Barbury International: Tattersalls Ireland sale offer to inaugural point-to-point's winners
Tattersalls Ireland is offering wild card entries to its Cheltenham Select Sale following Festival Trials Day, to all winners at the Barbury International Point-to-Point on January 14.
This incentive is part of a range of measures designed to encourage travel from Ireland and the rest of the UK to the meeting. These incentives include travel allowances of £75 for any unplaced horses travelling more than 200 miles to run.
In addition, Tattersalls Ireland will lend its name to the opening young horse maiden race, over 2m 4f. This £750 race will launch one of the richest programmes in the United Kingdom's point-to-point calendar.
Tattersalls Ireland Director Richard Pugh is delighted to see the inauguration of the Barbury International: “The concept of bringing the commercial focus of the Irish Point-to-Point market to the much larger UK market can only stimulate trade in bloodstock across Britain and Ireland at large."
"As the leading bloodstock auctioneer on both sides of the Irish Sea, we’re right behind this innovation, and providing a swift opportunity for winning owners to realize the enhanced value of their stock by offering a wild card entry to the Cheltenham Select Sale on January 28 will only accelerate that process of change.”
Nigel Bunter is Chairman of the Barbury International Race Committee: "Tattersalls has been at the forefront of bloodstock marketing and sale for many years. We believe this meeting can act as a stimulus to encourage handlers to bring on young horses through the Point-to-Point sector in the UK."
"A thriving grass roots for the sport benefits the higher echelons of the sport too. We look forward to working with Tattersalls Ireland to further our joint objectives here.”
Tattersalls Ireland is the leading National Hunt & Flat auctioneer in Britain and Ireland, selling more than 10,000 thoroughbred racehorses every year across Europe. With sale rings at Newmarket and Fairyhouse, the firm also sells successfully on the racecourse with notable sales at Cheltenham and Ascot.
The Barbury International is the only international race meeting for pointers in the United Kingdom.