New British Record at Spring Sale Opener

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Record-setting lot 38 | Sarah Farnsworth

The opening day of the 60th Goffs UK Spring Sale at Doncaster with saw a Ballincurrig House Stud-consigned son of Adlerflug (Ger) establish a new British record for a store sale with a top price of £200,000. Achieved on the occasion of the sale's diamond anniversary, Monday'ss top lot surpassed the previous record that has stood for 20 years.

The Adlerflug gelding (Lot 38) attracted an opening bid of £80,000 and subsequent salvos from around the ring before being knocked down to Henrietta Knight. The new British record surpassed the 185,000gns achieved by a Roselier 4-year-old gelding at the old DBS complex back in 2002, a price which stood as the world record at the time.

The third foal from the German listed-placed Inanya (Ger) (Areion {Ger}), the gelding is out of a half-sister to the dam of treble Group 1 winner Iquitos (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

A Walk In The Park (Ire) gelding offered by Worthen Hall Stables (Lot 127) achieved the third highest price in the Spring Sale's history when selling to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls for £175,000. The bay is aa half-brother to the Listed winner and group-placed Didtheyleaveuoutto (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) and out of a half-sister to the legendary Denman (Ire) (Presenting {GB}.

Monday's average price of £32,224 just surpassed the record Day 1 figure achieved on the corresponding day last year while 19 lots made or surpassed the £50,000 mark.

The second and final day of the Spring Store Sale will commence Tuesday at 11am and all lots are eligible to enter for the new £100,000 Spring Sale Bumper, the world's richest bumper, which will be held next year at Newbury Mar. 25.

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