Sales Reports

Six figure top price at inaugural Newbury Sale


The first sale to be held at Newbury Racecourse attracted a top price that eclipsed last year’s sale when Bygones In Brid was sold for £100,000. The son of Old Vic had won a competitive Mussleburgh Bumper by 8 lengths and he attracted plenty of interest from the collection of purchasers who braved the elements after racing on Hennessy Gold Cup but it was Highflyer Bloodstock who had the final say when Anthony Bromley signed the docket for an owner with Alan King.

The second highest price was achieved by Zama Zama who had won a Junior Bumper at Warwick for Kevin Ryan and was again bought by Highflyer Bloodstock. The son of Sakhee will now go in to training with Nicky Henderson having been bought by Michael Buckley for £85,000

Presenting was the sire in demand for the unraced stock and the NH Breeze Up section was topped by a Kennycourt Stud offering that was bought by Highflyer Bloodstock for £65,000. He was bought for Trevor Hemmings and will go to his son’s Hazel Court Stud before a trainer is decided for the three year old.

 The second highest price was also a son of Presenting and was offered by Oak Tree Farm. The three year old came from a prestigious French family and was bought by Dai Walters for £50,000 and will go in to training with Tim Vaughan.

 Following the conclusion of the sale, DBS Managing Director Henry Beeby said:

 ‘Tonight’s DBS Future NH Stars Sale at Newbury has made a solid start with a huge crowd in attendance and there is little doubt that this venue has enormous potential for this kind of after racing boutique sale. The Newbury management have been extremely helpful from start to finish and we expect to be back here on a regular basis.’















28 (55%)

£729,500 (+34%)

£26,053 (+10%)

£18,000 (-10%)

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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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