Quality prices at annual horse sale

A DECISION to cut back numbers in preference for better quality paid a big dividend on the weekend at the Grafton Annual Prestigious Performance Horse Sale.

The sale, which has been held in Grafton for the past 11 years, offered just 39 horses this year compared to more than twice that number in previous years.

Simon Donovan, from Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents, said 30 of the 39 horses offered were sold at an average price of almost $4000.

“The sale price was up by almost 25 per cent on what we have achieved at previous annual sales,” he said.

“We decided to only accept registered Australian stock horses and it obviously proved a popular choice with buyers travelling from throughout Queensland and NSW to attend.”

The top price of the sale was achieved by Sinclair Jesseo, a four-year-old bay gelding offered by Alan Sinclair. The horse was bought by Kevin Hartley.



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