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Goffs November Foal Sale - Friday, November 20, 2015

Follow our live blog as Nancy Sexton brings you all the news as it happens at the Goffs November Foal Sale

  • It was on this day last year that the racing world descended on Goffs to witness the record-breaking €1.8 million sale of the Frankel - Finsceal Beo filly.

    No Frankels have been catalogued this time around but those by Galileo and Dubawi have. Both are particularly well spoken for, so there is the prospect of an interesting couple of hours later this afternoon. 

    The Dubawi colt (1129) was bred by Springway Bank Stud and will be sold through the Castlebridge Consignment. Not only is he by a stallion whose yearlings have realised 2.1 million guineas and €2.6 million this year but he is out of Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Nightime. In turn, the daughter of Galileo has bred three winners including this season's progressive Oyster Stakes winner Zhukvova. Her yearling filly by Raven's Pass also realised 450,000gns to John Ferguson this year.

    Lot 1129: b c Dubawi - Nightime. Photo: Goffs 

    Swordlestown Little sells their homebred Galileo colt as Lot 1182. Out of the Green Desert mare Sogno Verde, he is a half-brother to celebrated Swordlestown Little graduate Lilbourne Lad as well as the Group 2-placed Bobbyscot. 

    You can read more about the colt and his preparation on the stud's website here.

    Lot 1182: b c Galileo - Sogno Verde 

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  • Other highlights on paper include:

    1021) b c Dawn Approach - Biz Bar (Tobougg): out of an excellent producer whose record now reads four stakes horses from as many runners following the win of her two-year-old Biz Heart in the Group 2 Premio Gran Criterium. Her first foal, Biz The Nurse, won the Group 1 Gran Premio di Milano

    Lot 1021: b c Dawn Approach - Biz Bar. Photo: Goffs 

    1025) b c Canford Cliffs - Bridal Dance (Danehill Dancer); a half-brother to one of the leading lights of the two-year-old division in Hawksmoor, third in the Fillies' Mile since the publication of the catalogue

    1039) b c Camelot - Close Regards (Danehill): three-parts brother to recent Group 1 Metropolitan winner Magic Hurricane

    1047) b f Fastnet Rock - Dahlia's Krissy (Kris S): half-sister to top stayer Rite Of Passage

    1084) b f Fastnet Rock - Inchmahome (Galileo): half-sister to Irish Oaks runner-up Venus De Milo

    Lot 1084: b f Fastnet Rock - Inchmahome. Photo: Goffs 

    1095) b c Invincible Spirit - La Grande Zoa (Fantastic Light): half-brother to Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris, second in the Caulfield Cup since the publication of the catalogue

    1097) b c Teofilo - Lan Force (Blu Air Force): half-brother to Italian champion Priore Philip

    1115) gr c Dark Angel - Miss Beatrix (Danehill Dancer): out of the 2006 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner, he is a half-brother to the Listed-placed Jally and Tamga

    1117) b c Camelot - Miss Mariduff (Hussonet): not only is this colt a half-brother to Group 2 winner Porsenna but also promising two-year-old Basileus, who has been Group 2-placed since the publication of the catalogue

    1165) b f New Approach - Scribonia (Danehill): a three-parts sister to two Classic-placed fillies in Cuis Ghaire and Gila Na Greine as well as Meld Stakes winner Scintullula and the Group 3-placed Claiomh Solais. Another three-parts sibling, The Major General, topped the 2014 Goffs Orby Sale at €1.5 million 
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  • Lot 996: b c Kodiac- Zaynaba (Traditionally)

    Tally-Ho Stud, the sale's leading buyers so far, pick up where they left off yesterday by going to €150,000 for a colt by their resident sire Kodiac.

    A half-brother to a winner, he is out of the unraced Zaynaba, an Aga Khan-bred half-sister to Listed winners Zand and Zanughan who was knocked down to Jackie Norris for just €1,000 at the 2009 Goffs February Sale.

    The mare provided another fine return for Norris earlier this year at the DBS Premier Sale when her Casamento colt sold for £90,000. He is in training with Richard Hannon.
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  • Lot 1003: b f Zoffany - Aine (Danehill Dancer)

    Zoffany ruled the roost here yesterday and the leading first-crop sire again hits the mark this morning, this time as the sire of a filly who falls to Timmy Hyde of Camas Park Stud for €130,000. 

    She is the fourth foal out of Listed winner Aine, herself a daughter of Listed winner Antinnaz.
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  • Lot 1007: b c Cape Cross - Almansoora (Bahri)

    It was in this ring last year that Gatewood Bell signed at just €15,000 for Almansoora, a winning granddaughter of Height Of Fashion in foal to Cape Cross. Today, that investment reaps rewards as the foal she was carrying sells for ���90,000 to Anthony Stroud.

    This colt is a half-brother to three winners and was sold by the Castlebridge Consignment. He was bred by Longueville Bloodstock.
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  • Lot 1013: ch c Dawn Approach - Aris (Danroad)

    This flashy chestnut, a fine representation for his first-crop sire, falls to pinhooker Philip Stauffenberg at €125,000. Stauffenberg had to outbid Carmel Stud for the colt, who is the third foal out of the Listed-placed Aris, a three-parts sister to Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Again.

    He was sold by Baroda & Colbinstown Studs.

    "He's a very good walker with quality," said Stauffenberg. "He's very correct. He'll come back for resale next year."

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  • Lot 1020: b c Epaulette - Biaraafa (Araafa)

    Epaulette's first progeny have been well received this week and that continues this morning with the sale of two colts for €65,000 and €130,000.

    Liam Norris signs at €65,000 for lot 1019, a colt out of Beguiler from Ridge Manor Stud. And just one lot later, John Ferguson struck at €130,000 for a grandson of champion Bianca Nera from Betaghstown Stud. Dam Biaraafa is a half-sister to Ever Rigg, dam of King George hero Postponed.

    His sale marks a new high for Epaulette.
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  • #DawnApproach's first crop in demand @Goffs1866 as @itlingen buys lot 1013, colt from family of Montjeu for 125k http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUQQ_u1XAAAr1H-.jpg

  • Lot 1021: b c Dawn Approach - Biz Bar (Tobougg)

    Biz Bar has been a wonderful mare, breeding four stakes performers from as many foals, so it's no surprise to see her Dawn Approach colt knocked down for €160,000 to WE Bloodstock.

    WE Bloodstock campaign the mare's two-year-old, recent Premio Gran Criterium winner Biz Heart, and plan to take this colt back to Italy to race. 

    In the meantime, they hold very high hopes for Biz Heart, ' a very good horse' who they hope to aim at the top Italian races next year.

    Biz Bar's first foal is Gran Premio di Milano winner Biz The Nurse. He is followed by the Listed-placed Conspirator, one of the few stakes runners sired in the northern hemisphere by Ivan Denisovich, and Listed winner Misterious Boy, by Arcano. 
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  • Lot 1023: b c Invincible Spirit - Boastful (Clodovil)

    A new top lot as John Ferguson sees off Eddie O'Leary among others at €190,000 for this colt, the first foal out of Listed winner Boastful from the Irish National Stud.

    This is actually a return to familiar territory for Darley - Boastful was bought by Ferguson for 100,000gns as a yearling and won two races for Sheikh Mohammed before selling to Louise Quinn through the BBA Ireland for 40,000gns at the 2012 Tattersalls February Sale. That turned out to be a shrewd move as sent to Karl Burke, she went on to add the Conqueror Stakes to her record and run Group 3-placed.

    Boastful is a half-sister to the Group 1-placed sprinter Lesson In Humility, dam of Coach House, and from the further family of Eisteddfod and Peak To Creek.
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  • More first crop success for #DawnApproach @Goffs1866 as half-brother to 4 Italian Stakes performers sells for 160k http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUQYjS_WIAAS6RZ.jpg

  • Lot 1039 : b c Camelot - Close Regards (Danehill)

    A member of Camelot's first crop comes close to surpassing the current top mark when selling for €180,000 to Ibrahim Araci.

    Araci was actually underbidder on Camelot as a yearling and after having followed the colt throughout his career, was keen to secure a foal by the stallion.

    "Mr Araci saw quite a bit of the sire in this colt," said Rob Speers, who signed the ticket. "He was underbidder on Camelot as a yearling and followed him closely as a racehorse. He's unproven but was a very good horse - he came within a hair's breadth of winning the Triple Crown. 

    "We're very impressed with the stock we've seen and this colt is a half-brother to a Group 1 winner [Magic Hurricane] who is also by a son of Montjeu. He'll be a very exciting horse to put in training next year."

    Sold by Killourney Mor Farm, he is out of the Danehill mare Close Regards, the dam of five winners from as many foals to race. In addition to Magic Hurricane, the recent Metropolitan winner in Australia, they include the Listed-placed Maybe Grace. This is also the family of yesterday's €150,000 session-topper by Zoffany.
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  • Lot 1044: ch c Reckless Abandon - Croque Madame (Galileo)

    Luke Barry of Manister House Stud signs at €68,000 for this first-crop son of the sub-fertile Reckless Abandon.

    There are only 17 foals officially registered by the Prix Morny winner, who stood the 2014 season at Kildangan Stud. He was subsequently put back into training with Charlie Appleby and gelded.

    This colt is the second foal out of an unraced sister to 1,000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks heroine Kazzia, dam of Group 1 winner Eastern Anthem. He was sold by Baroda & Colbinstown Studs.
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  • Our nice Reckless Abandon v Croque Madame Colt Lot 1044 goes to @ManisterHouse for €68,000 #foalsales @Goffs1866 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUQglHuWwAAzCN_.jpg

  • Lot 1055: b c Kodiac - Duchess Of Foxland (Medecis)

    Becomes the most expensive Kodiac foal ever sold when knocked down for €170,000 to John Ferguson. Tally-Ho Stud were among the underbidders. 

    Sold by Foxland Stud, he is a half-brother to this season's triple-winning two-year-old Tawdheef and out of Hurry Harriet Stakes winner Duchess Of Foxland.
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  • As highlighted today on Twitter, it was on this day back in 1983 at Goffs that a colt by Shergar, one of only 35 foals by his sire, sold for a then record of Ir325,000gns to Joss Collins of the BBA on behalf of Camas Park Stud. He returned to Goffs the following year to make Ir3.1 million gns - an Irish record that still stands today - to Tote Cherry-Downes, acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed. Vincent O'Brien was the underbidder.

    Named Authaal, he went on to win the 1986 Irish St Leger and a pair of Group 1s in Australia.

    When I interviewed Timmy Hyde of Camas Park Stud earlier this year, he remembered Authaal as 'a beautiful specimen with a lot of quality.' He added: "We gave a lot of money for him as a foal but he turned into a record yearling.

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  • Lot 1068: b c Kodiac - Four Eleven (Arch)

    A new top mark for this week as Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock outbids John Ferguson among others at €280,000 for this colt from Knockainey Stud.

    Plans call for this colt to be reoffered next year through Corduff Stud.

    "He's a smashing individual," said Brown. "We're not sure where we'll go yet with him but he's been bought for resale. The sire is going from strength to strength and this colt has a good back family. He's also from a very good breeder in Nelius Hayes."

    Not only did this colt record a new high for the sale so far but also for Kodiac, who was also represented earlier today by a €180,000 colt. 

    He is the second foal out of Four Eleven, a winning half-sister to Group 3 winner Summertime Legacy, who later found fame at stud as the dam of Group 1 winners Mandaean and Wavering. Third dam Exotic Treat, meanwhile, bred Derby winner Golden Fleece.


    Photo: Goffs 

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  • Lot 1070: ch c Dawn Approach - Gazebo (Cadeaux Generoux)

    This colt, a third six-figure lot of the sale for Dawn Approach, will race for Shadwell after selling to the operation for €180,000.

    Like yesterday's Harbour Watch colt who was snapped up by Shadwell for €120,000, he was sold by Altenbach Bloodstock.

    This colt is the seventh foal out of the placed Gazebo, whose four winners include the Listed scorers Forthefirstime and Pyman's Theory. 
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  • Lot 1077: b c Oasis Dream - Harmonic Note (Nayef)

    Ballyshiel Stud signs at €210,000 for the only Oasis Dream catalogued, a colt out of the Listed-placed Harmonic Note from The Castlebridge Consignment.
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  • Lot 1082: b c Zoffany - Iamfine (Whipper)

    Another Zoffany catches the imagination, in this case a grandson of Listed winner Cheyenne Spirit who sells for €150,000 to Pier House Stud.

    Zoffany's average is currently running at €52,621 for 29 sold - all off an advertised fee of €7,500.

    This particular colt was sold by Pipe View Stud.
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  • #1122
    Filly from first crop of Dawn Approach.
    ½-sis to stakes winner Law Of The Range & Gr2 placed High Court Drama. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUQ0pETW4AAuCuS.jpg

  • Lot 1095: b c Invincible Spirit - La Grande Zoa (Fantastic Light)

    Joe Foley snaps up this half-brother to Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris for €135,000.

    "Hopefully he'll come back to either Book 1 or the Orby," he said. "He's a bit of a baby [May 21 foal] but a lovely shape with a lot of class.

    "Let's hope Trip To Paris continues to do well next year."

    His celebrated half-brother has run second in the Caulfield Cup since the publication of the catalogue and today arrived in Japan ahead of a crack at the Japan Cup. He is the best foal out of La Grande Zoa, who is out of a sister to Ezzoud.
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  • Lot 1115: gr c Dark Angel - Miss Beatrix  (Danehill Dancer)

    Miss Beatrix's 2010 colt by Galileo topped this sale when sold to €260,000 to Ibrahim Araci through Mertoun Paddocks and the 2006 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner is set to feature prominently again after her Dark Angel colt sells for €370,000 to the same connections.

    He is the seventh foal out of the mare whose runners include the Listed-placed pair Jally and Tamga.

    "It's very hard to compete at the top end of Book 1," said Rob Speers who signed the ticket, "and so we're delighted to get two such exciting prospects here to race in 2017.

    "We know the family well as we had a Galileo out the mare that showed a lot at two but was unraced. And Tamga is a good horse in Turkey."

    He was sold by Balintougher Stud and becomes the most expensive Dark Angel foal sold to date at auction.
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  • Lot 1129: b c Dubawi - Nightime (Galileo)

    Henry Beeby asked for an opening bid of €1 million for this 'absolutely stunning' colt from the Castlebridge Consignment and although he had to drop to €100,000 to open up proceedings, the colt eventually justifies those expectations by selling for €1.1 million to John Ferguson. Ibrahim Araci, standing with Rob Speers, was the underbidder while the Doyles and David Bowe, manager of Littleton Stud, were also among those involved.

    Nightime was trained by Dermot Weld to win the 2006 Irish 1,000 Guineas, in which she became the first Classic winner by Galileo. She carried the colours of his mother, the late Marguerite Weld, to victory that day and only this year, Weld's Rosewell House Stables sent out the mare's daughter, Zhukova, to win the Listed Oyster Stakes.

    However, this is a family that Darley also know particularly well. In 2012, Ferguson paid a session-topping 800,000gns at Tattersalls for the 93-rated New Year's Night and returned to the fold in October this year when paying 450,000gns for his Raven's Pass sister.

    "Richard O'Gorman and the team saw this colt on the farm and liked him, especially how he progressed," said Ferguson. "Then he came here and showed himself very well. Dubawi needs no introduction and he's out of a very good mare.

    The colt is the second foal to break the million euro barrier here in as many years following last year's €1.8 million record-breaking daughter of Frankel. He also becomes the most expensive colt foal to sell in Ireland. The previous record was held by a son of Sea The Stars who realised €850,000 to Sunderland Holding Inc. in 2011.





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  • Very pleased to get this half-brother to our old friend Green Destiny by Excelebration @goffs1866 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CURLa_gXIAA8VXL.jpg

  • One sire very well represented this week has been Ballyhane's first-crop sire Red Jazz. 

    A tough 7f - 1m performer, Red Jazz won five races including the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket. Arguably also working in his favour is the fact that he is a son of Johannesburg, whose sire sons include the Group 1 sires Scat Daddy, Teuflesberg and Sageburg.

    "They've been well received," says Joe Foley of Ballyhane. "I've liked what I've seen here - they're good-bodied, good-walking types. I'm also pleased to see the second crop of Elzaam sell so well."
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  • Lot1129 Dubawi x Nightime makes €1,100,000
    Vendor happy http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUROiNRXAAECBr8.jpg

  • @DarleyStallions Dubawi colt ex Detmot Weld trained Nightime sells for €1.1 million to John Ferguson

  • Lot 1162: b c Invincible Spirit - Sanna Bay (Refuse To Bend)

    Another strike for the Darley team as Joe Osborne, managing director of Kildangan Stud, signs at €280,000 on behalf of John Ferguson for the Invincible Spirit half-brother to Listed winner Dusky Queen.

    He was sold by Oghill House Stud, also the vendor of Racing Post Trophy winner Marcel here two years ago.
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  • Lot 1165: b f New Approach - Scribonia (Danehill)

    Another of today's anticipated lots, the three-parts sister to the Classic-placed pair Cuis Ghaire and Gile Na Greine (both by Galileo), doesn't disappoint, selling to Dermot Farrington on behalf of an undisclosed client for €450,000.

    Bred by Jim Bolger and sold through Redmondstown Stud, she is also a three-parts sister to Meld Stakes winner Scintillula and the Group 3-placed Claoimh Solais. Another sibling, The Major General, topped last year's Goffs Orby Sale at €1.5 million. They are out of the unraced Scribonia, a half-sister to Listed winner Laminate from the famous Fanghorn family.

    "She's a lovely filly with a super page," said Farrington. "She's been bought as a racing and breeding prospect - it's very hard to get these types of fillies."

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  • Many thanks to @DarleyStallions who purchased our lovely Invincible Spirt for €280,000
    Best of luck with him!
    #Beaut http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CURgBFEWIAAEjZd.jpg

  • Dermot Farrington also had news of last year's record-breaking €1.8 million Frankel filly. Purchased on behalf of an undisclosed client, she is out of the Newmarket - Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Finsceal Beo and therefore a half-sister to Group 2 winner Ol' Man River.

    "She's a lovely filly who's progressed really well throughout the year," he said. "We're very pleased with her. She left Ireland last week and is now in England being broken in. She'll be trained in England although there's been no decision yet who will have her.

    "There's quite a bit going on in the family - her two-year-old half-sister [by Galileo] is in training with Jim Bolger and is called An Cailin Orga, which translates as 'The Golden Girl'. So they're exciting times."
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  • Looks a star... John Ferguson buys Lot 1129 the Dubawi Colt out of Nighttime for €1,100,000 at @Goffs1866 #foalsales http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CURPAOAWIAAek_w.jpg

  • Lot 1172: b c Showcasing - Shes Heavy Lifting (Broken Vow)

    American agent Justin Casse makes his first purchase, going to €43,000 for a Showcasing colt. Although Irish-bred and by a British-based sire, the colt is out of American Listed winner Shes Heavy Lifting, a daughter of Kentucky stalwart Broken Vow.

    Casse has been a regular feature at recent European sales, and earlier this year sold a Kendargent sister to Goken - sourced at Arqana - for $310,000 to Blackthorn Racing at the OBS March Sale in Florida.

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  • Lot 1178: ch c Dawn Approach - Simonetta (Lil's Boy)

    A good day for Dawn Approach continues as another member of his first crop lights up the board, in this instance when selling for €300,000 to Darley.

    By Dawn Approach and out of a daughter of Lil's Boy from the family of Sholokhov and Soldier Of Fortune, this colt is Jim Bolger-bred top to bottom. However, his dam, the Listed-placed Simonetta, was sold while carrying this colt to Cross Border Bloodstock for €50,000 by Redmondstown Stud at last year's Goffs November Sale. 

    He was sold today by Esker Lodge Stud.

    Simonetta is the dam of a winner and a half-sister to Group 3 winner Danelissima as well as the Group 3-placed Daneleta, the dam of Intense Focus. 
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  • Lot 1182: b c Galileo - Sogno Verde (Green Desert)

    Eugene Daly, signing as Hunday, is the winning bidder at €475,000 on this colt, the half-brother to Lilbourne Lad from Swordlestown Little. Andreas Putsch, sitting with Philip Stauffenberg, was the underbidder. 

    He is likely to be reoccurred as a yearlin

    He becomes the most expensive foal to sell out of the mare (purchased by Des Leadon for 60,000gns at  the 2005 Tattersalls December Sale) although she also provided the farm with an Acclamation filly that sold here two years ago for €360,000 to John Ferguson. Another out of the mare, the winning Bluebell, topped the yearling section of the 2012 Goffs February Sale at €200,000.

    Ballyshiel Farm also signed at €210,000 for the Oasis Dream colt earlier today.


    Photo: Goffs 

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  • FIRST CROP SIRE WATCH

    CAMELOT: 11 offered, 10 sold for an average of €68,800

    CITYSCAPE: 1 sold for €13,500

    DAWN APPROACH: 11 offered, 10 sold for an average of €108,400

    DECLARATION OF WAR: 1 sold for €27,000

    EPAULETTE: 38 offered, 33 sold for an average of €29,918

    FARHH: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of €20,000

    FINJAAN: 1 sold for €1,500

    HAVANA GOLD: 10 offered, 7 sold for an average of €44,286

    INTELLO: 1 sold for €35,000

    LETHAL FORCE: 8 offered, 7 sold for an average of €55,714

    MAXIOS: 4 offered, 4 sold for an average of €51,750

    MOST IMPROVED: 26 offered, 21 sold for an average of €18,548

    RECKLESS ABANDON: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of €68,000

    RED JAZZ: 38 offered, 28 sold for an average of €13,400

    SOCIETY ROCK: 29 offered, 23 sold for an average of €25,261

    TOUGH AS NAILS: 3 offered, 2 sold for an average of €12,000

    WORTHADD: 5 offered, 3 sold for an average of €34,833
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  • Lot 1201: gr c Dark Angel - Vanishing Grey (Verglas)

    Darley complete a busy day by paying €300,000 for this Dark Angel colt from Springfort Park Stud. He is out of the Listed-placed Vanishing Grey, a half-sister to Kingsgate Native.
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  • TOP THREE SIRES (by average, more than one sold)

    NEW APPROACH: 2 sold for an average of €249,000

    INVINCIBLE SPIRIT: 5 sold for an average of €167,000

    DARK ANGEL: 7 sold for an average of €134,857
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  • TOP VENDORS (by aggregate)

    THE CASTLEBRIDGE CONSIGNMENT: 24 sold for a total of €2,104,200

    REDMONDSTOWN STUD: 13 sold for a total of €918,200

    PIPE VIEW STUD: 12 sold for a total of €572,600
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  • TOP BUYERS

    JOHN FERGUSON: 8 bought for a total of €2,520,000

    TALLY HO STUD: 23 bought for a total of €937,000

    PETER AND ROSS DOYLE: 13 bought for a total of €822,000
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  • TOP THREE LOTS

    1129) b c Dubawi - Nightime (Galileo), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment for €1,100,000 to John Ferguson (sale record for a colt)

    1182) b c Galileo - Sogno Verde (Green Desert), sold by Swordlestown Little for €475,000 to Sunday

    1165) b f New Approach - Scribonia (Danehill), sold by Redmondstown Stud for €450,000 to Dermot Farrington
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  • END OF SALE STATEMENT

    Henry Beeby, Group Chief Executive


    "I nearly don’t need to say it but we are, of course, delighted to have smashed a foal record for the second year in succession as the €1.1 million paid by John Ferguson for the Dubawi colt out of Nightime is an Irish record for a colt foal, comfortably eclipsing the €850,000 we achieved for the colt from the first crop of Sea The Stars in 2011.


    "The Dubawi was the highlight of another superb Goffs Foal Sale that has enjoyed a trade of depth, consistency and real fireworks especially for those that appealed the most. That we were entrusted to offer the only Galileo colt foal of the year anywhere is also a wonderful endorsement of the Goffs service and it was fitting that he was the second highest price of the sale. 


    "Whilst we have not quite kept pace with the records set last year when the sale was topped by the record breaking €1.8 million Frankel filly, and when the average and median were up by 41% and 29%, the statistics are the second best on record which is the cause for some celebration although it must be noted that the clearance rate is less than 2014 which mirrors the trends seen throughout the autumn at the yearling sales to an extent. However, this is very much the first choice for the cream of the Irish foal crop every year at a sale at which pinhookers, end-users and international buyers choose to invest and it is revealing that today’s median price actually rose by 6% and the clearance rate was an impressive 84%. 


    "Indeed, this is another Goffs sale that has truly outperformed the market over the last five years so it was no surprise that we were inundated with entries leading to an additional day at the start of the week which may have been another factor in the reduction of the week’s clearance rate. Whilst some of those foals may not have been the most commercial we enjoyed huge interest on every day of the sale and the 5 days has consolidated the amazing growth of recent years and this sale’s market leading position.


    "As ever we are indebted to every vendor and each purchaser whilst I want to make special mention of the Goffs outdoor team who have ensured Kildare Paddocks has looked as immaculate as ever despite some torrential rain at times and when they have worked 24 hours a day to accommodate the inevitable double standings required for a catalogue of this size."

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  • DAY FIVE STATISTICS

    Offered: 184

    Sold: 155 (84%)

    Aggregate: €12,538,500

    Average: €80,894 (-8%)

    Median: €55,000 (+6%)
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  • OVERALL STATISTICS

    Offered: 1057

    Sold: 809 (77%)

    Aggregate: €25,847,500 (-6%)

    Average: €31,950 (-14%)

    Colts average: €35,417

    Fillies average: €24,519

    Median: €18,000 (-18%)

    No. €200,000 lots: 9 (2014: 13)
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