Sales Reports

Six figure purchasers help to boost Hennessy Sales


The DBS Hennessy Sales was held after racing at Newbury Racecourse and the crowd who gathered to watch the racing helped to pack the sales arena at Newbury Racecourse and return a lively trade for the select catalogue of NH Breezers and Horses in Training that recorded a turnover of £685,000, an average that was up by 40% to £36,052 and a median that increased by 82% to £30,000.

Bumper form commanded the most interest and yielded two £100,000 prices including Makari who was bought by Yorkshire based trainer Noel Wilson for a syndicate of existing owners. The four year old had been trained by Mark Rimell to finish a close second in an extremely competitive Bumper on his debut at Haydock, a contest that was won by a horse trained by Emma Lavelle who acted as underbidder for the good looking gelding through agent Gerry Hogan. Paul Webber was another to show interest in the horse but none had the budget of Wilson, who bought three horses during the evening session.

Moyaliff was another to realise £100,000 when selling to John Edwards. The four year old son of King’s Theatre finished seventh in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper earlier this year before winning the Four Year Old Maiden Point to Point at Dromahane in impressive style.

The NH Breeze Up section of this sale is the only one of its kind to have achieved Grade 1 success on the racecourse and this fact was not lost on purchasers who didn’t spare for the choice Lots and help to realise a top price of £75,000 for this section. The son of Flemensfirth was offered by Meadowview Stables and was out of an own sister to Grade 3 winning Direct Access. He breezed extremely well on Friday morning and was bought by GH Bloodstock whilst Noel Meade bought a Shantou gelding for £50,000. The three year old was out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 winning Paddy’s Return and was consigned by Brown Island Stables.

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

‘We are happy with the progress that the Newbury Sales are making and obviously delighted that all of the key statistics have increased from last year. We have had unanimous praise from our vendors about the quality of the facilities at Newbury and are very exciting by the concept of these sales as we are proving that they have huge potential. We look forward to building on this success now that we have the format right and will now work towards compiling a first class catalogue for the NH Festivals Sale at Newbury Racecourse in March 2012 .’

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