Sales Reports

Increased figures at DBS November HIT Sales

05/11/2010

The DBS November HIT Sales concluded with a pleasing final session that helped to produce a final set of figures for the Horses on Training that finished with an average that had increased by 27% to £7,148, a median that was up by 48% to £4,000 and an aggregate that had increased by 13% to £1,679,900. This was matched by a clearance rate of 71%.

Howard Johnson’s White Lea Stables consigned Algol (renamed Dim Sum) to this sale in 2006 when he sold to Kern/Lillingston for 100,000gns before winning the Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint prize in Hong Kong and this fact was not lost on purchasers who fought to secure another offering from the Johnson’s County Durham stable. EARL WIND arrived at the sale having won two races in the colours of WMG Black and attracted interest from Bobby O’Ryan and Linda Tate before the hammer came down in favour of the later at £60,000 for a client from Hong Kong.

There was no shortage of horses on offer that showed a good level of National Hunt form including CHEATINGSIDEOFTOWN, who was the impressive eight length winner of a Bumper at Market Rasen. The four year old Flemensfirth half brother to the Grade 2 winning KAHUNA attracted the interests of Kim Bailey and Tessa Greatrex before the final bid was made by the Highflyer Bloodstock representative at £32,000.

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

‘The DBS November HIT Sales over the last two days have been an excellent example of the strength of the Goffs/DBS merger as it was a combination of the Goffs HIT Sale and the DBS October HIT Sales. That marriage allowed us to attract a number of significant Irish entries to Doncaster that may have gone elsewhere and we are delighted that their support has been richly rewarded in the sales ring. Heading that group is, of course, HH The Aga Khan’s sale topping draft and they certainly proved the big fish – small pond theory yet again. It is our intention to build on this success and we hope that the prices achieved over the last two days with rises of 27% in average and 48% as well as a very respectable clearance rate of 70% will lead to increased patronage from leading trainers as we consistently demonstrate that Goffs/DBS provide a most viable alternative in so many categories.

Our day of yearlings on Tuesday may not have made headlines but we are confident that it will produce winners aplenty. Average and median advances of 41% and 50% are not be sniffed at and, whilst everything is relative, the statistics are moving in the right direction after a pretty traumatic time for the industry.

DBS has again played host to a wide diversification of buyers from home and abroad over the last three days who are driven to our sales by the consistency of the value and service provided at every Goffs and DBS sale. We look forward to their next visit.’

November HIT Sales day two comparative figures

 

Offered

Sold

Aggregate

Average

Median

2009

172

127

£766,200

£6,033

£2,000

2010

153

93 (61%)

£498,400 (-35%)

£5,359 (-11%)

£4,000 (+100%)

 

November HIT Sales total comparative figures

 

Offered

Sold

Aggregate

Average

Median

2009

370

264

£1,481,300

£5,611

£2,700

2010

330

235 (71%)

£1,679,900 (+13%)

£7,148 (+27%)

£4,000 (+48%)

 

November Sales total comparative figures

 

Offered

Sold

Aggregate

Average

Median

2009

603

420

£1,994,900

£4,630

£2,400

2010

519

364 (70%)

£2,286,100 (+15%)

£6,280 (+35%)

£4,000 (+67%)

 

Click here to view the DBS November HIT Sales results

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    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 winners@goffsdbs.com. 

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