Record Annual Turnover and World's Highest Price at Tattersalls in 2014
Record annual turnover for the second consecutive year and the highest price for a thoroughbred at public auction anywhere in the world in 2014 were amongst the highlights of another outstanding year at Tattersalls. Annual turnover at Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneers rose from the previous record level of 248,675,700 guineas to an unprecedented 263,411,173 guineas, with other individual highlights including the highest priced auction yearling in the world for the third year in a row, the world’s highest priced Breeze Up two year old and a record average of 53,376 guineas for the 4,935 lots sold during the year.
Commenting on the record breaking year, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“To have added almost 15 million guineas to last year’s unprecedented level of turnover is a remarkable achievement and a testimony to the consistently outstanding stock that our predominantly British and Irish consignors have entrusted to Tattersalls. Individual highlights such as the 4.5 million guineas sale of JUST THE JUDGE, the year's highest priced auction yearling at Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale and the first ever seven figure Breeze Up horse in Europe at the Craven Breeze Up Sale, grab the headlines, but the outstanding annual clearance rate of 83.5% is not only unmatched this century, but is also a real measure of the strength and depth to the sales at Tattersalls throughout the year.
“That Tattersalls, uniquely amongst British and Irish thoroughbred auctioneers, has surpassed the pre - recession levels of turnover by such a wide margin, is a cause for industry optimism as we look forward to 2015. With market leading sales in all categories, Park Paddocks remains the focal point for so many involved in our truly global business and, at this time of year, it is appropriate to thank each and every individual who has helped make 2014 another record breaking year at Tattersalls."