History

1766 – 2017

  1. 2017-12-31

    Annual turnover at Tattersalls tops 300 million guineas for the first time, with a record 331 million guineas worth of bloodstock sold.

  2. 2017-12-08

    Dispersal of Ballymacoll Stud concludes.

  3. 2017-12-07

    Marsha Sells for European Record 6,000,000 Guineas at Tattersalls December Mare Sale

  4. 2017-10-12

    Turnover at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale tops 100m guineas.

  5. 2016-05-17

    Tattersalls celebrates its 250th Year Anniversary.

  6. 2015-06-24

    Tattersalls launches the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus to replace the Tattersalls Millions race series.

  7. 2015-05-20

    Tattersalls buys Brightwells Bloodstock Sales which hold auctions at Cheltenham and Ascot racecourses.

  8. 2014-12-01

    Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Just The Judge sells for 4.5 million guineas; the highest price for a filly at auction in British auction history.

  9. 2014-02-11

    Tattersalls takes a majority stake in French sales company Osarus.

  10. 2013-10-16

    Immortal Verse set a European record for a broodmare when selling for 4.7m guineas at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale.

  11. 2013-09-11

    Dancing Rain becomes the first Oaks winner to be sold at public auction carrying her first foal in over 50 years. She sells for 4 million guineas.

  12. 2013-07-25

    A Galileo filly out of Alluring Park sets a new world record for a yearling when selling to Al Shaqab Racing for 5,000,000 guineas..

  13. 2008-06-25

    Tattersalls takes a 20% stake in leading Australian auction house William Inglis & Son Limited.

  14. 2007-06-14

    Tattersalls creates the Tattersalls Millions Race series worth £2.3m. Turnover hits 244 million guineas.

  15. 2006-06-12

    Annual turnover at Tattersalls tops 200 million guineas for the first time, with a record 233 million guineas worth of bloodstock sold.

  16. 2006-03-23

    Magical Romance sells for a world record price for a broodmare of 4,600,000 guineas on the second day of the December Mare Sale which turned over just short of 30 million guineas; the highest grossing day in European auction history.

  17. 2000-06-12

    A colt by Sadler’s Wells out of Darara sells for 3.4m guineas; a European record for a yearling.

  18. 1993-06-23

    Michael Watt is succeeded as Chairman by Edmond Mahony but remains on the Board until his retirement in 1996, after 50 years with the company.

  19. 1989-06-27

    Tattersalls introduces the Tattersalls Breeze Up Sale.

  20. 1985-07-24

    Tattersalls increases its holding in Ballsbridge Sales and the operation becomesa wholly owned subsidiary called Tattersalls (Ireland).

  21. 1982-07-13

    Kenneth Watt retires as Chairman and is replaced by his cousin Michael Watt.

  22. 1979-07-18

    Tattersalls buys a 44% stake in Irish company Ballsbridge International Bloodstock Sales.

  23. 1967-06-14

    Vaguely Noble sold for 136,000 guineas, a world record for a horse in training.

  24. 1965-07-14

    New sale ring completed at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  25. 1958-06-18

    Tattersalls move yearling sales from Doncaster to Newmarket.

  26. 1957-06-13

    Last Tattersalls yearling sales at Doncaster. Tattersalls offices re-established in modern block on site of old offices at Knightsbridge Green.

  27. 1947-05-15

    Tattersalls sales at Doncaster resume.

  28. 1946-05-30

    Knightsbridge Green site sold.

  29. 1945-05-30

    September Sales: Future St Leger winner Sayajirao sold for record 28,000 guineas.

  30. 1940-05-08

    No July Sale or Doncaster Sales.

  31. 1939-05-23

    Last Sales held by Tattersalls at Knightsbridge Green.

  32. 1923-05-23

    July Sales attended by King George V.

  33. 1922-05-23

    Tattersalls sales at Doncaster: Mumtaz Mahal sold to Aga Khan for top price of 9,100 gns.

  34. 1920-05-23

    Tattersalls sales at Doncaster: New worldrecord price for yearling Blue Ensign(The Tetrarch – Blue Tit), bred by Sledmere Stud and sold to Lord Glanely for 14,500 guineas.

  35. 1886-05-23

    First December Sales held at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  36. 1869-05-23

    Tattersalls takes lease of Glasgow Paddocks, Doncaster, for sales previously held outside Salutation Inn, Doncaster.

  37. 1865-05-15

    Tattersalls Sales move from Hyde Park Corner to new site at Knightsbridge Green.

  38. 1766-05-23

    Richard Tattersall establishes Tattersalls Sales at Hyde Park Corner.