Aga Khan Stud’s Hasanabad Tops buoyant August Sale Trade

A recent win at last week’s Galway Festival propelled the Aga Khan Studs consigned Hasanabad to the top of many short lists and he duly delivered on his anticipated date with the Doncaster sale ring when topping today’s Goffs UK August Sale.

The four-year-old son of Nathaniel (Lot 196), now the winner of two of his five starts, attracted bids from around the ring before being knocked down to Goffs UK Horses-in-Training Agent Richard Ryan for £230,000.

The sale attracted a good draft of Irish pointers which set the early tone for the horses-in-training session with Denis Murphy’s dual placed pointer The Bosses Oscar (Lot 141) selling to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for £75,000. That price was matched later in the day with Iain Jardine Racing’s five-time winner Marnie James (Lot 232) selling to Jedd O'Keeffe. The sale also offered the second and final instalment of the Grech & Parkin Dispersal with their seven lots topped by the Listed winning mare Pumped Up Kicks (Lot 75), who was sold with a colt Pether’s Moon colt foal at foot, for £38,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented:

“We have enjoyed a solid day’s trade in the ring today with strong demand throughout, demonstrated by an 85% clearance rate and a full complex of buyers from across Europe. The obvious highlight of today’s sale was the Aga Khan Studs consigned Hasanabad who was destined to attract plenty of interest in the ring following his smart win at last week’s Galway Festival.

“We once again attracted a number of pointers from Ireland and it’s pleasing to see this sector of the sale continue to grow, as it was to see point-to-point trainers on the buyers’ sheet for the stores early in the day. We would like to thank all our vendors and buyers at today’s sale and look forward to welcoming many back to our Premier and Silver Yearling Sales later this month.”

Offered: 254
Sold: 216 (85%)
Aggregate: £2,897,100 (+36%)
Average: £13,413 (+16%)
Median: £7,500 (+6%)