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Records Tumble At UK Tattersalls HIT Sale
In the UK, the annual Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale (the largest sale of its kind in the world) kicked off with exceptional figures with 9 individuals selling for 100,000 guineas or more, headed by 4YO Firebeam who topped proceedings for the day at 280,000 guineas. Turnover for the day of 5,873,600 guineas was a new record for the opening session at the sale and the 249 lots sold resulted in a new record average of 23,589 guineas and a new record median of 12,500 guineas. The new average & median benchmarks represented rises of 37% and 35% respectively when compared to the opening session in 2011. Turnover was up 52% on last year and the clearance rate was a remarkable 89%. The sale still has 3 sessions to run.