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Kingledores Crusader - Record Breaker
Woodies Baldy - 16,000gns
Kingledores Wigglesworth - Top Price Aged Ram
Clary Chief - Pre Sale Show Champion
Ardstewart Ballerina - Pre Sale Female Champion

Premier Sale at Carlisle proves a record breaker again!.

Beltex Premier Sale sets new Ram Lamb record at Carlisle at 27,000gns for Kingledores

Last week's Beltex Premier Sale, Carlisle, saw the breed once again break records, with the sale recording the highest number sold in the sale's illustrious history as well as a new ram lamb record set at 27,000gns and averages up across the board.

Setting the new breed benchmark in the ram lamb ring was Kingledores Crusader from Richard Wood and family. This lamb was much admired throughout the summer, having stood Reserve Male Champion at the Royal Highland Show in June and after a frenetic bidding war he fell to Irish breeders Wade & Alison McCrabbe who said "We first saw the ram lamb at the Royal Highland Show and he has stuck in my mind since then - the lamb has the "three C's" conformation, character and correctness√?????√????√???√??√?¬Ě. This one is by Glantre Armani and is out of the noted Kingledores Pearl. Richard Wood commented "Kingledores Crusader ET has always been one of our favourites, and we are delighted with achieving this record price and also the trade of all our rams at Carlisle"

Following this the next best price call was 7000gns which was paid on three occasions, with the first being Jock McMillan's Clary Chief. By Henry V/H/Vrijbos, this one is out of the Clary Supersonic daughter, Clary Wild Thing and found a new home with Preston Farms, Omagh, Co Tyrone.

The second at that money was the first in the ring from Paul Tippets in the form of Hackney Classic. By the 60,000gns Topflite Al Pacino, this one is out of the Scooby Doo daughter, Hackney What A Girl. Shown once previously to Carlisle he stood Male and Reserve Overall Champion at the Royal Highland this year, this one sold to Procters Farm, Lancaster. Second in the ring from Paul Tippets was Hackney Class Act full brother to Hackney Classic who stood first in the Ram Class at the Pre-Sale Show going on to take the Overall Reserve Champion and sold for 3200gns to S & G A Potter, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

The last at that money was the first in the ring from Elizabeth McAllister in the form of Artnagullion Charlie Chaplin. By Ardstewart Blue Boy and out of a home bred Woodies Snoop Dog daughter, this one was first and Reserve Male Champion at Balmoral this year and Male Champion at the Irish National Show, Armagh. Buyers here were Richard Wood for his Kingledores flock and Stuart Wood for his Woodies flock.

Selling at 6000gns was the first of the sale from Dafydd Owen, Smart Ass Coco Pop. This son of the noted Godfather is out of Woodies Rice Crispie and sold in a three-way partnership to G Yarr, Angus, Neil Caul, Kirton of Auchterhouse and S & A Moore, Angus.

Next best in the ram lambs at 5500gns was Fingle Challenger from Louise Elworthy-Moorhouse. Champion at Cornwall Show this year, Challenger is by Swelle Angus and is out of a Teign Valley Saracen daughter. Buyer here was W P Evans, Bodorgan, Gwynedd.

Two lambs then sold for 5000gns, the first of which was Bailey Brook from Dermot Costelloe. This son of the 12,000gns Woodies Snoop Dog is out of the Dooley Napal daughter and 7500gns Airyolland Andromeda and was knocked down to a four-way partnership of Colin Mair &Partners, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Stuart Wood, Westhill, Aberdeeshire, James Young, Alford, Aberdeenshire, and Ross & Kirsty Williams, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Just previous to that sale, Dermot sold the same way bred as the last, Bailey Brook Captain, for 4000gns to J Cork, Wolverhampton and S Howell, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire.

The second to sell at 4000gns was from Louise Elworthy-Moorhouse's first of the day. This was Fingle Corrado, a daughter of Kingledores Alfred and out of a home bred daughter of Teign Valley Saracen. This one was knocked down to Henry Jewitt, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

The final lamb to go at 4000gns was the first lamb to be offered in Carlisle from Dafydd Lewis with Cothi Cocky lad. This Airyolland Slingshot son is out of a home bred daughter of Cothi Stripper and was knocked down to A, V & C Copland and R W Flaws, Orkney.

Aged Rams:

Sale leader in the aged ram offering was a call of 5500gns for the last of the run and only entry here from Andrew Wood, Withy Trees with Kingledores Wigglesworth. This Glenkeen Sanders son is out of the Clary Prankster daughter, Kingledores Snowdrop and sold to W S & J M Dinsdale, Penrith, Cumbria.

Richard Wood's breeding was also behind the second highest priced aged ram, this time Kingledores Adonis from Dafydd Owen. Again by Sanders, this one is out of another Prankster daughter, Kingledores Trinnie. Adonis was knocked down at 3000gns to M R & J E Davis, Austwick, Lancashire.

Meanwhile, selling for 2200gns was Woodies AC Milan from Stuart Wood. By Clary Prankster, this one is full brother to the 7000gns Woodies All Meat and is out of Woodies Ray of Hope. Taking this one was S W Boow, Millom, Cumbria.

Shearling Rams:

The Woodies flock of Stuart Wood grabbed the headlines in the shearling tup ring when he sold Woodies Baldy for 16,000gns. By Airyolland Weapon and out of an imported Belgian ewe, this bare skinned ram sold to a joint partnership of Adam Neachell, Walsall, West Midlands and George Cropper, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Second highest shearling ram on the day was the 13,000gns Langlands Bruiser from J & S Wilkinson. By Smart Ass Alfie and out of the Rathbone Leader daughter, Beutry Trudy, this one was champion at Great Yorkshire Show and was knocked down to Ross & Kirstie Williams, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Colin Mair & Partners, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Jimmy Young, Alford, Aberdeenshire, Raymond Flaws, Orkney, and Messrs Copland, also from Orkney.

Then trading at 12,000gns was Ardstewart Barclay from Wade & Alison McCrabbe. This Woodies Aero son is out of Ardstewart Tough Diva and sold to Paul Slater, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

At 10,000gns Raymond Flaws then sold Woodwick Brave Heart. By Airyolland Wee Jimmy and out of a home bred daughter of Artnagullion Ringmaster, Brave Heart found a new home with A Wright and Son, Lincolnshire.

Stuart Wood then celebrated further success with his pen of shearlings selling another Weapon son, this time Woodies Big Yin for 10,000gns. This one is out of the Brickrow Konrad daughter, Kirklawhill My Word and sold in a three-way partnership to the James McGarva's Horseclose flock, the Buckle family's Buckles and Broxty flocks and Neale & Janet McQuiston's Airyolland flock.

Also making 10,000gns was Andrew Baillie's best, Callacrag Bullseye, a son of Quarrymount William Wallace out of a dam by Clary Prankster. He sold to A Wainwright, Todd Hall, Cupar, Fife.

Andrew Bishop then paid 8000gns for Woodies Beyond Limits. This one is by Woodies Storm and out of Woodies Wild Wind, going back to The Godfather. Also at this money was Brian Hall's Ainstable Badger. He is sired by Woodies Wicked and out of a dam by Ainstable Larry and sold to C D Timm, Appleton Roebuck, York.

And a third 8000gns call came later for David Thornley's Dooley Bulldozer, a son of V/D Harlembois out of an imported Belgian dam and bought by Henry Jewitt, Barnard Castle.

David Thornley then went to 6500gns to secure his Pre-Sale Overall Champion Clary Banter from Jock McMillan for his Dooley flock at Swadlincote, Derbyshire. By Clyde Wonderboy and out of a home bred Clary Supersonic daughter, this one stood first at Ayr Show and second at the Royal Highland this year's class. Then at 6000gns was Artnagullion B.I.G from Elizabeth McAllister. By Ardstewart Armani, out of a home bred Woodies Snoop Dog daughter and was knocked down to Paul Slater, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Another at this level was Heber Park Batman from K C B Shuttleworth, which stood second in the Pre-Sale Show Shearling Ram class, this being a son of Kingledores Walter and out of a Woodies Ring A Ding daughter. He was knocked down to G & J Scott, Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Meanwhile, just shy of that price tag at 5600gns was Rathbone Basil from the Davis family. By the Dooley Napal son, Holmebeck Tonto, Basil is out of a home bred Rathbone Leader daughter and was knocked down to L C and D Wearmouth, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

Two tups then shared a 5000gns price tag, the first being the second ram in from James Whiteford's pen in the form of Tercrosset Blaze, by Airyolland Nailer, he's out of an Ardstewart Mustang ewe and sold to R McAllister, Co Antrim, while at the same money was a Belgian bred tup from the Woodies pen, Iglo V/D Musschen. From the same flock as the noted Viagrow, this one sold to W McCrabbe, Co Donegal, Ireland.

Trade for shearling ewes saw a top price of 5000gns on three occasions, first of which was for the Pre-Sale Show Female Champion, Ardstewart Ballerina from Wade & Alison McCrabbe. This Woodies Aero daughter is out of a home bred Broughton Pound Stretcher daughter and was knocked down to D & L Gregory, Launceston, Cornwall.

Next at the same money was Todhall Beth from the Wainwright family. This Kingledores Warrior daughter is out of Todhall Tinga, a Woodies Pride of the North daughter and sold to G G Wilkinson, Wigton, Cumbria.

The third to go at 5000gns was a little later on in the sale with the first in from the Davis family's Rathbone pen in the form of Rathbone Barbara. This one is a Buckles Whizz Kid daughter out of a home bred Drumchapel Scooby daughter. Buyer here was Gary Beacom, Fivemiletown, Co Fermanagh.

Joining her on the boat to Northern Ireland at 4000gns was Brickrow Bunty from J Cowan. This one was fourth in a strong class at the Royal Highland this year and is by Matt's Wild Son out of an Artnagullion Spencer daughter.

A 3100gns call then secured Kingledores Belle from Richard Wood and family. This daughter of Clary Ablaze is out of a Clary Professor daughter and sold to Henry Jewitt, Barnard Castle.

The Wainwright family then sold Todhall Bridget, again by Warrior and out of a Pride of the North daughter, for 3000gns to Page Farm partnership, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Following her at 2800gns was Kingledores Brooklyn from Richard Wood. This one is by College Awesome and out of a Viagrow V/d Vrie Musschen daughter, Kingledores Phoebe. Buying this one was R A Hughes, Llamfairpwll, Anglesey.

Just shy of that at 2700gns was the Mair family's Aviemore Bethany, a Corstane Whistler daughter out of a dam by Artnagullion Ringmaster. She sold to join M E Wannop & Sons at Oxcliffe, Morecambe.

And close behind at 2600gns was Stuart Wood's Woodies Blue Girl. Sired by Double O Seven, this one is out of a Glenkeen Sanders daughter and was taken by Preston Farms, Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Next best at 2500gns was the last in the ring from S Currie. Beautry Bling is by Matt''s Ambassador and is out of a home bred Rathbone Leader daughter. This one found a new home with previous buyer, Page Farm Partnership. At the same price was Thomas Burns's Burnside Bashful, a daughter of the homebred Burnside Winner Takes All out of a Replay daughter. This one headed home with Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams, Shifnal, Shropshire.

Averages; 301 gimmers £836.25, 198 ram lambs £1463.13, 691 shearling rams £1225.92, 18 aged rams £1456 (Harrison and Hetherington)

Report by Jonathan Long, Photos Catherine MacGregor