Carl Hester ended weeks of speculation today when he announced that Uthopia would stay in his barn. Uthopia was sold at auction for £165,000 after the bankruptcy of his owners Sasha Stewart and her father Derek Harrison. Although Hester had attempted to raise fund for a syndicate, he was outbid by an anonymous Irish buyer.
Now it’s been revealed that one of Hester’s friends and sponsors has purchased the stallion from the Irish buyer who bought the horse at Wilsons Auctions, meaning that “Uti” will stay in Hester’s yard.
So nice to hear there is a happy ending to this story.