Horse sales are being held again this week at Newmarket, with buyers from all over the world bidding for some of the best bloodstock available anywhere.
GV & SV Horses paraded in exercise ring (3 shots)
SV & CU Japanese buyers looking on (3 shots)
CU Indication board (Sale 112) and PAN TO horse paraded in front of bidders as auctioneer accepts bids
GV PAN Crowd during bidding
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Background: Horse sales are being held again this week at Newmarket, with buyers from all over the world bidding for some of the best bloodstock available anywhere.
The sales, which started on Monday (27 November) and which continue until Saturday (2 December), are known as the Newmarket December Sales.
More than fifteen hundred horses are in the lists.
One good price on the first day was GBP12,500, paid by a Japanese syndicate for a mare which has never run a race. The mare is Antheria by Mossborough out of Carezza.
SYNOPSIS: This is the sale ring at one of the most famous bloodstock horse sales in the world... Newmarket. The event known as Tattersall's Newmarket December Sales got under way on Monday under the eyes of buyers from all over the world.
These buyers from Japan are among the many with flapping cheque books and a ready eye for a good animal. One of the best prices on Monday was twelve-thousand-five-hundred pounds, paid by the Japanese Minami Kyushu syndicate.
It was lot one-hundred-and-twelve, a mare named Antheria by Mossborough out of Carezz. The mare, believed to be in foal, has never run a race.
Before the Newmarket December Sales end on Saturday, more than fifteen hundred horses will have been put up for auction. It's estimated that something like five million pounds Sterling will have changed hands. The highlight could be the sale of Ginevra, the winner of this year's Oaks. It's rare for the winner of a classic to be offered on the open market.