Tattersalls has further expanded its international market, according to a Feb. 7 announcement of a partnership with the Dubai Racing Club.
The new deal follows a January announcement that Tattersalls has taken a significant minority share in the Australian bloodstock auctioneer William Inglis & Son.
The annual horses in training sale in Dubai will be moved forward and will include a Dubai International Racing Carnival session, in which horses who have competed in those races can be put up for auction. This year's sale will be held March 4-5, before the "Super Thursday" meet at Nad Al Sheba racecourse March 6.
"We are excited to have a global brand such as Tattersalls join us with this initiative," said Frank Gabriel Jr., Dubai Racing Club's chief executive officer. "We have seen the Carnival grow enormously since its inception in 2004, and this is another step forward.
"The new session of the sale is open to all horses who were eligible to race during the Carnival and, with the quality of horses we have had here in 2008, it promises to attract the attention of buyers worldwide."
More than 200 international horses have arrived, or are due to arrive, in Dubai for this year’s Carnival, the majority of whom are rated at 100 or more, the mark equating to international listed level.
"Buyers from around the world are welcome, and we hope to have as many of them in Dubai for the sale and to stay for the Super Thursday meeting, which promises to be yet another outstanding night of racing," Gabriel said.