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Hells Bay - Cheltenham 01.01.11

Hell's Bay (right): high-class chaser cost Colin Tizzard just £3,000 at last year's sale

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

Scene set for today's
DBS August Sale

THE DBS August Sale starts its two-day run at 10am today with a selection of Flat and National Hunt horses in training, bloodstock and broken and unbroken stores.

Sale updates will be posted on racingpost.com/bloodstock throughout the day.

The past 12 months have proven that owners with any budget can enjoy success out of this sale. For example, Dipper Novices' Chase winner Hell's Bay changed hands for just £3,000 to Colin Tizzard on the same day last year that Paul Nicholls snapped up his exciting novice chaser Aiteen Thirtythree for £90,000.

Supplementary lots: 60A, 172A, 205, 207, 245, 288, 300, 307, 308, 321, 342, 346, 347, 371, 372, 373 and 425.

Today's stand-out lots include:

26) b g 3Oscar - Shuil Ar Aghaidh; part of a dispersal from George Ward, this gelding is out of the 1993 Stayers' Hurdle heroine and a half-brother to five winners.

87) Vinomore; the six-length winner of a novice hurdle at Worcester since the publication of the catalogue.

146) Three Mountainview; one of a number of point-to-point winners in the catalogue, this son of Heron Island won his debut at Inchdoney by three lengths.

150) Sir Johnson;the winner of both his bumper starts to date for Peter Bowen.

160) Hangover; part of the annual Gigginstown House Stud dispersal, this multiple-winning son of Presenting was second in the 2010 Thyestes Handicap Chase.

165) Tahrir Square; the comfortable winner of his only start, a bumper at Stratford.

2010 results; from 402 offered, 265 (65%) were sold for a total of £2,341,950 (+7%), average of £8,938 (+15%) and median of £4,000 (unchanged).

2010 top price: £110,000 paid by Jonjo O'Neill for Alfie Sherrin (g Kayf Tara - Mandys Native) from Manor Farm Stables.

Withdrawals: 1, 8, 16, 31, 36, 43, 44, 60, 66, 70, 84, 88, 114, 140, 141, 142, 147, 157, 166, 167, 172, 172A, 178, 186, 187, 199, 202, 215, 226, 235, 237, 239, 241, 244, 246, 251, 268, 273, 274, 277, 278, 280, 289, 291, 294, 295, 301, 320, 322, 326, 328, 336, 337, 339, 366, 367, 368, 377, 378, 383, 391, 393, 397, 403, 411, 412, 413, 427, 428

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £1,142,569
Presenting £1,058,475
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,012
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,044
Midnight Legend £595,332
Stowaway £503,470