Great footfall and new records

THIS week saw the September Yearling Sale take place in Ireland for the first time in two years and the trade has been incredibly strong.

Most noteworthy was the record number of horses selling for €50,000 or more and turnover that surpassed all previous sessions held in Ireland.

We had a catalogue of quality yearlings catering for all sectors of the market and the footfall seen across the last few days has been phenomenal.

We focused extra attention on welcoming buyers back to Fairyhouse and we were rewarded with the buzz that was felt around the barns and newly improved sales complex.

Purchasers descended in their droves from Britain as well as a strong contingent of overseas buyers who all went to battle with a strong Irish buying bench.

We would like to thank the vendors who supported us and purchasers, all of whom have contributed to the success of the past two days. Our thanks also go out to Irish Thoroughbred Marketing who have been exceptional to work with on the lead up to the sale and enticing customers with their excellent IRE Incentive Scheme.

The sale has displayed a remarkable resilience the last two years and we look forward to moving ahead with it now and continuing to build on it year on year.