The final day of the record-breaking Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale was dominated by the Shadwell Estates consignment which was responsible for the top five lots, including the session topping Laatansa who realised 250,000gns.

The strength of the earlier sessions continued into the fourth day with significant rises in all key indicators resulting in the sale recording a record turnover, average and median, all of which rose substantially compared with last year’s sale.

The two-year-old Laatansa, who has finished third on his last two starts for trainer Ed Dunlop, was yet another top lot this week secured by the Najd Stud team from Saudi Arabia.

Najd Stud’s representative Saud al Qahtani said: "He is a beautiful horse and a lovely physical. He is by a very promising stallion, whose progeny are booming. He has a very good family and we hope he will be a very good horse next year.

"We have bought 14 horses here this week and they are of great quality. We will have a great race in Saudi Arabia at the end of February, our race will be the destination for all the very best horses from Europe and America, and our Jockey Club racing manager is doing a great job."

Laatansa was third at Newmarket on his most recent appearance and was offered with a Timeform rating of 86.

The Najd Stud and Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock team purchased 14 lots this week totalling 2.8 million guineas, whilst Shadwell Estates’ consignment saw a total of 118 lots realise 5.2 million guineas.


Current Year Previous Year Change %

Catalogued 1,588 1,625 -2%

Withdrawn 493 520 -5%

Offered 1,095 1,105 -1%

Unsold 92 134 -31%

Sold 1,003 971 +3%

Aggregate 31,471,300gns 21,735,100gns +45%

Median 16,000gns 9,000gns +78%

Average 31,377gns 22,384gns +40%

% sold 92% 88% +5%