Autumn Horses in Training Sale Catalogue Now Online
The four-year-old Group 3 winning colt GROCER JACK looks set to be amongst the highlights of the four day Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale which takes place Monday 25th to Thursday 28th October. The world’s largest horses in training sale numbers 1,577 lots and can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com.
Last seen finishing second in the Group 1 Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, GROCER JACK boasts a Timeform rating of 118 and was the winner of the Group 3 Premio Ambrosiano in May for Waldemar Hickst. Out of Group 3 winner GOOD DONNA and a half-brother to the Listed winner GHISLAINE, the OASIS DREAM colt has been placed in a total of six Group races and will be consigned by Ronald Rauscher alongside the four-year-old Listed winner PRAETORIUS.
2021 Group 1 winners SALUTE THE SOLDIER and ZAAKI were purchased at the Autumn Horses in Training Sale and this year’s catalogue features more than 80 Group and Listed performers. There are several top-class two-year-olds catalogued including Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes and Group 3 Sirenia Stakes placed HIERARCHY, the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes winner CHIPOTLE and 103 Timeform-rated PAPA DON’T PREACH.
The Juddmonte Farms consignment is always a highlight of the Autumn Horses in Training Sale and this year’s Australian Group 3 winner SPIRIT RIDGE, purchased from Juddmonte Farms at the 2019 Autumn Horses in Training Sale, provided yet another fine advertisement. Selling on Wednesday 27th October, the 10-lot draft includes unexposed, exciting three-year-old colts BOLTAWAY, OLD FLAME and THALER, officially rated 93, 88 and 90 respectively.
Another 2021 Australian Group 3 winner purchased at the Autumn Horses in Training Sale was HARPO MARX, whose victory in the Premier’s Cup showcased the strength and depth on offer each year in the Coolmore consignment. Amongst this year’s 52 representatives are 12 Group and Listed performers, including the Group 1 St Leger third and fourth THE MEDITERRANEAN and INTERPRETATION as well Group 1 Melbourne Cup second TIGER MOTH.
The impressive Shadwell draft consists of 154 lots including 22 horses rated over 95 by Timeform. The lightly raced three-year-olds ANMAAT, ALBASHEER, ASJAD, MANDOOB, MONAASIB, MOTAWAAJED and WISHAAH all boast Timeform ratings of 105 and above. The draft also contains promising two-year-olds BAYRAQ, MASHAAER and MUDAMER who look likely to be eagerly sought after.
The Queen’s rapidly improving three-year-old CHALK STREAM was last seen running out an impressive winner of the fiercely competitive Lavazza Stakes at Ascot. From a deep Black Type family and holding a Timeform rating of 112, CHALK STREAM is part of a 25 lot consignment from William Haggas’ Somerville Lodge which also features the top-class FAVORITE MOON, MAGLEV and WINK OF AN EYE.
As ever, The Castlebridge Consignment offers a sizeable contingent of 101 with the highly rated trio of AL RUFAA, FUNDAMENTAL and MAGICAL MORNING set to star. The largest trainer’s consignment is the 54 strong team from Mark Johnston’s Kingsley Park which includes the 109 Timeform-rated three-year-old DANCING KING, winner of the Group 3 March Stakes at Goodwood on his last start. Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh Stables has 51 catalogued, Andrew Balding’s Park House Stables 36 and Roger Varian’s Carlburg Stables will offer 32. Irish trainers including Jim Bolger, John Murphy, Joseph O’Brien, Michael O’Callaghan, Andy Oliver and Dermot Weld are also well-represented, as are French-based trainers Henri-Francois Devin, Mario Barrati and Eoghan O’Neill.
Commenting on the 2021 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. Flying the flag this year for the Autumn Horses in Training Sale is the outstanding Australian multiple Group 1 winner ZAAKI, purchased at last year’s sale, and this year’s catalogue has all the ingredients to appeal to the customary global audience including the significant, high-class consignments from Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates.”