07/12/2010 11:00PM

Three Chimneys to sell on its own at Tattersalls


Robert and Blythe Clay's Three Chimneys Farm will send a consignment to England's Tattersalls December sale for the first time under its own name, Racing Post reported Tuesday.

The Midway, Ky., farm recently added two European representatives to its staff, signaling an intention to expand its international marketing. Plans call for Three Chimneys to sell 10 to 15 horses at the December auction in Newmarket, which offers breeding stock, foals, and racing-age horses.

"We've used Airlie when we've sold here before, but this year we've got several top European prospects who we wanted to sell ourselves over here," Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys, told Racing Post.

Missit, a 5-year-old Grade 2 winner in the United States, and Rosa Grace, a 5-year-old Lomitas mare who is Grade 2-placed, are possible entrants in the Three Chimneys group.

This is not the first time American-based consignors have sold at Tattersalls. Four Star Sales and Hunter Valley Farm are among those who have brought horses to the December sale in the last decade.