World-Leading Bloodstock sales
In 2022, British bloodstock auction houses were responsible for 28 winners of 32 Group/Grade 1s globally, up from 18 winners of 25 Group/Grade 1s in 2015.
Leading yearling sale 2022
Lots sold ≥ 250,000 guineas/euros
Lots sold ≥ 450,000 guineas/euros
Tattersalls Book 1
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.
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 Craven Sale has produced 65 Group and Listed winners in the last seven 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 50 countries purchased young stock, horses in training and mares at Britain’s sales in 2021.