The prize money for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes, the longest running sales race of its kind in Europe, will increase from €200,000 to €250,000 in 2015 and will continue to be part of the Irish Champions Weekend taking place this coming September.
Past winners of the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes have included subsequent Group 1 winners Dick Turpin and Tout Seul, purchased for €26,000 and €12,500 respectively, and all graduates of the 2014 Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and the September Yearling Sale Part II are eligible for the €250,000 contest which closes on 28th January 2015, and the total cost of entry will remain €2,000 as outlined in the 2014 September Catalogue. The race will again be run at The Curragh Racecourse on Sunday 13th September over a distance of six furlongs and 63 yards.
Commenting on the prize money increase, Tattersalls Ireland Managing Director Roger Casey said;
“After a successful 2014 for Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale graduates led by The Wow Signal and on the back of the resounding success of Irish Champions Weekend, we are delighted to announce that we have again increased the prize fund for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes to €250,000. The prize fund has now doubled in just two years and the race will continue to be a part of Irish Champions Weekend. Last year saw 30 horses go to post, with twelve representing Great Britain and was won by Midterm Break trained by David Baron and we look forward to another strong renewal in 2015.
The 2014 September Yearling Sale saw its fifth consecutive year of growth with significant increases of 28% and 25% in the average and median respectively along with the highest clearance rate of 91% for any yearling sale in Ireland. Buyers from 15 individual countries were represented at the sale and the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes, now with its increased prize fund of €250,000 continues to be significant incentive for trainers and owners alike. The introduction of Part II of the September Yearling Sale in 2014 proved to be a great success and we look forward to further developing this in 2015."