Frankie in Listowel

FRANKIE Dettori will ride at Listowel on Tuesday, September 20th, the third day of the Harvest Festival. Dettori has previously ridden in Co Kerry at Tralee (1998) and Killarney (2019) but this will be his first visit to Listowel. Pat Healy, chairman of Listowel Racecourse, said: “It will be a real treat for racegoers to see such a racing legend in the flesh. Frankie has had great luck riding in Ireland, so hopefully he can ride a few winners and racegoers can enjoy his famous flying dismounts in the Listowel winner’s enclosure.”

Oisín Kelly remembered

FRIENDS of the late Oisín Kelly are invited to attend his first anniversary Mass in St Ronan’s Church, Taughmaconnell, Co Roscommon, next Sunday week (Septmber 4th) at 11am. Oisín worked at Gilltown Stud for 12 years and enjoyed success as a racehorse owner with Zeftan, winner of the 2017 Apprentice Derby at the Curragh.

His brother Muredach said: “We would like to thank everyone for the support they gave us when Oisín died. I personally saw how the racing community rallies around to help. People came from everywhere to ride out for me.”

A full acknowledgment from the Kelly family appears on page 44.

Gigginstown selling Grade 1 winners

MULTIPLE Grade 1 winners Notebook and Battleoverdoyen are among 17 horses owned by Gigginstown House Stud in the catalogue for the Goffs UK September Horses-In-Training Sale.

Felix Desjy, Tout Est Permis, Daly Tiger, Uhtred, Hardline and Torygraph are other notable winners due to be offered for sale by Michael O’Leary’s racing operation at Doncaster on September 7th.

The catalogue also contains 11 unraced three- and four-year-olds, property of the late Trevor Hemmings.

Doctor Dino tops Arqana Lumet

LAST Saturday’s Arqana Lumet Show of young National Hunt stock saw 45 horses sell for an average price of €18,622. This was the 10th year of the event hosted by Ecuries de la Ridaudière at Bécon-les-Granits, near Angers in western France. The sale was topped by a two-year-old son of Doctor Dino from the family of Docteur De Ballon and Politologue. He was bought by agent Davide Satalia for €70,000.

Trotting Bloodstock paid €65,000 for a two-year-old filly by Great Pretender who is a half-sister to Cheltenham Festival winner Le Prezien.