ASK anyone in the business to shortlist the most professional sales consignors, and it is even-money that they will include the name of Jacqueline Norris. Under her Jockey Hall banner she has sold some high- priced mares, foals and yearlings over many years, but these days she takes a more focused approach to that area of activity.

She is still consigning, and at Goffs this month she has a select group of foals and mares to offer. However, she is fortunate to be able to pick and choose what she does, and life is about more than just handling large drafts at the sales. It is about the quality of that life.