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Borderlescott: dual Nunthorpe Stakes winner sold for £13,000 to Robin Bastiman at the 2002 DBS October Yearling Sale



DBS October Sale
moved to November

THE DBS October Sales will be held later than usual this year on November 2-4. Re-named the DBS November Sale, the auction will feature a day selling yearlings and two days confined to horses in training.

DBS decided to move the sale after its traditional slot of the third week of October produced a clash with other auctions on the European calendar.

‘The DBS October Sales has occupied the same week for an extremely long time but the clash of dates meant that this was never ideal," said Henry Beeby, managing director of DBS.

"The contraction of the sales calendar has presented the opportunity to move away from our traditional fixture and we are confident that offering the same category of horse during a blank week of sales will have a positive effect on the DBS November Sales 2010."

Last year's sale saw 423 horses (70 per cent of those offered) sell for a total of £1,996,550, a rise of nine per cent from 2008. The average dropped one per cent to £4,720 while the median fell four per cent to £2,400.





King's Theatre £1,143,037
Presenting £1,059,143
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,346
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,982
Midnight Legend £595,809
Stowaway £503,470