Potts' €210,000 Purchase Tops Outstanding Punchestown Sale
An outstanding renewal of Goffs Punchestown Invitation Sale recorded major increases across the board and a top price that surpassed that of the inaugural sale last year.
Turnover grew by 39% to €1,413,000, average was up 22% to €88,313 and median rose 60% to €80,000.
Alan Potts purchased the top two lots of the select sale, headed by Grey Monk (Lot 18) at €210,000. The four year old son of Alderbrook was hugely impressive winning his maiden at Largy point to point last weekend and was offered by Ballyboy Stables. Potts also purchased Don Cantillon’s Grand Jesture (Lot 23), winner of Tuesday’s four year old Bumper at Punchestown for €200,000.
Aidan Murphy went to €175,000 for Theatre Evening (Lot 22), a son of King’s Theatre from Lingstown Stables who put in a fine display at Dromahane two weeks ago before unfortunately unseating his rider at the last. That same race was won by Rough Justice who was also offered at today’s sale and made €170,000 going to Harold Kirk.
Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:
“We set out with the intention to make this a truly select sale which resulted in a concise quality catalogue that generated huge interest for every single lot. We are of course indebted to Punchestown racecourse for their partnership and their spectacular effort in staging racing today which set the stage for a sale without parallel.
Our thanks to the vendors who have heeded the familiar Goffs cry of send us the best and we’ll get you the best as this sale has proved to be a market leader in just two years.”
Full results and statistics are available here.