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Dawn Approach Colt Tops Opening Day Of Autumn Yearling Sale

A son of Dawn Approach topped the opening day of Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale when Boherguy Stud’s own brother to juvenile winner and Group 3 Marble Hill Stakes placed Strapped (Lot 458 - pictured) sold to Alex Elliott for €80,000.  

A filly by Sea The Stars was also among the most sought after yearlings on Day 1 as Jim McCartan’s MC Bloodstock secured Lot 408, a daughter of Group 3 winning dam Shahah and a sister to a Stakes placed filly, from The Castlebridge Consignment for €60,000. 

Boherguy Stud were to the fore again with the next two highest priced lots, with a Dawn Approach half-brother to Stakes winner Sometimesadiamond and own-brother to a dual winner this season in Level Pitch (Lot 441) selling to BBA Ireland for €50,000, while the same vendor and buyer combination saw Lot 257, a son of Due Diligence, sell for €46,000.  Another to make the €46,000 mark was Glidawn Stud’s Mendelssohn filly (Lot 425) that sold to Goffs Scandinavian agent Filip Zwicky.

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Comparative Figures: Autumn Yearling Sale Day 1




Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)



213 (91%)






191 (77%)

1,813,400 (-42%)

9,494 (-36%)

6,000 (-25%)


The second and final session of the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale gets underway at 10am tomorrow.  Click here to view the catalogue.