Quality Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale Catalogue Now Online

Last year’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail was purchased for 210,000 guineas by Godolphin at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale
Last year’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail was purchased for 210,000 guineas by Godolphin at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, which will take place Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th April, can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com and will be available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives from Wednesday 8th March. 202 high quality juveniles are catalogued for the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale which enjoyed an exceptional year on the racecourse in 2022 with two Classic winners in Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas winner NATIVE TRAIL and 1,000 Guineas winner CACHET, as well as an extraordinary eleven Group/Listed performing two-year-olds from last year’s sale.

All 202 lots are eligible for the £250,000 Tattersalls Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, won in its inaugural year by Champion Two-Year-Old NATIVE TRAIL, who went on to win last year’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas. The scheme offers a £125,000 bonus for the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any of the six two-year-old races at the Royal Meeting and an additional £125,000 bonus to the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any of the 15 European Group 1 races open to two-year-olds. This is in addition to the £15,000 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Bonus which has already rewarded the owners of horses bought from the Craven Breeze Up Sale with over £550,000 in bonus prize money.

The catalogue features own or half brothers and sisters to 30 Group or Listed winners, including the KINGMAN half-brother to European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and four-time Group 1 winner GOLDEN HORN and full-brothers to Group 1 winning sprinters THE TIN MAN and WOODED by EQUIANO and WOOTTON BASSETT respectively. Other colts with top class siblings include the TEN SOVEREIGNS half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint and multiple Grade 1 winner OBVIOUSLY and the SIYOUNI full-brother to Grade 1 runner up WALK IN MARRAKESH. Amongst the well-related fillies in the catalogue are the TERRITORIES half-sister to last year’s Cartier European Champion Two-Year-Old filly LEZOO and half-sisters to Group 1 placed two-year-olds RUMBLE INTHEJUNGLE and THE LIR JET by NIGHT OF THUNDER and EL KABEIR respectively.  

There are a further 23 two-year-olds out of Group or Listed winning mares catalogued including the MEDAGLIA D’ORO colt out of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner BELVOIR BAY. Also amongst the highlights are the KINGMAN colt out of the dual Group/Grade 3 winner STELLAR PATH, the MEHMAS colt out of Group 3 winner OBAMA RULE, already the dam of Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed INSINUENDO, the SEA THE STARS colt out of Listed winner SEQUILLA and the SHOWCASING colt out of Group 1 runner up SORELLA BELLA. The thirteen juveniles catalogued by exciting first crop sire BLUE POINT include several out of dams with high class two-year-old form, with colts out of the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes placed MADELINE and Group 3 Balanchine Stakes winner MOST BEAUTIFUL and a filly out of Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner SORAAYA.  

Last year’s 1,000 Guineas winner Cachet was bought by Highclere Agency for 60,000 guineas at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale

No less than 39 of the sires represented in the catalogue have already produced Classic or Group 1 winners including ACCLAMATION, ACLAIM, ARDAD, COTAI GLORY, DARK ANGEL, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FARHH, GLENEAGLES, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KINGMAN, KODIAC, LOPE DE VEGA, MEHMAS, NEW BAY, NIGHT OF THUNDER, NO NAY NEVER, OASIS DREAM, SEA THE STARS, SHOWCASING, SIYOUNI, STARSPANGLEDBANNER and WOOTTON BASSETT. Several of the standout young sires of last season are also well represented with two-year-olds by HAVANA GREY, SIOUX NATION, TASLEET and ZOUSTAR catalogued.

They are joined by a strong contingent of USA based stallions including proven Grade 1 sires AMERICAN PHAROAH, BLAME, DIALED IN, MALIBU MOON, MEDAGLIA D’ORO, MORE THAN READY, MUNNINGS, NYQUIST and THE FACTOR, as well as two exciting first-season sires in Champion Sprinter MITOLE and YOSHIDA, a grandson of SUNDAY SILENCE and Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf. Their domestic contemporaries are equally impressive with ADVERTISE, BLUE POINT, CALYX, INNS OF COURT, INVINCIBLE ARMY, LAND FORCE, MAGNA GRECIA, MASAR, SOLDIER’S CALL, TEN SOVEREIGNS and TOO DARN HOT all represented by their first crops of two-year-olds.

Con Marnane’s Bansha House Stables and Willie Browne’s Mocklershill have the joint largest consignments with eleven juveniles catalogued, whilst last year’s sale-topping consignor Tally-Ho Stud will offer a total of ten lots. Norman Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm, which sold the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas winner NATIVE TRAIL, has four well-bred colts catalogued and John Bourke’s Hyde Park Stud, which sold the 1,000 Guineas winner CACHET, will offer four colts and a filly. In addition to all lots being eligible for both the £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus and the £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus, buyers looking to benefit from additional incentives will be well catered for with six lots entered in the hugely popular £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus and lots entered in lucrative sales races including the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes, the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes and the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes. There are also fourteen two-year-olds eligible for French Owners’ Premiums, five fillies registered for the Great British Bonus Scheme and nine lots entered in the Swedish Derby and Oaks Series.

Commenting on the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up catalogue, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said:

“The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale’s market leading status has been reinforced by exceptional results on the racecourse. 2021’s Champion Two-Year-Old NATIVE TRAIL won the 2022 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas to complete a Classic Craven double following CACHET’s victory in the 1,000 Guineas, whilst last year’s sale has produced twice as many Group/Listed performers as any other 2022 European breeze up sale, a testament to the continued strong support of breeze up consignors. This year’s catalogue has both quality and quantity in abundance and with the unrivalled bonuses on offer the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale looks certain to attract a broad cross section of domestic and international buyers.”  

The ‘breeze’ for the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale will take place at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Monday 17th April starting at 9.00am, with the sale taking place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th April after the conclusion of racing on the first two days of Newmarket’s three-day Craven Meeting.