Apr 9, 2017

Grand National Glory as Tattersalls Ireland graduates dominate the final day of the Aintree Festival

The most coveted prize in National Hunt racing was up for grabs at Aintree and it was November, Derby and Cheltenham Sale graduate ONE FOR ARTHUR who siezed the opportunity to clinch the sought-after Grade 3 Randox Health Grand National. Leading Scottish jumps trainer Lucinda Russell became just the fourth female to train the winner and it was Derek Fox who confidently rode the son of Milan to victory for owners Two Golf Widows. 



Grade 3 Randox Health Grand National Chase

Sold: 2010 November NH Sale

Vendor: Ballyreddin Stud

Price: €14,000

Purchaser: John Dineen


Sold: 2012 Derby Sale

Vendor: Manister House Stud

Price: €34,000

Purchaser: Patrick Redmond


Sold: 2013 Cheltenham December Sale

Vendor: Ballydarragh Stables

Price: £60,000

Purchaser: Tom Malone/Lucinda


Prior to the race, FINIAN'S OSCAR had a hefty reputation to live up to unbeaten on his three track appearances. His reputation was justified when he destroyed opposition to win the Grade 1 Mersey Novices' Hurdle under Alan and Ann Potts new retained rider Robbie Power for Leading Trainer of the meeting Colin Tizzard. 



Grade 1 Mersey Novices' Hurdle

Sold: 2015 Derby Sale

Vendor: Glenwood Stud

Price: €50,000

Purchaser: Tower View Stables


Sold: 2016 Cheltenham November Sale

Vendor: Ballyboy Stables

Price: £250,000

Purchaser: Tom Malone & Colin Tizzard


Tizzard, Power and Alan and Ann Potts, who stormed the Aintree Grand National meeting with a wave of wins, enjoyed victory in the Listed Handicap Chase with another Tattersalls Ireland graduate, the Flemensfirth gelding SIZING CODELCO. 



Listed Handicap Chase

Sold: 2009 November NH Sale

Vendor: Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm

Price: €19,000

Purchaser: Sean Lynch