Grafham Stud sale

SpottedCat

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A lot went unsold - reserves were IMO set high. Both the horses I liked went unsold but both had bids on them for more than I would have been happy to pay.

The really smart ones were still making good money, but the more average ones seemed to have high reserves.

I didn't make a note of what each one made/got to, though a friend did.

First time I've been to a sale, really interesting. Think I'll be trying Goresbridge as I'm in the market for a 4 or 5 yo 15.2 gelding with eventing bloodlines.
 

ihatework

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Bit of a mixed bag today. Quite a few ordinary ones with big reserves they didn't reach. A handful of nice ones sold at a fairly low price.

I had 2 ringed for potential purchase, both went just slightly higher than my limit - a WUAS yearling filly that including VAT would have been around 3.4k, and a backed 3yo filly went for 4.2k

Lot 1 was lovely and went unsold at 2.8k, gutted that wasn't a filly, anyone looking for 2yo gelding definitely worth a phone call

A fair few were withdrawn too
 

stoneybroke

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Well I took 7 and sold them all although prices were low I was lucky got get really lovely purchasers which makes it worthwhile. I think 4200 was top price, 2 broodies sold quite well at mid 3's and 4. Sometimes u have to take the bad years, we sold 3 there at the top end 2 yrs ago and this time it was a bit middling...that's horses

It's going to b a tough winter for horse owners.
 

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It was a very slick and professional operation. Great detailed information about the horses and the yard was immaculate, well done to all those involved.
 

sz90168

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Does anyone know what the stock my moonshine pharo sold for? I really liked the 3 year old palomino colt. I got a 2 year old gelding my moonshine pharo.
 

stoneybroke

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Neither made the reserve but they were lovely. Full of quality. Pharo lives a mile up the rd from me now...often see him out riding :)
 

sz90168

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Neither made the reserve but they were lovely. Full of quality. Pharo lives a mile up the rd from me now...often see him out riding :)
Do you know what the reserve was on them? Does Moonshine Pharo do anything competing wise now? I found out Grafham Stud sold him. I just like to find out a bit more about my boys daddy. He is a Palomino as well.
 

stoneybroke

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Sorry I do know the reserves but not really appropriate to disclose on a public forum without the owner's consent. I am sure the stud will be happy to discuss them with you if you are interested in purchasing one of them
 
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