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Saxon Warrior Colt Heads Opening Day Of Goffs November Foal Sale

The 2022 Goffs November Foal Sale got off to a strong start today with an opening session dominated by a huge number of pinhookers active at Kildare Paddocks, leading to increases in both average and turnover.  

A son of Saxon Warrior was the star turn as Kildallan Farm's Lot 231 sold to James Hanly of Ballyhimikin Stud for €88,000.  The colt who was consigned on behalf of Woodleigh Stables is out of Gravity Queen, an unraced sister to two Stakes performers from the family of Group 1 winner Zambezi Sun. 

Forenaghts Stud’s Dandy Man filly (Lot 162) out of the two-time winning Sea The Stars mare Astonished was another highlight of Day 1 when selling to Stauffenberg Bloodstock for €85,000.

Saxon Warrior was to the fore again as a pair of colts by the Coolmore sire took the next highest priced spots, with Collegeland Stud’s foal from the family of 1000 Guineas winner Ameerat (Lot 78) selling to KCS Bloodstock for €65,000 and Rochestown Lodge Stud’s first foal out of dual winner Zagharit (Lot 135) purchased by Ballyphillip Stud for €62,000.

Among several Tally Ho purchases on Day 1 was a Kodi Bear filly out of a winning sister to Ardad (Lot 159) from Summerhill Stables that was knocked down at €62,000, while a colt from the first crop of Coventry Stakes winner Arizona (Lot 201) from Ballybin Stud saw Peter Nolan go to €60,000 for the foal who is a half-brother to last year’s Coventry Stakes runner up Eldrickjones.

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November Foals Day 1:
Offered: 222
Sold: 172 (77%)
Aggregate: €3,514,000 (+3%)
Average: €20,430 (+6%)
Median: €15,500 (-3%)

Goffs November Foal Sale continues tomorrow at 10am.