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Five highlights from the Tattersalls July Sale


The Tattersalls July Sale has offered up some brilliant highlights in recent renewals. We’ve picked five interesting horses who went through the ring at this iconic venue ahead of our visit as part of the Tattersalls Tour taking place on the 11th July.

This year’s sale takes place over three days  and is billed as Europe’s Premier Midsummer Sale. It is a sale that offers the chance to purchase some progressive horses in training as well as sourcing fillies and mares from outstanding families. Buyers from all over the world will converge on Park Paddocks and a total of 904 Lots are catalogued for sale between the 10th-12th  July.

Seeking Solace

Sold for 65,000 gns at the Tattersalls July Sale this mare would go on to produce one of the shining  lights among the two-year-old crop in 2018  in the from of Ten Sovereigns. The colt carried the famed silks of the partnership of Derrick Smith, Mrs John magnier and Michael Tabor to victory in an unbeaten streak as a juvenile. A comfortable winning debut was closely followed by a Group 3 victory before beating all comers when stepped up to the elite level in the Middle Park Stakes at the Rowley Mile on the29th September last year.

This year, Ten Sovereigns has  run twice, back at Newmarket in the 2,000 Guineas and then in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. He holds an entry in the Darley July Cup Gr 1 on the 13th July as well as in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes Gr1 at York in August.

Relive Ten Sovereigns’ victory in the Middle Park Stakes:

Little Book

To say that this year’s Japanese Derby, the 86th renewal of the race, produced an upset could be considered a gross understatement. But what the result did do was prove yet again that the Tattersalls July Sale is a constant source of quality with Little Book, the dam of Roger Barrows, snapped up  for the bargain buy of 7,000 gns. She would go through the sales ring at Tattersalls again at the December Mare Sale attracting a significant sum at the time. She was subsequently sent to the prolific Japanese sire Deep Impact, the result of their time in the breeding shed was a Group 1 winner. and a colt who has earned £1,770,092.



It’s been a good few years since Watchful was purchased for 75,000 gns at the Tattersalls July Sale.  Sent to Olympic Glory the result was a bay filly who can now call herself a Royal Ascot winner having beaten all comers when claiming the Coronation Stakes by a length and half at the meeting last month. That victory saw Watch Me account for the likes of Group One winners Hermosa, winner of the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas this year, and Pretty Pollyanna, who  won the Prix Morny as a two-year-old. As it stands, Watch Me holds an entry in the Matron Stakes (Group 1) at Leopardstown in September.



The exploits of Fairyland on the track mean that the 32,000 gns paid for her dam Queenofthefairies at the Tattersalls July Sale seem like a bargain when you consider that she has achieved success at the highest level when winning the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in September last year. She’s also got a Group 2 and listed success to her name with victories in the Lowther Stakes, when justifying favouritism at York under Ryan Moore, and the Marble Hill at the Curragh on just her second start towards the end of May.


Relive the 2018 renewal of the Juddmonte Cheveley Park:

Elite Invincible

The Tattersalls July Sale also offer the chance to source horses in training and another  of the success  stories is a horse called Elite Invincible. Known as Qatar man when he went through the ring for 150,000 gns to Elite Bloodstock Singapore he has since gone on to win the Singapore Gold Cup, Stewards Cup and the Charity Cup. His efforts earned him the laurels as Singapore Horse of the Year. Elite Invincible is pictured going through the ring in the photos above.

The Tattersalls July Sale features consignments from some of the world’s biggest owner/breeders including Cheveley Park Stud, Godolphin, Hascombe and Valiant Stud, Juddmonte Farms, Moyglare Stud Farm, Newsells Park Stud and Shadwell Estates. Keen to learn more about the fascinating world of bloodstock sales and the history of one of racing’s most iconic venues? Book one of the few remaining spaces on our Tattersalls Tour by clicking here.