Strong Demand for Havana Grey Breeding Right at the Tattersalls Online November Sale

Lot 57 A Lifetime Breeding Right in HAVANA GREY tops the Tattersalls Online November Sale
Lot 57 A Lifetime Breeding Right in HAVANA GREY tops the Tattersalls Online November Sale

The Tattersalls Online November Sale was topped by a breeding right to Whitsbury Manor Stud’s young sire sensation HAVANA GREY which sold for 115,000 guineas to the bid of Badgers Bloodstock.


The opportunity to access a lifetime breeding right to one of the country’s most sought-after young stallions attracted an array of astute bidders throughout the sale which opened for bidding on Wednesday afternoon. HAVANA GREY has had impressive results on the track and in the sales ring as he closes out the year as the sire of no less than 13 Group/Listed performers and his top-priced yearling sold for 325,000 guineas.

Successful purchaser Tom Pritchard-Gordon referred to the dominance of the emerging sire as being the significant drawcard to securing the breeding right:

“HAVANA GREY is a very exciting young stallion who continues to exceed expectations. He is the sire of 13 Stakes performers from 83 runners which is remarkable; 16% stakes performing two-year-olds to runners off a stallion fee of £8,000. Whitsbury Manor Stud have been very conservative with their pricing this year, standing at £18,500 and I predict that in a couple of years he will look remarkably cheap.”

Being familiar with using the Tattersalls Online platform, after purchasing Group 3 winning filly WEST END GIRL for £420,000 in 2020, Pritchard-Gordon commented further:

“We had used the platform when purchasing WEST END GIRL a couple of years ago and topped the sale during Covid. It’s very user friendly and we are very au fait with it, and hope to continue to use it in the future.”

The second highest-priced lot was Listed placed GLENEAGLES filly WILLESEE, offered as lot 34 by Jessica Harrington’s Commonstown Stables. The three-year-old filly hails from the Juddmonte family of Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner CALYX and Group 1 winner AFRICAN ROSE. She attracted a winning bid of 90,000 guineas from Noel O’Callaghan’s Mountarmstrong Stud.

Breeding rights to a pair of Darley’s up and coming young stallions HARRY ANGEL and TERRITORIES also attracted significant interest with the former being knocked down to the winning bid of Bearstone Stud for 18,000 guineas and the latter being secured by Sophie Buckley’s Culworth Grounds Farm for 17,500 guineas.


CONSENSUS DE VEGA, offered as lot 43 by Roger Varian’s Carlburg Stables, was sold for 24,000 guineas to the bid of Newmarket based agent, Armando Duarte. Irish native Rachel O’Neill was responsible for the purchase of lot 47, FAST MEDICINE, who was offered by Peter Chapple-Hyam’s St Gatien Stables. Rebecca Menzies’ Howe Hills Stables offered CHEESE THE ONE as lot 61, who realised 16,500 guineas to successful bid of Peter Sedgwick.


The Tattersalls Online November Sale realised a gross of 446,500, from the sale of 37 lots, with the top price of 115,000 guineas. The sale attracted bidders from within the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, the Netherlands, and France. Amongst the buyers were JS Bloodstock, China Horse Club, Jack Jones Racing, Ed Stapleton Bloodstock and Mick Appleby, who was responsible for the purchase of two lots.


Unsold horses remain available for purchase through the Make An Offer facility of the Tattersalls Online platform with offers and enquiries welcome via email and phone to the Tattersalls Online team.


The next Tattersalls Online sale will take place on 14th – 15th December with entries now open on the Tattersalls Online website. The sale is open to all types of entries including Horses In/Out of Training, Mares, Foals, Yearlings, Point to Pointers, Stores, Breeding Rights and Shares. Further enquiries about the upcoming Tattersalls Online sales are welcome by email to