ALL seven horses offered in the inaugural Goffs UK Tingle Creek Sale at Sandown on Saturday sold for six-figure sums.
Held after racing in a packed winner’s enclosure, the sale was topped by handler Donnchadh Doyle and Monbeg Stables who sold the top two lots with both surpassing the £300,000 mark.
Point-to-point winner Brook Bay, a son of Affinisea who won his debut at Lingstown, secured the top price when selling to Martin Tedham’s Wasdell Properties and Jonjo O’Neill for £380,000, while the smart Walk In The Park four-year-old, Flash In The Park, was knocked down to Ben Pauling for £350,000 following an eye-catching win at Knockmullen House.
Brook Bay was a €20,000 Derby Sale purchase and Flash In The Park was acquired for €65,000 at the Land Rover Sale.
Jonjo O’Neill will also train Only By Night, a £110,000 purchase from handler Garret Murphy. From the family of Somersby, the four-year-old daughter of Affinisea was making her third start when she won at Lingstown recently.
Paul Nicholls will train Annie K, a five-year-old mare by Valirann who won at Turtulla for handler Gearoid O’Loughlin. She is from the family of Annie Power and sold for £170,000.
Bred by Ronnie O’Neill, Annie K went through the Fairyhouse ring twice, as a foal for €11,000 and as a three-year-old for €30,000.
Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins just made one purchase, spending £150,000 on Mark O’Hare’s Turtulla runner-up Cleatus Poolaw. A four-year-old gelding by Clovis Du Berlais, this horse was a €30,000 Derby Sale buy.
Goffs UK agent Derek O’Connor recently saddled his first winner as a handler and he sold that horse, Southoftheborder, for £145,000 to Highflyer Bloodstock. A four-year-old gelding by Leading Light, the Necarne winner was bought for just €13,000 at the Land Rover Sale.
Goffs UK managing director Tim Kent said: “It has been a fantastic evening here at Sandown Park – we are delighted. We have been very busy with inspections yesterday and today, we have welcomed a huge amount of people, and the atmosphere at the sale was fantastic.
“It was all set up with our point-to-point graduate Jonbon winning at Sandown earlier today and to have sold every lot in the sale is a great result. It has been a big team effort to get here and our thanks go out to the Sandown Park team, they have been a pleasure to work with and it has been really enjoyable putting this sale together with them.
“The facilities here are superb, everything is in such close proximity and it has worked so well so we are looking forward to coming back next year and building on it.
“Finally to our vendors, they backed us and this new idea with a great bunch of horses, we couldn’t have done it without them, so we send a big thanks to them for their support. We also wish our buyers all the very best of luck and hope that we will see some of the horses back here at Sandown, this time on the track, in the near future.”