WESTMEATH racehorse trainer Adrian Murray signed for the top-priced lot at Thursday night’s Elite Foal Auction in Cavan where he was acting for the US-based partnership of Co Longford native Eamonn Hughes and leading American show jumper McLain Ward who is currently ranked number six in the world.

Their purchase for €38,000 was Brian Connolly’s CSF Good Vibes (Lot 26) who, in last week’s preview, was described by the Irish Horse World’s sales correspondent, Sally Parkyn, as “one of the catalogue stars”.