The catalog for the 2017 Tattersalls July Sale can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com and will be published on Thursday, June 15.
Numbering 910 lots, up from 873 last year, the sale comprises 747 horses and fillies in/out of training and 163 broodmares, 10 of which have foals at foot. Taking place July 12-14, the three-day sale features high quality consignments from many of the world's leading owner/breeders including Cheveley Park Stud, Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates.
Long established as Europe's premier midsummer sale, the Tattersalls July Sale has produced the dams of an impressive 12 individual Group 1 winners since 2015, including last year's Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner NATIONAL DEFENSE, and multiple Grade 1 winning American sprinter LORD NELSON, whose dams were purchased for 80,000 guineas and 37,000 guineas respectively.
The owner/breeder super powers of Cheveley Park Stud, Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates have almost 200 lots cataloged between them, while the 163 broodmares include mares in foal to proven Group 1 sires DUTCH ART, EXCEED AND EXCEL, HELMET, IFFRAAJ, KODIAC, LAWMAN, LOPE DE VEGA, NATHANIEL, TEOFILO and WOOTON BASSETT. Young sires are equally well represented with mares in foal to exciting Group 1 winners AL KAZEEM, BELARDO, BOBBY'S KITTEN, BRAZEN BEAU, CHARMIMG THOUGHT, DABIRSIM, DAWN APPROACH, FASCINATING ROCK, GARSWOOD, HAVANA GOLD, INTELLO, LETHAL FORCE, MAXIOS, MUKHADRAM, NEW BAY, NIGHT OF THUNDER, OLYMPIC GLORY, PASTORIUS, PRIDE OF DUBAI, SEA THE MOON, SHALAA, SLADE POWER, TERRITORIES, THE LAST LION, TORONADO and TWILIGHT SON, all likely to attract attention.
Eye catching lots amongst the broodmares include the Godolphin owned Group 2 and 3 winners RAW SILK and LADY'S PURSE in foal to DAWN APPROACH and BELARDO. Also amongst the 73 strong Godolphin team are the Listed winning Stake producer PORTRAYAL, in foal to TEOFILO and the young Listed placed quartet LA PATRIA, LA PIETA, LIGHT AND SHADE and YOU'RE BACK, carrying February and March covers to Group 1 winners BELARDO, SLADE POWER, EXCEED AND EXCEL and BELARDO respectively.
With no less than 17 individual Group/Listed winners coming from the Tattersalls July Sale since 2015, buyers will also be closely focused on the numerous opportunities amongst the 747 horses and fillies in/out of training.
Winning, unexposed performers from the sizeable Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell consignments will as ever attract plenty of attention, and the catalog features well over 130 lots with official BHA ratings of 80 or higher. In addition to multiple Group 1 winning Italian Derby winner DYLAN MOUTH and Ballymacoll Stud's multiple Group 3 winning son of MONSUN, ARAB SPRING, the catalogue features an abundance of Group and Listed performers as well as numerous improving three year olds including the Marco Botti trained QATAR MAN, Hugo Palmer's smart KOROPICK, David Barron's consistent Listed winner WICK POWELL and the Luca Cumani trained trio LA RAV, RIGOLETTO and STAR GYPSY, all of whom look to have bright futures.
In addition to highly rated colts and geldings in training the July catalog also features a healthy number of beautifully bred fillies in and out of training including half sisters to Group 1 winners CARRY ON KATIE (lot 172), VIOLENCE (173), GILT EDGE GIRL (242), EARTHQUAKE (285), WICKLOW BRAVE (703) and ZAMBEZI SUN (705).
Commenting on the 2017 Tattersalls July Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said: "Last year's Tattersalls July Sale achieved record turnover which will be a hard act to follow, but we have cataloged more than 900 lots for this year's Tattersalls July Sale and as well as being the largest July Sale since 2008, it is a catalog of real quality and diversity. The July Sale is a consistent source of Group 1 performers and producers and the uniquely popular July Sale formula of quality breeding stock combined with high class horses in training looks set to attract the usual mix of domestic and international buyers."Industry News Releases - In support of Thoroughbred industry organizations, BloodHorse is posting news releases relating to the industry. The releases have not been edited by Blood-Horse. If there are any questions please contact the organization that has produced the news release as directed in the news release.