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Freedom Of Speech Sells For €140,000 At Goffs Champions Sale


Goffs Champions Sale opened proceedings on day one of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown as a large crowd surrounded the winners’ enclosure for the sale that has been part of the pre-race programme since Champions Weekend began in 2014. 

Freedom Of Speech (Lot 3) from Jim Bolger’s Glebe House Stables was the only of four lots to change hands when selling to Bobby O’Ryan for €140,000.  The three-year-old daughter of Australia was a winner at two and finished third in the Group 3 Park Express Stakes at the Curragh behind Mother Earth earlier this season. 

Commenting on his Champions Sale purchase, Bobby O’Ryan said “She is a lovely filly who already has black type and therefore has plenty of residual value.  She has been bought for a new client and will stay in training in Ireland”.

Following the sale Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“The Goffs Champions Sale is part of our programme of boutique sales and, as such, it provides potential just before one of the great days of Irish racing whilst also adding a bit of theatre to the overall pre-race entertainment on track.  Obviously we would have preferred to sell more of the catalogue but we believe that the concept has a future and wish the new connections of Freedom Of Speech the very best of luck”.