place; the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale at Newmarket at which we bid a fond farewell to several of our horses, including The Platinum Queen. A 57,000gns purchase at the Guineas Breeze Up Sale earlier this year, she won £345,000 in prize money throughout her 2-year-old season, giving her owners many unforgettable memories, none more so than her Group1 Prix de L'Abbaye win on Arc Day at ParisLongchamp. Her owners made the decision to add her to the sale as a wildcard and she was sold to Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm for 1,200,000gns, more than 20 times her cost as a Breeze Up seven months ago. A fantastic result for her owners!
We are so grateful for all the messages of congratulations on the sale. Auctioneers, bloodstock agents and trainers came up to us at the busy sales complex to praise us on the result.
We thank her for everything and must say an enormous thank you to her trainer Richard Fahey and the team at Musley Bank for all their hard work. It's been a simply magical season that wouldn't have been possible without their efforts.
It appears that her new connections are going to race her next season before heading to Japan to be covered by one of their stallions. We'll be keeping an eye out for her and her offspring! Her syndicate manager Tom spoke to GBR International following the sale:
We must give a mention to the admirable Ventura Diamond, trained by Richard Fahey, who was also sold at the sale. She has been an absolute star for her owners, winning a Listed contest as a 2-year-old and picking up multiple pieces of black type as a 3 and 4-year-old. She was sold for 220,000gns to David Redvers, so she will likely be off to begin a new career as a broodmare. We will be looking out for her progeny too!
In addition, we said goodbye to the George Boughey trained Pretty Sweet. We bought her for 27,000gns after having had one start. She won 2 races for us, earned £42,818 in prize money and was 2nd six times. She sold for 65,000gns, making a nice profit.
Owners have received some life-changing offers for their horses this year. The horses mentioned above along with Eddie's Boy and Fighter In The Win have been sold for sums well ahead of what we paid for them, giving their owners an excellent return on their original share purchases.
If you combine our 2022 earnings in terms of bloodstock sales and prize money, it totals £4,583,500 to date. Now that's not a bad year for our owners, there will be some nice payouts at the end of the year, as they receive their prize money and sales returns cheques.
Here's a feature from Great British Racing from the Tattersalls sale: