The 2017 renewal of the Grade 1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival was dominated by Tattersalls Ireland graduates with 62% of the horses going to post all being sold at the World's Leading National Hunt Auctioneers. SIZING JOHN was Jessica Harrington's first and sole representative in the contest and provided victory for her, Robbie Power and owners Ann and Alan Potts of jump racing's greatest prize. Tattersalls Ireland graduates also filled second and third positions with Minella Rocco, a graduate of the Cheltenham Festival Sale finishing runner-up and November National Hunt Sale graduate Native River beaten for the position by just a short head.
Grade 1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup
Sold: 2010 November National Hunt Sale
Vendor: Ballincurrig House Stud
Purchaser: John Bleahen