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More Records Set at Doncaster Spring Sale

The 2021 Goffs UK Spring Sale entered its third day at Doncaster today with the opening session of the Spring HIT/P2P Sale which saw vibrant trade deliver a new record day 1 average and median whilst the clearance rate finished at a superb 92%.

Driven by a large buying bench featuring the leading NH owners, trainers and agents, the sale managed to eclipse the buoyant pre-COVID results with a new day 1 record median of £22,000 – up 22% on the previous record set in 2018. Despite the sale not having the multiple £200,000+ top lots seen in recent years, a very strong middle market drove the day 1 average to a new record as well, the final figure surpassing that of 2016 to reach £31,812.

The record trade was once again headlined by the dedicated Point-to-Point/Form Horse Session later in the day, which produced six six-figure horses, with the opening session topped by Denis Murphy’s debut P2P winning filly Happy D'Ex (Lot 469) who sold to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for £195,000. Phil Rowley’s debut Cheltenham bumper winner The Player Queen (Lot 442) was another to feature, selling to Gerry Hogan and Rose Dobbin for £140,000.

Warren Ewing produced two headline lots today, the debut P2P placed Constitution Hill (Lot 446) which sold to Nicky Henderson’s Seven Barrows for £120,000, and the P2P winner Git Maker (Lot 428) who was knocked down to Tom Malone and Jamie Snowden for £105,000.

Tom Malone and Jamie Snowden also went to £115,000 for Donnchadh Doyle’s debut P2P placed Super Survivor (Lot 484) while Margaret O'Toole and Gordon Elliott secured Cormac Doyle’s debut P2P winner Curtain Tim (Lot 488) for £100,000.

The Goffs UK Spring HIT/P2P Sale will continue tomorrow at 10am with a full day of horses-in-training with drafts from the leading owners and trainers.

Day 1 Statistics (2021 vs. 2019)

Offered: 156
Sold: 144 (92%)
Aggregate: £4,580,900 (-4%)
Average: £31,812 (+14%)
Median: £22,000 (+52%)