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SALES: Craven catalogue littered with bonus opportunities
on 09 April 2021
Mark Costello previews next week's Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale in Newmarket

THE European breeze-up circuit starts on Monday morning when 169 juveniles will be put through their paces on a section of the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, before being offered for sale after racing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

All lots are eligible for the new £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus which will offer a £125,000 bonus for the first Craven Breeze-Up winner of any of the six two-year-old races at Royal Ascot. An additional £125,000 bonus will also be paid to the first Craven Breeze-Up winner of any of the 15 European Group 1 races open to two-year-olds.

This is in addition to the £15,000 Craven Breeze-Up Bonus, which has rewarded the owners of horses bought from the Craven Breeze-Up Sale with more than £250,000 in bonus prize-money since its inception in 2019.

The catalogue features 20 two-year-olds out of group race or listed race-winning mares, including the Frankel colt out of Group 1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Ribbons and the Dubawi colt out of the Group 3 winner Stellar Path. Also out of top-class racemares are US-bred colts by Arrogate and Union Rags out of the Grade 1 winners Funny Moon and Careless Jewel respectively.

Additionally there are own- or half-brothers and -sisters to a further 32 group race or listed race winners catalogued, including two exceptionally well-bred sons of Siyouni.

Norman and Janet Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm consigns a half-brother to the Grade 1 scorer Western Aristocrat, while Longways Stables (Mick Murphy and Sarah O’Connell) offers a half-brother to the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 runner-up Mrs Sippy.

The catalogue also features the Aclaim half-brother to Group 1 Sussex Stakes winner Here Comes When consigned by Ardglas Stables (Mary Reynolds and Ambrose O’Mullane) and the half-sister to the Group 2 winner and classic-placed Laughing Lashes, by exciting first-season American sire Mastery, coming from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill.

Mocklershill and Aguiar Bloodstock (Robson Aguiar) have the equal largest consignments with 12 juveniles catalogued apiece, while last year’s sale-topping consignor Tally-Ho Stud (Tony, Roger and Henry O’Callaghan) will bring eight two-year-olds to the sale. The largest British-based team comes from Malcolm Bastard, who has a team of eight to represent him.

Nine lots entered are qualified for the £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus; there are also 12 fillies registered for the Great British Bonus Scheme; 10 eligible for French owners’ premiums, and one two-year-old eligible for each of the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Sales Stakes and the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland September Super Auction Sales Race.

Sale info

Sale: Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale at Newmarket

Date: Breeze on Monday, April 12th from 9.30am. Selling on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13th & 14th after racing at Newmarket.

Lots: 169

Info: Attendance restricted to those directly involved. Those wishing to attend must complete a medical declaration form on the Tattersalls website.

Viewing: Breezes will be shown live on and

Remote bidding: Register at least 48 hours prior to bidding and will receive account verification from Tattersalls shortly after registering. Telephone bidding is also possible by downloading a purchaser authorisation form from the Tattersalls website and emailing it to


Tel: 0044 1638 665931

Travel restrictions

AS Ireland and Britain share a common travel area, those travelling from Ireland to Newmarket do not have to present a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival in Britain, nor do they have to quarantine.

On return to Ireland, passengers must produce evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR (swab) test within the previous 72 hours, and they must fill in a passenger locator form which states where that person will self-isolate for the next 14 days. This period can be shortened to five days if the person tests negative again on day five.

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