The auction sale
Horses and the Sport of Kings – that’s the driving force or rather the passion that steers the Royal Turf Club, Nuwara Eliya in their quest to putting Horseracing in Sri Lanka on the World Map. The first six months of 2016 have been like a watershed in establishing a Sport that once held centre stage in the Emerald Isle.
THE RTC Auction Sale slated to be held in Nuwara Eliya on the 20th of August, 2016 is yet another step in the right direction in a bid to promote the Sport. It will also be the first Auction of it’s kind in the Country, with 18 Thoroughbreds being put up for Sale in the Auction Ring to be knocked down to the highest bidder. It’s a great opportunity for an individual to own a horse and there are a variety of Ownership Models under which the Horse can be bought.
But what exactly is the Auction Sale? Well it’s an Auction Sale of Thoroughbred Horses where each of the Horses entered will be put through their paces on the Racetrack before they enter the Auction Ring. In a normal Auction of Thoroughbreds, you only get an opportunity to check out the horse before the Auction by watching him walk or trot. You can only hope that they will race well.
Each of the 18 Horses that are entered for the Auction Sale were purchased from India. They have winning bloodlines. They have all been vetted and checked by one of India’s leading Veterinary Surgeons – Dr. Hasneyn Mirza. And they are all ready to race. The RTC has not only led by example by sourcing each of these horses, but they have also left no stone unturned in making sure that their quarantine and transit from India to their new home is as comfortable as it can get. All expenses have been borne by the Club and they are committed to ploughing back any profit that they may or may not make on this first ever Auction Sale in the history of the Sri Lankan Turf.