Whether buying foals, yearlings, horses in training or breeding stock, Europe is the key destination for anyone seeking to invest in the very best bloodstock. Several of the world’s leading auction houses sell many of the world’s finest bloodlines each year, with key investors from around the globe gathering in Europe to do battle to purchase elite horses that will triumph at the highest level. Outlined below are the key European bloodstock sales for international buyers. Alternatively, you can find full lists of British Sales, French Sales, German Sales and Irish Sales.
Tattersalls Ireland & Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale
Tattersalls Ireland and Goresbridge Horse Sales will join forces in the operation of Ireland's only Flat Breeze Up Sale beginning in 2019. The sale is expected to relocate to the Tattersalls Ireland Fairyhouse venue for 2019. It is Europe's largest Breeze Up Sale, selling more individual two-year-old winners in 2017 than any other Breeze Up Sale. The 2018 renewal saw a new top price reached at €315,000 for East, who subsuquently went on to win the Group 3 Prix Thomas Byron Jockey Club de Turquie and place second in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Hunt (IRE) (€78,000 in 2014) 2018 G1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes, Santa Anita (USA), 2017 Gr2 Eddie Read Stakes, Del Mar (USA), 2017 G2 Del Mar Handicap, Del Mar (USA); East (€315,000 in 2018) 2018 G3 Prix Thomas Byron Jockey Club de Turquie, Saint-Cloud; Blue De Vega (€75,000 in 2015)- 2015 G3 Killavullan, Leopardstown; Speedo Boy (€33,000 in 2016) – 2017 L Prix Maurice Caillault, Fontainebleau; Fiesolana (IRE) (€35,000 in 2011)- 2014 G1 Matron Stakes, Leopardstown; 2013 G2 Dubai Challenge Stakes, Newmarket; G3 Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes, Tipperary; G3 Brownstown Stakes, Fairyhouse; G3 Ballyogan Stakes, Leopardstown;