Day 1 Goffs February Sale – Acclamation sireline leads solid trade

Leading Rathbarry Stud stallion Acclamation and his sire-son Dark Angel headed trade at the Goffs February Sale in Ireland on Wednesday.

An Acclamation filly from Oasis Dream mare Church Melody made 60,000 euros to the bid of agent David Ryan.  “She’s been bought to race on behalf of Aran Bloodstock and she’s a lovely filly,” said Ryan.  “There’s just a lot to like about her.”

A Dark Angel colt out of Spring View set the pace earlier on Day 1 when making 46,000 euros.  “I thought he was a very nice type with a really good attitude,” Roundhill Stud buyer Bobby Donworth said.  “He will be back for resale later in the year.”

Based at Morristown Lattin Stud, Dark Angel was Europe’s 2011 Champion first-season sire in the winners’ category and his Goffs colt comes from the immediate family of Sleeping Indian and Aiken.

Day 1 consisted mainly of yearlings and the average was down by 20% to 10,164 euros at a clearance rate of 66%.  The 2012 Sale was propped up by a 200,000 euros Mastercraftsman yearling and last year also saw five lots make more than 70,000 euros.

Broodmares dominate Day 2 of the Goffs catalogue on Thursday.