The Goresbridge Go For Gold Select Event Horse Sale (November 16) almost doubled its previous record top lot as Cornascriebe Glenpatrick sold for €160,000.

The Womanizer x Cavalier Royale gelding, owned by the Glenpatrick Stables, was one of two horses bought by Ellie Guy Eventing.

Ellie currently has a string of ten horses with 23-year-old eventer Millie Dumas, and both Cornascriebe Glenpatrick and the four-year-old Rehy MBF, who sold for €27,000, will now be heading to her Somerset yard.

“Ellie has bought them for me as potential Olympic team horses with Tokyo in mind,” said Millie. “A lot of people were after [Cornascriebe Glenpatrick]. He was at the six-year-old world championship in Le Lion and we spotted him there.

“When we tried him at the sale I liked him even better — he has a wonderful temperament and seems to have a very trainable attitude, he’s very exciting.”

She added that Rehy MBF is also a “really lovely model with all the right ingredients”.

Millie added that it was her first time buying at the sale, which seemed well supported by top riders from both the UK and abroad.

“We were very pleasantly surprised, there was a particularly high standard of horses of all ages from three-year-olds to ridden,” she said. “The nice thing is that the lots have been selected by professionals who have a very good eye for a horse.”

The second highest price was achieved by lot 1, Rory Costigan’s seven-year-old Luidam gelding Loughavetta Cedar, who was bought by Irish eventer Rafael Sanctuary for €70,000.

Bidding took place at the Barnadown & Amber Springs Hotel in County Wexford, where 75% of lots sold, shattering the previous top sale price of €85,000 and achieving an average of €21,000. One of the star attractions of the 72 lots entered did not change hands — Claire Abbott’s 13-year-old Rio Olympic ride Euro Prince, owned by John McKay, failed to reach his €140,000 reserve.