Tattersalls HIT Sale results on par with 2009

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale concluded with a low-key session on Thursday.  Top price was 42,000 guineas for the Dubai Destination colt Aaman.

Turnover for the four days was 17,577,300 guineas for 865 lots.  The average of 20,321 guineas and median of 9,000 guineas were virtually the same as in 2009.

“Our October Yearling Sales achieved figures broadly in line with last year’s returns and the trade this week at the Autumn Horses in Training Sale has performed similarly,” Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said.  “The slightly larger catalogue has resulted in a lower clearance rate than the exceptional 85% in 2009 but has improved upon the clearance rates in both 2007 and 2008.

“Another positive was the 550,000 guineas top price for Hearts Of Fire which was the second highest price ever at the Autumn Horses in Training Sale.

“The diversity amongst the leading buyers has been particularly encouraging with huge numbers of overseas buyers at all levels of the market, combined with solid domestic demand from both Flat and National Hunt owners and trainers.  The global reputation of this sale for providing quality and value for money is the feature which continues to bring buyers to the sale in such numbers and the current weakness of sterling makes it even more enticing for our international clients.”