Classic Getaway Equals Record

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Classic Getaway | Goffs UK

For the second time in a month at Yorton Farm, a record for a point to point horse was reached on Thursday when Classic Getaway (Ire) (Getaway {Ger}) (lot 7) matched the £570,000 made by Jonbon at the Goffs UK November P2P Sale. Classic Getaway was one of 31 horses offered at the Goffs UK December P2P Sale, and he was bought by Tom Malone and Gordon Elliott.

Five horses were sold for six figure sums on the day, and also among those was Queens River (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB}) (lot 14), another debut winner who was knocked down to Kieran McManus for £330,000, which makes her the highest-priced P2P filly to be sold by Goffs.

In all, 24 horses (78% of the offerings) were sold for an aggregate of £2,239,000, an average of £93,292 and a median of £52,500.

Following the conclusion of the sale, Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, “What a day. It's fair to say that the results of today's sale have far exceeded expectations and we would like to thank everyone who has participated in the success of this sale. We were delighted with the strength of the catalogue, but to equal the world record price whilst smashing the average and median achieved here last month is beyond anything that we could have imagined. This has been an incredible year that we will remember for so many different reasons.

“Once again, we would like to thank James and Jean Potter, David Futter and his team for hosting us here at Yorton Farm and Stud. There is no doubt that vendors and purchasers have thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and facilities offered at this unique location and we are delighted to finish the Goffs UK year on a high. We would also like to thank all of our vendors for their incredible support and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Doncaster at the end of January, which is where it all began earlier this year with a top price of £370,000.”

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