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Galileo Filly Loyal Tops Final Day Of Superb November Sale


A superb renewal of the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale drew to a close today with more strong demand for mares and fillies that was topped by Loyal, a daughter of Galileo from Baroda Stud.
 
The daughter of the late Champion sire and broodmare sire (Lot 1406) is out of a Listed winning Lawman mare, Chartreuse, who was also placed in three Group 3 contests.  The winning bid of €280,000 was struck by John O’Connor of Ballylinch Stud, the highest price achieved on the second day of the Breeding Stock Sale for 15 years. 

Her dam is a lovely young mare and everybody knows how good Galileo is as a broodmare sire and some of his daughters who didn’t perform on the track have gone on to be good broodmares,” remarked John O’Connor, managing director of Ballylinch Stud. “It could all still happen for her in the next few years and we will observe with interest what happens around the family.”
 
The Aga Khan Studs’ draft of beautifully-bred fillies and mares at Goffs have been the source of the dams of Group 1 and Classic winners over many years, and just this season Shantisara, whose dam was among the draft at the 2010 Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale, won at Grade 1 level at Keeneland for Chad Brown.

Two of three most expensive fillies during today’s session were from the Aga Khan’s draft and one of them, Lot 1349, will be visiting Rathbarry Stud’s exciting young sire Kodi Bear in the spring.  Richie Fitzsimons of BBA Ireland went to €80,000 on behalf of a client to secure the unraced three-year-old half-sister to the Group 3-placed Ridenza out of the Group 2 Debutante Stakes winner Raydara.
 
Mystery Angel, who was second in the Oaks this year, is out of a Dark Angel mare so the cross is an exciting one. She is a nice filly and the mare has already produced a Group 3 placed filly rated 96 with her first runner,” Fitzsimons said.

Tally Ho Stud, who purchased six mares during the first session, added a seventh on the second day when going to €68,000 for Lot 1351, a daughter of Zoffany from the family of champion Sinndar.
 
The second part of the Derrinstown draft at the 2021 Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale proved popular with purchasers once more.  The only mare in foal to the 2020 Group 1 Sussex Stakes winner Mohaather, who stands at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud, to be offered for sale in Ireland this year headed today’s draft of ten fillies and mares from the late Sheikh Hamdan’s Irish base.

Lot 1338 is Shaaqaaf, a winning daughter of Sepoy and the Listed Conqueror Stakes winner Burke’s Rock, and she made €60,000 to Tipper House. Her yearling filly by Iffraaj was a member of the Derrinstown Stud draft at the recent Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale and was sold for €35,000 to Wokingham Investments.
 
Click here to view full results for the November Sale.
 
Reflecting on a wonderful week at Kildare Paddocks, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

"Thank you.
 
It’s no secret that Ireland, Irish bloodstock and, by association, Goffs have endured a torrid time over the last while, and so it has been most uplifting to host a sale of such vibrancy, strength, depth and consistency over the last six days. For that we firstly have our vendors to thank and, as ever, we are indebted to each one of them for their support of our sale.
 

We commented on a superb Foal Sale on Thursday but even that amazing trade almost paled into insignificance when compared to the electric atmosphere of our Breeding Stock Sale, most especially yesterday although today’s top price is the highest for the session in 15 years. We knew that we had assembled the best catalogue for many years as so many major breeding entities had drafts of note but the tempo, enthusiasm and hunger to buy was just breath taking as a huge cast of international buyers, both in person and online, battled for mare after mare to highlight the enduring attraction of the best Irish bloodlines. The class of 2021 will disperse around the globe as international breeders tap into the class and quality that was offered whilst it was also heartening to see so many local stud farms investing in the future.
 
Goffs November has long held a significant place in the calendar and the last week has only underlined its importance to Irish breeders, who sell with us safe in the knowledge that they will always get that little bit more, as well as international buyers who are attracted to Ireland by the quality on offer, together with the unique welcome they receive from the Goffs team and our colleagues at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. Indeed, a trip to Goffs is of course for business but our teams always go out of their way to make it enjoyable at the same time.
 
So our thanks to everyone who has walked through our famous gates this week. Nothing is possible without their patronage and we truly value every lot and each bid".

 

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

Foals

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top (€)

2020

637

476 (75%)

17,489,600

36,743

20,000

440,000

2021

893

731 (82%)

25,560,300 (+45%)

34,966 (-4%)

22,000 (+10%)

550,000

 

Breeding Stock

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top (€)

2020

199

174 (87%)

5,490,600

31,555

13,500

390,000

2021

459

371 (81%)

16,219,300 (+196%)

43,718 (+38%)

17,000 (+26%)

825,000

 

TOTAL NOVEMBER SALE

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top (€)

2020

836

656 (78%)

23,069,200

35,166

18,000

440,000

2021

1,352

1,106 (82%)

41,827,300 (+81%)

37,819 (+7.4%)

20,000 (+11%)

825,000