Supplementary entries drove trade at the one-day Goffs UK Autumn Sale in Doncaster on Thursday.
Led by the sale of promising pointer Music Drive for £90,000, 112 horses sold for a total of £1,006,800 during a day that featured marked increases from 2020. The average of £8,989 represented a rise of 111% over last year while the median rose by 43% to £5,000.
Music Drive, a four-year-old son of Muhtathir, had created a good impression when landing his second start, a maiden point-to-point at Monksgrange in September, for Colin Bowe. Subsequently the subject of a good write-up by P2P Review, he made £90,000 to the bid of Aidan O’Ryan and Gordon Elliott, the sale’s leading buyers.
Similarly, recent point winner Silver Flyer was popular, selling for £50,000 to Donald McCain and Derek O’Connor. Trained by Donncadh Doyle, the five-year-old Malinas gelding was successful on his first completed start at Umma House on Sunday.
A low-key yearling section was headed by a Highland Reel colt out of the Group 3-placed Don’t Forget Faith, who was knocked down to David Easterby for £12,ooo.
“It is always difficult to make direct comparisons between Horses in Training Sales as any trade will be determined by the strength of the catalogue and the quality of the horses on offer,” said Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent. “With that in mind, we were delighted with the strength of the sale and, as ever, we are indebted to all the vendors who put their trust in the Goffs UK team.
“We would obviously wish all buyers the best of luck with their new purchases, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Doncaster for the final time this year on Friday, 3rd December.”