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. 

Kalkas (Lot 38), the three-year-old son of Kapgarde made a most eye-catching debut when placed third at Fontainebleau for Francois Nicolle. French agent Bertrand Le Metayer secured the gelding for £210,000. 
At the conclusion of the sale, Matt Prior, Head of Cheltenham Sales commented; 
"On the day that last year's Cheltenham December Sale topper Chantry House opened his account over hurdles on his return to Prestbury Park, today's sale and the entire year at Tattersalls Cheltenham has been phenomenal. We have witnessed an impressive 60 horses selling for £100,000 or more this year together with the highest priced point to pointer in Gallyhill for £450,000.
"As ever, we are sincerely grateful to our loyal vendors and purchasers who have supported our sales this year. We now look forward to the addition of our Select January Sale on 25 January and we would like to wish our clients a Merry Christmas and very Happy and Prosperous New Year."