Successful AES auction, a night for the girls, with the three highest prices achieved by fillies.
The most expensive auction foal was PK Bright Star (Big Star x Argentinus) who was sold for an impressive £24,000, congratulations to this lovely filly’s breeders, Peter and Kelly White.
There were several more foals in 5 figures, with two Luidam foals selling very well for their breeders. Congratulations to Oliver Gibney of Olistar Stud whose Olistar Lucina (Luidam x Andiamo) achieved an excellent price of £12,000 and Derek Ricketts whose foal Market Damsel (Luidam x Tinka’s Boy) made £11,500.
Overall, just over half the foals were sold, a not dissimilar percentage to last year. The exciting news is that overall prices were up significantly, with an average price at a very respectable £7,230, indicating that the sale is moving in the right direction.
We would like to thank everybody who has supported the auction, Brightwells Auctioneers, the many selection venues who so very kindly let us use their facilities, Chris Atkin for his great videos, and of course our many passionate and committed breeders all across the country who worked very hard to make this auction special!