Australian auctioneer to make debut at Tattersalls
A NEW voice will be heard in the Tattersalls sales ring when Peter Heagney, a director of Australian bloodstock auctionhouse William Inglis and Son, makes a guest appearance at the rostrum during the breeding stock section of the December sale.
Tattersalls bought a significant stake in William Inglis and Son earlier this year, and the move has been described by Edmond Mohony, chairman of the Newmarket auctioneers, as one of a series of "reciprocal arrangements [that] reflect the close ties between the two companies."
Two of Tattersalls auctioneers, John O’Kelly and Oliver Fowlston, sold at Inglis this year.
Heagney, who has been an auctioneer for 33 years and has conducted sales in every state of Australia, as well as New Zealand and Malaysia, said: "The Tattersalls December Sale has a huge reputation in Australia as the source of many of the truly great foundation mares and of course the incomparable Makybe Diva, and I am delighted to be joining the Tattersalls team as a guest auctioneer.
"I know that both John O’Kelly and Oliver Fowlston enjoyed the experience of selling at Inglis’ earlier in the year and I am relishing the prospect of making my first appearance at Tattersalls, especially at a sale of such global significance.”
The four days of the December sale devoted to breeding stock begin on Monday, December 1.