TIMMY Hyde's Fairyhouse bumper winner Keskonrisk set a new record for the Goffs UK January Sale on Wednesday when selling for £370,000 to Henrietta Knight.
The five-year-old made a big impression with a smart debut bumper win for Hyde at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day. With a quality pedigree to match, being a No Risk At All half-brother to the Grade 2 winner Grand Sancy, he attracted bids from around the ring before being knocked down to the former trainer for £370,000.
Best known as the handler of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate, Henrietta Knight has been in the news recently for acquiring some other very promising young National Hunt horses.
Just before Christmas she spent £450,000 to acquire Irish point-to-point winner Gallyhill for an unnamed client. Last week she revealed that she had purchased impressive Newbury bumper winner Your Darling for her brother-in-law, Lord Vestey.
Today's session also saw the Robert Tyner offered Fishkhov, who placed second on his pointing debut at Dromahane, make six figures when selling to Kevin Ross Bloodstock for £115,000. Sunday’s points winner at Carrigarostig, A Distant Place, was another to feature when selling to Highflyer Bloodstock from Fiddaun Farm for £78,000, while Nicky Richard's bumper winner Elios d'Or made £58,000 to the bid of Robert Walford.
The general horses-in-training session was topped by the Royal Ascot winner The Grand Visir, who was offered by Dominion Racing Stables and sold to Ian Williams and Richard Ryan for £40,000. The pair also went to £35,000 to secure Shadwell Stud’s Listed placed Walhaan.
Goffs UK managing director Tim Kent commented: “As with yesterday’s National Hunt foals, feedback on today’s session was very positive when the catalogue was released and to see Keskonrisk set a new record price of £370,000 is a great result.
“Over the two-days we have welcomed a diverse buying bench and have exceeded last year’s turnover with 35 less horses so we have made a positive start to 2020. We would like to extend our thanks to the vendors who have supported the sale and now turn our efforts to the Aintree Sale at the Randox Health Grand National Festival where we look forward to offering more high-end pointers and form horses.”
Sold: 67 (74%)
Aggregate: £1,441,100 (-1%)
Average: £21,509 (+57%)
Median: £10,000 (+100%)
WHOLE SALE STATISTICS
Sold: 176 (70%)
Aggregate: £2,693,100 (+9%)
Average: £15,302 (+23%)
Median: £9,000 (+64%)