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Recife Tops Breeding Stock Session At Vibrant Goffs February Sale


A vibrant renewal of Goffs February Sale that recorded significant increases in average (+25%), median (+12.5%) and turnover (+209%) enjoyed sustained demand for breeding stock throughout today’s third and final session.  

Top billing went to Recife (Lot 476), a seven-year-old mare by Giant’s Causeway out of an own-sister to multiple US Grade 1 winning filly Dynaforce.  In foal to Mehmas, she was consigned by Baroda Stud who were topping the sale for the second day running and purchased by Rathbran House Stud for €110,000.



The Godolphin draft once again provided several breeding stock standouts that were headed by the Listed placed Raven’s Pass mare Belonging (Lot 565) purchased by BBA Ireland for €90,000.  In foal to Dark Angel, Belonging is a half-sister to several Group and Listed winners and her dam is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Medaaly and Champion miler Charnwood Forest.  Tally Ho Stud later went to €85,000 for Panegyric (Lot 580) from Godolphin, a daughter of Monsun in foal to Cracksman.  She is already the dam of a Stakes placed horse and is a sister to Group 1 winner Ultra and to the dam of Breeders Up Juvenile winner Modern Games.

The Walk In The Park mare Bridal Knot was the final lot of the sale, Lot 599D, and the half-sister to Nicky Henderson’s four-time Grade 1 winner and King George VI Chase star Might Bite, offered by Seven Barrows, was knocked down to Seamus Byrne or €90,000. 

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Reflecting on a strong start to 2022 at Kildare Paddocks, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are pleased to have kicked off 2022 in a positive way and, perhaps more importantly, with a feeling of normality as this is the first sale since February 2020 that we have been able to conduct without a raft of restrictions and protocols.

The result has been a sale of vibrancy that picked up the positivity of the Goffs November Foal & Breeding Stock Sale with strong competition in each category. Of course, comparisons with 12 months ago are largely redundant given the circumstances forced upon us in 2021 but it is heartening to see that the sale has made significant progress when compared to 2020 rising by nigh on 50%.

As in November we would like to pay particular tribute to the Shadwell Estates draft from Derrinstown Stud and from Baroda Stud as their blue-blooded consignment added additional depth to the catalogue although there were several other drafts of note for which we are also most appreciative whilst we are grateful to the entire vendor group for supporting the sale as their first choice in such huge numbers. They have been rewarded with a broad and eclectic buying bench from home and abroad all of which was backed up by a significant online presence.

So all in all a very encouraging start to 2022 which allows us to look forward with a degree of hope and confidence”.

 

Comparative Figures

WHOLE SALE

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2020

450

292 (65%)

4,077,700

13,965

6,500

2021

275

152 (55%)

1,946,600

12,807

8,000

2022

490

352 (72%)

6,020,200 (+209%)

17,103 (+25%)

9,000 (+12.5%)

 
WEANLINGS

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median

2020

237

154 (65%)

1,979,900

12,856

8,000

2021

84

35 (42%)

360,900

10,311

8,000

2022*

270

199 (74%)

3,413,300 (+72%)

17,152 (+33%)

10,000 (+25%)

 
* % comparisons made with 2020
 
 
Goffs Online Sale of Stallion Breeding Rights to Belardo, Cotai Glory, Profitable, Territories and Time Test is currently underway on www.GoffsOnline.com with bidding closing tomorrow, Friday 11 February, from 12 noon onwards.