Tattersalls And Newmarket Racecourses To Stage New £150,000 Race In 2015
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£150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes for graduates of Book 3 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale
Group 3 winner Purr Along, who was bought at October Book 3 for 11,500 guineas
Tattersalls, Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneers, and Newmarket Racecourses are to stage a new £150,000 two year old race for graduates of Book 3 of the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
The inaugural £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes will be run over 6 furlongs at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday 10th October, 2015, with a maximum field of 30 runners and prize money down to tenth place. Prize money for the winner of the richly endowed contest will be £82,500.
Commenting on the new £150,000 contest, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“Tattersalls sponsored sales races have been hugely popular for more than 25 years now and the new £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes looks set to be another welcome opportunity for owners to run for substantial prize money. We have revamped Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale with around 550 yearlings catalogued for the two day sale and the new £150,000 race will undoubtedly prove popular with both owners and trainers.”
Michael Prosser, Head of Racing, Jockey Club East Region, added:
“Newmarket and Tattersalls have a long association hosting races of this nature and the new £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes will be a welcome addition to our 2015 Autumn programme which promises to offer £4.4 million in prize money spread over 10 days."
Newmarket Trainer and former President of the National Trainers Federation Stuart Williams added his support saying;
“I will certainly be buying yearlings at Book 3 of the October Yearling Sale trying to win the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes. I have always been a fan of such races and am delighted that Tattersalls has introduced such a valuable race for this sector of the market.”
In addition to introducing the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, Tattersalls has also made a change to the ever popular £1,300,000 Tattersalls Millions series for graduates of Europe’s premier yearling sale, Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. The 2015/2016 Tattersalls Millions will comprise five races instead of six, with the £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Fillies’ Median Auction Stakes being dropped in favour of a single £200,000 six furlong contest for both colts and fillies. The new £200,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy will take place on September 19th, 2015 at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.
Details of the 2015 £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes for graduates of Book 3 of the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
£150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes - 6 furlongs, colts, geldings and fillies, 10th October 2015
1st - £82,500
2nd - £33,750
3rd - £15,000
4th - £7,500
5th - £3,750
6th - 10th - £1,500
Total entry costs: £750.00
Details of the 2015/2016 £1,300,000 Tattersalls Millions for graduates of Book 1 of the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
TWO YEAR OLD RACES
£500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy - 7 furlongs, colts, geldings, + fillies, October 3rd 2015
£300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy - 7 furlongs, fillies only, October 3rd 2015
£200,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy - 6 furlongs, colts, geldings + fillies, September 19th 2015
THREE YEAR OLD RACES
£200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Trophy, 10 furlongs, colts, geldings + fillies, Craven Meeting 2016
£100,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Sprint, 6 fulrongs, colts, geldings + fillies, Craven Meeting 2016
Total entry costs: £4,500.00
All races to be run at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.