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Records Set at Superb 2021 Yorton Sale

The Goffs UK Yorton Sale scaled new heights at Yorton Farm today with the strongest catalogue in its three-year history delivering a record set of figures for this unique and thriving young sale in Wales.

An international audience with a broad buying bench from the UK, France and Ireland ensured demand for horses was strong from the first lot and demand only grew as the sale drew on, with 41 of the 43 lots offered selling for a 95% clearance rate. The sale made a very strong debut in 2019 but those figures were well beaten with the average up 13% to a record £27,756 while the median grew 30% on the 2019 figure to £26,000. In a significant achievement for the sale, the aggregate surpassed the seven-figure mark, finishing at £1,138,000. 

Toping today’s outstanding sale was a 2YO Isfahan gelding (Lot 15) which attracted bids from around the busy Yorton sale ring before being knocked down to Lew House Stables for £80,000. The Pether's Moon 2YO gelding out of the Listed winning mare Azza (Lot 33) was another to feature when selling to NBB Racing for £75,000 – one of five purchases for the buyer. Other buyers included Sue Bramall, who purchased four lots, Chauvigny Global Equine, Dan Astbury & Bradley Gibbs, Gerry Hogan, Highflyer Bloodstock, Lucinda Russell, Marcus Foley, Rathbarry Stud, Rathmore Stud, Tom Malone and more.  

Yorton owner David Futter commented on the outstanding 2021 sale:

“We are blown away. We have worked for many years to achieve this – it is the culmination of years of planning and long hours by our wonderful Yorton team. We were encouraged leading into today as we had many positive comments from buyers but we never expected that level of trade, especially given the difficulty endured by us all over the last 18 months.  We have welcomed a big crowd of buyers from the UK, Ireland and France and we are very grateful to everyone who came and supported the sale. We now have to figure out how to match this in 2022 – it will be some challenge!”

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“What an incredible day at Yorton. This sale is only in its third year and has already achieved some fantastic results on the racecourse and in the sales ring, both of which have given David Futter and his team the increased confidence to improve the quality of horses catalogued for sale at the unique event.

“And these improvements have been richly rewarded with a sale that generated more than £1,000,000 in turnover, whilst recording record prices for both average and median. It was great to see so many new faces at Yorton, including the Lew House Stables team, who bid through Marcus Foley and bought four horses including the £80,000 top price, and we wish all buyers the very best of luck with their new purchases.

“We would also like to thank and congratulate James and Jean Potter plus David Futter and his team on their deserved success with this sale. The Futter family are a fantastically enthusiastic team who have worked tirelessly to develop this unique concept and we will all enjoy the celebrations before they start sourcing an even better bunch of horses for 2022 – we’re looking forward to it already.”

Sale Statistics (vs. 2020)
Offered: 43
Sold: 41 (95%)
Aggregate: £1,138,000 (84%)
Average: £27,756 (30%)
Median: £26,000 (30%)