International Demand On Day 1 Of November Breeding Stock Sale

International Demand On Day 1 Of November Breeding Stock Sale

International demand was to the forefront of the opening day at Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale, headed by the top five lots that were purchased by buyers from China, Australia, France, Spain and Japan.   Topping today’s trade was the Listed winning mare She’s Complete from The Castlebridge Consignment (Lot 962 - pictured) who was sold in foal to Sea The Stars to Michael Donohoe of BBA Ireland on behalf of Yulong Investments for €350,000. 

Rifa Mustang Europe were among the leading purchasers of the day and among their acquisitions was the next highest priced Lot of the day, the winning Holy Roman Emperor mare Lost In Silence from the Irish National Stud (Lot 970).  In foal to Invincible Spirit, the sister to G2 Monmouth Stakes winner Speaking Of Which was sold for €220,000.

Laurent Benoit of Broadhurst Agency struck early in the day when going to €210,000 for the winner and Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes fourth placed Muirin from Baroda & Colbinstown (Lot 799), while another highlight today was the winner and Stakes placed Simawa from the Aga Khan Studs draft (Lot 977) who also sold for €210,000.  A half sister to Derby winner Sinndar in foal to Gleneagles, Simawa is already the dam of Listed winner Silwana and Group 3 placed Summaya and was signed for by Francisco Bernal of Outsider Bloodstock – purchaser of yesterday’s Foal Sale top lot.

The Moyglare Stud draft provided another standout on Day 1 of the breeding stock sale as Listed winner I’m Yours (Lot 980), an Invincible Spirit daughter of Champion mare Rebelline in foal to Ribchester, sold to Katsumi Yoshida for €210,000.

Day 2 of the November Breeding Stock Sale gets underway tomorrow at 10am and will be followed on Saturday by the November Foal Sale Part 2. 

Comparative Figures - November Breeding Stock Day 1:




Aggregate (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)



169 (79%)

6,014,900 (-54%)

35,946 (-47%)

20,000 (-26%)



197 (85%)