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Land Rover Sale: A Spectacular Three Days At Kildare Paddocks


A wonderful three days at Goffs Land Rover Sale concluded with strong trade throughout Part 2 of the sale today, recording further increases in average, median, turnover and clearance rate.



Hot on the heels of selling this year’s Land Rover Sale topper in the €230,000 Shantou own brother to Airlie Beach on Tuesday, Peter Nolan Bloodstock also led the way in Part 2 with a Blue Bresil filly (Lot 458 - pictured) purchased by Aidan O’Ryan and Gordon Elliott for €65,000.

Another outstanding filly today was a daughter of Well Chosen from Butlersgrove Stud (Lot 488) who sold to Bobby O’Ryan for €52,000, while another stand out was Rathmore Stud’s Shirocco gelding (Lot 521), a half brother to multiple Grade 2 winner Rashaan, which was knocked down to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins for €46,000.

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Reflecting on the 2021 Land Rover Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“And it continued.

Following a spectacular two-day Land Rover Part 1, today’s Part 2 sale took up the mantle and certainly delivered more of the same with advances in all the vital statistics. Most noteworthy was the clearance rate which grew by 16 points to a very respectable 74% and, once again, we extend our thanks to our vendors who provided the raw material as well as every purchaser who engaged as they sought to find the next Land Rover star.

As I commented yesterday the last three days have made some big points, the most important of which is surely that thoroughbred sales in Ireland are not just possible but are in rude health. I repeat our thanks to everyone at HRI for their help in working through the protocols to deliver a safe, compliant and vibrant sale. And, as ever, our colleagues at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing have been pivotal to the whole sale as they worked with the Goffs Team to ensure the maximum audience for all three days. Their can-do attitude and extra mile approach to ensuring that our UK visitors were looked after from the moment they arrived ensured lots of happy faces and allowed them to focus on the business of the day. Ireland is fortunate to have an organisation of this calibre to assist us in promoting the Irish thoroughbred around the world and Goffs are enthusiastic contributors to its workings.

UK buyers have always been an integral part of the Land Rover Sale and, whilst it is hard to single out a specific buyer, I cannot ignore the amazing contribution of Highflyer Bloodstock and their clients who bought a mighty 45 lots over the three days. David Minton, Anthony Bromley and Tessa Greatrex had already been leading buyers at our UK Spring Sale but their Land Rover spend was more than double that of any other purchasers as they bought for a multitude of interests. That said there were many, many others who made a real impact including Paul Nicholls/Tom Malone, the Monbeg team, Andy & Gemma Brown via Joey Logan, Colin Bowe, Michael Shefflin/Paul Holden and so many more. We extend our thanks to them and all our buyers regardless of their spend and wish them the best of luck with their Land Rover purchases as they seek to follow in the hoof prints of so many NH stars of recent years.

And our vendors. So many of them stepped up with drafts of note and it gave us enormous pleasure to see them rewarded for the faith they placed in the Goffs Land Rover service. It may be a repetitive statement but we are nothing without the horses and can’t do it without them.

They sent them and Goffs delivered.

We thank them all”.

 

Land Rover Comparative Figures
2020 v 2021


Part 1

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top Price (€)

2020

220

184 (84%)

7,956,500

42,098

36,000

185,000

2021

401

353 (88%)

16,337,500 (+105%)

46,282 (+10%)

40,000 (+11%)

230,000

 
Part 2

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top Price (€)

2020

202

118 (58%)

1,860,000

15,763

13,500

43,000

2021

160

118 (74%)

1,953,300 (+5%)

16,553 (+5%)

15,000 (+11%)

65,000

 
Part 1 and Part 2 Combined

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top Price (€)

2020

422

307 (73%)

9,816,500

31,976

26,000

185,000

2021

561

472 (84%)

18,299,800 (+86%)

38,771 (+21%)

33,000 (+27%)

230,000