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Cavan Sales 2002 Print E-mail

Analysis of Irish Draught Sale held at Cavan Equestrain Centre October 7th 2002.

 Number entered on catalogue 154
 Number put through sales ring 124
 Number sold in ring 65

Table 1 Analysis of Sales

 Type of Stock  Number
 Sold
 Average
 Price
 Price
 Range
   Euro £ Euro
 Filly Foals 18 1,994 1,5701,000 - 3,300 
 Colt Foals 20 1,087 856 800 - 3,300
 Yearling Fillies 1 3,400 2,677 
 Yearling Colts 5 1,360 1,071 1,000 - 1,800
 2 Y.O. Fillies 5 2,800 2,205 2,200 - 4,000
 2 Y.O. Colts 1 1,200 945 
 4 Y.O. Gelding 1 2,500 1,968 
 Mares 3-15 Y.O. 14 2,796 2,202 1,050 - 8,000
 TOTAL SALES 65 1,933 1,569 800 - 8,000

Note: Average price for the sports horse sale held on Tuesday 8th October = Euro 1833 i.e. Euro 100 cheaper.

Table 2 Analysis of Purchasers

 40 buyers from South of Ireland
 10 buyers from North of Ireland
 9 buyers from England
 4 buyers from Wales
 1 buyer from Scotland
 1 buyer from Australia
 65  Total buyers

Breed Background on Top Priced Horses

Lot 51 Grey filly foal by Coille Mhor Hill out of Third Lady by Diamond Lad mad Euro 3,300.

Lot 44 Grey colt foal by Corran Ginger by Ginger Dick out of Levaghy Blue by Blue Rajah made Euro 2,200.

Lot 112 A 2 year old filly by Holycross out of Ivy Diamond sold for Euro 4,000.

Lot 126 A 5 year old bay mare by Clover Hill out of Westfield Lass, this “a premier mare”, is a Grade D showjumper sold for Euro 8,000.

General Comments

  • Breeders in many instances did not give enough information on the breeding and performance of stock entered in the catalogue.
  • At the sale stock were reasonably well presented, however in many instances the hoof condition of mares left a lot to be desired. The mare may not have been for sale but a well turned out mare, particularly hoof care can go a long way in selling the foal.
  • Auctioneers tried hard to get a sale and were finished some time after 6. p.m.
  • Great credit is due to the Clarke family at Cavan Equestrian Centre for the manner in which they presented the catalogue and in the way they ran the sale.

Table 3 Analysis of Irish Draught Sales 1999 - 2002

 Year 2002 2001 2000 1999
 Type of stock No.
 sold
 Average
 price £
 No.
 sold
 Average
 price £
 No.
 sold
 Average
 price £
 No.
 sold
 Average
 price £
Filly Foals  18 1,570 11 1,260 10 1,700 10 1,515
 Colt Foals 20 856 13 684 13 930 13 590
 1 Y.O. Fillies 1 2,77 2 1,350 5 1,780 2 2,750
 1 Y.O. Colts 5 1,071 2 750 - - 2 370
 2 Y.O.Fillies 5 2,205 1 1,450 7 1,357 4 3,100
 2 Y.O. Colts 1 945 1 550 - - - -
 3 Y.Olds - - 2(F) 1,650 4(F) 1,967 2 1,300
 4 Y. Olds 1 1,968 - - - - - -
 5 - 13 Y.O. 14 2,202 15 1,720 15 1,183 10 2,315
 TOTAL SOLD 65 1,522 47 1,235 54 1,353 43 1,274

Note: Sales figures for 2002 in £

Table 4 Summary

 Year Number
 Sold
 Average
 Price
 2002 65 £ 1,522
 2001 47 £ 1,235
 2000 54 £ 1,353
 1999 43 £ 1,274