Tattersalls December Sale to Offer Nearly 3,000 Horses

(Edited Tattersalls press release)

The group I-winning duo of Maids Causeway and Donna Blini are among the top horses scheduled to be offered during the Tattersalls December mixed sale Nov. 21- Dec. 1 in England. The catalogue is the auction's largest ever with 2,944 lots, including 1,281 weanlings and 1,383 broodmares and fillies in training.

Maids Causeway, owned by Martin Schwartz and trained by Barry Hills, is a 3-year-old daughter of Gaint's Caueway and the Kingmambo mare Valles Des Reves. She is the winner of four races, including this year's Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) and the Rockfel Stakes (Eng-II) as a two-year-old, She was was second in the One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) in her seasonal debut in May.

Donna Blini is a 2-year-old daughter of Bertolini. Trained by Brian Meehan, She won the Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) and the Cherry Hinton Stakes (Eng-II).

Commenting on the 2005 Tattersalls December Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;

"This is not only the largest ever Tattersalls December Sale, but also one of the strongest catalogues we have assembled for a while," said Tattersalls chairman Edmon Mahony. "The two group I-winning fillies Maids Causeway and Donna Blini will undoubtedly attract enormous attention, but the crucial element is the massive strength in depth to both the mares and fillies and also the foals. The December sale has long been a prolific source of legendary broodmares, and the 2005 sale looks to have all the ingredients to entice the usual global cast of buyers."