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ITBA Expo 2012 Reaction

Check out the EBN article on what thought of the ITBA Expo 2012.

  • "A successful ITBA Expo drew to a conclusion yesterday at Leopardstown racecourse, with mixed reactions from exhibitors, by far outweighed by the positive, and great enthusiasm from all visitors who attended."

International Racing & Breeding Forum – Ask Your Question

ITBA Expo Forum on International Racing & Breeding
 takes place on Friday, 24th February 2012 in the Leopardstown Pavilion at This two hour questions and answers forum will be an interactive event.

Flat Horse Sale at Goffs - Highlights

 Goffs February Sale

  • Overall for the two day sale there was 523 catalogued and 277 sold (52%) with an average price of €13,381.

Day 1

  • Timmy Hyde bought the top lot of day 1 for €200,000 who was a half-sister to the high class juvenile Lilbourne Lad and from the first crop of Mastercraftsman. She was sold by Swordlestown Little Stud and her new buyer said she will be reoffered later in the year.

ITBA Expo 2012 Feb 24th-25th - at ITBA Expo 2012

  • Check out at the ITBA Expo 2012 on Febuary 24th - 25th  at Leopardstown Racecourse.
  • You will get the opportunity to see the newest technology, innovative products and services available to the Industry.

National Hunt Horse Sale at Tattersalls Review

National Hunt Horse Sale at Tattersalls Review

  • The top lot sold on the day was the half brother to the 2010 Gr.1 Champion Hurdle winner Binocular. He was sold to Tom Rudd for €100,000 and is a yearling colt from the first crop of the top class stayer Yeats. He is out of the French Listed placed hurdler Bleu Ciel Et Blanc and is a half brother to 4 winners. 

Thoroughbred ‘Speed Gene’ Origins...

New Research
Thoroughbred Racehorses ‘Speed Gene’ Originated from British Mare 300 Years Ago, Scientists Claim

IRE & GB Stallions 10k & Under Guide

 Irish & GB Flat Stallion Guide

Kauto Star - The Greatest National Hunt Horse Ever

Kauto Star is an 11-year-old equine legend who has won a historic fifth King George VI Chase at Kempton Park. - Horses to Follow


Two horses that should be winning at Cheltenham next March are Sizing Europe and Al Ferof, with West End Rocker definitely one for the Grand National next April.

NH November Sales Final Day Review


NH November Sales Final Day Review 
Day 5 

  • The final day of the November sale saw 264 catalogued and 136 sold (51%) with the average price being €9,069.
  • Overall there were 1264 catalogued and 660 sold (52%) for an average of €11,448.
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