Quilixios dam for sale

THE dam of Triumph Hurdle winner Quilixios will be offered for sale on Tuesday (August 9th) by Goffs Online.

Quilita, a 12-year-old daughter of Lomitas, is in foal to Waldgeist. She was Grade 3 and listed placed in Germany and is out of a sister to a German champion. Also the dam of three other winners, Quilita is being consigned by Oghill House Stud on behalf of Sean Martin.

Bidding will open at 11am and close at 1pm. An agent’s commission of 5% is available.

Web: goffsonline.com

Galway winner is on market

GALWAY Festival winner Flaming Moon is among the 35 lots catalogued for next week’s Tattersalls Online August Sale. Bidding starts at noon on Tuesday and closes at two-minute intervals from noon on Wednesday.

Trained by Matthew Smith, the five-year-old Flaming Moon won a listed novice hurdle at Galway last week and has a rating of 122.

The online catalogue also includes a lifetime breeding right to Showcasing, and breeding rights to Aclaim and Ribchester. There are mares in foal to Land Force, Havana Grey, Golden Horn and Sergei Prokofiev, as well as yearlings by Postponed, a foal by Camelot, and 18 horses in training.

Web: tattersallsonline.com

Tom Kelly gets licence back

JUMP jockey Tom Kelly has regained his riding licence after the Referrals Committee agreed to reduce his four-year drugs ban to one year. The Listowel rider, who is in his early 20s, was based with Enda Bolger and had ridden five winners before testing positive for cocaine in July 2021. His four-year ban started last December but he was advised then that his case could be revisited in August of this year if he complied with strict terms and conditions. Last week the Referrals Committee heard that Kelly had fully engaged with IHRB senior medical officer Dr Jennifer Pugh and addiction counsellor Pat Brennan during his suspension. The 7lb claimer continues to work for, and has the support of, Enda Bolger. The remaining three years of his ban has been suspended for three years.

Pertemps Hurdle rule change for Festival

ONLY the first four finishers in qualifying races will be eligible to run in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at next year’s Cheltenham Festival. Previously the first six home in each race have qualified. The number of qualifying races remains unchanged, with 20 qualifiers scheduled from November to February at venues across Britain, Ireland and France.

Goffs gets Dubai thumbs-up for breeze-up sale

GOFFS will again partner with Dubai Racing Club to stage a breeze-up sale at Meydan next March. The inaugural sale this year saw an average price of €158,000 recorded and the sale produced its first winner at Ayr this week. Next year’s sale will confined to a maximum of 69 two-year-olds.