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Erzindjan From Aga Khan Studs Tops Goffs Autumn HIT Sale


A buoyant renewal of the Goffs Autumn Horses In Training Sale was topped by the dual winner and multiple Stakes placed Erzindjan (Lot 104 - pictured) from the strong Aga Khan Studs draft.  The three-year-old colt by Lope De Vega out of a Listed winning sister to Group 2 Blandford Stakes winner and Classic placed Eziyra was purchased by Alessandro Marconi for A. Bin Harmash and Al Aasfa Racing for €160,000. 

Another of the day’s highlights was Eagle’s Flight from Michael Halford’s Copper Beech Stables.  The four-year-old Gleneagles gelding (Lot 132) is a three-time winner and a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Dunboyne Express and was purchased by Brouder Racing for €100,000.

Full results are available here.

Reflecting on the day’s trade, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:
 
“Today’s Horses-In-Training Sale has enjoyed another welcome return to Kildare Paddocks as we were, of course, forced online last year although we still managed to grow the sale compared to 2019.
 
Trade today has been buoyant and driven by international interest with buyers from Czech Republic, Dubai, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Qatar, Scandinavia, Slovakia, UK and, of course, Ireland whilst we accepted bids from Australian interests, clearly demonstrating that this is yet another category that need not leave these shores to sell to the world. Indeed it is our fervent hope that we can persuade more Irish owners and trainers to “stay close and go far at Goffs” as our purchaser attraction team and our overseas agents, combine with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing to link together to promote every entry on an individual basis whilst Goffs Online allows participation for everywhere and anywhere. It’s that personal approach that sets us apart and allows us to focus on every lot in a way that is unique and so often results in us exceeding expectations.

For the next two days we turn our attention to yearlings and our Autumn Yearling Sale that is packed full of potential and value”.

 
Comparative Figures - Autumn HIT:

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top (€)

2020

86

62 (72%)

1,019,800 (+3%)

16,448 (+24%)

7,000 (-22%)

125,000

2021

122

95 (78%)

1,284,900 (+26%)

13,525 (-18%)

8,000 (+14%)

160,000

 
The two-day Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale, source of 2021 stars Laws Of Indices and Quick Suzy amongst others, gets underway at 10am tomorrow.  Click here to view the catalogue, updates and supplementary entries.