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Tattersalls Oct Yearlings Book-2: Record Turnover

Friday, 19th October 2018

Following a record-breaking renewal of Book-1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in the UK, Book-2 has followed suite. Book-2 culminated with record turnover, whilst the average and median were both on a par with last year’s wide-margin record-breaking sale. The clearance rate came in at an impressive 86 percent and a record breaking forty-five lots sold for 200,000 guineas or more. Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented, “In 2011 the combined turnover of Books 1 and 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was a little under 77 million guineas. Seven years later the combined turnover at Books 1 and 2 has risen to a new record well in excess of 150 million guineas. These are pretty staggering numbers, especially following on from the extraordinarily strong 2017 October Yearling Sales which we felt would be so hard to match.” Mahony noted, “The top of the market has been particularly robust with over 40 yearlings selling for 200,000 guineas or more and the 750,000 guineas top price for Hazelwood Bloodstock’s outstanding Kingman colt bettered only once at this fixture. Buyers from throughout the Gulf region have been prolific this week and their consistent support and patronage is hugely appreciated. British and Irish trainers continue to regard Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale as the key date in the European sales calendar and buyers, some of them new to Europe, from South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand have all made notable contributions…

450,000 guineas No Nay Never colt

Book-2's 450,000 guineas No Nay Never colt (pic: Tattersalls)
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