Sales Reports

Strong trade on first day of DBS Premier Sales


Purchasers expressed ‘frustration’ on the first day of the DBS Premier Yearling Sales when a strong trade resulted in many of the popular Lots proving very difficult to buy, which helped to return a set of figures that were on a par with the same session last year. An average of £27,457 was matched by an aggregate of £5,134,500 that was coupled with a median of £21,000 and a clearance rate of 82%, whilst four Lots made over £100,000.

The joint highest price was achieved by Furnace Mill Stud, who was consigning on behalf of breeders Laundry Cottage Stud and sold an own sister to the Listed placed Mister Hardy for £120,000. The racy daughter of Kyllachy had also received a notable pedigree update when her half sister Wootton Bassett won the DBS Premier Yearling Stakes at York. He has been touted by his trainer as a future Group winner and holds an entry in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes which caught the attention of David Redvers before the hammer came down in favour of Dwayne Woods who was bidding on behalf of Eddie Stobart CEO Andrew Tinkler and plans to have the filly in training with Bryan Smart.

Sir Robert Ogden was active throughout the day and his spending was topped by a son of Le Vie Dei Colori who was also bought for £120,000. Offered by Rathbarry Stud, the colt is out of a half sister to the Group 3 winning Eastern Purple.

Two Lots made £105,000 including an Elusive Quality half brother to the Grade 1 winning Careless Jewel who was bought by Hugo Merry for £105,000. Offered by Grove Stud, he was another to catch the attention of Dwayne Woods before Merry made the final bid. Highclere Stud offered a daughter of Oasis Dream from the Group 1 winning family of Lemon Souffle who was knocked down to David Redvers for the same final figure.

Demi O’Byrne has been absent from the DBS buyers sheet for a number of years and his spending included a easy moving son of Dylan Thomas who was offered by Newsells Park Stud. A half brother to Bunbury Cup winner St Moritz, the colt caught the attention of Gill Richardson and Adrian Nicholl before the hammer came down in favour of the Coolmore representative at £90,000.

Following the conclusion of the first day of trade, DBS Managing Director Henry Beeby said:

‘We have been delighted with the first day’s trade, which has seen competitive bidding for the overwhelming majority of the Lots. Our vendors have worked with us to produce a catalogue of consistently good looking individuals and the racetrack performances of previous year’s graduates have ensured that buyers have been bidding with confidence. In the current climate, how could we not be pleased? We look forward to more the same tomorrow.’

First Day Comparative Figures

  Offered Sold Aggregate (£) Average (£) Median (£)
2009 233 192 5,368,500 27,960 20,000
2010 228 187 5,134,500 27,457 21,000

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