European Sales

European Thoroughbred Sales


Yearling auction catalogue  – 14th-16th August 2016

As the Deauville sales are the first major yearling sales in Europe, a large crowd always arrives to see the years offering from some exciting new stallions. This year will be no exception with the first yearlings of Group 1 winning stallion MAXIOS going through the ring. One of his first crop of yearlings to sell will be Ilka and Stéphane’s homebred filly TENACITY (ex. TOSCA).
It will be exciting to see who her purchaser will be and how she and the other MAXIOS offspring will fare in their racing careers.                

Tenacity (Maxios ex. Tosca)

(Lot 328 – Tenacity (Maxios ex. Tosca) bred by the Gansera-Leveque Family)


2nd September 2016 – Yearling auction catalogue online here.

BBAG is home to Germany’s premier yearling sales. Ilka has had some of her best training successes with German bred horses such as Tosca & Force of Destiny.

Her native German language always puts her at a huge advantage with being able to give in depth purchasing advice when owners choose to buy in Baden-Baden.



Book One yearling auction – 4th-6th October 2016

The first catalogue for the world famous Tattersalls yearling sales has just become available online. Click here to view.

We are very lucky to be based in the headquarters of British racing and to have Tattersalls on our doorstep. Ilka will be there daily to purchase some nice stock for 2017  racing as well as an advisor to other owners and to carry out vettings.

As last years bonus schemes have been successful, Tattersalls are again running a £25,000 Bonus Scheme exclusively for horses from Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. The Scheme is known as the October ‘Book 1 Bonus’.

Participating owners will receive a £25,000 bonus if their October Book 1 purchase wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 two year old maiden in Britain or equivalent races in Ireland.

So far this year there have been 16 winners of the bonus of an extra £25,000 on top of their prize money… a great incentive for owners to buy from Book One.