The champion from the Beltex here in Carlisle has just sold at 10,000gns. This was Ardstewart Paparazzi (lot 807). This one, omitted from the catalogue is by Castlemeadow Nijinsky and out of Ardstewart Miss Maesariti.
He was subject to frenetic bidding and was eventually knocked down to breed stalwart Gavin Shanks.
His pen mate Prime Minister, an Irish bred tup by Ballyrihy Jumping Jelly Bean and out of a Quarrymount Jumper daughter, made 5000gns.
And at 2000gns was the first from the McCrabbes, Ardstewart Pioneer. This is by Ardstewart Mr Bow Jangels and out of Ballycreelly Keep Sake, a Headlind Joy-Ride daughter.
Selling for 3000gns was Buckles Puma, this is by Newton Leo and out of Bukles J2O, an Airyolland Hercules daughter. From the same pen at 2000gns was Buckles Popeye, an ET brother to Puma.
At 2200gns was Walkerdyke Premier, a Llynbrain Nelson son out of Walkerdyke Lovejoy, a Whatmore Hot Pot daughter.
Making 3000gns was Southern Acres Ptolomey, a Bishops Nijinsky son out of Southern Acres Kiri, a Beachy Hercules daughter.