JOSEPH O’Brien is selling five horses in Sunday’s online ThoroughBid All-Weather Sale, running from 6pm to 7pm.
All 20 entries for the sale will be eligible to compete in ThoroughBid’s £30,000 All-Weather Challenge. The prize fund will be shared amongst the top three horses based on points scored between January 17th and April 28th. Points can be scored at any all-weather races held at Chelmsford, Dundalk, Lingfield, Newcastle, Southwell, Kempton and Wolverhampton.
Mick Appleby’s recent winning debutant Annaf, a Shadwell-bred son of Muhaarar, is one of the eyecatching entries for Sunday’s sale, while Ralph Beckett’s Here And Now is the sale’s top-rated lot with a mark of 92.
Joseph O’Brien’s entries are maiden winners Talbot and Adelisa, First Blood (due to run in Dundalk last night), and the consistent Happywifehappylife. He has also entered the six-year-old mare Royal Dynasty, which he bought for 80,000gns after she won for the seventh time in England last summer.
ThoroughBid will also offer six horses in a January NH Pop-Up Sale between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday. They include bumper and maiden hurdle winners Mr Sundancer and Brulure Noire, as well as pointers Coin Basket and Sharp Note, who have both been placed between the flags in Ireland.
James Richardson, CEO of ThoroughBid, said: “Every sale is another step forward for us and we’re delighted to have again secured the backing of some of racing’s top yards for the All-Weather Sale.
“The Mick Appleby-trained Newcastle maiden winner Annaf looks a particularly nice prospect, and whoever secures him could have a good chance of taking home some of the £30,000 All-Weather Challenge bonus.
“The NH Pop-Up Sale wasn’t something that we’d set out to offer originally, but the success of the Christmas Sale left us busy fielding enquiries from vendors with nice National Hunt prospects. Like with the one-off auction of Belfast Banter in November, we’re delighted to be able to quickly accommodate the needs of the bloodstock industry.”