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Million In Mind Tops Final Day of Doncaster Spring Sale

The annual Million In Mind Dispersal has been the source of many sale highlights and racetrack stars during its illustrious affinity with the Goffs UK Spring HIT/PTP Sale and it delivered another sale topper today to cap off a highly successful four-days at Doncaster.

Today’s final day produced another two £100,000 plus lots, taking the total six-figure sales to a record 17 for the two-days, whilst today's clearance rate finished at a superb 92%. Topping today’s final day was Million In Mind’s Ioupy Collonges (Lot 675), a 5YO who has won two of his four hurdle starts for Paul Nicholls, and he will return to the Nicholls yard after being purchased by his trainer and Tom Malone.

Today’s final session also offered a 25 lot partial dispersal from Dai Walters, which produced three of the day’s four top lots, with the highlight coming with their Grade 2 placed mare Great Snow (Lot 682) which sold to Highflyer Bloodstock and Opulence Thoroughbreds for £100,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented on the 2023 Spring Sale:

“We are always aware that vendors have a choice, and these options have never been greater within the NH sector but, once again, the Goffs UK Spring Sale has proved to be the very best NH sale held every May with both sections comfortably outperforming all others. Yesterday’s PTP day saw a top price of £215,000 which comfortably surpassed the competition, and our 15 six-figure transactions stand the closest scrutiny and is something of which we are incredibly proud.

“These astounding results followed two fantastic days at the store section of the Spring Sale which saw a record top price of £215,000 and five horses selling for £100,000 or more. Of particular note was seeing the point-to-point boys making their impact felt, with Monbeg Stables finishing as the leading buyer, while Milestone Bloodstock secured a total of 13 horses. These results directly challenge the myth that the Point-to-Point boys do not buy in Doncaster.

“Today’s sale has been the venue of choice for many of the leading sellers and a top price of £165,000 for Million In Mind was a fine advertisement for the syndicate that is expertly managed by David Minton and Anthony Bromley. As ever, we are extremely grateful to them for choosing this sale to disperse their horses whilst the same must be said of Dai Walters and his team who sold 25 horses and achieved a top price of £100,000. Whilst we are grateful to every vendor who has sold with us over the last four days, a special mention must also be made of Dan Skelton and Gordon Elliott who both sold large numbers in today’s session and have achieved a wide array of prices when selling to a diverse buying bench from across the NH world.

“We can therefore look back on a fantastic four days in Doncaster where a wonderful atmosphere extended from start to finish and again highlighted the enduring popularity of this end of season finale. A packed sales ring has witnessed some frantic bidding at every level of the market, and we look forward to seeing the next Corach Rambler, Constitution Hill, Good Land or You Wear It Well on the racecourse later this year.”

Day 2 Statistics

Offered: 196     
Sold: 180 (92%)
Aggregate: £2,773,700 (+34%)
Average: £15,409 (+27%)
Median: £10,000 (+25%)

Full-Sale Statistics

Offered: 432     
Sold: 379 (88%)
Aggregate: £8,923,450 (+25%)
Average: £23,545 (+9%)
Median: £14,000 (+8%)