Sales Reports

A Swift Encounter brings £50,000 top price


The Goffs/DBS St Leger Carnival Sales ended with a selective trade that saw 13 horses sell for an average of £20,385, an aggregate of £265,000 and a median of £16,000.

 The top price of £50,000 saw Anne Duffield buy Swift Encounter for a new ownership group whilst Sir Mark Prescott bought Final Liberation for £40,000 and he will also race for a new owner.

Lowther was offered by Alan Bailey’s Cavendish Stables having won five races and will now be trained by David Nichols after he was purchased for £40,000. The same trainer bought Dunn’o from Clive Cox’s Beechdown Farm Stables for £25,000.

Peter Harper was busy buying on behalf of international clients and bought Upton Guy for £20,000 and The Caped Crusader for £12,000.

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

‘There were positives and negatives to take away from tonight’s sale. There was good trade for horses at a level and we received a fantastic response to the publication of the catalogue but we were disappointed by the number of withdrawals, especially some of the higher profile horses, which meant that some of the international buyers decided not to travel.

We firmly believe that this sale has potential but we will review before decided any plans for the future.’

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