Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Concludes

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony
Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony

Book 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale brought a remarkable two weeks of yearling sales to a close at Park Paddocks on Saturday.

At the conclusion of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;  

“If ever there were any doubt as to the unique status of Newmarket as the hub of European racing and breeding it has been dispelled over the past two weeks of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. The heritage of Newmarket is a priceless commodity and has without doubt played a huge part in the strength of the market over the past two weeks.  

“This town has an infrastructure and workforce dedicated to the thoroughbred industry and as such is uniquely placed to cope with the obstacles and challenges thrown at us all by the global COVID pandemic. Ever since the lockdown in March, the industry and the town have worked together in full compliance with all the prevailing rules and regulations to ensure that horses could be cared for at the same time as ensuring safe working environments for everyone at all times.  

“Those same principles have been applied at all eleven sales which have taken place at Tattersalls since the end of June and yet again we would like to express our gratitude to every individual who has participated at any of these sales. It has not been easy at times and selling rates have regrettably, but inevitably, been slowed by the new bidding arrangements we have had to introduce, but everybody has shown incredible resolve and they have been rewarded with a market which has displayed remarkable resilience and continued to demonstrate a sustained appetite for the cream of European yearlings in all sectors of the market.  

“Similar to Books 1 and 2, Book 3 of the October Yearling Sale has seen a healthy mixture of domestic and overseas competition, albeit at a lower level and we continue to admire the determination of buyers in the face of unprecedented difficulties. The live internet bidding platform has again been invaluable and will no doubt be even more extensively used at the forthcoming Autumn Horses in Training Sale, while buyers in attendance have also worked incredibly hard to assist many of those unable to attend. The spirit of industry - wide cooperation has been outstanding and will continue to serve us well as we endeavour to provide as vibrant a market as possible at both the forthcoming Autumn Horses in Training Sale and the December Sales which will bring an extraordinary Tattersalls sales season to a close."

The next sale at Tattersalls is the Autumn Horses in Training Sale which takes place from October 26-29. Catalogues are out now and available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives.