An incredible two days at the Goffs Land Rover Sale concluded with vibrant trade at Part 2 that was topped by Glen Stables’ beautiful Beat Hollow gelding (Lot 280) that sold for €90,000 to Martin Brassil (pictured), the purchaser of yesterday’s €185,000 sale-topping son of Yeats (Lot 113) from Rathmore Stud.
 
Other highlights of today’s trade included Busherstown’s Sea The Moon gelding Supermond (Lot 289) that was purchased by Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins for €75,000, as well as Lot 520, a son of Elusive Pimpernel consigned by Peter Nolan Bloodstock that sold to Aidan O’Ryan and Gordon Elliott for €70,000. 
 
Click here to view the full results and statistics from the Land Rover Sale.
 
Following an extraordinary two days at Goffs, Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:
 
“Yesterday’s amazing Land Rover Part 1, which returned an unmatched median price of €45,000 and a stunning 91% clearance rate, was always going to be a hard act to follow as we moved to Part 2 of the Land Rover Sale. However we have enjoyed another lively day of trade with an improved clearance rate of 80% and double digit advances in both the average and median prices. Indeed the last two days have really cemented the Land Rover Sale’s position as a genuine first choice for so many vendors and purchasers with growth in every area.
 
Once again we would like to pay tribute to our vendors who have supported us with so many of their best Three-Year-Olds over the two days and thank our huge group of buyers, so many of whom travelled across from the UK including several new high profile faces. Their attendance was prompted by another superb season on the track for Land Rover graduates with 10 Grade 1 winners and a sixth successive year of being the most successful store sale at the Cheltenham Festival whilst our graduates also led the way at Aintree and Punchestown. The competition from start to finish was a tribute to the horses supplied by our vendors and the supreme efforts of the Goffs Team working in tandem with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.
 
For the third year in a row Highflyer proved to be the leading buyer and we extend our thanks to David Minton, Anthony Bromley, Tessa Greatrex and their huge band of clients. At this juncture I know that Anthony and Tessa will not mind me making special mention of Minty who is in his 50th year as an agent and did not leave his usual spot in the sales ring for the entire 11 hours yesterday; a simply amazing feat as he strives to find the next Altior!
 
The Land Rover Sale is one of the true success stories of recent years and we look forward to shouting home this year’s graduates at the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown Festivals of 2020 and beyond. For now we just say to all participants - buyers, sellers, grooms and our own team:
THANK YOU!”
 
Comparative Figures
 
Part 1

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2018

257

216 (84%)

10,452,000

48,389

38,000

2019

267

242 (91%)

11,709,500 (+12%)

48,386

45,000 (+18%)

 
Part 2

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2018

243

177 (73%)

3,118,000

17,616

15,000

2019

221

177 (80%)

3,602,500 (+16%)

20,353 (+15%)

17,000 (+13%)

 
Part 1 and Part 2 Combined

 

Offered

Sold

Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)

2018

500

396 (79%)

13,605,000

34,356

25,000

2019

488

419 (86%)

15,312,000 (+13%)

36,544 (+6%)

30,000 (+20%)