THE Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale concluded its five-day run earlier this evening with a set of final figures that represented a more than solid set of returns and made for interesting reading.

The turnover for this year’s sale dropped by just over 6% to €12.1 million but some context is needed here as there was a 13% drop in the number of horses offered and the catalogue for this sale was the smallest in at least 20 years.