The Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale posted increases of 6.8% in the number of horses sold and 10.6% in gross revenue from a year ago during its two-day run, which ended Sept. 22.
The England-based company will expand Craven sale and replace the Guineas auction with a new sale in Ireland.
Tattersalls Ireland is set to stage a 100,000 (about $135,500 USD) Bumper at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival in 2011 for graduates of this year's Tattersalls Ireland Derby and August sales.
The Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale will be Sept. 23 and 24.
Healthy trade marked the first day of the December flat sale at Tattersalls in Ireland, during which 93 horses in training and yearlings were sold for 597,300 euros (about $859,331), with a clearance rate of 55%, an average of 6,423 euros (about $9,240), and a median of 3,000 euros(about $4,315).
Tattersalls Ireland has announced the appointment of George Mernagh as managing director, effective July 1. Mernagh replaces Liam Dunne, who will retire at the end of next year. Mernagh, 52, joined the company in 1989 as bloodstock manager following a successful career as a National Hunt jockey and was appointed to the Tattersalls Ireland Board in 1999.
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