A new series of races, the feature of which is
the Tattersalls Million, for 2yo colts and fillies over 7f.
The race will be limited to graduates of the Part 1 October
Yearling Sales. There is also the Tattersalls Fillies’
800, for fillies that are graduates of the same sale. Thirdly
there will be the Tattersalls £400,000 3YO Classic’
– unique in so much as it is a sales race for three
More details are as follows:
Prize Money and Entry Details
- TATTERSALLS MILLION - 7 furlongs for colts, geldings
and fillies, October
Sixth - Tenth: £10,000
Entry mid - January 2008: £2,000
1st Forfeit - April 2008: £2,500
2nd Forfeit - July 2008: £2,500
6 Day Declaration: £3,000
- TATTERSALLS FILLIES' 800 - 7 furlongs for fillies
Sixth - Tenth: £8,000
Entry as above except:
6 Day Declaration: £1,000
- TATTERSALLS £400,000 3YO CLASSIC - 10 furlongs
for colts, geldings and fillies, April
Sixth - Tenth: £4,000
All entries left in races after April 1st Forfeit eligible.
6 Day Declaration: Free
- Watership Down Stud Sales race
Originally the brainchild of the Thoroughbred Breeders’
Association (TBA), the Watership Down Stud Sales Race is
open to two-year-old fillies sold under the hammer at any
specified yearling sale in Britain.
The race, run over 6½ furlongs at Ascot in September,
has a guaranteed minimum prize money of £250,000.
Fifty per cent of that goes to the winner with prize money
paid to tenth place.
The TBA also provides Breeders’ Prizes to the first,
second and third placed horses, if qualified under Order
196, in addition to those regularly paid by the HBLB.
- £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes
This race is only open to two-year-olds purchased at the
previous year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale
To be run over six furlongs on the Rowley Mile course at
Like many sales races, weights in the Tattersalls Autumn
Auction Stakes are determined by a horse’s purchase
price with more expensive lots carrying a greater amount.
Fillies get a 5lb allowance.
- The £300,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (DBS) and York Racecourse have guaranteed the minimum value of this race to £300,000
and it is now considered to be a group race in all but name, which was highlighted in 2006 when subsequent Dual Classic Winner,
Cockney Rebel finished a close second in the contest.
The race is only open to two-year-olds who were sold ‘under the hammer’ at the previous year’s DBS St Leger Yearling Sale or the DBS St Leger Festival Sales and carries prize money to tenth place.
- The DBS St. Leger Yearling Stakes
The DBS St. Leger Yearling Stakes is run at Newmarket Racecourse on the Saturday before the St Leger Yearling Sales
and is open to the 20 highest rated horses that are declared for the DBS £300,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes and are
balloted out of this contest. The race is worth a guaranteed mimimun value of £40,000 and has enjoyed a maximum field of 22 for many years.