Edited press release

A flurry of six-figure lots headlined a strong renewal of the Goffs UK December P2P Sale at Yorton Farm on Thursday, which was topped by the sale of Monbeg Stables’ promising pointer Saint Davy for £270,000.

The headline act of 16 lots that sold for a turnover of £1,501,000 and average of £93,813, Saint Davy had created a big impression for Donnchadh Doyle when scoring at Quakerstown on debut in November. The four-year-old son of Balko duly proved popular, eventually falling to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and trainer Jonjo O’Neill for £270,000.

Stroud Coleman also signed at £170,000 for Kildorrery debut winner Lookaway on behalf of Neil King.

Yorton Farm Racing’s promising Invictus Smart, an impressive hurdles winner for Hugo Merienne at Fontainebleau on Monday, was another in demand, selling to Highflyer Bloodstock for £200,000.

“The Yorton P2P Sales started last year when COVID restrictions made it impossible to sell elsewhere and these sales could not have made a better start on the racecourse with 29 winners to date, including the Grade 1 winning Ahoy Senor, the Grade 1-placed My Mate Mozzie and the exciting joint sale-toppers Jonbon and Classic Getaway,” said Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent.

“This quality of the Yorton offering was not lost on buyers today and we are delighted with the results that were achieved by an incredible bunch of vendors who loyally supported us with some of their best recent winners. There have been some fantastic pinhooking results and, whilst we would have liked to have catalogue a few more horses, the unseasonably dry ground conditions have reduced the number of top-class horses available at this time of year. On that basis, we are delighted with the results, and we look forward to continuing to build this concept in 2022 and beyond.

“As ever, we would like to thank the Futter and Potter families for welcoming us back to this wonderful venue and we are excited about continuing the fantastic role of honour from the Goffs UK P2P Sales.”