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Crooks Peak Tops Doncaster Autumn Sale

#Five-time race winner Crooks Peak topped today’s Goffs UK Autumn Sale at Doncaster which saw a full-day of horses-in-training and yearlings go under the hammer.

A seven-year-old son of Arcadio and the winner of a Listed bumper at Cheltenham earlier in his career, Crooks Peak (Lot 131 - pictured) also won three races over hurdles for trainer Philip Hobbs and sold today to Ryan Mahon for £36,000. Three-time flat winner Arctic Fox (Lot 73) achieved the next highest price of the day for Richard Fahey when selling to Martin Todhunter for £25,000.

The sale hosted the Silver Yearling Sale due to the significant changes to the 2020 sale calendar and that, along with the sale’s traditional Autumn Yearling Session, saw 67 yearlings sold to buyers throughout Europe.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“This year’s Autumn Sale was very different to previous years with the addition of the Silver Yearling Sale and the absence of a point-to-point/form horse session. The Silver Yearling Sale is usually held in conjunction with the Premier Yearling Sale but due to the altered sales calendar we were forced to incorporate it into today’s sale.

“A decision was also made to remove the sale’s traditional point-to-point/form horse session and instead offer those horses in a new dedicated sale – the first of the autumn for 2020. As such we have introduced the November P2P Sale which, due to new government restrictions in Doncaster, will now be held at Yorton Farm Stud on Wednesday 11 November.

“The changes above make direct comparisons very difficult, but we were satisfied with the level of trade achieved today as we exist to sell horses and that is exactly what we have done. We would therefore like to thank all of our clients for their participation today and wish buyers the best of luck with their new purchases.”

2020 Autumn Sale Statistics
Offered: 229
Sold: 160 (70%)
Aggregate: £786,400
Average: £4,915
Median: £3,000