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UK Tatts & Newmarket Unveil $3.56m 8-Race Series
UK bloodstock auctioneer Tattersalls & Newmarket Racecourses unveiled "a new look Tattersalls Millions race series for graduates of Book 1 of this year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale" (October 6-9) with 8 races worth £1,750,000 (A$3.56m), making it "the most extensive sales race series ever run in the Northern hemisphere". The 8 races will be for both 2YOs & 3YOs over distances from 6-10 furlongs, with all races at either Newmarket's Rowley Mile or July Racecourses. Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony commented: "Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale is Europe's premier yearling sale & the £1,750,000 Tattersalls Millions takes the sales race concept to new levels. The series has been devised in close consultation with Newmarket Racecourses & also the BHA Racing Department, but above all, the Tattersalls Millions has been created to cater for the needs of owners. Prize-money has never been more important and . . . . by increasing the number & variety of races we are providing opportunities for horses from all levels of the October Book 1 market to compete for 6-figure prize-money." Racehorse Owners Association president Paul Dixon added: "From an owners' point-of-view the new Tattersalls Millions is quite simply the best sales race series ever devised in Europe."