The winner of the first season sire of the year award for 2015 born sires is Tophill Wall St. Bred by David Houghton, this one was bought last year in Lanark for 32,000gns to Brian Buchan, Clinterty, Albert and George Howie, Knock and the Knox family, Haddo, with David Houghton retaining a quarter share.
His best selling three sons in 2016 were all sold at Lanark, being the 60,000gns Clinterty Yuga Khan, the 52,000gns Clinterty Yogi Bear and the 15,000gns Knock Yardman, with all three of these being sold at the Scottish National Sale, Lanark.
This resulted in an average for the three sons of 42,300gns, with Wall St himself being a son of Procters Ventura and out of a dam by Milnbank Times Square.
Taking second spot was Glenside Wild Boy, bred by John Forsyth and bought by the Innes family, Strathbogie, Robbie Wilson, Milnbank, and Bryden Nicholson, for 12,000gns at the Solway and Tyne Club Sale, Carlisle. His best three sons were Strathbogie You’re Tupped at 42,000gns, Strathbogie Yabba Dabba Doo and Strathbogie Yolo at 11,000gns. This gave Wild Boy an average of 21,666gns for his best three sons.
And in third was Millar’s Windbrook bred by Cyril and Martin Millar. He was bought by the Innes family, Strathbogie, for 14,000gns at Lanark. His best sellers were Strathbogie Ya Belter at 35,000gns, Strathbogie Yankee Doodle at 5000gns and Strathbogie Y Fronts at 4000gns. Windbrook’s best three sons levelled out at 14,666gns.