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SALES: Irish pointers light up Goffs UK
on 23 January 2019
The second day of the January Sale at Doncester saw Irish Pointers top the results

The two-day 2019 Goffs UK January Sale at Doncaster came to a conclusion today with the final session offering Horses-in-Training and a number of high-class UK and Irish Pointers.

Following on from yesterday’s opening day which offered National Hunt Mares and Foals, today’s session offered drafts from a number of major owners and trainers and was topped by Kilkeaskin House’s Point-to-Pointer Presentandcounting (Lot 264).

The five-year-old son of Presenting was the impressive 12 length winner of his most recent Point-to-Point for Philip Dempsey at Aghabullogue earlier this month and was sold to Derek O'Connor for £105,000.

Presentandcounting was one of nine horses to sell for £50,000 or more today with other lots to feature including Tom Keating’s winning Pointer Dolphin Square (Lot 274) selling to David Christie Bloodstock for £80,000 and Paurick O'Connor Racing’s winning Pointer Avoid De Master (Lot 259) knocked down to David Dennis Racing for £75,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented:

“For today’s Horses-in-Training and Point-to-Point session to surpass last year’s turnover and clearance rate was a satisfying result in a changing market, as was to see yesterday’s National Hunt Foal session produce the third highest average price in the sale’s history.

“However, it must be acknowledged that trade was tough for some vendors with the selective market seen at sale grounds across Europe in recent months driving a lower clearance rate for yesterday’s NH Mare and Foal session. That being said, horses that held commercial appeal were the subject of strong and sustained demand in the ring, again demonstrating the market’s draw for high-end stock.”


Offered: 134

Sold: 106 (79%)

Aggregate: £1,454,300 (+2%)

Average: £13,720 (-7%)

Median: £5,000


(2018 figures include the Trull House Stud Dispersal)

Offered: 285

Sold: 199 (70%)

Aggregate: £2,478,750 (-40%)

Average: £12,456 (-20%)

Median: £5,500 (-31%)


Report from Day One of the Goffs UK January Sale

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