Sales Reports

Significant increases on first day of DBS November HIT Sales


The first day of the DBS November HIT Sales finished with a set of figures that showed significant improvement on the same session last year with an average that had increased by 59% to £8,320, a median that was up by 88% to £4,500 and an aggregate that had increased by 65% to £1,181,500. This was matched by a clearance rate of 80% and a lively atmosphere throughout the day.

Donald McCain has enjoyed considerable success with graduates of the DBS November HIT Sales where his purchases include last year’s sale topper Overturn, who went on to win the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, the Grade 2 Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr and the Galway Hurdle and he came back to the source of success when buying the two dearest priced horses on the first day of the sale. Consigned by Currabeg Stables on behalf of the Aga Khan Studs, who are major shareholders in the Goffs/DBS group, the McCain spending included £120,000 for the three year old EBANOUR, who came to the sale unraced but was highly recommended by his trainer. The son of Indian Ridge is out of a Group 1 winning mare and is a half brother to the Grade 1 winning EBAZIYAN and likely to race for Tim Leslie along with EMRANI, who was bought for £80,000 after winning three races including a competitive handicap over two miles at Down Royal.

There was no shortage of horses on offer with a future on the Flat and David Simcock, who enjoyed his best ever season with the DBS Group 1 winning graduate DREAM AHEAD in 2010, topped his spending when buying LORD OF THE STARS from the Mogeely Stud draft for £52,000. The two year old son of Speightstown had won twice for trainer Ralph Beckett whilst the draft from Henry Candy’s Kingstone Warren Stables was topped by the four year old NORTH CAPE, who was bought by Alastair Lidderdale for £47,000.

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

‘We are delighted with an excellent trade for a strong catalogue from regular DBS consignors which was boosted by some significant Irish draft as a result of our amalgamation with the Goffs HIT Sale. It is our belief that today’s trade again demonstrates that Horses in Trainings sell just as well, if not better, at Doncaster than any other location. Indeed, the Big Fish-Small Pond theory has surely been proven yet again and we look forward to continuing the strong trade tomorrow.’

The sale continues at 10.00am on Friday 5 November.

November HIT Sales comparative figures















140 (79%)

£1,179,900 (+65%)

£8,427 (+61%)

£4,500 (+88%)

Click here to view the DBS November HIT Sales results

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