The strongest catalogue in the three-year history of the Goffs UK Yorton Sale resulted in a record set of figures for the Welsh sale of jumping stock. From 43 offerings, 41 were sold for £1,138,000, at an average of £27,756 and a median of £26,000.
Topping trade was a 2-year-old gelded son of Isfahan (Ger) (lot 15) who was picked up by Lew House Stables for £80,000. Also proving popular within the ring attended by buyers from the UK, France and Ireland was lot 33, a gelded 2-year-old son of Pether's Moon (Ire) scooped up by NBB Racing for £75,000.
Other buyers included Sue Bramall, who purchased four lots; Chauvigny Global Equine, Dan Astbury and Bradley Gibbs, Gerry Hogan, Highflyer Bloodstock, Lucinda Russell, Marcus Foley, Rathbarry Stud, Rathmore Stud and Tom Malone.
Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, “What an incredible day at Yorton. This sale is only in its third year and has already achieved some fantastic results on the racecourse and in the sales ring, both of which have given David Futter and his team the increased confidence to improve the quality of horses catalogued for sale at the unique event. And these improvements have been richly rewarded with a sale that generated more than £1,000,000 in turnover, whilst recording record prices for both average and median. It was great to see so many new faces at Yorton, including the Lew House Stables team, who bid through Marcus Foley and bought four horses including the £80,000 top price, and we wish all buyers the very best of luck with their new purchases.
“We would also like to thank and congratulate James and Jean Potter plus David Futter and his team on their deserved success with this sale. The Futter family are a fantastically enthusiastic team who have worked tirelessly to develop this unique concept and we will all enjoy the celebrations before they start sourcing an even better bunch of horses for 2022–we're looking forward to it already.”