Bloodstock Auction to be part of this year’s Cheltenham Festival

Updated: January 13, 2014

Brightwells Auctioneers and Cheltenham Racecourse announce a new Bloodstock sale to be staged at this year’s Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 13 after racing.

The sale will comprise of a limited number of high class National Hunt form horses, which will be pre-selected for this inaugural event.

Brightwells, who developed the concept of the Cheltenham Sales, have in a short period of time distinguished themselves as the leading auctioneers within this niche market.

“It is every owner’s dream to own a Festival winner”, said Matt Mitchell, Brightwells Head of Bloodstock

Mitchell added: “We appreciate the significance of staging a sale at this world famous event and are honoured to be given such an opportunity.

“This select Festival sale will focus on selling future champions and will give an audience of established and potential new owners an opportunity to fulfil their dream.”

Simon Claisse, Regional Head of Racing for the South West Region of The Jockey Club, commented: “We have worked for many years with Brightwells on producing top quality National Hunt sales after racing during many of our meetings across the season.

“I am therefore really pleased that these sales will now be extended to include a sale during The Festival, where a selection of elite horses will  be available for purchase and where all of the top owners, agents and trainers will be present, hoping to buy future champions.”

The sale will take place in the auction room marquee, a double fronted hi-lux chalet situated opposite the unsaddling enclosure and the horses will be paraded while being sold in that enclosure.


For further information please contact

Head of Bloodstock, Brightwells, Matt Mitchell

Telephone 07800 592548 or 01568 619777

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