At the conclusion of the 2019 sale Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony commented "More than 1,500 yearlings have been sold at Tattersalls in the course of the past two weeks to swathes of eager buyers from literally all corners of the world.
"There are so many outside political and economic forces at play which could be expected to undermine our bloodstock market but the past two weeks at Tattersalls have given everyone involved cause to be proud of what this industry has to offer.
"Every year the October Yearling Sale showcases the cream of the European yearling crop and we must recognise that it is the support of the breeders and consignors from Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and further afield which shapes this fixture.
"It is important to reflect on the spectacular highlights of Books 1 and 2, which between them contributed more than 150 million guineas to the total turnover.
"It is equally satisfying to be able to take positives from Book 3. The sale achieved a record price of 145,000 guineas for a Book 3 filly, some great pinhooking successes and real competition at all levels.
"It has been rewarding to see buyers from countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland and Serbia alongside those from the traditional overseas markets.
"The overseas buyers have all made a significant contribution to the sustained demand throughout Book 3 and the solid clearance rate of 80%."
2019 October Yearling Sale Books 1-4
Lots Catalogued: 2085 (2018 2098) -1%
Lots Withdrawn: 232 (216) +7%
Lots Offered : 1853 (1882) -2%
Lots Unsold: 351 (330) +6%
Lots Sold: 1502 (1552) -3%
Total Value (gns): 158,155,600 (162,731,400) -3%
Median Value (gns): 50,000 (48,000) +4%
Average Value (gns): 105,297 (104,853)
Clearance Offered Lots Sold: 81% (82%) -1%