Tattersalls August Catalogue Online Now

Group 3 Coral Sprint Stakes winner RAASEL was purchased at the Tattersalls August Sale for 10,000 gns
Group 3 Coral Sprint Stakes winner RAASEL was purchased at the Tattersalls August Sale for 10,000 gns

The catalogue for the Tattersalls August Sale, which takes place on Wednesday 31st August, is now online and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Numbering 360 lots, the Tattersalls August Sale comprises 246 colts and geldings in/out of training and 107 fillies in/out of training, as well as six broodmares.

This year’s edition of the Tattersalls August Sale has again attracted consignments from many of the world’s foremost owner/breeders including Godolphin and Juddmonte Farms, as well as drafts from many of the UK and Ireland’s leading trainers. 

Highlights of the catalogue include the three-year-old filly ROLLING THE DICE who was third in the Group 2 May Hill Stakes as a two-year-old and who comes from a deep Juddmonte family and last year’s Jessica Harrington trained Group 3 Boomerang Stakes winner REAL APPEAL. The Richard Hughes trained BRENTFORD HOPE has been placed in Group races on multiple occasions and ran a very creditable fifth in Saturday’s Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes behind ANMAAT whilst the Robert Cowell trained ARECIBO was placed in the Group 2 Temple Stakes earlier this year. The Roger Teal trained SEA THE SHELLS should also attract plenty of interest, having won three of his six starts, including his latest, earning a Timeform rating of 107. 

Exciting three-year-olds with plenty of potential include Gemma Tutty’s colt MOSTLY CLOUDY whose five consecutive victories have earned him a Timeform rating of 99p, whilst John Gosden’s lightly-raced OPERATING earned the same rating after winning his last two races from only four career starts. Hugo Palmer’s MR MCCANN, who was fourth in the German 2,000 Guineas and won a competitive handicap at Haydock on Saturday off a mark of 99, also looks sure to have plenty of suitors.

Other three-year-olds likely to capture the imagination of buyers include the Aidan O’Brien trained SHARK BAY who has won two of his last three starts and has a Timeform rating of 104, MALABU DRIVE, a FRANKEL colt who won at Killarney at his third and most recent start and GREEN TEAM, the Owen Burrows-trained colt who finished midfield in the competitive Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and is Timeform rated 98. 

Baroda Stud consign three of the six Broodmares to be offered, including the Listed winning LE HAVRE mare SUMMER SURPRICE and the SHAMARDAL mare BEAUTIFUL GESTURE, both offered in foal to leading sire AUSTRALIA. Baroda Stud also offer the Listed placed mare MADERNIA, in foal to Champion Australian sire ZOUSTAR, whose first crop of Northern Hemisphere conceived runners include the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner LEZOO.

Commenting on the catalogue for the Tattersalls August Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;

“The Tattersalls August Sale was introduced for the first time in 2020 in response to COVID-related circumstances, but the enthusiasm for the sale from both vendors and purchasers over the last two years has made it an easy decision to make it a permanent fixture. We are delighted to catalogue 360 lots that will appeal to a wide cross section of buyers, both domestic and further afield. The slightly reduced catalogue size also means that the sale will be able to take place on just one day, Wednesday 31st August.” 

The Tattersalls August Sale will take place on Wednesday 31st August and buyers unable to attend the sale in person will be able to bid via the Tattersalls Live Internet Bidding platform. Catalogues are online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives on Monday 15th August.