Cracksman Breeding Right tops the Tattersalls Online January Sale

The first Tattersalls Online sale of 2024 was topped by a Breeding Right to CRACKSMAN which realised 50,000 guineas when purchased by Dan Astbury. The proven Group 1 producing sire was represented at the highest level in 2023 by Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner ACE IMPACT who showed a dazzling turn of foot to land the Group 1 contest at ParisLongchamp last October.


Following the sale Astbury commented: “I am delighted to have purchased the Breeding Right in the exciting CRACKSMAN on behalf of a client who is building up a very nice band of broodmares. The year the stallion has had speaks for itself, being responsible for superstar ACE IMPACT who is himself now a very exciting recruit to the stallion ranks. My client is delighted and fingers crossed it works out well for him down the line.”


A consistent supporter of the Tattersalls Online sales, Astbury commented: “The online platform is very easy to use and the team are great to work with. It’s something I have used plenty over the past year and will continue to do so.”


Topping the horses in training section of the sale was three-year old colt TROJAN STORM who fetched 35,000 guineas when purchased by AA Bloodstock. The son of ULYSSES received a big update when second on debut at Wolverhampton last weekend and it was yet another notable online sale result from Ralph Beckett’s Kimpton Down Stables, a regular vendor with Tattersalls Online.


The highlight of the broodmares offered was the Houghton Bloodstock consigned RENZIA who sold for 25,000 guineas to One Agency. The daughter of SEA THE STARS is a half-sister to three Group/Listed performers and was offered in foal to CRACKSMAN. A Breeding Right to HARRY ANGEL also proved popular realising 18,500 guineas when purchased by Camacho Racing Ltd. The Dalham Hall Stud resident was a Group 1 July Cup winner himself and has established himself as top-level producing sire with Australian Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes winner TOM KITTEN.


Improving French hurdler SCRIABIN was another keenly contested lot who sold to bloodstock agent Jamie Piggott for 15,500gns and also finding favour among bidders was the placed bumper performer ILITICH from Stuart Crawford’s stable who fetched 15,000 guineas to Michael Kehoe.


At the close of bidding the Tattersalls Online January Sale realised a turnover of 275,300 guineas for the sale of 43 lots, at an average of 6,402 guineas. Over 220 bidders from across the globe participated in the sale with registered bidders from America, Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and from across the Gulf region. 


Unsold lots remain available and offers can be made through the Make An Offer facility on the Tattersalls Online website. Enquiries on unsold lots are also welcome via email and phone to the Tattersalls online team at


The next sale to take place on the Tattersalls Online platform will be the Tattersalls Online February Sale on 14 - 15 February. Entries are open on the Tattersalls Online website and close on Friday, 2nd of February. Enquiries regarding the Tattersalls Online monthly sales are welcome by email to or by contacting +44 1638 665931.