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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  • Autumn Sales Catalogue Now Online

    The catalogue for DBS’ final sale of 2014, the Autumn Sales (4-5 November) is now available to view online. The catalogue features 385 entries consisting of 240 Horses-in-Training, which will be offered on 4 November, and 146 yearlings which will be offered the following day on 5 November.  The Horses-in-Training session is headed by the Bryan Smart trained Moviesta, Lot 154, a four time winner including the Group 2 King George Stakes who ran fourth in this season’s Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes before finishing third in the Group 1 Prix de ’Abbaye de Longchamp on Arc Day. The four-year-old has a BHA Flat Rating of 112. Other entries include: Heronry, 42, a three time winner who has won or placed in all three of his last starts, earning him a BHA Hurdle Rating of 136. Allez Encore, 49, who won a Bumper at her last start and is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner Lord Who. It’s All an Act, 58, a son of Presenting and a Bumper, Chase and last start Hurdle winner at Punchestown and the Stakes winner Hawkhill, 67, who also won a Hurdle on his last start. Out Now, 59, a four time winner who ran second in the Grade 1 Irish Grand National and Grade 1 Leopardstown Chase who has a BHA Steeple Rating of 135. Kilgefin Star, 76, a winner of two of his seven Hurdle starts, with a further four placings, with a BHA Hurdle Rating of 128.  Gabrial's Kaka, 85, a four time winner with a Class 2 victory this season and a BHA Flat Rating of 102.Nashville, 86, a four time winning son of Galileo who won at Ayr two starts ago at a distance of just over two miles. Kafeel, 102, a two time winner from only six career starts with a BHA Flat Rating of 87. Altruism, 108, broke his maiden on his second start and attained a BHA Flat Rating of 93 on his third and most recent appearance. Italian, 116, by Pivotal and a winner of two of his four starts with a BHA Flat Rating of 94 and Timoneer, 168, winner of one of his four starts who was Stakes placed two starts ago with a BHA Flat Rating of 98. Johnno, 124, a five time winner with two wins this season and a BHA Flat Rating of 93. Dolphin Village, 120, a winner of five, with two victories coming in 2014, with a BHA Flat Rating of 85.Winning two-year-olds She's A Worldie, 156, and Krazy Paving, 220, who won at Windsor on his last start at just his third appearance.Midterm Break, 158, a winner of three of his seven races including his most recent start, for almost £100,000 in earnings and a BHA Flat Rating of 92. The yearling session offers buyers their last opportunity to secure a DBS yearling for the track or the Breeze Up Sales in 2015 and judging by the results DBS yearlings have achieved this season, and the quality of sires with horses in this sale, this presents an attractive opportunity.  Headline DBS yearling graduates for 2014 include Group 1 winners Tiggy Wiggy, Sole Power, Olympic Glory, Move in Time, Slade Power as well as Group 2 winning two-year-olds Estidhkaar, Beacon, Kool Kompany, Baitha Alga and the unbeaten rising star and Stakes winning two-year-old Limato.  Sires with yearlings in the Autumn Sales include Acclamation, Arcano, Big Bad Bob, Champs Elysees, Dark Angel, Dream Ahead, Dutch Art, Equiano, Kheleyf, Kodiac, Kyllachy, Lilbourne Lad, Mastercraftsman, Paco Boy, Pivotal, Showcasing, Vale of York etc.  To view the catalogue online, click here.  Supplementary entries will be accepted up until the time of sale and can be made by contacting DBS on +44 (0)1450 372222 or emailing 

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