NAMEDue in no small part to the overwhelming success of the recent Derby Sale which resulted in the third-best ever turnover for the sale of €14,282,000 (up 29% on 2013) and witnessed a staggering one in three or 104 lots sold achieving €50,000 or more in the ring, the demand for entry to the August National Hunt Sale has surged and as a result the sale has now been extended to three days. The sale will now take place from Tuesday August 12th to Thursday August 14th 2014 with pre-sale vetting of horses commencing on Sunday August 10th. In addition to stores the sale will also feature new Horses in Training Section in 2014 and a number of notable Point to Point, Bumper and Hurdle winners are already featured in the catalogue which will be available online on Friday July 18th.

August National Hunt Sale graduates continue to excel on the racetrack with leading examples coming from Bright New Dawn, Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup runner-up and dual Grade 2 winner in 2014 and Grade 2 winner Real Steel, both trained by Dessie Hughes. Grade 1 winner and RSA Chase third Morning Assembly (pictured) also looks like a promising chaser for the new National Hunt season and was purchased at the August National Hunt Sale in 2011 for just €15,000.

Wildcard entries are still being accepted for the Horses in Training section of the August National Hunt Sale. The August National Hunt Sale catalogue will be available from Monday 28th July.