Tattersalls Renew Sponsorship of the Italian Oaks

Connections of the 2023 Oaks d'Italia Tattersalls winner Shavasana
Connections of the 2023 Oaks d'Italia Tattersalls winner Shavasana

Tattersalls has renewed its sponsorship of the Group 2 Italian Oaks at Milan’s San Siro racecourse, operated by Snaitech. The second ‘Oaks d’Italia Tattersalls’ will be held on Sunday, 9th June and is run over a distance of 1m 3f. First run in 1910, the historic Classic will offer a prize fund of €388,000 which makes it the fourth most valuable Group 2 race in Europe, and stands alongside the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas and the Tattersalls Polish St Leger in the list of European Classic races sponsored by Tattersalls.  

As part of the sponsorship Tattersalls will offer vouchers of 15,000 guineas, 5,000 guineas and 2,500 guineas to the owners of the Classic winner, runner up and third respectively to be spent at the 2024 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale or Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale, or at the 2025 Tattersalls Craven and Guineas Breeze Up Sales. The Classic winner, runner up and third will also be offered free entry to the Tattersalls December Mares Sale.  

The 2023 Oaks d’Italia Tattersalls was won by the unbeaten Italian filly SHAVASANA, trained by Stefano Botti for Katsumi Yoshida and bred by the Botti family’s Razza del Velino. The first Italian fillies’ Classic of the year is the Group 3 Premio Regina Elena which went to dual Tattersalls graduate BEENHAM for trainer Fabio Boccardelli and owner Matteo Belluscio. She was first bought at the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale by previous trainer Rod Millman before selling to her current connections for 19,500 guineas at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale.  

Tattersalls graduates with live chances in the 2024 Oaks d’Italia Tattersalls include SUN NEVER SETS, who impressed in the Premio Ceprano for Stefano Botti and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri’s Alma Racing and was bought by Alessandro Marconi for 16,000 guineas at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. Joining her will be TOMIKO, trained by Paolo Aragoni for Luigi Ginobbi and purchased for 20,000 guineas by Marco Bozzi at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, and KROAZIA, trained by Antonio Marcialis for Danny Aston Stable and bought by Valfredo Valiani for 8,500 guineas via the Tattersalls Online June Sale.  

The next sale to be held at Tattersalls will be the Tattersalls July Sale on 9th - 12th July. Star Tattersalls horses in training purchases in Italy include the aforementioned BEENHAM as well as Group winners BAPTISM, COLLINSBAY, FAYATHAAN and ROBERTO ESCOBARR.