The Tattersalls July Sale got off to a strong start on the opening day, with eight lots realising 200,000 guineas or more and a top price of 350,000 guineas for the well-bred mare SWEET AND LOVELY.
The turnover for the day topped seven million guineas whilst the clearance rate was 87%.
The third day saw Royal Ascot placed filly BALALAIKA heading proceedings at 330,000 guineas and six lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more.
The Godolphin consignment has been popular throughout the Tattersalls July Sale and it was one of their draft that topped proceedings during the final session with the DUBAWI three-year-old TABARETTA realising 210,000 guineas.
The Tattersalls July Sale concluded with a morning session on the fourth and final day with the three-year-old Godolphin consigned TABARETTA topping proceedings at 210,000 guineas. The turnover for the sale was a record 16,986,000 guineas, whilst the median of 15,000 guineas equalled last year’s wide margin record.
Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented; “to have bettered last year’s wide margin record breaking Tattersalls July Sale turnover is a clear indication of the robust and vibrant market which year after year makes this fixture so popular with vendors and purchasers alike.
“The key feature of the Tattersalls July Sale is its unique combination of quality and diversity which cannot be found anywhere else at this time of year and as ever Park Paddocks has been alive with a global melting pot of buyers from every continent in the world who have faced strong competition from British and Irish buyers, both Flat and National Hunt.
“A record 12 lots making in excess of 200,000 guineas and 35 selling for 100,000 guineas or more demonstrates the strength at the top of the market, but equally important has been the consistent demand at all levels resulting in a record-equalling median and for the fifth consecutive year the Tattersalls July Sale has achieved an enviable clearance rate above 90%. While the high class consignments from Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates have as ever proved to be amongst the highlights of the July Sale we have also seen some smaller operations spectacularly rewarded, none more so than Tipperary based trainer Michael O’Meara and owner Emma Kennedy whose three year old homebred ETHICAL DIAMOND sold for 320,000 guineas. Results of this nature are the hallmark of mixed sales at Tattersalls and we now look forward to the Tattersalls Summer Sale, relocated from Ascot, which numbers 120 lots and takes place at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Tuesday 18th July.”
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