If you're going to usurp a company's traditional design on the front of a catalogue, it might as well be for a Classic winner. The cover of this year's Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale belongs to one horse only - Jet Setting. Bought by John Kilbride for just 12,000gns at last year's renewal, she beat Minding when successful in the Irish 1,000 Guineas for Adrian Keatley seven months later and was subsequently sold for £1.3 million.
Remarkably, she was the second 'cheap' Classic winner to emerge from the sale in recent years following Makfi, the 2010 2,000 Guineas winner who was bought by HB Bloodstock for 26,000gns in 2009, and the 16th Group 1 winner overall since 2010.
However, it hasn't just all been about Jet Setting this year.
Jallota, who changed hands here in 2013 for 150,000gns to Stephen Hillen, was the recent winner of the Group 3 Prix du Pin for Charlie Hills en route to running second in the Group 1 Premio Vittorio di Capua.
While this sale has been advertised to good effect in recent years by the legions of horses that are sold to race in Qatar, it also continues to have positive exposure in Australasia with Mister Impatience (bought by Paul Moroney for 150,000gns in 2013), Havana Cooler (bought by Anthony Stroud for 425,000gns in 2014), McCreery (bought by Chris Waller Racing for 200,000gns in 2015) each scoring at Group level in the past year alone.
In America, meanwhile, the flag has been flown by Renown (bought by Hyphen Bloodstock for 40,000gns in 2014), the recent winner of the Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland, and classy miler Obviously (bought by Jamie Lloyd and Boomer Bloodstock for 130,000gns in 2011).
Last year's sale was topped by Convergence, who sold for 420,000gns to Debbie Mountain and Hassan Al Abdulmalik. Overall, 1,038 horses changed hands for a total of 20,344,500gns, average of 19,600gns and median of 10,000gns.