TATTERSALLS (formerly spelled with an apostrophe) is the main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
* 1 Founding * 2 20th century * 3 21st century * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
It was founded in 1766 by
Richard Tattersall (1724–1795), who had
been stud groom to the second
Duke of Kingston . The first premises
occupied were near
Hyde Park Corner , in what was then the outskirts
of London. Two "Subscription rooms" were reserved for members of the
Tattersall's remained a family business until Somerville Tattersalls'
death in 1942, when it was passed to his partners, Gerald Deane,
Robert Needham and Terrence Watt. At this time Major Gerald Deane took
over as chairman. In 1965 it introduced bloodstock auctions at Park
Paddocks, Newmarket , and in 1988 it also began holding auctions at
Old Fairyhouse in
County Meath , Ireland.
This firm (at the time trading under the style of "Messrs. Tattersall") has the distinction of setting a judicial precedent on the taxability of unclaimed balances (purchase moneys for horses that had been paid to the firm but which had gone unclaimed for substantial periods of time by the firm's clients). In Morley v Tattersall, the English Court of Appeal held that such sums were not to be treated as profits for the purposes of Income Tax.
In Ireland, yearling Sadler\'s Wells filly, who would be named Liffey
Dancer , set a new world record price of $5,330,000 (2.5 million
guineas ) at the October
Liffey Dancer, out of the mare, Brigid, was sold to mobile phone executive, Craig Bennett. She is a full sister to 2000 Irish champion juvenile filly, Sequoyah and to the 2007 Group I winning filly called Listen .
Continuing in this trend,
* George Tattersall (1817–1849), a son of the second Richard Tattersall, who was a well-known sporting artist * tattersall , a type of cloth named after the business, used commonly in modern shirts.
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