David Futter

Goffs Yorton Sale Suspended For One Year Until 2025

The Goffs Yorton Sale will not take place in 2024, and will instead return on Sept. 4, 2025, Goffs and Yorton's David Futter confirmed on Wednesday. The decision was made by Futter, who felt that although the quality of horses at Yorton was up to its usual high standard, the quantity did not justify the sale taking place this year. Yorton's aim is to assemble roughly 50 quality lots in time for the 2025 edition. Futter said, "It has not been an easy decision to suspend the sale for 2024...

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Postponed On The Move To Yorton Stud

Multiple Group 1 winner Postponed (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will move to Yorton Stud for the 2024 breeding season after Yorton and James & Jean Potter, Ltd. purchased the stallion from Darley. A fee will be announced later for the four-time Group 1 winner. Previously under the Darley banner at Dalham Hall Stud, the bay will stand to the Futter family's stud near Welshpool in Powys. Richard Venn brokered the deal. David Futter said of the son of Ever Rigg (GB) (Dubai Destination), "Postponed is a proper horse that any stallion...

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New Record Top Price Set For No Risk At All Gelding At Goffs UK Yorton Sale

The fifth edition of the Goffs UK Yorton Sale featured a new record top price, with 2-year-old Brisky Dancer (Fr) selling to Ian Ferguson and Dai Walters for £165,000 on Thursday. The sale celebrated it's first Grade 1 alumi this year with Inthepocket (GB) (Blue Bresil {Fr}), who scored at Aintree's Grand National Festival. Consigned as lot 5, the gelded son of No Risk At All (Fr) is a half-brother to Grade 3 winners Al Dancer (Fr) (Al Namix {Fr}) and Tzar's Dancer (Fr) (Tzar Rodney {Fr}). The previous record...

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Record Results For Yorton Sale

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...

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Arrigo Joins Yorton Farm Stud

Arrigo, a Shirocco (Ger) half-brother to Germany's champion sire Adlerflug (Ger), has joined the roster of National Hunt stallions at Yorton Farm Stud in Wales. Winner of the G2 Oppenheim-Union-Rennen and runner-up to Campanologist in the G1 Gran Premio Jockey Club Italiano, Arrigo, who is now 13, was bred by Gestut Schlenderhan. He has spent the last two seasons in France at Haras du Mazet and initially stood at Gestut Graditz in Germany after being retired from racing at the age of seven. His eldest runners have just turned four....

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