International Sales News

Jump jockey Andrew Lynch lands a £165,000 touch at Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale

Alastair Donald purchased the Mehmas colt on behalf of King Power Racing Norman Williamson, Mark Dwyer and Katie Walsh are all successful jump jockeys who have transitioned into shrewd and skillful breeze-up consignors, and Grade 1-winning rider Andrew Lynch could be the next familiar name to follow the same career path after the Kilbrew Stables... Read More

Harsh reality hits breeze-up market as Night Of Thunder colt stars

Temperatures were being taken upon entrance at the combined Tattersalls Craven and Tattersalls Ascot Breeze-Up Sales on Thursday, but after there were decidedly mixed fortunes in the ring it was the health of the market that provided the greatest cause for concern, with one leading vendor branding trade “a disaster.” By the close of trade,... Read More

Agents take to Newmarket as UK bloodstock sales ready for return

Buyers will be allowed back into the sales rings of Europe for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic hit when the combined Tattersalls Craven and Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sales take place in Newmarket later this week, with the auction potentially providing a guide to the northern hemisphere buyers’ appetites to invest in new... Read More

Son of Intello goes for €58,000 as Osarus hosts Europe’s first online auction

The Osarus Breeze-Up Sale broke new ground on Wednesday by staging what was essentially Europe’s first bloodstock online auction, with each of the 63 lots offered sequentially in absentia.  The sale, originally due to be held in a physical format at La Teste on April 8 and 9, was forced to reschedule due to coronavirus... Read More

Drama as Cool Silk outbid co-owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Sands Of Mali

There was a dramatic end to day one of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale as Peter Swann of the Cool Silk Partnership went to 600,000gns to buy out Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ shares in the Group 1-winning sprinter Sands Of Mali (Panis). Swann stood with agent Matt Coleman in the bidders’ area and traded sizeable increases with... Read More

Progeny of El Kabeir and Night Of Thunder popular at December Foal Sale opener

By the close of trade, 168 of 246 offered lots had sold for a clearance rate of 68 per cent and an aggregate of 1,695,300gns – up five per cent year-on-year. The average and median figures went in the opposite direction, with the average down four per cent to 10,090gns as the median dipped by... Read More