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Cheltenham Spring Sales 2011

13th April & 11th May

Cheltenham, the source of National Hunt’s finest bloodstock

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Brightwells Cheltenham, results speak louder than words... 8 out of the 10 highest prices paid for N.H. Horses in Training in the UK, were achieved at the Cheltenham Sales in 2010. Why?... This has been achieved by selecting the best horses and subsequently producing impressive returns for vendors and great results on the track for purchasers. It is a proven concept that benefits both vendors and purchasers. We are flattered that there are imitations arising which proves the format and helps us focus on maintaining leadership in the approach. In 2010, 14 horses were sold between £100,000 and £260,000, 5 of which sold for £200,000 and above. This season the Cheltenham Sales have already produced 8 Graded winners of 10 races, including 4 Grade 1’s, with a further 125 individual winners of 169 races.


...Success The most significant incentive for owners to buy at a sale is the success of its graduates. The racecourse success for Cheltenham Sales graduates Peddlers Cross, Minella Class and Realt Dubh, all Grade 1 winners this season, continues to attract owners who wish to increase their involvement in owning horses capable of winning races at the highest level. Unsurprisingly, the Cheltenham Sales have increased their market share of National Hunt Horses in Training sold in the UK from 13% in 2007 to 42% in 2010. Matt Mitchell Head of Brightwells Bloodstock said “By maintaining quality standards in the selection process and aided by the superb Cheltenham facility, Brightwells will continue to produce outstanding results for both vendors and purchasers�.


Our results speak for themselves... Cheltenham HIT Spring Sale

Price

Sale

Peddlars Cross

Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle

£100,000

Spring April Sale 2009

Minella Class

Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle

£95,000

Spring April Sale 2010

Realt Dubh

Grade 1 Bord na Mona Nov Chase Grade 1 Irish Arkle Nov Chase Grade 2 Craddockstown Nov. Chase

£95,000

Spring April Sale 2008

Wayward Prince

Grade 2 Towton Nov. Chase

£80,000

Spring April Sale 2008

Cois Farraig

Grade 2 Berkshire Nov. Chase

£46,000

Spring April Sale 2009

Kilcrea Kim

Grade 3 totescope 6 Heroes Hurdle

£42,000

Spring April Sale 2010

West End Rocker

Grade 3 totesport Classic Chase

£100,000

Spring April Sale 2009

Graded winners in 2010 - 2011 season

7 individual Graded winners in the 2010 – 2011 season from 155 horses sold in the April Spring Sale since 2008

Competitor HIT Spring Sale

Price

Sale

Champion Court

£130,000

Spring May HIT Sale 2010

Graded winners in 2010 - 2011 season

Grade 2 Hyde Nov. Hurdle

1 Graded winner in the 2010 – 2011 season from 891 horses sold in their Spring May HIT Sale since 2008

With the industry support, the Cheltenham Sales in 2010 dominated the top end of the market in selling National Hunt Horses in Training and Point to Pointers.

Cheltenham 2010 Sales Prices for Horses in Training

Competitor 2010 Sales Prices for Horses In Training £310,000

£260,000 £240,000 £220,000 £210,000 £200,000 £178,000 £175,000 £165,000 £162,000 8 out of the 10 highest prices paid for N.H. Horses in Training were achieved at the Cheltenham Sales in 2010 All figures are correct up to the 28th February 2011


April National Hunt Sale Wednesday 13th April after racing in the Centaur The sale includes 3 and 4 year old National Hunt Horses and top class Horses in Training and Point to Pointers. Brightwells Cheltenham April Sale is now the world’s most successful sale of National Hunt Horses in Training and Point to Pointers. The sale has the highest strike rate of winners from runners of any National Hunt Sale year on year. The current strike rate of winners from runners is 54% and winning and placed horses, an astonishing 78%. To discuss your entries call on 01568 619777 Nominations close 25th March 2011. Wildcards accepted.

May National Hunt Sale Wednesday 11th May in the Brightwells Sales Arena The fastest growing sale in the UK of Form Horses, Point to Pointers and End of Season Consignments. The sale has an extensive and broad based portfolio of buyers from the Point to Point sector to the leading owners in the industry. The location makes Cheltenham cost effective. At the Cheltenham May Sale in 2010 prices of £175,000 for geldings and £125,000 for mares were achieved and UK Point to Pointers at Cheltenham sold for £19,000 to £80,000. Staged on May 11th it is a date suitable for Punchestown runners to enter. We look forward to your entries. Nominations close 15th April 2011. Wildcards accepted.


Fine Bloodstock plus fine dining The atmosphere and ambience of the Cheltenham sales are truly unique and our fine dining experience at the April Sale compliments and completes the occasion. Join us with your guests and enjoy excellent food, good wine and the best of Bloodstock.

Book your table for April, soak up the atmosphere and perhaps buy your next winner in style! Contact Dawn Pilling on 01568 619777 or download a booking form at brightwells.com Reservations close on Friday 8th April 2011

Sale Entries Contacts Matt Mitchell

Mob: +44 (0) 7800 592548 Mob: +353 862587507 matt.mitchell@brightwells.com

Terry Court

Mob: +44 (0) 7768 713535 court@brightwells.com

Richard Botterill

Mob: +44 (0) 7770 766769 richard.botterill@brightwells.com

Andrew Elliott

Mob: +44 (0) 7778 110837 andrew.elliott@brightwells.com

Michael Moore (Ireland) Mob: +353 876481949

Bob Woodhouse

Tel: +44 (0) 1653 618637 Mob: +44 (0) 7885 651348

Andrew Hickman Mob: +44 (0) 7968 315601

Hubert Barbe

(France)

Mob: +33 61 6010549


2011 Cheltenham Sales Calendar Wednesday 13th April National Hunt Sale High Class Horses in Training, Point to Pointers and 3 & 4 year old National Hunt Stores. 2010 Top price £260,000

Average £52,031

Wednesday 11th May National Hunt End of Season Sale Form Horses, National Hunt End of Season Consignments, Point to Pointers and Store Horses. 2010 Top price £175,000

Average £13,937

Friday 14th October Flat & National Hunt Sale Form Horses off the flat, which are National Hunt prospects. 2010 Top price £178,000

Average £32,648

Friday 11th November National Hunt Sale Select sale of National Hunt and Flat Horses in Training and Point to Pointers. 2010 Top Price £210,000

Average £43,100

Friday 9th December National Hunt Breeze Up Sale 3 & 4 year old National Hunt Breeze Up Horses. 2010 Top Price £75,000

Average £25,853


Unique selling point a benefit to all Richard Pugh on the changing way in which Irish pointers are reaching the British market. “…time has proved that selling in the Brightwells arena at Cheltenham has been a huge success and one of those unusual ideas in business which benefits all parties: buyer, seller and indeed the sport in general. Buyers have been able to build up trust that each season’s crop from Brightwells has been selected carefully and subsequent success has been testament to this. Of importance, too in building confidence was Brightwells move to become the first sale to pre-vet pointers”. Racing Post Ireland Wednesday March 31st 2010

+44 (0) 1568 619777

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Cheltenham Spring Sales 2011  

Cheltenham Spring Sales 2011