Tattersalls Catalogues 1,515 Lots For Autumn Horses In Training Sale

Jet Setting Holds off Minding to win the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Copyright Steve Cargill)
Jet Setting Holds off Minding to win the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Copyright Steve Cargill)

Tattersalls has catalogued 1,515 lots for the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, which takes place Monday 24th to Thursday 27th October. The world’s largest sale of horses in training, from which this year’s Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas winner JET SETTING was purchased for only 12,000 guineas, features almost 90 Group/Listed performers, including Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and recent Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes winner DICK WHITTINGTON and Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner EPICURIS.

The four year old EPICURIS, who also finished fifth behind GOLDEN HORN in last year’s Investec Derby, is to be consigned from Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, whose high class consignment of 39 also features six Group/Listed performers including the Listed winning and multiple Group 2 placed HARLEM, and the Listed winning and multiple Group 3 placed CONVEY.

The four year old Group 1 winning colt DICK WHITTINGTON is one of 31 lots to come from the all-conquering Ballydoyle Stables, with other high class performers including the in-form sprinter THE HAPPY PRINCE, winner of the Group 3 Renaissance Stakes last weekend, last year’s Group 2 Railway Stakes winner PAINTED CLIFFS, and the high class GALILEO colt BRAVERY, who was fourth behind AWTAAD in this year's Tattersalls sponsored Irish 2000 Guineas.

Currently the Timeform top rated three-year-old is the fast improving Hugo Palmer-trained WALL OF FIRE who boasts a rating of 115. Precocious enough to win on his two-year-old debut at Ascot over 6 furlongs in July last year, the son of CANFORD CLIFFS is the winner of four of his eight starts to date and looks a high class middle distance performer in the making. 

The beautifully bred three-year-old colt NOOR AL HAWA, by 2000 Guineas winner MAKFI out of Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes winner MAJESTIC ROI, also comes to the sale with top class credentials. Trained in Germany by Andreas Wohler, the multiple Group/Listed winner NOOR AL HAWA won the Group 3 Grosse Europa Meile on his most recent start, having finished a highly creditable third in the Group 2 German 2000 Guineas (Mehl-Mulhens Rennen) in May. The French-bred colt has been the model of consistency having won or been placed in all his starts to date.

Another highly rated model of consistency from the Andreas Wohler stable is the Group 2 winner SHINING EMERALD. The son of CLODOVIL is the winner of eight races including the prestigious Group 2 Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden and four more Group and Listed contests, earning him a current Timeform rating of 116. Timeform’s current top two are the 121 rated David Lanigan-trained lightly raced four-year-old ALMODOVAR, who was a highly creditable third to DARTMOUTH in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the 118 rated John Gosden-trained Listed winner GM HOPKINS.

Other Group and Listed winners catalogued include the three and four year olds BLUE DE VEGA, INCANTATOR, MR SINGH, STRATH BURN, TOOCOOLFORSCHOOL, TONY CURTIS and TUPI, while eye-catching two-year-olds include the Group 2 placed MR SCARAMANGA, dual winner TOMILY, and the Group 3 placed DE BOSS MAN. 

The largest consignment is the team of 77 coming from Richard Hannon’s powerful East Everleigh Stables and, in addition to significant numbers from all of the top British and Irish trainers, leading French and German trainers represented include Pascal Bary, Andre Fabre, Christophe Ferland and Peter Schiergen. In addition, consignors Jamie Railton and The Castlebridge Consignment have both assembled quality teams of 47 and 59 respectively.

Commenting on the 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training catalogue, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;

“This year’s catalogue cover girl says it all about the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale. Last year’s 12,000 guineas purchase JET SETTING winning the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas typifies the extraordinary combination of quality and value for money to be found at the sale every year. The beauty of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale is that it has horses to suit every possible requirement, both Flat and National Hunt, domestic and overseas. It is a unique sale, the largest of its type in the world, and as ever, it has all the ingredients to attract buyers from every continent in the world."