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Record Turnover on Day 1 of the Doncaster Spring HIT/PTP Sale

The world’s largest NH HIT sale once again attracted a huge crowd of buyers which drove a record turnover and a 90% clearance rate for the opening day of the Goffs UK Spring HIT/PTP Sale at Doncaster.

Today’s session was largely dedicated to pointers and bumper horses and saw a large number of supplementary entries added to the catalogue due to unprecedented demand for places from point-to-point vendors following racing over the last two weeks. The additional 83 entries helped propel today’s turnover north of £5 million, a record daily aggregate for a Goffs UK HIT Sale.

A total of seven horses sold for six-figure sums today with the top lot coming midway through the day with Loughanmore Farms' Flemensfirth 4YO Porthill (Lot 420), who placed second on his debut PTP at Fairyhouse, selling to Harold Kirk & Willie Mullins for £250,000.

Robert Tyner’s Leighmoney Stables’ Dispersal produced two headline lots, those being the 5YO Passing Well (Lot 465) who finished an eye-catching second in a Punchestown bumper on his last start and was sold to Tom Malone & Jamie Snowden for £185,000, and Myretown (Lot 431), who won his most recent PTP at Dromahane and was knocked down to Tom Malone and Lucinda Russell for £135,000. 

Monbeg Stables also had two pointers fetch £110,000 in successive lots, the 4YO Sea Invasion (Lot 481) who placed on his PTP debut at Dawstown and was purchased by Gordon Bloodstock, and the debut PTP winner Thermusa (Lot 482), a 5YO daughter of Kayf Tara, which was sold to Bobby O'Ryan and Ruth Jefferson.

The second and final day of the Doncaster Spring HIT/PTP Sale will commence tomorrow at 10am and will feature a day of horses-in-training and the annual Million In Mind Dispersal. 


Day 1 Statistics
Offered: 180     
Sold: 162 (90%)
Aggregate: £5,085,700 (+10%)
Average: £31,393 (-1.1%)
Median: £22,000 (-4%)