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DBS and Newbury Racecourse – A Grade 1 winning Combination


Boston Bob helped to showcase a hugely successful relationship between Newbury Racecourse and DBS when winning his first Grade 1 on just his second start over hurdles with victory in the Grade 1 Navan Novice Hurdle. The six year old son of Bob Back is trained by Willie Mullins for Andrea and Graham Wylie and won a Point to Point at tallow before being sold by Mr Martin Donovan from Boston Stables to Bobby O’Ryan for £150,000 at the DBS Festivals Sales at Newbury Racecourse in March 2011. He has

‘He jumped a lot better this time as they were going faster. He relished the trip and will probably go up in the New Year. He'll be entered in both the Neptune and Albert Bartlett [at the Cheltenham Festival].’

Boston Bob is now a general went 12-1 chance for the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle and 16-1 for the Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.


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    Flat & National Hunt Horses-in-Training and Store entries for the DBS September Sales (2-4) – formerly the August Sales – are due now.  The sale will feature large drafts from Aga Khan Studs, Darley, Gigginstown House Stud, Shadwell, Juddmonte etc. and will feature a ‘Jump To It’ session, a session that first featured in the 2013 DBS Autumn Sales which produced a top price of £240,000.  “The new date gives our trainers a better chance of running horses over the summer and, because of this, we hope to be well supported at the September Sales.” – Marie Sullivan, DARLEY.   The September Sales has enjoyed a highly successful last two years with the average up 21% in 2012 and up a further 23% last year as well as achieving prices of £175,000, £170,000, £140,000 etc. in the last couple of years.  Horses can be entered online by clicking here. For any inquiries please contact the DBS team on +44 1450 372222 or email 

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