WITHIN the sales ring, the mind-blowing sums being traded on young point-to-pointers, not only continued, but if anything intensified, growing to never previously seen levels.

During the 2017/18 season, a staggering £22 million was spent in the sales rings on these young horses, who continue be so richly sought after. Putting into context both that figure, and the incredible pace of the growth, is even more remarkable.