Horses in demand
At recent sales at Cheltenham and Punchestown, 19 Wexford point to point horses fetched a total of €1,474,000. We outlined the Cheltenham sales last week; this time we give you the Punchestown results, writes Pegasus.
Top price was the €200,000 paid for Getabird, a gelding by Getaway, winner of his maiden at Largy three weeks ago for Colin Bowe and his Milestone Stable. €100,000 was paid for Donnchadh Doyle's Monbeg Stables' Vent D'Automne, a French bred by Denham - both went to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins.
Doyle had a busy and profitable night, with three other sales: My Story (by Court Cave) which won at Dromahane on April 24, went to England for €90,000; Top Ville Ben (by Beneficial), a winner in Loughrea three weeks ago, went to Highflyer for €70,000, and Tacenda, a four-year-old filly by Flemensfirth, went to the Anthony Honeyball stables in England for €60,000.
Mark Scallan from the Saltee View Stables in Cleariestown had his first win as a trainer and owner when he rode Brainstorm (by Brian Boru) at Fairyhouse on April 24; this one fetched €40,000 from Welsh trainer, Rebecca Curtis.
Michael Goff from his Moate Stables at Clondaw in Ferns sent out The Two Amigos (by Midnight Legend), to win at Ballysteen in Limerick 16 days ago, and David Pipe paid €30,000 for it.