History

1766 – 2024

  1. 2024-06-26

    The 50th Derby Sale is set to take place with 406 horses catalogued. Ireland's Premier Store Sale has produced more Grade 1 winners than any other Store Sale, and that is sure to continue with some impeccably bred three-year-olds in the catalogue.

  2. 2024-05-24

    Tattersalls Ireland Breeze Up Sale recorded a record turnover of €9,599,500. The sale produced a clearance rate of 90%, with a record average set of €43,634. A total of 21 lots sold for six figure sums, and six sold for €200,000 or more. The sale welcomed purchasers from 18 different countries from around the world.

  3. 2022-05-19

    Highest price ever achieved at Tattersalls Ireland: For the second year in succession, the Tattersalls Ireland Breeze Up Sale produced an outstanding set of record-breaking results with a new record top price of €520,000, the first time in the sale’s history that the half million mark has been topped (Lot 151).

  4. 2022-05-09

    Tattersalls Ireland redeveloped the outdoor area creating a new parade ring and adding two new showing lanes.

  5. 2021-01-01

    Tattersalls is pleased to announce that Simon Kerins has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Tattersalls Ireland with effect from 1st January 2021.

  6. 2020-09-21

    It proved to be a record-breaking first session for the relocated two-day Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale when Boherguy Stud’s colt by Teofilo (Lot 165) fetched £325,000 (€351,000).

  7. 2018-08-10

    Tattersalls Ireland and Goresbridge Horse Sales are to join forces for Ireland's only Flat Breeze Up Sale

  8. 2018-06-28

    When the Milan half-brother to the wonderful multiple Grade 1 and three-time Cheltenham Festival-winning racehorse Altior (Lot 462) was sold for €365,000, creating a new Derby Sale and world record for a store price.

  9. 2015-01-28

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 1988-01-28

    The first sale, the September Yearling Sale was held.

  16. 1986-01-28

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 1975-01-28

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

  21. 1965-01-28

    New sale ring completed at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  22. 1958-01-28

    Tattersalls move yearling sales from Doncaster to Newmarket.

  23. 1957-01-28

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

  24. 1946-01-28

    Knightsbridge Green site sold.

  25. 1939-01-28

    Last Sales held by Tattersalls at Knightsbridge Green.

  26. 1886-01-28

    First December Sales held at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  27. 1869-01-28

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

  28. 1865-01-28

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

  29. 1766-01-27

    Richard Tattersall establishes Tattersalls Sales at Hyde Park Corner.