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Sensational Goffs November Foal Sale Concludes

Pinhookers were out in force again today for a strong final session of Goffs November Foal Sale that brought to a close four phenomenal days of foal trade at Kildare Paddocks. Sustained demand from a huge range of buyers returned increases in turnover (+16%), average (+15%) and median (+9%) over 2021, an 80% clearance rate and a top price of €550,000 for the Kingman brother to Skitter Scatter that sold yesterday from Airlie Stud to Stauffenberg Bloodstock.  

Olive O’Connor Bloodstock provided the top lot on Day 4 with a daughter of Havana Grey (Lot 962 - pictured), the first foal out of the winning Showcasing mare Colouring, selling to the McCartan’s Ballyphilip Stud for €68,000.  A half-sister to Listed Tipperary Stakes winner Dickiedooda by Soldier’s Call (Lot 869) was the next highest priced foal of the session as the Monanny Farm offering was knocked down to Bitzen Bloodstock for €65,000.  Browne Brothers Bloodstock’s Zarak filly (Lot 843) meanwhile delighted vendors Dylan and Oisin Browne when the granddaughter of dual South African Group 1 winning filly Rumya sold to Fort Middle Stud for €60,000. 

Full results are available here.

Commenting following the conclusion of the November Foal Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

"Sensational.
 
That is the only description of the amazing trade this week headed by an especially vibrant day of sustained demand at the top of the market yesterday.
 
As ever we extend our sincere thanks to every vendor as we know we are nothing without their wonderful horses and we are so grateful for the huge support from so many vendors who choose the Irish National Foal Sale for their best foals. That allows us to credibly promote the sale as featuring the cream of the Irish foal crop which drives every serious buyer of foals to Kildare Paddocks. Indeed, we have welcomed a huge group of purchasers headed, of course, by the mighty Irish pinhookers who have been taken on by bidders from the UK and across Europe. They were joined by several significant end-users, not least from Japan, who bought to race all of which led to a trade of strength, depth and vibrancy from start to finish.
 
As was very clear at an excellent renewal of the Orby Sale, quality is what is selling best and that was illustrated by the strongest clearance rate of 85% coming on Wednesday and we look forward to offering many of those top foals at the Orby next year following so many great pinhooking successes here in September. The unique Goffs Customer Loyalty Scheme makes that option especially appealing as does the depth and diversity of our international buying bench this year. In fact the only real complaint from several overseas buyers at Orby this year was that we ran out of top tier yearlings so that is the target next year.
 
We now turn our attention to our two-day Breeding Stock catalogue which continues to be so well supported by leading breeders and enjoys such a superb record with its graduates’ progeny at the highest level".



COMPARATIVE FIGURES:

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

Top (€)

2021

893

731 (82%)

25,560,300

34,966

22,000

550,000

2022

917

737 (80%)

29,561,000 (+16%)

40,110 (+15%)

24,000 (+9%)

550,000


Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale gets underway tomorrow at 10am.