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SALES: Now Look At Me tops buoyant September Sale HIT session
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SALES: Now Look At Me tops buoyant September Sale HIT session
on 18 September 2019
The catalogue featured drafts from Gigginstown House Stud, Shadwell, and Paul & Clare Rooney, with three of the top four lots coming from the latter. A Toi Phil led the Gigginstown draft at £70,000

THE two-day Goffs UK September Horses-in-Training & Yearling Sale at Doncaster came to a successful conclusion today with the HIT section attracting a big crowd of buyers which drove the session’s average to a new record.

Featuring the annual Gigginstown House Stud dispersal as well as large drafts from Paul & Clare Rooney and Shadwell, the sale enjoyed lively trade throughout the day, and it was the Rooney’s draft that provided three of the top four lots, headed by the young and promising hurdler Now Look At Me (Lot 301), who sold to Michael Moore on behalf of trainer Tom George for £75,000.

The draft also sold the last-start winner Who's My Jockey (Lot 293) to Hamish Macauley Bloodstock for £54,000 and the four-time hurdle winner I’m A Game Changer (Lot 294) to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for £50,000.

The annual Gigginstown House Stud dispersal set the pace earlier in the session with their multiple graded winner and last-start victor A Toi Phil (Lot 179) selling to Richard Ryan for £70,000.

Grade 3 winner Mitchouka (Lot 176) was another to feature from the dispersal when selling to J.D. Moore and Chris Jones for £42,000.

Strong finish

Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented: “Today’s session provided a strong finish to the September Sale and continued a fine run for our Doncaster horses-in-training sales which are reliably providing lively trade and a trusted outlet for flat and National Hunt owners and trainers.

"The large drafts from Gigginstown, Paul & Clare Rooney and Shadwell rightly proved very popular with buyers and deservedly they all enjoyed 100% clearance rates.

“The moving of yesterday’s yearling session from October’s Autumn Sale to this sale gave vendors a clear date to offer their horses but trade was tough for some and demand was reflective of that market.

"We now turn our attention to the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale for which entries are due by the end of the month.”

To view the results of the Goffs UK September Horses-in-Training & Yearling Sale, click here.

Day 2 Horses-in-Training Statistics

Offered: 199

Sold: 176 (88%)

Aggregate: £2,087,200

Average: £11,859 (+9%)

Median: £8,000 (+7%)

Full Sale Statistics (No yearlings in 2018)

Offered: 291

Sold: 233 (80%)

Aggregate: £2,355,000

Average: £10,107

Median: £7,000

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