Leigh Horses to be Sold at Tattersalls In December
Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 2:57 PM
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 6:20 PM
Most of the breeding stock owned by the late Gerald Leigh's Eydon Hall Farm will be offered at the Tattersalls December sales in England.
The executors of the late Gerald W Leigh, after consultation with his children Sarah and Robin, have announced their intention to offer at this year's Tattersalls December Sales the vast majority of Eydon Hall Farm's breeding stock.
"It was our father's wish for us to downsize after a period of time," said Leigh's children, Sarah and Robin. "As we have our own careers, he wanted us to enjoy the horses but not have such a large operation. We will therefore be retaining a small band of broodmares and some racing prospects from the core families that he carefully developed over the past thirty years."
Said Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony: "We are naturally delighted to have been asked to handle the Eydon Hall Farm dispersal, but above all, we feel honored. The band of broodmares so carefully assembled by the late Gerald Leigh made him one of the most globally respected figures in the world of Thoroughbred breeding, and the dispersal will be a massive tribute to three decades of achievement by a man admired not only by all at Tattersalls, but by an entire industry."
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