2019 concludes with fireworks at the Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale
The final sale of 2019, Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale, concluded with some sensational prices including the highest price for a point-to-pointer sold in 2019. The overall aggregate finished on £3,589,000 (0%) with the median and average ending the day on £60,000 (-8%) and £89,725 (+8%) respectively. The clearance rate was 74% (+9%).
The star of the evening was Gallyhill, the debut winner of the Four-Year-Old Maiden at Kirkistown. A determined Henrietta Knight secured the Getaway gelding for £450,000. It was a dream evening for 27-year-old handler Jamie Sloan who has just taken over the reins from Ian Ferguson, with Gallyhill being his first runner.
Lot 22, Sir Gerhard, a four-year-old gelding by Jeremy who ran out the impressive 12-length winner of the Geldings Maiden at Boulta for handler Ellemarie Holden, lit up the sales ring when knocked down to a round of applause for £400,000 to trainer Gordon Elliott.