A superb four days' of foal trade for the November NH Sale produced a record-breaking average price of €17,223 (+4%).
The 650 sold foals produced an aggregate of €11,195,200 (-4%) compared with 2017's turnover of €11,688,200, with a median of €11,500 (-8%).
Today's concluding foal session saw an improvement in the average to €10,335 (+8%), with the median to €6,750 (+4%). There was a decrease in the turnover to €1,260,850 (-13%).
The final day's top-priced foal (Lot 1076) was a son of the first-crop sire Cannock Chase, winner of the Grade 1 Canadian International. The dual-purpose sire Mount Nelson has been popular with buyers all week and the trend continued with Hugh Bleahen of Clifton Stud giving €46,000 for a colt out of Eoz, the dam of five winners from seven runners, headlined by the Henry VII Novice Hurdle (G1) runner-up, Charbel.
"This colt is a gorgeous individual. He is a great walker, we are lucky to see a foal like him - he is the stand out today. Mount Nelson is stamping his stock well and doing a good job," said Bleahen, adding: "Trade has been very strong this week."
Tomorrow's sale concluding session of NH broodmares and fillies starts at 11am.