Record Price Concludes 150th Year at Goffs
 

The conclusion to the 150th Year at Goffs was an exceptionally positive one as Petite Parisienne (Lot 534 pictured) set a record price for a National Hunt Mare at a Goffs December National Hunt sale and increases across the board were seen in turnover, average and median.

Solid trade continued on day 2 and finished with a flourish as Petite Parisienne, one of an excellent selection of mares on offer went the way of Kieran Mariga for €130,000. The dual Grade 1 winning mare by Montmartre was sold by Gigginstown House Stud in foal to Shantou.

The top class prices continued as Give It Time (Lot 541) came into the ring from Clonogan House Stud. A multiple Stakes winning mare by Kayf Tara and in foal to Walk In The Park, she sold to Aidan Archdeacon for €75,000, while Grade 3 winner Analifet (Lot 535) by Califet, another mare to be offered by Gigginstown House Stud, was knocked down to Tom Malone for €70,000.

Richard Frisby was active throughout the sale as the leading purchaser and on day 2 acquired the highest price foal, a brother to Highland Lodge and Closing Ceremony by Mahler (Lot 382) for €43,000 from leading vendors Ballincurrig House Stud.

Glenvale Stud continued to be busy on day 2, purchasing a son of the ever popular Flemensfirth out of a sister to African Gold from Yellowford Farm for €40,000 (Lot 478).

Commenting on a successful sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:


“It is gratifying to have finished Goffs 150th Anniversary year with a successful sale and equally pleasing to see one of our National Hunt sales take further strides forward.

This is a sale that has enjoyed serious growth in recent times as part of our “Serious about National Hunt” drive resulting in three sales vying for market leader status. Indeed the days when National Hunt was perceived to play second fiddle at Goffs are long gone as our Punchestown, Land Rover and December NH catalogues are all first choices for increasing numbers of leading Irish National Hunt breeders and vendors.

The last two days has seen a trade as good as any for the category with strong competition for so many of the best foals and mares leading to more growth in the key statistics and an impressive top price of €130,000 which is a Goffs record for a NH mare although, of course, it was harder work for those less busy at their stables. However the appetite for the best remains undimmed and it is just so rewarding for the passionate Goffs NH team that their efforts are consistently converting to sales ring success.

As ever we extend our heartfelt thanks to every vendor and each purchaser as we are nothing without their backing and support.”

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Comparative Figures – FOALS ONLY

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2015

453

305 (67%)

3,036,700

9,956

7,500

2016

428

283 (66%)

3,092,650 (+2%)

10,928 (+10%)

8,200 (+9%)

 

Comparative Figures – WHOLE SALE

 

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2015

489

325 (66%)

3,250,500

10,002

7,500

2016

479

311 (65%)

3,638,150 (+12%)

11,698 (+17%)

8,200 (+9%)