Blow By Blow And Valseur Lido To Be Sold By Gigginstown


Gigginstown House Stud are set to go through their yearly dispersal of horses at the Goffs UK September Horses in Training and Yearling Sale at Doncaster and some big names feature among the roster they will be selling.

The sales that take place midway through the month on September 17th-18th and the big names that will be leaving the Irish based group will be the 2018 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle winner at the Cheltenham Festival Blow By Blow and Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse, the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown and the Champion Chase at Down Royal winner Valseur Lido.

The pair will be joined by other horses like Grade 1 hurdle winner Prince Of Scars and Kerry National runner-up Arkwrisht, as well as A Toi Phil, Tombstone and Ball D'Arc.

Over the years Gigginstown have let go off well known horses in their possession but this year seems to be more of a strategic move with the owners shutting down their operations over the next five years.

The annual dispersal has seen Gigginstown also acquire some decent horses in their time with Folsom Blue who went on to win some decent handicap chases in his time being the most noticeable one.

During the sales there will be a total of 357 horses offered across the two days with 101 yearlings on the first day and 256 horses already in training to follow up on the second day.

(Credit Racing Post) Goffs UK managing director Tony Williams said: "The sale will offer yearlings for the first time this year as we decided to move the session away from our Autumn Sale in order to provide a better date for our consignors to offer their horses.

"The yearling session will start at the later time of 1pm on the opening day, thus allowing buyers plenty of time to inspect the horses before the sale starts.

"The horses-in-training session looks well poised to continue what has been another very strong year in the ring for our horses-in-training sales with some large drafts from leading owners and trainers - those of course headlined by the Gigginstown House Stud dispersal, which has developed into an annual highlight."