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Tattersalls forms
alliance with Osarus

TATTERSALLS has formed a strategic alliance with young French sales company Osarus.

The alliance will see close ties formed between the two companies with Tattersalls providing logistical and personnel support to Osarus, in particular for yearling inspections and auctioneering.

In addition Tattersalls will provide administrative and financial support, as well as acting in an advisory role as Osarus continues to develop its sales calendar.

Osarus was established in June 2008 by Guy Blasco, Nadja Govaert and Frederique Lingua as an option for breeders based in the south-west of France. Three months following the company's launch, the company staged its first yearling sale at Hippodrome du Bequest at La Teste de Buch near Bordeaux.

This year, they held four sales: a breeze-up at Pornichet, two yearling sales at Le Teste de Buch and Le Lion d'Angers and a mixed sale at Le Lion d'Angers.

"This new alliance is an exciting venture for both Tattersalls and Osarus," said Edmond Mahony, chairman of Tattersalls. "We have been closely observing the progress and development of Osarus for a while now and have been enormously impressed with the way in which the team has established a niche in the French market in a relatively short space of time.

"Osarus is a French company working hard for French breeders and we hope that our new arrangement will allow them to continue to develop and build upon the success that they have worked so hard to achieve in recent years.

"Our involvement with Osarus also reflects the importance that Tattersalls has always placed on building and strengthening relationships in key markets around the world. The French racing and breeding industry is well structured and well funded and the close ties between Tattersalls and Osarus emphasise the high regard in which we hold both Osarus and the wider French industry."

Emmanuel Viaud, managing director of Osarus, said: "This is a very significant moment in the continuing development of Osarus. The strategic alliance between ourselves and the leading bloodstock auctioneers in Europe is a huge endorsement for Osarus and for the French bloodstock industry.

"We are a young, ambitious team with a vision based on our confidence in the French breeding industry and we are delighted that Tattersalls shares our vision. Osarus has enjoyed its best ever year in 2012, in particular at our flagship September Yearling Sale at La Teste, and together with our new partners Tattersalls, we look forward to building on this success and to continuing to provide the best possible service to French breeders in the years to come."




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