Major increases across the board on Day 1 of November Breeding Stock

Major increases across the board on Day 1 of November Breeding Stock


Vibrant trade continued at Goffs November Sale today with consistent demand from the off on Day 1 of the Breeding Stock resulting in a clearance rate of 86% and rises of 30% in turnover, 19% in the average price and median was up 28% over the same day last year.

The four year old winning Galileo mare Snowflakes (Lot 997 - pictured) was the star of the show as The Castlebridge Consignment’s own-sister to dual Classic and four time Group 1 heroine Winter, in foal to US Navy Flag, sold to Eamon Reilly of BBA Ireland for €525,000.  

Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales in Kentucky was one of many international buyers in action today, acquiring several high class mares headed by Qatar Princess (Lot 873) from Linacre House Stud.  Selling for €330,000 to McDonald on behalf of Diane Nagle, the Marju mare is the dam of a Listed two year old winner this year in Flaming Princess and she is a sister to two Group winners in Hawksmoor and Royal Dornoch. 

Eaton Bloodstock also bought the Galileo mare Height Of Elegance (Lot 861) from the Peter Magnier dispersal consigned by Grenane House Stud.  In foal to Caravaggio, the three-parts sister to the dam of Henrythenavigator, sold for €210,000. 

John McCormack secured another of the day’s highlights in Etoile Filante (Lot 950) from Kiltinan Castle Stud for €300,000.  The So You Think mare is a half-sister to the Champion and Classic winning filly Alpha Centauri as well as this year’s Group 2 Debutante Stakes winner Alpine Star and is in foal to Mastercraftsman. 

Broadhurst Agency later went to €230,000 for the Pivotal mare Danseuse D’Etoile (Lot 972), a sister to Listed winner and Group 1 placed Walk In Marrakesh in foal to Fast Company from Mount Coote Stud, while Imad Al Sagar’s Blue Diamond Stud purchased a pair of €200,000 mares in Godolphin’s winning Kitten’s Joy mare Rivercat (Lot 910) out of a Group winning dam and in foal to Raven’s Pass, as well as Kiltinan Castle Stud’s Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye winner Gilt Edge Girl in foal to Saxon Warrior (Lot 949).

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Comparative Figures:
November Breeding Stock Sale, Day 1




Aggregate (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)



185 (86%)

7,699,300 (+30%)

41,618 (+19%)

23,000 (+28%)



169 (79%)




The final day of the Goffs November Sale begins at 10am tomorrow, Friday 22 November 2019, begining with Breeding Stock and followed by Part 2 of the Foal Sale.