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Aintree racehorse sale includes Crabbie's Grand National runner

Image: Black Thunder will pass through the ring at Aintree

Aintree and Goffs UK have announced a new partnership that increases Goffs UK's involvement at Aintree, as well introducing a sale of Horses in Training after racing on Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival when big race entry Black Thunder will be among those offered.

Goffs UK already has a successful sponsorship portfolio and will further extend the relationship by sponsoring a race on Grand Opening Day. They will then stage a select sale of Horses in Training after racing, making use of the natural amphitheatre provided by the winner's enclosure.

The catalogue will feature a limited number of Horses in Training and will also include recent winners of bumpers and point-to-points.

Commenting on this new initiative, Goffs UK Managing Director, Henry Beeby said: "We have been in discussions with the team at Aintree for some time and I am delighted that we have reached an agreement that will benefit both parties.

"I would like to thank Andrew Tulloch and his colleagues at Aintree for all of their help to date and we look forward to working with them to further enhance what is already a world class Jump race meeting.

"The addition of the Goffs UK Grand National Sale at Aintree, and the fact that the facilities at the racecourse are all in such close proximity, is a natural extension to our sales programme and will help to ensure that Goffs UK is once again the first choice for this category."

Andrew Tulloch, Head of Racing at Aintree Racecourse, remarked: "We are delighted to extend our existing relationship with Goffs UK and bring a Goffs UK Grand National Sale to Aintree on Grand Opening Day.

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"We are always trying to bring exciting new initiatives to the Crabbie's Grand National and this will certainly bring added flavour to the opening day of one of the world's greatest Jump festival.

"We look forward to working with the Goffs UK team to make this, and the existing portfolio of activity, a huge success."

Impressive weekend point-to-point winners Samco and Carter McKay head five supplementary entries for Thursday's Aintree Sale, with the winning pointer Predict A Riot also added to the catalogue.

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