Goffs February Sale average climbs 11%

Midnight Angel headed the second and final session of the Goffs February Sale in Ireland on Wednesday when she changed hands for 145,000 euros (AUD 228,460).

Final figures showed the average climbed 11% against last year’s results, however, the 50% clearance rate clearly illustrates the market remains selective.

Midnight Angel (Machiavellian), who was offered by Knockatrina House, is carrying a PPT to Acclamation.  The resultant foal will be a full sibling to top-class juvenile Dark Angel.  Agent Con Marnane, acting on behalf of Angel’s Pursuit’s owner Malih Al Basti, was the successful bidder.

Next on the leader board was Swain mare Angelic Girl who was purchased by Marc Antoine Berghgracht for 55,000 euros (AUD 86,650).  She is a half-sister to last year’s Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up On Verra and will now be covered by a Coolmore sire.

Kingmambo mare Dance To The Band also made 55,000 euros (AUD 86,650) to an Italian buyer.  She is in foal to Oratorio and is a daughter of 1996 Irish Oaks winner Dance Design.

Winning Dubai Destination filly Hearsay headed the Darley draft at 48,000 (AUD 75,630).  She is a half-sister to a French G3 winner in Do The Honours and Chesham Stakes winner Seba.