2010 July Sale Day 4 Press Release
The Tattersalls July Sale concluded with an increased turnover of 5,843,000 guineas with an average of 12,275 guineas and a median of 6,000 guineas and a clearance rate of 84% for the 501 sold lots (including private sales).
The top lot during the final session was the three-year-old colt RAQEEB who was knocked down to North Yorkshire trainer Ruth Carr for 35,000 guineas. Carr purchased the Shadwell Estates’ consigned son of SEEKING THE GOLD, out of the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes winning DARSHAAN mare SAYEDAH, on behalf of owner John Nixon.
At the conclusion of the 2010 Tattersalls July Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;
“In the current economic climate any bloodstock sale that posts increases has to be viewed in a positive light. With a larger catalogue than last year we would have hoped to improve on the 2009 July Sale turnover, even allowing for a slight shortage of obvious quality, but it is a tribute to the enduring global appeal of the Tattersalls July Sale that the clearance rate has yet again reached 80% and the key indicators of average and median have held up so well.
“The obvious highlight of the sale was the new record price of 460,000 guineas for Paul Makin’s BUSINESS AS USUAL which comfortably exceeded the previous July Sale record of 380,000 guineas. The fierce competition for BUSINESS AS USUAL clearly demonstrates the sustained demand for top class horses in training, but equally encouraging for this sector of the market has been the truly cosmopolitan crowd that has yet again descended on Park Paddocks and given such depth to the sale from start to finish. An added bonus for overseas buyers is definitely the current weakness of sterling. At present the currency is offering almost unprecedented value for money and this should continue to act as an incentive at the forthcoming October Yearling Sales.”