Goffs 2017 Land Rover Sale broke new records this week with a 23% rise in average to €32,291.

The two day sale has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years and provided four Cheltenham Festival winners this year including Arkle-winner Altior.

A brother of Vision Des Flos, who won this year’s Land Rover Bumper at the Punchestown Festival, took the accolade as the most expensive horse to have exchanged hands after selling to Aiden Murphy for €175,000.

Consigned by Walter Connors’ Sluggara Farm, the three-year-old gelding is named Etat Des Flos and he is by French sire Balko.

Joseph O’Brien made a splash on day one after picking up three geldings all at three figure prices.

The highest-priced of those is a son of dual Group 1-winner Getaway. Snapped up for €160,000, he was consigned by Brown Island Stables.

Comparative figures for the entire sale returned notable increases across the board, including an overall clearance rate of 88%.

Chief executive, Henry Beeby, said: “With four more winners at Cheltenham 17 than any other store sale, and what we thought was a catalogue of real quality spread over the two days, we were quietly hopeful of a good trade, especially after enjoying such vibrancy at Doncaster last month.

We were quietly hopeful of a good trade

“However even we have been blown away by the strength and depth of the sale that has returned strong growth in every area.

“As ever we are extremely grateful to our vendors who provide us with catalogues of rising quality each year and, indeed, this is a sale that now regularly competes for the very best, a fact that is then vindicated by the many successes of Land Rover graduates at the highest level year after year.”