Saturday 27th May 2017 Sale Report
Top Lots Head to the USA
The second Aintree Sport Horse sale produced some very pleasing results. Live streaming was yet again a great success, with telephone bidders watching from as far afield as America, Russia and Romania.
Top price of £24,000 fell to Lot 14 Variant, who has now found a new home in America. This 3-year-old gelding by Viscount, was selected in the UK and was beautifully presented by Harrington Horses. We are delighted for Harrington Horses, who have also topped Brightwells Elite Addington August sale for the last two years, we thank them for their continued support.
Second highest price of the evening was £15,000 for Lot 1 Canterella. This 3-year-old mare by Canterbury, who was consigned by I B Berger of Southern Germany, caught the eye of another American buyer, having watched the Live Streamed presentation on Friday evening.
The decision to loose jump the horses during the auction, a method that works so well for Brightwells at Addington, was very well received by both vendors and purchasers. Vendors had the opportunity to show their horses to the best of their ability and purchasers saw the quality of the catalogue and could not resist purchasing. One client who had no intention of buying went home with three!
Overall the sale went well and Brightwells are confident that in time the clearance rate achieved will improve, as our Northern clients become more comfortable with the auction process.
Looking forward to 2018, we are mindful that this time of year is busy, and to ensure that as many prospective buyers can make the sale as possible, a mid-week date will be considered.
The facilities at Aintree International Equestrian Centre were top class and we are very grateful for all the assistance Carly Sage and her team provide.
We would also like to thank both Geoff Billington and Danielle Ryder for their fantastic demonstration, which provided great entertainment and was also very informative.
Principal prices included:
Lot 1 Canterella, 3 year old Mare by Canterbury : £15,000
Lot 8 Davinchi, 3 year old Gelding by Don Diarado: £10,000
Lot 14 Variant, 3 year old Gelding by Viscount: £24,000
Lot 16 Othello, 3 year old Stallion by Vigo D’Arsouilles: £9,500
Lot 22 Jackman, 3 year old Gelding by Starpower: £12,000
Lot 24 Jaguar, 3 year old Stallion by Indoctro: £10,000