THE record-breaking €530,000 sale of Apple’s Jade was the obvious highlight of this year’s Goffs December National Hunt Sale and played its part in a set of final figures which compared favourably with those from recent editions of the progressive auction.

From an appreciably smaller catalogue the aggregate of just over €5.2 million was only fractionally down on last year. The €16,010 average was up by 11% while the €10,000 median finished slightly down on last year’s figure of €10,500. Over the two days the clearance rate advanced slightly to 71%.