The Goffs November Sale concluded on Saturday with substantial increases across the board and all-time records for a foal and mare at the Co. Kildare auction house.
Saturday’s second bloodstock session was headed by One To Win (Cape Cross). The nine year-old mare made 31,000 euros. Hugo Merry Bloodstock bought her for an Indian client in foal to Echo of Light.
Turnover for the five-day sale increased by 42%, average price soared by 31% and the median was up 25%.
“The modern day Goffs was established to sell the best Irish horses to a global audience and this week has ensured that goal was achieved in some style,” Goffs CEO Henry Beeby said. “To establish one record at a sale is always a big deal but to smash both the foal and filly – mare records in successive days is very special and, of course, we are hugely indebted to Jim Bolger for placing his faith in Goffs with his magnificent stock.
Sea The Stars dominated the foal sessions headed by an 850,000 euros half-brother to 2007 Irish Derby Soldier of Fortune (Galileo).
Banimpire topped the breeding stock sale at 2.30 million euros. The Holy Roman Emperor filly had won the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes and G2 Royal Whip Stakes this year.
“Banimpire’s price of 2.30 million euros proved a massive point for Goffs as we have always maintained that we will achieve the highest prices possible when we have the quality that appeals to a global audience,” Beeby added. “That her buyer travelled from Florida for this one mare speaks for itself but also underlines the high respect in which Irish horses are held around the world.”