PEOPLE and horses will return to a sales complex in Britain for the first time next Wednesday for the Tattersalls March Sale in Newmarket.
There are 197 lots catalogued featuring consignments from Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates. It will be followed immediately by the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sale, which is also previewed on this page.
The catalogue comprises 64 fillies and mares in/out of training, 116 colts/geldings in/out of training, 12 yearlings and five two-year-olds.
Buyers looking for horses in training with smart form will have plenty to choose from with the potential highlights including the promising three-year-old Glentaneous who boasts a Timeform rating of 91p following an impressive win on his second start for Brian Meehan.
The well-bred son of Gleneagles is out of a sister to the joint champion European older horse Youmzain and to the Group 1 winner and dual classic runner-up Creachadoir.
Other eye-catchers include the progressive four-year-old Dark Pine, rated 103 by Timeform following wins on both his starts for David Loughnane, and Shadwell Estates’ Huraiz, a smart performer for Mark Johnston who placed in the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at two and has a current Timeform rating of 104.
Horses-in-training offered by Juddmonte Farms are always much sought after and amongst their consignment is the high-class Bugle Major.
Placed in the Listed Prix Lyphard in November and runner-up behind the group race performer and two-time listed winner Magny Cours on his most recent start, Bugle Major holds a Timeform rating of 108.
Well-bred fillies also feature prominently including daughters of leading sires Dark Angel, Frankel, Invincible Spirit, Lope De Vega, No Nay Never and Siyouni.
The Castlebridge Consignment will offer the smartly bred three-year-old filly Countessa on behalf of Hugo Palmer’s Kremlin Cottage Stables. The twice-raced daughter of Camelot was placed on her latest start and is out of a half-sister to Group 1 winners Alpha Centauri and Alpine Star.
Godolphin has been a perennial source of top-quality breeding stock and will offer two well-bred fillies in Arabian Romance and Fresh Snow, from the immediate families of champion two-year-old Pinatubo and dual Group 1 winner Raven’s Pass respectively.
Pinhookers also look well catered for with yearlings catalogued by proven sires Camacho, Charm Spirit, Cityscape, Kuroshio and Twilight Son, as well as first crop sires Gustav Klimt, Massaat, Rajasinghe and Unfortunately.
Sale: Tattersalls March Sale (on-site)
Time/date: 10am, Wednesday, March 31st
Info: People and horses will be on-site for this sale. Only people acting in a professional capacity may attend. Those wishing to attend must complete the medical declaration form online. Telephone and online bidding facilities are also available.