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Craven Breeze Up Sale: Past Winners


It’s not long until the Craven Breeze Up Sale at the world-famous Tattersalls bloodstock auctioneers on 16th April 2018. This sale is extra special because it marks the beginning of not only the sales season, but also the racing season in Newmarket.


What is a Breeze Up Sale?

Before we continue, for those of you that don’t know, a ‘Breeze Up’ sale differs from a normal sale because the buyers get to observe the horses being galloped or ‘breezed’ over a short distance, whereas at a regular sale they only get to observe the horses walking around the parade ring.

This adds a whole new dimension to the sale because buyers don’t have to just rely on the horse’s looks, conformation and pedigree, they also get to see the horses actually run.

Get an Insider’s View

We will once again be operating our Tattersalls Tour on 16th April where one of our expert guides will take you behind the scenes at this world-famous auction house. You will learn all about the history of the sales and they will share with you their expert knowledge on what to look out for when picking a winner.

And there have been plenty of them since 2012 – take a look at the below list of past Group 1 Winners that were bought and sold at the Craven Breeze Up Sale to find out who they were, what they won and how much they sold for.

Past Winners


Gr 1 Win:
Prix Maurice de Gheest, Deauville, France – 06/08/2017
Sold for: 115,000 gns, Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, 2014


Gr 1 Win:
Gran Premio del Jockey Club, San Siro, Italy – 16/10/2016
Sold for: 110,000 gns, Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, 2015



Gr 1 Wins: Ranvet Stakes Rosehill, Australia – 21/03/2015
Chipping Norton Stakes, Warwick Farm, Australia – 28/02/2015

Sold for: 130,000 gns, Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, 2012



Gr 1 Win: Prix Maurice de Gheest, Deauville, France – 10/08/2014

Sold for: 60,000 gns, Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, 2012

Exclusive Tour

On the Tattersalls Tour, the excitement doesn’t stop at the Craven Breeze Up Sale. In the morning before you arrive at the sale, you will gain exclusive access to the Newmarket Gallops where you can observe some of the thousands of thoroughbred racehorses that train every morning.

After this you will be shown around behind the scenes at a working racing yard where you can gain an insight into what it takes to create a champion thoroughbred!

After this, you will also gain free entry to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn the history behind the sport, before enjoying lunch.

Your tour will finish up immersed in the buzz of the Craven Breeze Up Sale where famous owners and trainers bid thousands of guineas for their chosen lot.

Book Now

What are you waiting for? Get in touch today on 0344 748 9200 to book your spot. Can’t make it this time? No problem, we operate tours at many of the major sales, so click here to find the right date to suit you.