Katherine Sheridan has joined Tattersalls, one of Europe’s leading auctioneers, as Head of Online Sales.
Originally from County Clare, Ireland, Katherine earned a degree in law and European studies from the University of Limerick and later qualified as a lawyer after passing the New York bar exam. After moving to Australia in 2012, Katherine established herself in the blood-blood industry by working as a credit controller at Magic Millions. She then took on a global role at Newhaven Park Stud as Head of Operations, Client Relations and Marketing and is now returning to the Northern Hemisphere with a wealth of experience and international connections.
“We are delighted to welcome Katherine to Tattersalls in the newly created position of Head of Online Sales,” Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said of the appointment. “Tattersalls Online has quickly established itself as Europe’s leading online platform, achieving record prices and group success on the racetrack in 2021, while offering a versatile alternative to our conventional sales schedule. Katherine brings with she has a wealth of international experience and will be a great asset to the team.”
Sheridan said: “I am delighted to be appointed Head of Online Sales and honored to be associated with the prestigious Tattersalls brand. It is an exciting time to take on this role, as the international blood industry has seen unprecedented growth in online sales of Thoroughbreds while Tattersalls Online has rapidly gained the trust of sellers and buyers across all sectors of the market, and I look forward to expanding digital sales within the Tattersalls Group and providing the best possible service to those looking to branch out into this growing market.
The next sale on the Tattersalls Online platform will take place on June 10 before the Royal Meeting at Ascot. Applications are accepted for horses in training and breeding. Auctions will open at 10:00 a.m. (local time). and closing at noon on June 10.
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The 2021 online sale saw 83 horses cataloged with 69 offered on June 29. Twenty-nine horses changed hands for a total of 274,300 guineas (US$337,939) at an average price of 9,932 guineas ($12,236) and a median of 4,200 guineas ($5,433). The most expensive bid, a breeding right on Overbury Stud’s son Kodiac , Ardad sold 54,600 guineas ($67,267) to E. Player. To date, Ardad has sired 108 foals, 77 of which have started in the northern hemisphere, 27 of which have won offspring earnings of $1,134,377.