“IT was a similar story with both sales,” said Cavan’s Stuart Clarke as he reflected on the outcome of Wednesday’s sale of sport horse youngstock and Thursday’s auction of Irish Draughts.

“Both started off sticky in the morning but things improved as the day went on. Similarly, the averages at both sales were the best they have been for a long, long time and could have been the best ever for the youngstock sale. At the end of both days, the figures looked good and things still look positive.