Superb Year For Goffs National Hunt Ends With Vibrant December Sale

Superb Year For Goffs National Hunt Ends With Vibrant December Sale

 

A memorable 2019 sales year at Goffs concluded with the second session of the December National Hunt Sale that saw vibrant trade throughout for foals and breeding stock and led to significant rises in the sale’s turnover and median as well as an increase in the foal average.

Today’s foal trade was headed by a son of Walk In The Park out of the Grade 1 hurdle winner La Segnora (Lot 394 - pictured) that was consigned by Ashwood Stud on behalf of Gary Adams and sold to Prospect Stables for €64,000.  

White Bloodstock’s colt by Blue Bresil out of a sister to Grade 2 winning hurdler Askanna and Grade 1 winning chaser Abolitionist (Lot 472) was the next highest priced foal of Day 2 when knocked down to Kevin Ross Bloodstock and Killeen Glebe for €56,000.  Another stand out was the Flemensfirth colt foal (Lot 531) out of multiple Grade 1 winning mare Petite Parisienne who herself topped the sale here in 2016 selling for €130,000.  Consigned by Ballincurrig House Stud on behalf of Coolmara Stables, he was bought by Willie Bryan for €54,000. 

Don Poli’s half-sister topped the breeding stock section of the sale as the Listed placed Kayf Tara mare Alighting (Lot 580 - pictured) sold from the Gigginstown House Stud draft to Babbinswood Ltd for €58,000.  She is in foal to Diamond Boy.  Another well related mare was Rathmore Stud’s Presenting seven year old Simone, a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winning Simonsig, and she sold in foal to Getaway to Cottage Bloodstock for €50,000.

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Reflecting on the two day December National Hunt Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“The December NH Sale has been part of the Goffs NH success story of recent years and we have been delighted to return such a vibrant trade over the last two days with increases in the foal average and median and a very agreeable clearance rate of 71%. A ring turnover of well over €5 million for the first time is also very pleasing and a clear indication of the growing reputation of the sale especially since it should be remembered that 2018 was topped by a record breaking €230,000 mare.

Competition has been fierce for foals as buyers from home and the UK battled it out for the superbly bred youngsters entrusted to us by so many leading NH breeders. This sale follows a record breaking renewal of the Land Rover Sale that returned the highest single day ring turnover and median price of any store sale in history so confirming its recent elevation to the first choice Store Sale for increasing numbers of the best three year olds on the market.

As ever we are indebted to our vendors as we are nothing without their wonderful horses and express our supreme appreciation to every buyer. Hopefully many of the foals will return to Goffs sales rings as three year olds in 2022…”

 
Comparative Figures – FOALS ONLY
 

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2018

401

290 (72%)

4,040,850

13,934

10,000

2019

492

347 (71%)

4,904,200 (+21%)

14,133 (+1.4%)

10,500 (+5%)

 

Comparative Figures – WHOLE SALE
 

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2018

453

319 (70%)

4,635,650

14,532

9,000

2019

524

367 (70%)

5,287,200 (+14%)

14,407 (-0.8%)

11,500 (+17%)