July Sale 2019
July Sale 2019 statistics:  % +/- compared with 2018
Lots catalogued: 910 (922)
Lots offered: 578 (645)
Lots sold: 535 (562)
Aggregate: 12,748,800gns (5%)
Median: 12,000gns (+20%)
Average: 23,830gns (+11%)
% clearance: 93% (87%)
Leading consignors by aggregate spend
1. The Castlebridge Consignment: 50 lots, 1,885,300gns
2. Jamie Railton: 31 lots, 1,202,700gns
3. Shadwell Stud: 41 lots, 965,800gns
Leading purchasers by aggregate spend
1. Gassim Ghazali: 18 lots, 1,316,000gns
2. Mick Flanagan: 2 lots, 490,000gns
3. James Harron Bloodstock: 1 lot, 450,000gns
Sale topper: 450,000gns for New King (Lot 710)* sold by Jamie Railton to James Harron Bloodstock.
*Four of the top ten best-ever July Sale prices were sold at this sale (22:00)
Chairman’s Statement At the conclusion of the 2019 Tattersalls July Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented:
“This has been another strong renewal of the Tattersalls July Sale. Two lots selling for more than 400,000 guineas for the first time at this fixture, a record July price for a filly in training and improved figures in all the key indicators of turnover, average, median and clearance rate are about as many positives as one could wish for.
“As is so often the case at Tattersalls, the most obvious features have been the depth to the trade and the uniquely international cast of buyers all of whom have contributed to the extraordinary clearance rate of 93 per cent.
"Domestic British and Irish buyers have been prominent and every sector of the market has been further boosted by international demand, which has included the sale-topping 450,000 guineas three-year-old colt New King, who was purchased by leading Australian-based bloodstock agent James Harron, the prolific buying of our loyal buyers from the Gulf region and a particularly strong contingent of buyers from Greece.
"There have been buyers at Park Paddocks this week from more than 30 different countries and it is a source of pride that many of them would view Tattersalls as their primary, if not only source of thoroughbreds year after year.
“We are constantly travelling the world looking to explore new markets or expand existing ones and sales like this year’s July Sale suggest that the Tattersalls brand is as strong as ever and that the July Sale remains firmly established as Europe’s premier midsummer sale." (21:13)
Day 3
Day 3 Statistics:  % +/- compared with 2018
Lots catalogued: 282 (285)
Lots offered: 169 (197)
Lots sold: 160 (183)
Aggregate: 4,071,700gns (+28%)
Median: 13,000gns (+30%)
Average: 25,448gns (+46%)
% clearance: 95% (93%)
Top price: 450,000gns for New King (Lot 710)* sold by Jamie Railton to James Harron Bloodstock. *sale topper (21:11)
Lot 862A: Oliver St Lawrence and Fawzi Nass take this week's purchases to five when going to 130,000gns for the wild card entry New Show, a gelding by New Approach and out of the Falmouth Stakes (G1) winner Music Show. He is rated 87 and was a winner last time out.
"He is a good-looking and seems a very simple horse – he took everything beforehand in his stride," said St Lawrence. "He will ship as soon as the admin has been sorted." (20:13)
Federer wins! The 37-year-old Swiss takes the fourth set in a thriller. He now heads to his 12th Wimbledon final and is aiming for a ninth championship success. (19:48)
Lot 824: Inverleigh, sold by owner Michael Downey, makes 350,000gns, bought by Rabbah Bloodstock. The three-year-old Excelebration colt is going to Dubai.
Downey said: "I and Peter Kavanagh bought him as a foal to reconsign as a yearling, but for various reasons he missed his yearling sale. Peter's son Roderic broke him in to breeze, but we decided to keep him – Roderic said he was a good horse.
"Roderic and then trainer Ger Lyons have done a great job with the horse. He is athletic and everyone who saw him here loved him."
Of the decision to sell today, Downey said: "We are traders so he was always going to be sold."
Bought for €30,000 as a foal, Inverleigh was a Group 3 runner-up in the Ballycorus Stakes in June and is BHA rated 104. He won his maiden on his career debut last August, went on to be placed in two Listed races as a juvenile before picking up a Listed race over 5f100yds this April. (19:15)
Federer strikes back... takes the third set. He is now leading Nadal by two sets to one. (18:48)
Lot 794: Count Calabash is travelling to Saudi Arabia, bought by Paul Harley Bloodstock on behalf of Abdul Rahman Fahd Al Bawardi's Emblem Stables.
"This horse has a very good rating on the All-Weather," said Harley, "so we hope he will suit the Dirt tracks in Saudi. As he is a five-year-old it was something for us to consider, but he came highly recommended by Eve Johnson-Houghton and we paid a little more than expected."
Count Calabash is a son of Big Bad Bob and he is rated 95 on the Turf and 102 on the All-Weather. His best performance to date came at Kempton when the easy winner of a 0-105 handicap over 1m4f off a mark of 97. (18:36)
Nadal has taken the second set in the mens' semi-final to make it all square. (18:13)
Lot 775: Metera, a two-year-old colt by Showcasing, is bought to go into training Adrian Murray from Rathowen, County Westmeath, Ireland. From Kevin Ryan's Hambleton Lodge Stables, he cost 62,000gns.
The colt's new connections reported: "We like his sire, his form, his new trainer is in form and we were looking for a two-year-old ideally – the signs are right!"
The colt has run twice finishing fourth first time out and then second over6f at Hamilton in June. (17:57)
Selling for the final session of the July Sale 2019 resumes at 5.30pm.
Follow the Friday evening action here at sale day live
P.S. Federer has taken the first set of the second mens' semi-finals at Wimbledon (17:25)
Lot 735: last weekend's 7f Sandown winner Make A Wish, a three-year-old filly by No Nay Never, is bought by Gassim Ghazali for 160,000gns.
"She won well at the weekend and it takes some doing to win a handicap on Eclipse day," said bloodstock agent William Douglass.
"She has some quality, is by a good stallion and she should appreciate the fast ground in Qatar and running around a bend – there might be some more improvement in her. There is a good programme for her in Qatar." (12:16)
Lot 710: New King becomes the second-best priced horse ever sold at the July Sale when fetching 450,000gns, bought by James Harron Bloodstock for an Australian-based ownership syndicate.
He is a new top lot for this week's sale and it is the second time this week that the second-best July Sale price has been bettered.
"We had selected this horse in the catalogue and I came specifically for him, he is for a group of Australian clients," said Harron. "I was really pleased when I saw him, he has been well minded and he is a lovely horse.
"He is on a Timeform rating of 113p, which is comparable to some of the horses that have come to Australia from Europe and have done well. He has a great profile.
"We have not yet got a trainer in mind yet, and we are just working out a programme now – whether we ship him now and then run straight off the plane and give him a break, or maybe leave him in the northern hemisphere for now. His profile certainly means that he can run straight off in some of the bigger races in Australia."
A son of the wonderful Juddmonte sire Frankel, the three-year-old colt won a 0-95 1m1f handicap at Sandown last time for trainer John Gosden.
He was bred by Qatar Bloodstock and raced by Qatar Racing, and is out of the Group 3-winning mare Marine Bleue (Desert Prince). She was bought at the 2010 Tattersalls December Mares Sale for 100,000gns by David Redvers. (11:47)
Lot 708 and Lot 709: both from the Jamie Railton Qatar Racing draft fetch 110,000gns and 90,000gns.
Military Law (Lot 708), a son of Dubawi, is heading to Dubai for new owner Nasir Askar, with a date in mind at next year's Dubai World Cup Carnival, while Fearless Warrior (Lot 709), by Sea The Stars, is staying in Britain having been bought by trainer Eve Johnson Houghton. (11:46)
Lot 675: Puerto Banus (Bated Breath), sold by Andrew Balding's Park House Stables, makes 50,000gns, bought by Richard Ryan.
"He is going to Ian Williams," reported Ryan. "He is a lovely athletic individual with plenty of quality, his form looks solid and he is by a stallion who has been in cracking form. Andrew looks to have minded him well too – he looks to have a bit of a future." (10:49)
Lot 654: You Little Ripper, who has run five times and placed in all starts, is heading to Gavin Hernon's yard in Chantilly, bought by Troy Steve Bloodstock for 52,000gns.
"He is a nice horse, and just looks unlucky not to have won so far – I think he just bumped into one last time, and still being a maiden also opens up options." said Steve.
By Rip Van Winkle, he is a full-brother to Dick Whittington, winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes. (10:25)
Lot 651: Stone Cougar from Mark Johnston's Kingsley House Draft and sold for Godolphin makes 50,000gns. A winner since the catalogue was published, she is bought by Peter Kavanagh's Kildaragh Stud.
"I love a family with Dahlia in the bottom line, they are difficult to buy and find," said Kavanagh. "She might go back into training, but she is out of a young mare and there is plenty going on in the family."
A daughter of Kitten's Joy, Stone Cougar has two younger half-sisters by Medaglia D'Oro. (10:22)
Selling for Day 3 of the July Sale starts at 9.30am .
And as yesterday today's sale is a split session as we stop at lunchtime for racing at Newmarket. (08:57)
Day 2
Day 2 Statistics: % +/- compared with 2018
Lots catalogued: 282 (284)
Lots offered: 179 (178)
Lots sold: 170 (171)
Aggregate: 3,218,300gns (-8%)
Median: 13,000gns (+8%)
Average: 18,931gns (-7%)
% clearance: 95% (96%)
Top price: 100,000gns, joint top lot between Mr Diamond (Lot 507) and Train To Georgia (Lot 691) (21:29)
Lot 619: late in the day we get a joint top-lot, Al Rashed Racing going to 100,000gns for Train To Georgia, a Scat Daddy three-year-old gelding who has won and finished second on his two starts to date.
Racing manager Tariq Moubarak was in charge of bidding and said: "He is going to Dubai. We watched him win and we liked that. He is by Scat Daddy and should suit Dubai.
"Al Rashed Racing is a new owner and has ten horses in Britain with Peter Chapple-Hyam, Richard Fahey and Richard Hughes."
Train To Georgia was sold by Tuite Racing for owner Matt Morgan. (21:18)
Lot 562: Sultan al Ammaj pays 80,000gns for Barys, a 2016 colt by Kodiac.
He has been in training with Archie Watson for owner-breeder Nurlan Bizakov and won a mile Listed race on the Polytrack at Cagnes-Sur-Mer in February. (20:13)
Lot 544 and Lot 548: two from the William Haggas draft are bought by Stephen Thorne for Shamrock Thoroughbreds on behalf of Dooley Thoroughbreds.
Both are three-year-old geldings by Camelot – Current Opinion (Lot 544) is a winner since the catalogue was published and cost 85,000gns, while Politicise, a winner as a two-year-old, was placed at the beginning of July. He cost the new connections 65,000gns.
"Current Opinion was the pick of the sale for me and he came highly recommended," said Thorne, assistant trainer to Adrian McGuinness. "This is the sort of horse that we want in the yard and we need to go out and buy them."
Dooley Bloodstock is made of three brothers – Mark, David and James. The siblings are from Manchester but have their horses trained in Ireland with McGuinness. (19:35)
Lot 543: Meah / Lloyd Bloodstock strikes again, this time spending 82,000gns on Crystal Tribe, a two-time winner since the beginning of June.
Previously owned and bred by Lord Lloyd-Webber, the Dansili colt is out of the Fillies' Mile (G1) winner and Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1) runner-up, Crystal Music.
"He'll be heading to California to be trained by Jeff Mullins," said purchaser Jamie Lloyd. "We've had some luck with Jeff in the past, we bought Battle Of Hastings here a long time ago and he won everything over there as a three-year-old. He seems to be very progressive and ahead of the handicapper.
"My business partner, David Meah, loved the horse and loved his replays so we're very happy to have him.
"He's one Jeff can go on with and the plan will be for him to run in Del Mar, where he'll be eligible for the valuable 'Ship And Win' bonus - they run for 40 per cent more when they run outside of the state." (19:30)
Lot 527: Jamie Lloyd of Meah / Lloyd Bloodstock has been underbidder on a number of lots today and yesterday, but his patience paid off this evening when buying Frontman from the Juddmonte draft .
The son of Kingman, who has run twice since the catalogue was published finishing fourth and second in novice and maiden races, cost his buyer 80,000gns.
"We were getting a little frustrated!" smiled Lloyd, "but we are delighted to get this horse.
"He had a setback as a two-year-old, but has run twice now and looked very promising, only just touched the surface with him. He vetted very well.
"He is going to Qatar to be trained by Stefano Ibido for Abdulhadi Mana Al Hajri. We bought Beachwalk here last year from Sir Michael Stoute and he went on to win the Amir Shalfa.
"Stefano really loved this horse and was his pick." (18:51)
Lot 520: "He is for Fazwi Nass and will be going to Bahrain," reported Oliver St Lawrence after going to 70,000gns for Albert Finney.
"He is by Kingman, he is a nice type, he has a good profile and he goes on the faster ground, so he should suit Bahrain."
Albert Finney was bred and owned by Rachel Hood. He has won two starts from 11 races, and was fourth last time in a 0-90 handicap at Haydock. (18:38)
Lot 507: Gassim Ghazali, who has already bought ten horses over the two days of the July Sale so far, adds another to the list – goes to 100,000gns for Mr Diamond.
Bloodstock agent Will Douglass, who is working with Ghazali, said: "We like the horse a lot, we like his profile – he was third last time to a horse called Awe, who was subsequently fourth in the Britannia and has been sold to Hong Kong.
"We like buying from Richard Fahey too."
Mr Diamond is an improving three-year-old gelding by Bated Breath. He has won three races from 11 starts. (18:13)
Lot 500A: wildcard entry Apex King confirms the late entry decision to be a good one when fetching 50,000gns.
Offered by David Loughnane Racing, the Kodiac five-year-old is rated 90.
The five-year-old is currently in great form – he won a 0-105 7f handicap three starts ago at Goodwood of a mark of 86, and last time out finished third over 7f at Newmarket, beaten just a half length and a neck off 90. (17:59)
We are underway for this evening's session. For all the updates, withdrawals and details, log on to sales day live. (17:35)
Selling for this morning's session has concluded. We resume at 5.30pm.
Enjoy this afternoon's racing! (13:03)
Lot 473: Baltic Moon, by Lanwades stallion Sea The Moon, is bought by bloodstock agent Harold Kirk for 18,000gns.
He was consigned by Jane Chapple-Hyam Racing and has run twice in Germany (12:52)
Lot 460: by Kodiac and sold by Shadwell Stud, the three-year-old Mutawafeer is bought by Mouse O'Ryan and trainer Philip Makin for 45,000gns.
A bay gelding, he is the winner of one race over 6f at Goodwood and was a runner-up at Sandown over 5f last summer.
He finished fourth at Bath last time out. (12:29)
Lot 442: George Baker Racing buys George Of Hearts.... let's hope the two Georges are successful together.
The equine George is a son of Kendargent and is the winner of one race over 6f and is rated 85. He also finished third off 91 in Ascot's Shergar Sprint Handicap last year, ridden by Per-Anders Graberg.
He was sold by East Everleigh Stables (R. Hannon) for 40,000gns. (12:07)
Lot 426: Divine Gift, by Nathaniel and out of the Group 2 Oh So Sharp Stakes winner Souter's Sister (Desert Style), is sold from the Bedford House Stables (C. Fellowes) draft for 32,000gns.
He was a winner as a juvenile last year, and was placed third in June over 1m6f off a BHA mark of 83.
He has been bought by Axom, the offshoot of Elite Racing Club, a second purchase for the team at the sale so far. (11:37)
Lot 389 and Lot 392: Mouse O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott have been busy this morning - the pair going to 10,000gns for Brawy and then 16,5000gns for Global Quality.
Both are from the Charlie Hills Faringdon Place Stables draft, and are lightly raced sons of Dark Angel and No Nay Never. Both are BHA rated in the early 70s, and Brawny has been placed since the catalogue was printed. (10:57)
Lot 363: Hamish Macauley Bloodstock buys Modakhar, a once-raced son of Battle Of Marengo, for 33,000gns.
He was sold by Shadwell Stud and was placed fourth at Haydock in a Plus 10 novice race since the catalogue was published. (10:40)
Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of the July Sale 2019.
Don't forget today's sale is a split session – selling starts this morning at 9.30am and will stop at lunchtime ahead of racing.
We resume selling for this evening's session at 5.30pm. (09:16)
Day 1
Day 1 Statistics: % +/- compared with 2018
Lots catalogued: 346 (353)
Lots offered: 230 (270)
Lots sold: 205 (208)
Aggregate: 5,458,800gns (+1%)
Median: 11,000gns (+22%)
Average: 26,628gns (+2%)
% clearance: 89% (77%)
Top price: Lot 177A, At Last, sold by The Castlebridge Consignment to Mick Flanagan for 420,000gns. (19:26)
Lot 328: the last-time-out Sandown winner Ragnar will probably be seen next over hurdles, bought by Alex Elliott for NH trainer Philip Hobbs at 85,000gns.
"I worked for Philip after completing the Flying Start and this is the first horse I have bought for him," said Elliott. "Ragnar looks an ideal type to go juvenile hurdling."
A 1m2f handicap winner on soft ground off a mark of 77, he is now rated 82 on the Flat. (19:01)
Lot 281: Admiral Rous (Henrythenavigator), a Group 3 third at Chantilly in June, is sold to Gassim Ghazali for 325,000gns.
The horse will be travelling to Qatar to join Ghazali's stable, but he has already had experience of the country - former trainer Eoghan O'Neil sent him to Qatar in February for the Al Biddah Cup, a race in which he finished a good fourth.
"I have, of course, seen him before and I think he suits racing in Qatar," said Ghazali. "He finished fourth and was too far back – I think I can help him improve. He might be one for the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup at the international meeting next February."
Ghazali added: "I bought Tawahid from the same consignor and he has done well for me."
Tawahid was bought at the July Sale 2018 for 75,000gns and has since won five races in Qatar.
Admiral Rous is the sixth-best ever price at the July Sale and the second-most expensive horse ever bought by Ghazali at Tattersalls.
Ghazali's highest price purchase was Pleaseletmewin, bought at the October HIT Sale in 2014. He went onto win 13 races in Qatar, over QR550,000 and won the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup.
Ghazali will certainly be hoping lightning can strike twice! (17:56)
Lot 238: Patrick Sarsfield, who boasts good placed maiden form as a juvenile but has not run this year, makes 230,000gns He is bought by Joseph O'Brien.
"It is a bit back ago, but his form has worked out well," said O'Brien. "He should make up into a good middle-distance horse for next year and his sire Australia has done well. He has been bought for a client in the yard."
Patrick Sarsfield's form includes a third placing on his career debut behind the Epsom Derby runner-up Madhmoon.
He followed up with a runner-up spot behind the subsequent Group 1-placed Sydney Opera House, and ahead of Norway, who went on this year to finish third in the Irish Derby. (16:46)
Lot 235: prolific July Sale buyer Gassim Ghazali, the champion trainer in Qatar, has already signed for five horses and goes to 130,000gns for On The Line.
Formerly in training with Hugo Palmer, the three-year-old colt by Dark Angel won at Redcar over a mile since the catalogue was published and is now BHA rated 92. (16:30)
Lot 178: Mouille Point, by Motivator and out of the German 1,000 Guineas third Turning Leaf, fetches 100,000gns, bought by Bertrand Le Metayer's BLM Bloodstock.
A dual winner, she was sold in-foal to Kodiac on a February cover. (15:58)
Lot 177A: wild card entry At Last, a Galileo half-sister to the dual Australian Group 1 winner and young sire Zoustar, becomes the second-highest priced and the highest-priced filly ever sold at the July Sale when fetching 420,000gns.
She was bought by agent Mick Flanagan, who said: "She is a lovely, athletic filly and, of course, is a half to a promising young sire in Zoustar, however what is really important is that she is a daughter of Galileo.
"It does not matter on what side of the pedigree he is - as a sire or a broodmare sire, whether it is an unraced filly, a moderate performer or a top-class filly, he has such an influence, even just last week he got another Group 1 winner as a broodmare sire in Australia.
"I think I have been guilty in the past of not buying enough Galileo fillies – if you have a farm you have Galileo blood.
Of future plans for the filly, Flanagan said: "The first thing we wanted to do was secure her, then we will think of plans, but she will probably go to the southern hemisphere. We have not yet decided whether she will be covered in the northern or southern hemisphere – wherever we will not have a problem sorting a stallion for her!" (15:42)
Lot 169: Scintilating, the daughter of Siyouni, a half-sister to the Richmond Stakes (G2) winner Prolific, is bought by Ballyphilip Stud's Paul McCartan for 130,000gns.
"She is gorgeous, and she is from a lovely fast family," said McCartan. "I might think about Showcasing as a cover - especially if his son Advertise, who is out of a Pivotal mare, wins the July Cup at the weekend!" (15:06)
Lot 155: sold in-foal to Gleneagles, already a Royal Ascot-winning sire courtesy of the Windsor Castle success by Southern Hills, the winning Zilara is bought by Prime Equestrian for €50,000.
She is by Big Bad Bob, out of the Group 3 winner Celtic Slipper (Anabaa) and a half-sister tp the Listed winner Moonrise Landing. Her third dam is the Grade 2 winner Smart 'N Noble, dam of Royal And Regal, a Group 3 winner. (14:21)

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