Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Concludes

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony
Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony

Book 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale brought two weeks of yearling sales to a close at Park Paddocks on Saturday. Turnover for the fortnight was the third highest in history whilst the median was a new record. 


At the conclusion of the 2019 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

“More than 1,500 yearlings have been sold at Tattersalls in the course of the past two weeks, to swathes of eager buyers from literally all corners of the world and we should take this opportunity to thank every single participant for their contribution to another successful Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

“Every year the October Yearling Sale showcases the cream of the European yearling crop and we must recognise that it is the support of the breeders and consignors from Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and further afield which shapes this fixture. They provide the quality yearlings which give us the platform to promote the October Yearling Sale and to attract the buyers at all levels of the market in such impressive numbers. 

“It is, of course, important to reflect on the spectacular highlights of Books 1 and 2, which between them contributed more than 150 million guineas to the total turnover just shy of 160 million guineas, but it is equally satisfying to be able to take positives from Book 3. The sale achieved a record price of 145,000 guineas for a Book 3 filly, some great pinhooking successes and real competition at all levels. The British and Irish were joined by a diverse overseas contingent and it has been rewarding to see buyers from countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland and Serbia alongside those from the traditional overseas markets. We work hard in these areas and the overseas buyers have all made a significant contribution to the sustained demand throughout Book 3 and the solid clearance rate of 80%. 


"There are so many outside political and economic forces at play which could be expected to undermine our bloodstock market, but the past two weeks at Tattersalls have given everyone involved cause to be proud of what this industry has to offer."


The next sale at Tattersalls is the Autumn Horses in Training Sale which takes place from October 28 – 31. Catalogues are out now and available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives.