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One of the three racehorses available to be won in the Mark Johnston Racing RafflePaul Nichols
Paul Nichols

Mark Johnston takes the plunge at Tattersalls for raffle hopefuls

15th October

Shares to be won in three new purchases with proceeds form ticket purchases going to Racing Welfare

There’s a fresh buzz about Mark Johnston’s yard this morning, with three smartly-bred new recruits, two from the Tattersalls October Sales and one from Goffs Sportsman's Sale, for which shares are available to win this week via the Racehorse Lotto’s Mark Johnston Racing Raffle.

Yearlings by Australia, Iffraaj and Cotai Glory are the trio of horses which will make up the Kingsley Park 20 Partnership, where a 5% share is being raffled off at £2 a ticket with 20% of sales going to Racing Welfare. The raffle closes at midnight on Monday 19th October.

Mark Johnston said: “The ring at Tattersalls was as fiercely competitive as ever this year but I think we’ve managed to come away with some beautiful prospects for the raffle entrants to get excited about.”

I can’t guarantee we’ve got the next Frankel on our hands but, for just £2 with 20% going to Racing Welfare, I’d say it’s well worth a shot.

Johnston Racing went to 22,000gns for a chestnut son of 2014 Derby winner Australia, out of Group 1-winning dam, Aoife Alainn, while the hammer came down at 10,000gns for another chestnut colt, this time a half-brother to Listed winner Elegiac whom Mark already trains.

The two Tattersalls purchases add to Johnston Racing’s September purchase, a well-bred filly by Cotai Glory out of a 2003 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Carry On Katie.

Full details of all three purchases here:

https://www.goffs.com/sales-results/sales/sportsmans-sale-2020/549

Goffs 549

https://www.tattersalls.com/sales/october-yearling-sale-book-2 - Lot 592

Tattersalls 592

https://www.tattersalls.com/sales/october-yearling-sale-book-2 - Lot 924

Tattersalls 924

Hugh O’Donnell, Founder and CEO of Racehorse Lotto, said: “With just a few days left to buy tickets and the horses there for everyone to see, the excitement and anticipation for the Mark Johnston Racing Raffle is reaching fever pitch.

Mark looks to have got his hands on three really nice types and we look forward to announcing a winner of the raffle next week.

For full details and to enter the Mark Johnston Racing Raffle, visit: https://www.racehorselotto.com/mark-johnston-racing-raffle.