February 2023



SHOWCASING (GB) one of over 70 individual stallion nominations up for grabs in the appeal auction.

Tattersalls is supporting a Charity Auction in aid of Giving to Ukraine and the Disaster Emergency Committee's Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.

The appeal originated from Stephen Byrne, a well-known equine osteopath at Back On Form Ltd and former horse transporter who has undertaken several supply convoys to war-torn Ukraine.

Newmarket-based bloodstock agent Oliver St Lawrence, chair of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents, brought the auction to life and has already received more than 75 nominations from dozens of studs across Britain, Ireland and France by leading flat and jumps stallions including the likes of KAMEKO, NATHANIEL, TIME TEST (GB), SHOWCASING (GB), KODIAC (GB) and TERRITORIES.

St Lawrence told the Racing Post:

"I thought we might have a chance of raising a couple of hundred thousand but hopefully, if we can get the buyers in there, we’d be on course to raise a fair bit more," said St Lawrence.

"I'd been talking to Stephen about Ukraine but it seemed a fairly obvious thing to support Syria and Turkey as well, with the heart-breaking images we’ve seen there.

"There’s never enough money to go round but hopefully it might encourage a few more people if they want to help. We’ve got the donors in, now we need to get people bidding."

Tattersalls Online Auction

Bidding opens on Monday, 20 February and closes on Tuesday, 21 February 2023. Please note, the Extra Time Rule has been reduced from 5 minutes to 2 minutes during the closing of bidding on each Lot. The sale (in British pound sterling) will take place without fees or VAT.

Click here to view the online catalogue of nominations.

Giving to Ukraine

Giving to Ukraine work directly with the Polish Territorial Defence and the Armed Forces of Ukraine providing medical aid and assistance to Ukrainian Refugees in Poland and in the worst affected areas of Ukraine. Giving to Ukraine have successfully sent 3 convoys of medical supplies, emergency equipment, food, clothes and support to orphanages and refugee centres located along the Poland/Ukraine border. Their fourth convoy departs on Friday 17th of February.

Click here to find out more.

Disaster Emergency Committee - Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

DEC Charities and their local partners are among the first responders providing urgent help. Immediate priorities are search and rescue, medical treatment for the injured, shelter for those who have lost their homes, heating in safe spaces, blankets, warm clothes, and ensuring people have food and clean water.

Click here to find out more.

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