International Sales News

Online transfer for Highclere as Great House is signed up for £175,000

Great House (Galileo), the colt who won a maiden at Limerick on his second racecourse outing in June, is to represent Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in Australia after being bought for £175,000 (approx AUD$320,000) at the Tattersalls Online August Sale. The Coolmore-bred half-brother to French Group 3 winner Aboulie (Exceed And Excel) and the placed Rifqah... Read More

Heading down under?

December-foaled Great House added to Online August Sale The Donnacha O’Brien-trained maiden winner Great House (Galileo) is likely to capture the attention of southern hemisphere buyers when the son of Galileo is offered as part of the Tattersalls Online August Sale next week.  Great House was one of four wildcard entries to be added to... Read More

Kitten’s Joy filly helps breeze-up season to end on a high

Disruption to this breeze-up sales season from all directions has failed to alter the appetite for ready-to-run prospects and the trend continued as the swing drew to a close in Newmarket. The Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Sale tends to be more bread-and-butter than five-star fare and, after deciding to shift an already postponed event across from... Read More

New Tattersalls August Sale to attract international buyers

It is only by dint of fate that the Tattersalls August Sale has been added to this year’s sales calendar, but prominent figures on both sides of the docket have given the event their seal of approval, with some notable industry players suggesting the auction, which is due to take place at Park Paddocks on... Read More

I Am Invincible gelding tops Hong Kong International Sale

An eye-catching half-brother to South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Volatile Mix (Pentire) drew a clinching bid of HK$7.2 million (A$1.34 million approx) to top the Hong Kong International Sale (July) in the Sha Tin parade ring yesterday, as all 19 lots offered sold for a total of HK$74.3 million (A$13.84 million approx). Catalogued... Read More

Entente cordiale prevails as £650,000 War Front filly tops Arqana Breeze-Up Sale at Doncaster

An opening bid of £400,000 isn’t a common occurrence in the Doncaster sales ring, but when that hand was played for the War Front (Danzig) filly out of Beauty Parlor (Elusive Quality) during the relocated Arqana Breeze-Up Sale in Doncaster on Wednesday, it was clear something big was brewing. However, even such strong-arm tactics weren’t... Read More