Record price of €360,000 and increases across the board at Goffs Punchestown Sale

Record price of €360,000 and increases across the board at Goffs Punchestown Sale

There were records all round at the ninth renewal of the Goffs Punchestown Sale which took place after racing today, with a new top price for the sale of €360,000 and increases in turnover, average and median.  Topping the vibrant trade was Monbeg Stables’ four year old Getaway gelding The Big Breakaway (Lot 12), a winner at Quakerstown on Easter Sunday, who was bought by Ross Doyle on behalf of Colin Tizzard. 

The Inish Stables-consigned Noreen Bawn (Lot 6), a four year old daughter of Jeremy who impressed at Dromahane last weekend, was the next highest priced lot at Punchestown when selling for €220,000 to Gerry Hogan who also secured Lot 9, the four year old Shirocco gelding Unbreakable Bond from Monbeg Stables for €210,000.  

Another highlight of the catalogue was Barbado’s Buck (Lot 11), an impressive runner-up at Dromahane at the weekend for Beechmount Stables.  The Getaway four year old was knocked down to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls for €210,000.  Roger Brookhouse went to €170,000 for the winning pointer Gabbys Cross (Lot 17), consigned by Ballinagore Stables, while Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud – purchaser of Grade 1 winner Honeysuckle at the 2018 Punchestown Sale – secured another high class mare in Southern Girl (Lot 8).  The daughter of Getaway was a recent 12-length winner at Quakerstown and sold for €155,000.

Ireland’s only boutique National Hunt Sale saw a 15% rise in average price to €144,385, while median rose 5% to €115,000 and turnover increased by 7% on last year.

Following the sale, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:

“We were confident that this was an exceptional catalogue and there was huge interest throughout the afternoon at the stables.  That translated into a vibrant trade for some very attractive young propositions. 

In the 9 years we have held this sale it has proven to be a huge success both for the vendors selling but also, as importantly, for the buyers who have enjoyed enormous success on the racetrack”.

Comparative figures:

Offered 17
Sold 13 (76%)
Aggregate €1,877,000 +7%
Average €144,385 (+15%)
Median €115,000 (+5%)