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After three days of selling, the Goffs UK Doncaster Spring Sale ended with horse-in-training Mossy Fen Park (Ire) (Walk In The Park {Ire}) (lot 721) topping Thursday’s trade at £235,000.

Bought by Henry de Bromhead and Gerry Ahern, the 5-year-old gelding is a winner of both a point-to-point and a hurdle race, and he was second in the G2 Hardy Eustace Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Mar. 31. A part of the Dullingham Park dispersal, the bay is related to a trio of stakes-winning jumpers, with Viking Flagship (Ire) (Viking) and Flagship Uberalles (Ire) (Accordion {Ire}) both placed at the highest level.

Also part of that dispersal was 8-year-old gelding Sporting Glory (Ire) (Fame And Glory {GB}) (lot 725), who set the day’s second highest price at £120,000. He was purchased by Aidan O’Ryan and Gordon Elliott.

A total of 378 lots sold over the two-day horses-in-training and point-to-point portion of the sale for a clearance rate of 81%. The gross was £8,890,200, while the average was flat at £23,520 and the median dropped 14% to £12,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, “The time-honoured Spring Sale has long stood as a consistent performer over its 63-year history and it has grown into one of Europe’s most important NH sales. Always well attended, it occupies a unique space in the calendar and in the market as it opens the annual store trade whilst also acting as the final headline sale of the season for NH horses-in-training and pointers. Its popularity as a market leading sale has been made clear by the 180 additional HIT and PTP entries taken over the last two-weeks and the three separate catalogues needed to accommodate them.

“The sale has proven time and again its ability to perform at the top the market, as evidenced yesterday with John Nallen’s pointer Minella Premier, which saw four separate buyers place bids for £300,000 or more, and today with Dullingham Park’s highly promising Mossy Fen Park who topped today’s session.

“As we acknowledged at the end of Tuesday’s Spring Store Sale, it has not all been plain sailing and we have yet to get a proper read on the store market, but the trade witnessed over the last two days for horses-in-training and pointers has been strong which is a positive note on which to conclude this year’s sale.”

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