Apr 25, 2017

Grade 1 success on Day 1 of the Punchestown Festival for Tattersalls Ireland

Seven high-class Novice Hurdlers went to post for the Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival and it was the Willie Mullins trained CILAOS EMERY that landed the spoils ahead of some well fancied favourites. 364 days previous, the son of Boardsmill Stud resident Califet made his winning Bumper debut at the Festival. 

Grade 1 Herald Champion Novice Hurdle
Sale: 2012 November NH Sale
Vendor: Galbertstown Stud
Price: €7,200
Purchaser: Harold Kirk

ROARING BULL contributed to Gordon Elliott's title battle when winning the Bumper under a confident ride from leading Lady Amateur Lisa O'Neill. The Gigginstown House Stud owned gelding made his track debut a winning one and beat home a 23-strong field.

Dooley Insurances Flat Race
Sale: 2016 August NH Sale
Vendor: Parkville Stud
Price: €35,000
Purchaser: Margaret O'Toole