“For the third consecutive year, the September Yearling Sale has experienced growth in terms of turnover, average and median despite this been the smallest catalogue in recent years.
Whilst we were optimistic of a strong renewal of the sale we have been absolutely thrilled at the number of buyers in attendance this week. The diversity of purchasers and the excellent demand witnessed from start to finish this week reaffirms to vendors the strength of the market at Tattersalls Ireland. The number of winners; 114 at last count has been the best form of promotion possible, the efforts of the Tattersalls Ireland team, coupled with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing was evident as the number of UK trainers and Agents surpassed our expectations and we again welcomed a large contingent from France, Italy, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland in addition to our strong domestic support.
The longest running and only sales race in Ireland, the €125,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes continues to be an added incentive and we look forward to next years exciting renewal and we would like to acknowledge the efforts of the team at Fairyhouse racecourse in staging this year’s race despite the inclement conditions.
We look forward to building on the successes of this year’s sale and working even harder with our vendors to get a better quality yearling in 2013”