Rockstown Native Brings 82K At Doncaster January Sale

Rathmore Stud’s winning point-to-pointer Rockstown Native (Ire) (Califet {Fr}) brought £82,000 to top the Goffs UK January Sale which concluded on Wednesday.

Purchased by Stroud Coleman/Jonjo O’Neill as lot 295, he was one of 43 horses to sell on the day of 57 offered (75). The aggregate was £434,500 and the average and median both increased by double digits-£10,105 (+26%) and £5,500 (+16%), respectively.

At the close of trade over the two-day stand, 158 of 281 (56%) lots found new homes for a gross of £2,019,000. The average climbed 24% to £12,778, while the median declined by 7% to £6,500.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, “A £75,000 record price for a NH foal is a fantastic way to start the new sales year and we’re delighted with the results that have been achieved at the top of end of the market including The Glancing Queen selling for £150,000 and Rockstown Native realising £82,000. These were the obvious highlights and they proved yet again that when we’re given the best horses, we can achieve the best prices in any category, and we will continue to work with British Breeders to encourage them to offer their very best for sale in the UK.

“Having said all that, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the selective nature of the foal market which was very similar to that shown at the same sales in Ireland last year. The difference between the UK and Ireland was the greater number of Irish animals by stallions deemed to be ‘in fashion’ which can present a different picture to that shown in the UK.  We will obviously work with the TBA and breeders to try and address a challenge which applies to us all rather than being specific to one side of the Irish Sea.”

For the full results, please visit the Goffs UK website.

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