As the year has progressed, sale returns have followed suit, and this was certainly the case at Goresbridge last week.

At the halfway stage of the September flagship sale, the figures for older stock and four-year-olds once again show significant improvement. At the close of play, 20 lots equalled or exceeded €10,000, which in turn led to a three-day average of €6,339 (€4,630 in 2020).