QUALITY horses in training and winning point-to-pointers are the main features of the Cheltenham Festival National Hunt Sale, the fourth auction to be conducted there by Tattersalls Ireland. Previously the Cheltenham sales were organised by Brightwells, the Leominster auctioneers who had been running the Ascot Sales since 2000.

Including some still unknown wild card entries, Tattersalls Ireland expect to have a catalogue of about 30 lots for their Cheltenham Festival Auction, to be held after racing on Thursday, March 17th, at 6.15pm in the winners’ enclosure. The sires of the entries include Beneficial, Flemensfirth, Kayf Tara, Mahler, Oscar and Westerner.