Autumn Horses in Training Sale Catalogue Now Online

The 118 Timeform-rated Alignak heads a top-class Autumn Horses in Training catalogue
The 118 Timeform-rated Alignak heads a top-class Autumn Horses in Training catalogue

The four-year-old Listed winning colt ALIGNAK looks set to be amongst the highlights of the four day Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale which takes place Monday 26th to Thursday 29th October. The world’s largest horses in training sale numbers 1,617 lots and can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com.

An effortless winner of the Listed Stand Cup Stakes at Chester for Sir Michael Stoute on his latest start, ALIGNAK currently boasts an official rating of 110 and a Timeform rating of 118. The fourth Stakes winner out of the Champion racemare ALBANOVA, ALIGNAK is the latest smart performer from Kirsten Rausing’s exceptional ALRUCCABA family. ALIGNAK is one of a 21 lot consignment from Sir Michael Stoute’s Freemason Lodge Stables which also features the highly rated trio of GALATA BRIDGE, SEXTANT and SOLID STONE.

The world’s largest sale of horses in training, from which 2020 Group 1 winners FIERCE IMPACT and RIVER BOYNE were purchased, features more than 90 Group and Listed performers including 2020 scorers CORMORANT, DUBAI STATION, MAYSTAR, ROYAL DORNOCH and WITHHOLD. Following in the footsteps of 2019 sale-topper SUMMER SANDS there are also several top-class two-year-olds catalogued including Group 2 Norfolk Stakes winner and Group 1 Phoenix Stakes runner-up THE LIR JET, alongside dual Group 2 runner-up DEVIOUS COMPANY and the Listed winner ACKLAM EXPRESS.

This year’s Australian Group 2 winner IMAGING, purchased at last year’s Autumn Horses in Training Sale, provided yet another reminder of why the Juddmonte consignment is an annual highlight of the Autumn Horses in Training Sale and the 25 strong Juddmonte team, which sells on Wednesday 28th October, looks as enticing as ever. The exciting three-year-old colt EMISSARY and high-class older horses BLUE MIST, DEREVO and SOCIETY LION, all with a Timeform rating of over 105, look set to attract plenty of attention. The consignment from Ballydoyle Stables also retains its traditional strength and depth with 48 representatives including the Group winning quartet of three-year-olds CORMORANT, NOBEL PRIZE, ROYAL DORNOCH and ROYAL LYTHAM amongst 12 Group and Listed performers.

The largest consignment in the sale is Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s ever popular Shadwell draft with 87 lots catalogued including 18 horses rated over 95 by Timeform. The Castlebridge Consignment as ever offers a sizeable contingent of 81 with the recent Listed winner AZTEC PARADE and the highly rated LORD RAPSCALLION, both trained in Ireland by Johnny Murtagh, set to star. Roger Charlton’s promising three-year-old colt BULLFINCH, sold as part of the Waddesdon Stud dispersal with an official rating of 103 and a Timeform rating of 111p, also looks likely to be one of the most eagerly sought after lots.

The largest trainer’s consignment is the 69 strong team from Richard Hannon’s powerful East Everleigh Stables which includes the 118 Timeform-rated Listed winner URBAN ICON who ran a fine race to be beaten only two and a half lengths in the Group 2 Park Stakes at Doncaster on his last start. Mark Johnston’s Kingsley Park has 64 catalogued, Richard Fahey’s Musley Bank has a team of 46 and Roger Varian’s Carlburg Stables and Andrew Balding’s Park House Stables each offer 35 lots. Irish trainers including Jim Bolger, Jessie Harrington, John Murphy, Donnacha O’Brien, Joseph O’Brien, Michael O’Callaghan, John Oxx, Fozzy Stack and Dermot Weld are also well-represented.

Commenting on the 2020 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training catalogue, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;

“The unique diversity of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale is the key to its enduring appeal to both domestic and international buyers. Every year the sale produces top-class Flat and National Hunt performers and this year’s catalogue has all the ingredients to appeal to the customary global audience. We have already seen our live internet and telephone bidding facilities widely embraced, particularly at the recent July and August Sales, and we will continue to explore every possible avenue for buyers to participate at all of our sales despite the prevailing challenges.”