NEXT week’s three-day sport horse sale at Goresbridge will be the final fixture at the Co Kilkenny complex for 2021. Overall, it has been a busy year for the auction house, and with this renewal and the Go For Gold sale yet to come, hope are high for a strong conclusion.

Certainly, the increased catalogue of 439 lots appears to be a good one. The ridden stock will, as always, be popular and include ponies and hunters as well as horses with competition form. Thursday features the four-year-olds and the first of two sessions of three-year-olds. These appear to have some very stout breeding lines and conclude on Friday.