Sales Reports

Festival Fireworks at Newbury leads to highest ever NH average


National Hunt sales at Newbury Racecourse are here to stay following an exceptional evening topped by Malt Master who made an impressive debut when winning his Bumper at Doncaster Racecourse just 10 days before the sale. The son of Milan will go in to training in Lambourn having been bought by an existing owner of Nicky Henderson’s for £155,000.

Boston Bob was the second highest price after selling to Bobby O’Ryan for £150,000. The son of Bon Back won a Point to Point at Tallow before finishing third in a Punchestown Bumper at the beginning of February.

Kim Bailey was another buyer who was active at the sale and his spending was topped Darna, who had been the impressive winner of two Maiden Hurdles for Willie Amos and was bought for £120,000. Two further Lots made £100,000 when Point to Point winner Slightly Tanned was bought by Highflyer Bloodstock and Barrakilla, a Milan half brother to the Grade 1 placed China Rock who won a four year old Point to Point at Tallow, was bought by Evan Williams.

The sale recorded a very encouraging set of figures when 14 horses sold for an average of £64,285, the highest ever recorded at a National Hunt sale. The turnover reached £900,000 and the Median £40,500 whilst five Lots sold for £100,000 or more.

DBS Managing Director, Henry Beeby said after the sale:

‘Tonight’s sale graphically illustrates that DBS Sales at Newbury have a definite future and we will be working with Newbury Racecourse in a most pro-active fashion to grow the sales program. Tonight’s trade returned the highest average ever recorded at a National Hunt sale and whilst the market was selective, there was an exceptionally strong trade for those who have shown and have the most potential. We expect to see several of them winning at the highest level in the near future.’

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