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Successful Conclusion To Tattersalls 2012 Sales Season


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Lot 1511: Twyla Tharp (IRE)

Lot 1511: Twyla Tharp (IRE)

The Tattersalls year came to a conclusion with the final day of the December Mare Sale and appropriately the final session saw a record price of 105,000 guineas for the final day of this fixture. The final session saw a diverse buyer base push the clearance rate up to 84% and the turnover well past 1 million guineas. The final session saw a total of 181 lots sold for 1,386,700 guineas at an average of 7,661 guineas and a median of 6,000 guineas, taking the four day totals to 762 lots sold for 43,932,200 guineas at an average of 57,654 guineas and a median of 19,000 guineas. The two week long December Sale saw turnover of 71.66m guineas, whilst the annual turnover was 210m guineas.

The top lot on the final day was the NAYEF filly DESPATCH who was knocked down to Dwayne Woods for 105,000 guineas. Consigned from Jamie Railton, the daughter of the GREEN DESERT mare TIME SAVED is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner PLEA BARGAIN as well as this year’s top class filly LAY TIME. Woods secured the three-year-old after seeing off Whatton Manor Stud’s Peter Player and Catridge Farm’s David Powell.

"She has a great page and is a nicely put together filly," said Woods, who had just come from Brook Stud in order to buy her. "She is for Brook - I have not thought about stallions for her, but she has a very open pedigree that anything will nearly suit. We have Best Terms at home so we know the family."

December Sale Day 4 Figures:
Year
CataloguedOfferedSoldAggregateAverageMedian
2012
258 216 181 1,386,700 7,661 6,000
2011
253 186 129 868,200 6,730 4,500
December Mare Sale Figures:
Year
CataloguedOfferedSoldAggregateAverageMedian
2012
1,134 937 762 43,932,200 57,654 19,000
2011
1,087 865 629 44,121,500 70,145 21,000
December Sale  Figures:
Year
CataloguedOfferedSoldAggregateAverageMedian
2012
2,430 2,026 1,637 71,660,200 43,775 19,000
2011
2,331 1,942 1,444 71,747,900 49,687 21,000

At the conclusion of the 2012 Tattersalls December Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

“The bloodstock industry is a truly global business and nowhere is this more apparent than at the Tattersalls December Sale. Every year the December Sale attracts buyers from all corners of the globe and the 2012 renewal has yet again enhanced its reputation as the most international sale of its type in the world.

“Buyers have flocked to Tattersalls in huge numbers this week and they have combined to produce trade which has mirrored the extraordinary demand we experienced at our October Yearling Sale. Remarkably the success of the December Sale, and the entire Tattersalls 2012 sales season, has come at a time of continuing economic uncertainty, and this week’s sale has shown that the worldwide appetite for British and Irish bloodstock is arguably at an all - time high. We were conscious that perhaps this year’s December Mares catalogue was not a vintage one, but competition at every level of the market has seen the key indicators all but match last year’s considerable gains, more six-figure transactions, and most significantly, the highest clearance rate this century.

“The four top lots of the sale exemplify the essence of the Tattersalls December Sale. The 1.7 million guineas TWYLA THARP was consigned from a British owned Irish farm and sold to a French agent. BANIMPIRE, who sold for 1.5 million guineas, was consigned by a French team on behalf of an American owner and sold to an American agent. The one million guineas mare BLUE SYMPHONY came from a Newmarket farm and will now head to Ireland and the 985,000 guineas filly WILD COCO was sold by German owners to a Japanese buyer. The diversity of the December Sale market never ceases to amaze and in addition to the obvious highlights we have also welcomed a party of Korean breeders for the first time and sold breeding stock to more than 30 different countries and every continent.

“As ever, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our vendors and purchasers alike, as well as British Bloodstock Marketing. They have all played a major part in helping our annual turnover to break the 200 million guineas mark for only the third time and we will continue to explore as many overseas markets as possible in the year ahead.”

The next sale at Tattersalls is the February Sale that is scheduled for February 7 – 8 with entries now being taken.

  • Lot 1511: Twyla Tharp (IRE)

    Lot 1511: Twyla Tharp (IRE)

  • Lot 1804: Banimpire (IRE)

    Lot 1804: Banimpire (IRE)

  • Lot 1809: Blue Symphony (GB)

    Lot 1809: Blue Symphony (GB)

  • Lot 2121: Wild Coco (GER)

    Lot 2121: Wild Coco (GER)

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