Entries online for Cheltenham December Sale
Lord Windermere: a previous graduate of the Cheltenham December Sale
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Entries online for Tatts Ireland Cheltenham Sale
By Ollie O'Donoghue 4:40PM 23 NOV 2016
INITIAL entries are now online for the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham December Sale which features a mix of selected jumps breeze-up horses, point-to-pointers and form horses.
The Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham December Sale will be held on Friday, December 9, which is also the first day of the International meeting and has been a source of Cheltenham Festival winners in the past.
Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere, Triumph Hurdle victor Tiger Roll and Western Warhorse, the winner of the Arkle Chase are all graduates of the auction.
The 2016 renewal has already attracted an eye-catching collection of point-to-pointers and form horses from France, Ireland and the UK, with more to follow.
This year's breeze-up section will offer a collection of 28 three-year-old jumps prospects. The breeze will take place on the day of sale at 8.30am before racing.
Leading sires represented include Beneficial, Flemensfirth, Gold Well, Kayf Tara, Lauro, Martaline, Muhtathir, Oscar, Presenting, Robin Des Champs, Royal Dragon, Saddler Maker, Shantou, Sulamani and Westerner.
Tattersalls Ireland has videoed the breeze-up entries at home. Footage of the lots in-hand, on the gallops and schooling over a fence will be available to view online next week.