Record Turnover Reached at Doncaster Spring HIT/PTP Sale

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Porthill topped Wednesday's session | Goffs UK

Demand for horses-in-training and point-to-pointers was strong at Goffs UK's Doncaster complex on Wednesday, which reached record turnover of £5,085,700 during the first session. Of the 180 lots through the ring, 162 sold for a 90% clearance rate. The average was £31,393 (-1.1%) just down on 2021 and the median was marginally lower at 4% (£22,000).

Leading the way among the pointers and bumper horses that made up the majority of the first session was Porthill (Ire) (Flemensfirth), who brought £250,000 from the buying duo of H. Kirk and Willie Mullins. Consigned by Colin McKeever's Loughanmore Farms, the 4-year-old gelding (lot 420) placed second on debut and is from the family of Grade 1 winner Relegate (Ire) (Flemensfirth).

Of the other six lots to make six figures, the placed Passing Well (Fr) (Coastal Path {GB}) (lot 465) was next at £185,000. From the Leighmoney Stables draft, the gelding caught the eye of Tom Malone and Jamie Snowden.

Rounding out the top three was lot 431, Myretown (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}). Another consigned by Leighmoney Stables, the winning point-to-pointer and half-brother to Grade 3-placed hurdler A Fine Young Man (Ire) (Snurge) was purchased for £135,000 by Tom Malone and Lucinda Russell.

The second and final day of the Doncaster Spring HIT/PTP Sale will begin at 10 a.m. and feature the Million In Mind Dispersal.

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