Numbers Off at Doncaster Training Sale

Gross, average, median slip from last year's numbers.

Dual listed stakes winner Alfie Flits headed Doncaster’s October horses in training sale Oct. 22 when selling for £95,000 ($162,133) to trainer Jennie Candlish as a dual-purpose prospect.

By Machiavellian out of the Unfuwain mare Elhilmeya, the 6-year-old raced for Dom Flit and was trained by Alan Swinbank.

The second highest price of £80,000 ($136,533) came for the Aga Khan’s Mourad, who was bought as a jumping prospect by Irish agent Bobby O’Ryan.

The sale’s £1.2 million turnover for the 236 sold dropped 14.8%, the £5,084 average fell 13.4%, and the £2,400 median was down 23.8% per cent. The 65% clearance rate compared with 73% last year.

A year ago, 280 were sold for £1,643,985, an average of £5,871 and a median of £3,150.