World-Leading Bloodstock sales

In 2023, British bloodstock auction houses were responsible for 22 winners of 30 Group/Grade 1 races in eight countries.

Leading yearling sale 2023

Lots sold ≥ 250,000 guineas/euros

Lots sold ≥ 450,000 guineas/euros

Tattersalls Book 1



Arqana August



Goffs Orby



No disrespect to Japan or Australia or anywhere else for that matter, this is the best sale in the world for top-class grass horses.

Mike Ryan

The strength of trade here is wonderful

John O’Connor, managing director, Ballylinch Stud, Ireland

The buying bench across all Britain’s yearling sales is deep.

The demand at these sales, relative to sales in neighbouring Ireland and France, is getting stronger and stronger each year:

Average yearling value across Tattersalls and Goffs UK yearling sales was…

£102,570 in 2022

108% bigger than in Ireland and 76% bigger than in France

£80,033 in 2021

74% bigger than in Ireland and 56% bigger than in France

£74,271 in 2020

109% bigger than in Ireland and 32% bigger than in France

Britain is home to a vibrant breeze up market

  • Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale has produced 7 Royal Ascot winners since 2016
  • The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale has produced 74 Group and Listed winners in the last eight years

Britain’s mare sales have a phenomenal global impact

The progeny of mares sold at Tattersalls’ prestigious mare sales consistently win Group 1s in at least 9 countries worldwide each year.

The global thoroughbred industry congregates in Newmarket in December, that’s because of the quality of the horses on offer.

Olly Tait, owner, Twin Hills Stud, Australia

And over 40 countries purchased young stock, horses in training and mares at Britain’s sales in 2023.

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