January 31, 2018 |
The TBA Silent Auction of Stallion Nominations drew to a close at last week’s National Hunt Stallion Showcase, which was held at the Goffs UK Doncaster sales complex.
The auction, which opened in November at Cheltenham Racecourse, gave breeders the chance to bid on their choice of 19 exciting British-based National Hunt Stallions. Nominations to new recruits Jack Hobbs and Dartmouth, and Scorpion, the sire of multiple Grade 1 winner and Cheltenham Gold Cup contender, Might Bite, were available at the NH Stallion Showcase as part of the Silent Auction.
The auction raised over £20,000 which will now go towards funding the TBA’s National Hunt activities, which include the NH Foal Show, NH Stallion Showcase and the National Hunt Celebration Dinner. The activities form part of the TBA’s broader objectives to develop domestic NH breeding which includes; promoting British bred success, increasing race opportunities for fillies and mares, incentivising owners to retain mares for breeding careers and encouraging breeders to utilise of the services of British based stallions.
The TBA would like to congratulate the winning bidders and also thank all participating stallion studs for their kind generosity in donating nominations to the auction.