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Jun 10, 2019

Tattersalls Appoints Matt Prior as Head of Tattersalls Ascot and Cheltenham Sales


Tattersalls Appoints Matt Prior as Head of Tattersalls Ascot and Cheltenham Sales

Tattersalls, Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneers, has appointed Matt Prior as Head of Tattersalls Ascot and Cheltenham Sales, taking charge of the day to day operation of the Clifton House based team in Newmarket with immediate effect. Prior, aged 34, will also work closely with Richard Pugh who will continue in his role as Director of Horses in Training Sales at Tattersalls Ireland, focussing primarily on sales at Cheltenham.

Prior, who joined Tattersalls in 2012, will remain closely involved with the Tattersalls Bloodstock Sales team at Terrace House in Newmarket as an auctioneer and yearling inspector as well as sourcing entries for Tattersalls sales at Park Paddocks.

Matt Prior Auctioneering at Tattersalls

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented; 

“The appointment of Matt Prior as Head of Sales at Tattersalls Ascot and Cheltenham reflects the success of sales at both venues and their importance within the Tattersalls group. The administrative teams for both Ascot and Cheltenham are based in Newmarket and Matt’s centralised role will be of benefit to both vendors and purchasers alike.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Matt Prior added:

“The sales at both Ascot and Cheltenham have gone from strength to strength since being acquired by Tattersalls in 2015 and I am enormously looking forward to working with the established team at Clifton House and helping to build on their achievements to date.”

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