Dutch Art colt tops Goffs Ready to Run Sale

An 80,000 pounds colt from the second crop of Dutch Art topped the Goffs Ready to Run Sale at Kempton on Tuesday.  He was consigned by Norman Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm and purchased by David Redvers

Dutch Art (Medicean) stands at Cheveley Park and he was a G1 winner of the 2006 Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes.  His Goffs colt is out of First Trump mare Petra Nova and hails from the family of champion two year old filly Airwave.

Among other lots on the leader board were the progeny of Harlan’s Holiday (70,000 pounds), Speightstown (65,000), Invincible Spirit (60,000), Exceed And Excel (60,000) and Acclamation (50,000).

The Goffs average was down 7% to 23,311 pounds on a buoyant clearance rate of 83%.  “The sale was a consolidation of the massive gains made in 2011 and the clearance rate from a bigger catalogue than last year demonstrates the depth of the market,” Goffs CEO Henry Beeby commented.  “All we probably missed was a six figure horse which has resulted in a slight drop in average.”