Surprising results at the Welsh sales

  • Some of the 74 Welsh section A and section B ponies offered at the Polaris reduction sale on 14 October sold for reasonable prices, but some remained unsold at the end of the day. This may have been because many of the mares were unable to leave thepremises until November or later, due to having unweaned foals at foot.

    However, the Revel dispersal sale held at Talybont-on-usk by Montague Harris and Co on 18 October had record attendees and prices. The first lot of the day, the 20-year-old mare Revel Japonica was sold to Lady Dysart (Polaris) for 2,000 guineas.

    With buyers from abroad and across Britain in attendance, the eight-year-old mare Revel Sianne made the highest price of 2,200 guineas. Several mares made over 800 guineas, withRevel Halisha being purchased for 1,700 guineas. The highest priced filly foal was by Revel Spinning Top (580 guineas), and the highest priced colt foal was by Cricciety Herod (350 guineas).

    Other vendors benefitted from the amassed crowds and Deri Rose, following immediately after the Revel lots sold for 1,100 guineas while other prices continued to surprise.

    The Brightwells’ Royal Welsh Cob Sale held on the 20/21 and 23 October also enjoyed a high turnout with buyers attendening from thecontinent and America, as well as from throughout the UK. The highest priced lot of the first day was the section D gelding Coronhud Onyx Again at 2,600 guineas.

    Prices remained strong throughout the sale with the black section D mare Donys Viscountess going for 2,600 guineas on the Saturday and the chestnut section C mare Synod Athina raising the sale’s top price of 6,000 guineas on the final day.

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