FOR the second day in a row, former trainer Henrietta Knight bought the highest-priced lot at the Goffs UK Spring Store Sale on Tuesday.
A day after paying £200,000 for an Adlerflug gelding, Knight spent £155,000 on a gelding by Gris De Gris. These were the only two horses Knight bought at the two-day sale and it is believed both purchases are for owner Mike Grech.
A total of five lots made six-figure sums over the two days. The overall clearance rate was 83% and the average price was £31,767, just 1% back on last year when records were set.
The Gris De Gris gelding was sold by Johnny Collins' Brown Island Stables. Already named Jingle Des Places, the three-year-old is the first foal of an unraced dam.
Earlier in the day Norman Williamson's Oak Tree Farm sold a Getaway gelding to trainer Chris Gordon for £140,000. This horse is out of a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Binocular.
Goldford Stud's Kapgarde filly was another headline lot, being out of a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Vroum Vroum Mag, and was purchased by Goffs UK agent and former jockey Jerry McGrath for £110,000.
The second half of the Spring Sale, devoted to horses in training and point-to-pointers, starts at 10am on Wednesday.
DAY TWO STATISTICS (versus 2021)
Sold: 119 (83%)
Aggregate: £3,739,000 (+2%)
Average: £31,420 (-2%)
Median: £23,000 (-8%)
FULL SALE STATISTICS (versus 2021)
Sold: 225 (83%)
Aggregate: £7,147,500 (-1%)
Average: £31,767 (-1%)
Median: £25,000 (-4%)