The fourth and final day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale saw a total of 137 lots sold for 851,900 guineas, at an average of 6,218 guineas and a median of 4,000 guineas, whilst the strong clearance rate prevalent throughout the sale continued with 86% of lots on the final day sold.
Over the four days of the sale a total of 909 lots were sold for 20,761,100 guineas which represented a rise of 25% over the 2011 sale turnover. The average for the sale was up 17% to 22,839 guineas whilst the median rose 22% to 11,000 guineas. The clearance rate for the sale rose from 83% in 2011 to 90% this year.
At the conclusion of the 2012 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;
"The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale is a unique event and yet again it has attracted an extraordinarily diverse crowd of buyers, all of whom have made a contribution to another successful sale. The momentum which began with the October Yearling Sale earlier this month has been well and truly sustained this week and if any further proof were needed as to how highly British and Irish bloodstock is regarded throughout the world, we have witnessed it at Tattersalls this week.
"The key to the universal appeal of the Autumn Horses in Training Sale is its ability to satisfy so many different requirements. Sprinters, milers, middle distance performers, stayers and potential National Hunt horses - they can all be found here, and the success of so many graduates of the sale at the highest level throughout the world brings the buyers back year after year. We have sold horses to more than 30 different countries over the last four days and the combination of overseas and domestic demand has helped the sale to achieve gains in average and median, turnover in excess of 20 million guineas for only the third time in its long history and, crucially, a record clearance rate of 90%."