Sales Reports

Figures increase across the board at DBS November Sales


The DBS November Sales finished on a high with a set of figures that showed increases across the board when compared to the same sale in 2009. The £606,200 aggregate was an 18% increase from last year, whilst the averaged increased by 41% to £4,627 and the median was up by 50% to £3,000. This was matched by a clearance rate of 68%.

Shamardal has had a fantastic year on the racecourse, with his progeny including the recent Group 1 Racing Post Trophy winner Casamento and this fact was not lost on purchasers who were eager to secure the only Shamardal catalogued for sale. Offered by Paul Dixon’s Haygarth House Stud, the April born colt came from the immediate family of Godfrey Street and attracted the interest of David O’Callaghan from Yeomanstown Stud but it was an agent for Pinnacle Racing who had the final say when the hammer came down at £34,000.

Monsieur Bond is another sire to have had an excellent year on the track and Manister House Stud consigned a colt by the son of Danehill Dancer who realised the second highest priced horse of the day when selling to Michael Easterby for £30,000.

Following the conclusion of the November Yearling Sales, DBS Managing Director Henry Beeby said:

‘This sale may not be the most fashionable place to buy yearlings but we have been delighted with the competition for horses today which has helped us to enjoy a lively trade from purchasers who are driven to this sale by the consistent results on the racetrack, headed by the multiple Group 1 winning Borderlescott. We look forward to continuing with the sale tomorrow when we have one of the best catalogues of Horses in Training ever to be offered at DBS’

The sale continues at 10.00am on Thursday 4 November.

November Yearling Sales comparative figures















129 (68%)

£606,200 (+18%)

£4,627 (+41%)

£3,000 (+50%)

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