Interconnected Lot 716 Image supplied by Goffs

The record for the highest priced National Hunt horse sold at public auction was comprehensively beaten today at the Goffs UK Spring HIT/P2P Sale with the Grech & Parkin Dispersal consigned Interconnected selling to Darren Yates and Philip Kirby for £620,000 – the highest priced horse ever sold at Doncaster.  

Mike Grech & Stuart Parkin’s Grech & Parkin Dispersal proved a big attraction for the sale and it lived up to the hype, producing a number of six-figure lots headed by Interconnected (Lot 716). The five-year-old son of Network produced an eye-catching performance on his only start under rules and proved the star of the sale when attracting bids from all over the packed Doncaster ring. The price surpassed the previous record held by Garde Champetre who sold at the DBS Spring Sale for 530,000gns (£556,500) in 2004.

The Grech & Parkin Dispersal was responsible for four of today’s five six-figure lots with the Gr.2 placed mare Lust For Glory (Lot 709) selling to Highflyer Bloodstock for £235,000, the last start Listed Chase winning mare Kupatana purchased by Rathmore Stud for £210,000 and the Gr.2 winner Claimantakinforgan selling to Highflyer Bloodstock for £100,000. The Brittas House Stud Dispersal also featured among today’s top lots with the last start bumper winner The Brass Man (Lot 639) selling to Tom George for £110,000.