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Vibrant Market Drives Strong Returns at Goffs UK’s December P2P Sale at Yorton

A flurry of six-figure lots headlined a strong renewal of the Goffs UK December P2P Sale at Yorton Farm which was topped by Monbeg Stables’ Irish Pointer Saint Davy which sold for £270,000.

Today’s sale saw 16 lots sell for a total turnover of £1,501,000 and were headlined by Donnchadh Doyle’s debut winner Saint Davy (Lot 5) which created a big impression when winning at Quakerstown in November. The 4YO son of Balko attracted bids from a number of parties around the busy Yorton Sales ring before being knocked down to Stroud Coleman and Jonjo O'Neill for £270,000.

A total of six lots sold for six-figure sums and it was Yorton Farm Racing’s debut hurdle winner Invictus Smart (Lot 9) which claimed the second highest price. The 3YO won in impressive fashion for Hugo Merienne at Fontainebleau on Monday and was another to attract interest from around the ring before selling to Highflyer Bloodstock for £200,000.

Trainer Gavin Cromwell has already enjoyed success with graduates from Goffs UK’s P2P Sales at Yorton with the Grade 3 winner and Sunday’s Grade 1 second My Mate Mozzie and he was back on the buyer’s sheet today when going to £180,000 to secure Colin Bowe’s winning pointer Champagne Town (Lot 14) for £180,000.

Other lots to feature were Monbeg Stables’ debut winning 4YO Lookaway (Lot 11) which was sold to Stroud Coleman and Neil King for £170,000, last start winner Aubis Walk (Lot 21), also from Monbeg Stables, which was purchased by Rathmore Stud for £120,000 and Gerald Quinn’s debut placed Crebilly (Lot 18) which sold to Jonjo O'Neill for £100,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented on another successful sale at Yorton:

“The Yorton P2P Sales started last year when COVID restrictions made it impossible to sell elsewhere and these sales could not have made a better start on the racecourse with 29 winners to date, including the Grade 1 winning Ahoy Senor, the Grade 1 placed My Mate Mozzie and the exciting joint sale toppers Jonbon and Classic Getaway.

“This quality of the Yorton offering was not lost on buyers today and we are delighted with the results that were achieved by an incredible bunch of vendors who loyally supported us with some of their best recent winners. There have been some fantastic pinhooking results and, whilst we would have liked to have catalogue a few more horses, the unseasonably dry ground conditions have reduced the number of top-class horses available at this time of year. On that basis, we are delighted with the results, and we look forward to continuing to build this concept in 2022 and beyond.

“As ever, we would like to thank the Futter and Potter families for welcoming us back to this wonderful venue and we are excited about continuing the fantastic roll of honour from the Goffs UK P2P Sales.”

From a smaller catalogue, this year’s results compare very favourably to those achieved in 2020 where horses were sold to a world-record £570,000.

Offered: 19
Sold: 16 (84%)
Aggregate: £1,501,000
Average: £93,813
Median: £70,000