Soldier Of Fortune Colt Foal Tops Day 1 Of Goffs December National Hunt Sale

Soldier Of Fortune Colt Foal Tops Day 1 Of Goffs December National Hunt Sale

 

A son of Soldier Of Fortune (Lot 206 - pictured) took top billing on a solid first day at Goffs December National Hunt Sale as the first foal out of the Flemensfirth mare Brog Beanri, who is herself out of Grade 2 winner Brogella and is a sister to two Grade 1 performers in Swamp Fox and Rene’s Girl, was sold by Garryrichard Stud to Park Farm for €72,000.

Turnover, average and median all recorded rises over the opening day in 2018, while clearance rate was up by one point to 68% which was notable given the larger catalogue this year. 

Other highlights of today's trade included Ballyshannon Stud’s Mastercraftsman half-brother to the Grade 2 winners Shantou Village and Portrush Ted (Lot 94) that was bought by Peter Nolan Bloodstock for €68,000.  Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud acquired another two of the day’s top lots in Lot 208, a daughter of Milan out of the multiple Graded placed mare Burn And Turn from Carrols Grove Stables for €54,000, and Lot 156, Glen Stables’ Westerner half-brother to the Grade 2 placed Stand Up And Fight out of a sister to Grade 2 winner The Hurl that sold for €52,000.

Full results can be viewed here.

The second and final day of the Goffs December Sale, featuring more top class National Hunt foals as well as an outstanding draft of breeding stock, gets underway at 9.30am tomorrow, Thursday 12 December. 

 
Comparative Figures – Day 1:

 

Offered

Sold

Aggregate (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2019

262

178 (68%)

2,424,100 (+15%)

13,619 (+4%)

10,000 (+11%)

2018

239

161 (67%)

2,109,650

13,103

9,000