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Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up 2: Domestic Demand Falters

Monday, 23rd April 2007

Despite the sale's figures being 2nd only to last year's, Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mohoney refused to guild the lily, observing: "The strong Japanese contingent who made such an impact in 2006 was much depleted this week but to an extent the greater participation from the bigger European buyers compensated at the higher level. The domestic demand, however, has fallen some way short of last year and that is reflected in the figures. This sale has totally transformed in recent years and the turnover from the last two days is second only to 2006 while the average price, well in excess of 70,000 guineas, is only marginally short of last year's record. This however does not disguise the fact that we would like to have seen many more horses sold and greater returns for the pinhookers."

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