OUTSTANDING results on the track and a catalogue of 24 top-class pointers attracted all the major National Hunt buyers to Aintree Racecourse for this evening’s Goffs UK Aintree Sale which celebrated new records and rises in figures across the board.
Topping this evening’s sale was Stuart Crawford’s debut-winning pointer Malone Road (Lot 17) who sold to Tom Malone and Gordon Elliott for £325,000.
The four-year-old son of Kalanisi was an impressive winner at Loughanmore in March and was purchased on behalf of David and Patricia Thompson, owners of the 1992 Grand National winner Party Politics, and now Seeyouatmidnight who will race in Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National.
Malone Road was one of three horses to reach or pass the £200,000 mark, with Knockanglass Stables’ Champagne Platinum (lot 10) selling to Kieran McManus for £250,000 and Ballyboy Stables' Little Light (lot 19) selling to Aiden Murphy for £200,000.
In all, 13 horses sold for £100,000 or more with average growing 14% to £115,095 and the median growing 16% to £100,000.
Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented on today’s sale, saying: “The results from this sale have been outstanding and now in its third year, the Aintree Sale has cemented its place as a leading outlet for top-class Pointers and Form Horses with significant rises in every statistic.
“Graduates such as Samcro, Black Op, Topofthegame and Blackbow have driven all the leading NH buyers to Aintree’s Winners Enclosure and we wish them all the very best with their purchases.
We would also like to thank our vendors who have given us another top-class catalogue and we now turn our attention to the Doncaster Spring Sale which will offer another quality line-up of Pointers and Horses-in-Training.”
Sold: 21 (88%)
Aggregate: £2,417,000 (+33%)
Average: £115,095 (+14%)
Median: £100,000 (+16%)