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Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale - Saturday, November 21, 2015

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  • The first session of the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale begins at 10am.

    Traditionally the strongest of the two days, it features sizeable drafts from outfits such as Darley, Shadwell and the Aga Khan.

    Last year's sale was topped by Hazariya, who was knocked down to Oliver St Lawrence for €480,000. The Group 3-winning daughter of Xaar subsequently foaled a Fastnet Rock filly for Newsells Park Stud.





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  • It was at last year's sale that Barronstown Stud paid €250,000 for Tanaghum, sold by Derrinstown Stud in foal to Raven's Pass.

    The price was enough to make her the third most expensive lot of the auction but as that status suggests, Tanaghum had plenty going for her when she stepped into the ring. Firstly, the daughter of Darshaan was a Listed-placed daughter of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Mehthaaf. She was also a proven producer, having bred the Group 3-winning stayer Tactic and Listed-placed Zahoo while she offered some rarity value as a member of the penultimate crop sired by premier broodmare sire Darshaan. 

    However, her family has really taken off this season. Convergence, Tanaghum’s grandson out of Zahoo, set the balling rolling in April when taking the Listed Patton Stakes at Dundalk for Ger Lyons. The son of Cape Cross later followed up in the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown. 

    Then in mid-September, her seventh foal, three-year-old Yaazy took the Listed Prix Joubert at Saint-Cloud for Jonathan Hammond. Just six days later, her grandson Ribchester landed the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury. 

    Time will tell whether there is another mare this year with such updates lurking within her pedigree.

    The Derrinstown Stud draft is likely to again feature prominently. The outfit has 17 mares catalogued, among them Tomoohat (1242; in foal to Arcano), a $650,000 yearling who was at one time as short as 12/1 for the 2005 1,000 Guineas, and the 2004 Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Sahool (1421; in foal to Cape Cross).


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  • Only yesterday, a former Aga Khan mare featured as the dam of a stakes winner when Gale Force, out of the Dr Devious mare Hannda, won the Prix Denisy for her breeder Tim Vestey. Purchased for €275,000 at this sale through McKeever St Lawrence in 2005, Hannda is also the dam of Group 1 winner Seal Of Approval.

    Investing in Aga Khan mares has long reaped rewards for breeders - think Darara, Kasora etc. This year, the operation sends through 22 fillies and mares starting with lot 1357, Adelfia.

    The star would appear to be the four-year-old Silwana, whose four wins include the Listed Loughbrown Stakes. Catalogued as lot 1362, she is out of the Listed-placed Simawa, a half-sister to Sinndar.

    Also catalogued are Blue Wind Stakes winner Hazarista (1367; in foal to War Command), a half-sister to Hazariya, alongside Listed winners Sindirana (1365; in foal to Intello) and Hasanka (1366; in foal to Poet's Voice).

    Listed winner Silwana sells as lot 1362. Photo: Goffs 

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  • Other stand-outs on paper include: 

    1263) TIPPERARY BOUTIQUE: her two-year-old Identity Run Fast has been Group 3-placed since the publication of the catalogue. In foal to Zebedee

    1271) ELOPA; winner of the Prix Corrida, she is the dam of Listed winner Elik. In foal to Tamayuz

    1325) CARRY ON KATE: the dominant two-year-old filly of her generation whose three wins included the Cheveley Park Stakes and Lowther Stakes. In foal to Slade Power

    Group 1 winner Carry On Katie 

    1333) b f 2 Galileo - Nebraas; still unnamed, this filly is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Yellow Rosebud and Listed winner Seeharn

    1339) SPRING SURPRISE: dam of last year's Mill Reef Stakes winner Toocoolforschool. In foal to Kodiac

    1356) WE'LL GO WALKING: knocked down for €125,000 here in 2013, this Group 3-placed mare returns in foal to Mastercraftsman

    1371) CHANTER: dam of recent impressive debut winner Wajeez. In foal to Born To Sea

    1386) TOBANN: winner of the Brownstown Stakes and Group 1-placed. In foal to Pour Moi

    1390) BRIDAL DANCE: dam of this season's high-class juvenile filly Hawksmoor. In foal to Dark Angel

    Bridal Dance, dam of Hawksmoor. Photo: Goffs 

    1397) RAJEEM: Clive Brittain's 2006 Falmouth Stakes winner. In foal to Slade Power

    1469) MOHINI: Galileo daughter of champion Denebola, herself a daughter of another champion in Coup De Genie
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  • Lot 1229: BERAMANA

    The BBA Ireland snap up this young mare from Skara Stud at €77,000. Believed to be in foal to Footstepsinthesand, she is a half-sister to three stakes performers including talented Hong Kong runner Bedouin and out of Prix de Pomona heroine Bernimixa.

    Earlier, the BBA Ireland also paid €40,000 for Court Circular (1227), a Pivotal relation to Group 1 winner Peeress in foal to sire-of-the-moment Zoffany.
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  • The highlight of the first draft from Derrinstown Stud is Zaawia (1241), who sells in foal to Tamayuz for €30,000 to McKeever Bloodstock. By Elnadim, the placed mare is a half-sister to smart juvenile Burwaaz and out of Listed winner Nidhaal.

    She was followed into the ring by the Danzig mare Tomoohat (1242), dam of the 2009 Oh So Sharp Stakes winner Tabassum. She was knocked down in foal to Arcano to American agent Gatewood Bell, standing near various members of the Coolmore team, for €22,000. A $650,000 yearling purchase by Shadwell, Tomoohat was highly regarded in her day, at one time featuring as low as 12/1 for the 2005 1,000 Guineas. 

    Bell also signed at €15,000 for Almansoora out of the same draft at this sale last year - her Cape Cross colt foal, bred by Longueville Bloodstock, sold for €90,000 here yesterday.
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  • Lot 1271: ELOPA

    A quiet morning momentarily bursts into life with the sale of Prix Corrida heroine Elopa for €60,000 to Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock. A Tiger Hill half-sister to Group 1 winner Epalo, she is a proven producer having bred Listed winner Elik as well as the highly rated Wedding March, who ran fourth in the 2009 Prix Marcel Boussac. 

    She was sold by Newtown Stud in foal to Tamayuz.

    "She's been bought for an existing client," said Matthew Houldsworth. "She's a proven producer of stakes horses and she's from a good German family. She was also a good racemare herself. I think she looks value."

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  • Lot 1282: NEWSROOM

    Young mare in foal to Dawn Approach is the star turn of the first draft from Darley, selling for €76,000 to Tinnakill Bloodstock. 

    A winning daughter of Manduro, she is a half-sister to three stakes performers in La Presse, Emirates Girl and Plagiarism, as well as a Lonhro yearling colt that realised 100,000gns in October.

    At the other end of the spectrum was Bright Morning, a Dubai Millennium half-sister to Desert King who sold barren to Slade Power for €2,000 to Coolagown Stud - how much would she have been worth in her pomp?

    A winner at two in France, she is the dam of three winners. She is also one of only 28 fillies left by her sire and one of five sold by Darley in the past year.
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  • Lot 1295: ASCENDING ANGEL

    A mare bought for just 18,000gns by Wardstown Stud at Tattersalls last year turns a great profit when reselling to Marc-Antoine Berghgracht of the MAB Agency for €120,000.

    In the 12 months since Ascending Angel's purchase at Tattersalls, her pedigree has been enhanced on several occasions - as you would expect for such a jump in value. Already a half-sister to the Group 1-placed Drumbeat, she is also a half-sister to the progressive California, who has been Listed-placed since the publication of the catalogue. Her yearling half-brother by Born To Sea realised €320,000 at the Orby Sale while dam Maskaya is closely related to Belardo, a recent second in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

    Ascending Angel was sold in foal to Casamento - the resulting foal will be bred along similar Shamardal lines to Belardo.
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  • Lot 1308: QUAN YIN

    One of the best-bred mares of the day, Quan Yin, is heading to India after agent Gaurav Rampal outbids Gatewood Bell at €80,000.

    By Sadler's Wells, the Niarchos-bred Quan Yin is out of champion East Of The Moon and therefore a granddaughter of the mighty Miesque. She is the dam of a winner and was sold through Kiltinan Castle Stud in foal to Mastercraftsman.

    "She's been bought for Mr Ruia and will go to India," said Rampal. "Mr Ruia stands Varenar, who won the Prix de la Foret, and recently bought Sudirman. She's from a wonderful family."

    Varenar, a son of Rock Of Gibraltar who raced for the Aga Khan, had his first runners this season. Sudirman, meanwhile, retires to Equus Stud as the winner of three races including the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes. The son of Henrythenavigator hails from the family of Dandy Man. Equus also stands Tariq, winner of the Lennox Stakes for Peter Chapple-Hyam.

    Earlier today, the FBA signed at €90,000 for lot 1300, Invisible Flash, from Jockey Hall Stud. A half-sister to the Richmond Stakes winner Prolific, she cost 14,000gns through July Bloodstock at last year's Tattersalls July Sale and was today reoffered in foal to Dark Angel. 

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  • Lot 1324: BADR AL BADOOR

    Darley's powerful draft continues with the sale of Badr Al Badoor for €270,000 to Eamonn Reilly of the BBA Ireland.

    As a member of a fast, active family who was a four-time winner herself and sold in foal to Dream Ahead, Badr Al Badoor promised to attract her share of attention and bids duly came flying from all sides of the ring.

    Cathy Grassick was among those to cut out the early running along with Suzanne Roberts. James Hanly also showed his hand but in the end, it was John Walsh who provided Reilly with most competition.

    "She's been bought for a long standing client of many years," said Reilly. "They picked this mare out the very first day that the catalogue appeared online and were very keen to get her providing the physical matched the page.

    "It's a very active, current family."

    A daughter of emerging broodmare sire Acclamation, Badr Al Badoor is a sister to Full Mandate, who ran second in the 2009 Princess Margaret Stakes and a half-sister to six other winners, notably Profitable, winner of this year's Listed Westow Stakes, and Ridge Ranger, who has been Group 3-placed this year. 
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  • Lot 1325: CARRY ON KATIE

    Badr Al Badoor was followed into the ring by the 2003 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Carry On Katie, who will join Tally-Ho Stud after selling for €80,000. She is in foal to Slade Power.

    Carry On Katie was a brilliant two-year-old for Jeremy Noseda who capped her unbeaten season with victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes. She was subsequently transferred to Godolphin, for whom she made two starts when midfield in the Newmarket and French 1,000 Guineas.

    The daughter of Fasliyev has bred two winners from seven foals of racing age for Darley. However, they include the fast two-year-old Vocational, who ran second in the 2011 Sirenia Stakes.
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  • New top lot as Lot 1324 half-sister to G3-placed Full Mandate in foal to Dream Ahead sells @BBAIreland for €270,000 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUV-gd-WEAI4xy9.jpg

  • An auction in aid of the  Ann Hanley Parkinsons Research Fund will be held immediately following today's sale and Goffs have just announced that a nomination to BORN TO SEA has been added.

    Yearlings by the stallion - a Group 1-placed half-brother to Galileo and Sea The Stars - sold for up to €320,000 this year.

    Other auction items include nominations to:

    SIYOUNI

    LAWMAN

    BIG BAD BOB

    DRAGON PULSE

    CAMACHO

    G FORCE

    RED JAZZ

    XTENSION
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  • Lot 1329: HALL HEE

    The Darley draft continues to light up the ring as the winning Hall Hee, a relation to Sir Percy in foal to Dawn Approach, sells for €72,000 to BBA Ireland.

    Meanwhile, the first mare offered in Europe this winter in foal to Toronado, the Listed-placed Lady Gorgeous (1331), realises €70,000 to Paul Nataf. She is the recipient of a handy catalogue update since her half-sister Kartica is the dam of Qemah, a recent third in the Prix Marcel Boussac.
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  • A nomination to #BornToSea @AgaKhanStuds has been added to the line-up for the Ann Hanley Fund auction this evening http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUWCoAgWIAAXPjV.jpg

  • Lot 1333: b f 2 Galileo - Nebraas (Green Desert)

    Unnamed two-year-old filly sold by the Irish National Stud will join Barronstown Stud after selling for €270,000. John Tyrrell of the BBA Ireland was the underbidder.

    The filly is a half-sister to two talented fillies in Listed scorer Seeharn, who changed hands for 950,000gns in 2012 and is now a member of the Al Shaqab broodmare band, and Group 3 winner Yellow Rosebud, one of the best Flat runners sired by Jeremy.

    Their dam, the unraced Nebraas, is a half-sister to Group 1-winning sprinter Malhub as well as the dam of classy sprinter Heeraat.
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  • Lot 1344A: QUAKE

    Supplementary entry Quake, a Dubawi half-sister to Prix Maurice de Gheest winner King's Apostle, sells for €200,000 to Peter Doyle, acting on behalf of an undlsclosed client.

    "She's by a highly sought after sire, as we saw yesterday," said Doyle of the unraced three-year-old, sold by Seskin Stud. "And a half-sister to a very good horse.

    "We tried on the Dubawi colt yesterday and ended up being third best, so it's good to get our heads in front. When you want to go for one, it's a strong market."



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  • Lot 1362: SILWANA

    Silwana, a well-connected Aga Khan homebred who won the Listed Loughbrown Stakes last time out for Dermot Well, will race on in Ireland next season after selling to Koji Kamiyama of Kawakami Racing for €320,000. Takahashi Kodama will train.

    Dermot Cantillon and Crispin de Mowbray were among the underbidders.

    "She'll race on next year and then head to Japan as a breeding prospect," said Kodama, who trained Mountain Woman, a placed Montjeu filly out of Group 1 winner Preseli, for Kawakami Racing back in 2012 - 2013. "It's too early to say what her programme will be but she'll have a break first."


    By Peintre Celebre, Silwana is a half-sister to the Group 3-placed Summaya and out of Simawa, a Listed-placed half-sister to Sinndar.
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  • Lot 1368: EBEYINA

    A new top lot as Ballylinch Stud stretches to €460,000 to secure Ebeyina, a Listed-placed Oasis Dream mare in foal to Kodiac.

    Another sold by the Aga Khan Studs, the winning Ebeyina is a half-sister to Prix de Royallieu winner Ebiysa and the current Listed-placed Ebayya. Her dam Ebalista, by Selkirk, is a daughter of champion Ebadiyla and therefore a member of the Ebaziya family that is responsible for Enzeli, Edabiya and Estimate among others.

    "It's a family I know well as I bought Ezana a long time ago for a client - she later became the ancestress of Taghrooda, so it's a family I've done well with," said John O'Connor of Ballylinch Stud. "We're strengthening the broodmare band - I thought she was the nicest mare here today."

    Ballylinch, which changed hands to John Malone late last year, struck at the top end of the market at the Keeneland November Sale earlier this month when going to $1.8 million for Wonderfully, a Group 3-winning half-sister to Italian Group 1 winner Nayarra. Sold in foal to Smart Strike, Wonderfully is also from the immediate family of Invincible Spirit as well as Ebeyina's covering sire Kodiac.

    O'Connor said that a final decision as to which stallion Ebeyina visits next year will be made at a later date - although he added that the stud has 'plenty of nice young stallions to choose from'. It was announced earlier this week that Ballylinch will stand Make Believe next season.
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  • The Aga Khan draft also includes a mare with a very current update in Sindirana, whose four-year-old, the stakes-placed Sinkal, scored in Hong Kong for Tony Cruz this morning.

    Sindirana, a Kalanisi relation to Sinndar, won the 2006 Lingfield Oaks Trial herself. Offered today in foal to Intello, she sold for €80,000 to Ronan Burns' Herberstown Stud.

    She was followed into the ring by Group 3 winner Hazarista, who ran third in the 2004 Irish Oaks. The daughter of Barathea sold in foal to War Command for €40,000 to Jim Ryan.
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  • Lot 1386: TOBANN

    Jim Bolger's Brownstown Stakes winner Tobann is heading to Japan after selling for €180,000 to Cathy Grassick on behalf of K K Eishindo.

    Grassick also signed at €55,000 for the preceding lot, the Group 3-placed Heart Focus.

    Both were sold by Redmondstown Stud. Tobann, a Teofilo relation to Cuis Ghaire and Paene Magnus, is in foal to Pour Moi while Heart Focus, an Intense Focus mare from the same family, is in foal to Dawn Approach.

    "They're two mares with good performance and the client is a big fan of Teofilo and Dawn Approach," said Grassick. "They'll head to Japan straight away.

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  • Lot 1390: BRIDAL DANCE

    Gatewood Bell is the winning bidder at €260,000 on the dam of Hawksmoor, who is sold by Ridge Manor Stud in foal to Dark Angel.

    On her last trip through the ring here in November 2009, Bridal Dance realised €4,500 to Tenuta Genzianella. A lot has happened since then - her third foal Hawksmoor won the Prestige Stakes for Hugo Palmer in the summer and is a live Classic candidate for 2016 judged on her run when third in the Fillies' Mile.

    The unplaced Bridal Dance is a Danehill Dancer half-sister to Grade 3 winner Millennium Dragon. She has a yearling filly by Dragon Pulse and a colt foal by Canford Cliffs.
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  • A nomination to SWISS SPIRIT is the latest addition to the auction that will be held in aid off the Ann Hanley Parkinsons Research Fund immediately following today's sale.

    Swiss Spirit's first crop are foals and sold for up to €72,000 at Goffs this week. The son of Invincible Spirit stands for £4,500 at Whitsbury Manor Stud.

    To recap, tonight's auction also includes nominations to:

    SIYOUNI

    LAWMAN

    BIG BAD BOB

    DRAGON PULSE

    CAMACHO

    G FORCE

    RED JAZZ

    XTENSION

    BORN TO SEA
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  • The Darley draft continues to pull in the crowds. Brendan Ashford Bloodstock signs at €135,000 for Crying Shame (1401), a winning daughter of Grade 1 heroine Tout Charmant in foal to Exceed And Excel, while Ballylinch Stud gives €260,000 for Majestic Dubawi (1402), the 2010 Firth Of Clyde Stakes winner who is in foal to Kodiac. 

    The Dubawi mare boasts a particularly interesting pedigree since she is inbred to Dubawi's fourth dam Sunbittern. She has two foals on the ground, namely an unraced Exceed And Excel two-year-old colt named Line Sport and a colt foal by Clodovil.
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  • Nom to @WhitsburyManor sire #SwissSpirit added to this evening's auction for Ann Hanley Parkinson's Research Fund http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUWu8LWWsAAVRS5.jpg

  • Lot 1420: ATHREYAA

    BBA Ireland signs at €150,000 for this Singspiel half-sister to champion three-year-old stayer Honolulu from Derrinstown Stud. Out of the Prix Saint-Alary heroine Cerulean Sky, the unraced mare is the dam of two winners and was sold in foal to Champs Elysees.
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  • Lot 1427: NICKELS AND DIMES

    Nickels And Dimes, one of only two mares catalogued in foal to first-season sire Charm Spirit, falls to Patrick Cooper of the BBA Ireland for €155,000.

    Earlier today, the first mare in foal to Charm Spirit, Dabista, sold for €43,000 to Rathasker Stud.

    Bought back for 80,000gns at last year's Tattersalls December Sale, Nickels And Dimes is a winning half-sister to Listed winner Kalahari Gold. Another half-sister is the dam of this season's high-class two-year-old Easton Angel.
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  • Lot 1469: MOHINI

    A late highlight as the regally-bred Mohini sells for €270,000 to Hubie de Burgh, standing with Paul Shanahan, following a protracted duel against Japanese interests.

    The placed Galileo three-year-old is out of Denebola, the champion French two-year-old of 2003 who is out of another French champion in Coup de Genie. Further back, this is the famous Niarchos family of Bago, Maxios, Machiavellian and Exit To Nowhere.
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  • LEADING VENDORS

    DARLEY: 38 sold for a total of €2,028,500

    AGA KHAN STUDS SC: 11 sold for a total of €1,087,000

    REDMONDSTOWN STUD: 7 sold for a total of €470,500
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  • Thank you @BallylinchStud for the purchase of the lovely Ebeyina and best of luck with her @Goffs1866 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUWbALPWEAAn6VL.jpg

  • LEADING BUYERS

    BBA IRELAND: 15 bought for a total of €1,108,000

    BALLYLINCH STUD: 2 bought for a total of €720,000

    GATEWOOD BELL: 3 bought for a total of €332,000
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  • TOP FOUR LOTS

    1368) EBEYINA; 4yo m Oasis Dream - Ebalista (Selkirk), sold by Aga Khan Studs for €460,000 to Ballylinch Stud. In foal to Kodiac

    1362) SILWANA; 4yo f Peintre Celebre - Simawa (Anabaa), sold by Aga Khan Studs for €320,000 to Kamakawi Racing

    1333) b f 2 Galileo - Neebras (Green Desert), sold by the Irish National Stud for €270,000 to Barronstown Stud

    1324) BADR AL BADOOR; 5yo m Acclamation - Dani Ridge (Indian Ridge), sold by Darley for €270,000 to BBA Ireland
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  • The auction for the Ann Hanley Research Fund is underway. So far, nominations to Lawman and Swiss Spirit have sold for €28,000 and €3,500.
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  • A rare opportunity to buy a nomination to Siyouni @Goffs1866 tonight in the charity for the Ann Hanley Research Fund http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUXStCsW4AAWMjC.jpg

  • Nomination to our new stallion G Force sells for €8,000 at the Ann Hanley Parkinson's Research Fund auction at Goffs. Great cause
  • The nomination to Siyouni, announced by Nick Nugent as the last one available for 2016, sells for €58,000.
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  • Delighted to have supported the Ann Hanley Fund Auction @Goffs1866 with a nom to Xtension selling for €4,000 #greatcause
  • DAY ONE STATISTICS

    Offered: 244

    Sold: 198 (81%)

    Aggregate: €8,640,500 (+29%)

    Average: €43,639 (+16%)

    Median: €25,000 (unchanged)
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