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Sizing Europe wins The Arkle Cheltenham 16.3.2010

Sizing Europe, one of three Tattersalls Ireland winners



First three winners sold at Tattersalls Ireland


Tattersalls Ireland secured a notable hat-trick at Cheltenham with the first three Festival winners all graduates of their sales.

Following on from the success of Menorah and Sizing Europe, Chief Dan George achieved a notable landmark for the company when coming out best in a thrilling finish to the William Hill Trophy.

The son of the now retired Lord Americo was bred by Matthew Brady and passed twice through the Fairyhouse sales ring - making Ir12,000gns in  2000 and  Ir17,000 gns the following year.

 Sizing Europe, a son of Pistolet Bleu out of the unraced Mandalus mare Jennie Dun, was sold - like opening race winner Menorah - as a foal at Tattersalls Ireland,  bought for €9,000 by Hugh Bleahen.

Bred by Angela Bracken, he was alsothe middle leg of a hat-trick for horses carrying the (Ire) suffix.

Tattersalls Ireland also claimed the first three home in the Supreme Novices' and first two home in the Arkle and William Hill Trophy.




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