1766 – 2015

  1. 2015-01-28

    Tattersalls buys Brightwells Bloodstock Sales which hold auctions at Cheltenham and Ascot racecourses. The 40th Derby Sale takes place.

  2. 2011-01-28

    Tattersalls Ireland introduce the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival and won by Rising Time trained by Paul Nolan and ridden by Andrew Duff.

  3. 2010-01-28

    €340,000 is paid for a Presenting gelding by Alan Potts at the Derby Sale. New individual record for a National Hunt store gelding.

  4. 2002-01-28

    A change is made when the Euro becomes the national currency and a new record for a store filly is set at the Derby Sale at €215,000.

  5. 1993-01-28

    Michael Watt is succeeded as Chairman by Edmond Mahony but remains on the Board until his retirement in 1996, after 50 years with the company.

  6. 1989-01-28

    First Derby Sale was held at the new sales complex in Fairyhouse realises 4,000,100gns and a new Irish store record of 56,000gns The inaugural Tattersalls Breeders Stakes was run and won by Stylish Gent trained by W Hastings Bass & ridden by Christy Roche.

  7. 1988-01-28

    The first sale, the September Yearling Sale was held.

  8. 1986-01-28

    Tattersalls acquire the former Old Fairyhouse Stud in Ratoath and a modern sales complex was constructed.

  9. 1985-01-28

    Tattersalls increases its holding in Ballsbridge Sales and the operation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary called Tattersalls (Ireland). Denis Mahony appointed Chairman.

  10. 1982-01-28

    Kenneth Watt retires as Chairman and is replaced by his cousin Michael Watt. First time Ballsbridge Tattersalls Ltd. has a sale to record a turnover in seven figures when the Derby Sale has an aggregate of 1,089,800gns.

  11. 1979-01-28

    Tattersalls buys a 44% stake in Irish company Ballsbridge International Bloodstock Sales. Name changes to Ballsbridge Tattersalls Ltd. And Willie O’Rourke succeeds managing director Michael Opperman

  12. 1975-01-28

    First Derby Sale is held at the RDS Simmonscourt arena in Ballsbridge

  13. 1965-01-28

    New sale ring completed at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  14. 1958-01-28

    Tattersalls move yearling sales from Doncaster to Newmarket.

  15. 1957-01-28

    Last Tattersalls yearling sales at Doncaster. Tattersalls offices re-established in modern block on site of old offices at Knightsbridge Green.

  16. 1946-01-28

    Knightsbridge Green site sold.

  17. 1939-01-28

    Last Sales held by Tattersalls at Knightsbridge Green.

  18. 1886-01-28

    First December Sales held at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  19. 1869-01-28

    Tattersalls takes lease of Glasgow Paddocks, Doncaster, for sales previously held outside Salutation Inn, Doncaster.

  20. 1865-01-28

    Tattersalls Sales move from Hyde Park Corner to new site at Knightsbridge Green.

  21. 1766-01-27

    Richard Tattersall establishes Tattersalls Sales at Hyde Park Corner.