“THERE are so many outside political and economic forces at play which could be expected to undermine our bloodstock market, but the past two weeks at Tattersalls have given everyone involved cause to be proud of what this industry has to offer.”

This summation of two weeks of yearling trade at Tattersalls by chairman Edmond Mahony reflects the general sentiment felt by many when the gavel finally fell on the last of more than 1,850 yearlings who walked around the sale ring in Park Paddocks in Newmarket.