Gallyhill (Getaway) selling for £450,000 at Cheltenham

Son Of Getaway Becomes Highest Priced Pointer Of 2019

An opening bid of £100,000 signaled the popularity of Gallyhill (Getaway) at Friday’s Tattersalls Cheltenham Sale and after a battle of bids, the bay was confirmed the top lot at £450,000.

Henrietta Knight was the successful purchaser of the four-year-old, who made an exciting debut at Kirkistown last month for Jamie Sloan. After outbidding Ross Doyle, Knight commented, “He's a lovely horse, an outstanding horse. He's a big horse but he's so athletic, so light on his feet. He's a very good jumper too, though he won't do much this year.”

The son of Getaway was the first horse offered by Sloan’s Loughanmore Farm, having recently taken over the reins from Ian Ferguson. A thrilled Sloan later commented, “It means a lot because of the work you have to put into them to do that. It’s magic.”

The highest-priced point-to-pointer was bred by Sean Gorman and is a full-brother to fellow point-to-point winner Avoid De Master.