Mohican Heights Tops Trade At Sixth Goffs London Sale

Royal Ascot week opened in some style with yesterday’s sixth renewal of the Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO which took place in glorious sunshine at Kensington Palace Gardens.  Top lot was the Fozzy Stack-trained Mohican Heights (Lot 10) who will now join trainer David Simcock who signed for the winning two year old son of Australia at £520,000. 

Another highlight of the London Sale was the Andrew Balding-trained Le Don De Vie (Lot 18), a winner on Derby Day at Epsom last time out, who was knocked down to Matt Houldsworth of Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock for £460,000 on behalf of Aziz Kheir.  The Phoenix Ladies Syndicate meanwhile will have their first Royal Ascot runner this week having secured the Listed winning filly Forever In Dreams (Lot 16), who holds an entry in Friday’s Group 1 Commonwealth Cup, for £430,000 from Bansha House Stables who also sold the Listed winning colt Real Appeal to BBA Ireland and Yulong Investments for £265,000.

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Reflecting on this year’s London Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“The sixth Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO welcomed a truly international audience of buyers to the grounds of Kensington Palace on a superb summer’s evening.  It was a fantastic social occasion to begin Royal Ascot week with some really good business done.  Obviously we would have preferred to sell a few more of the horses but with entries at Royal Ascot we view it in an entirely different way, in that if people can achieve a premium at the sale they’ll take the money but if not they’ll go to Royal Ascot and we’ll be cheering those horses on as well.  So we are very grateful for all the support and hope everyone enjoyed themselves”.

 

Comparative Figures

2019:

Offered: 22
Sold:  10 (45%)
Turnover:  £3,150,000 (-15%)
Average:  £315,000 (+10%)
Median:  £332,500 (+11%)
Top Price:  £520,000

2018:
Offered:  30
Sold:  13 (43%)
Turnover:  £3,740,000 
Average:  £287,692 
Median:  £300,000 
Top Price:  £720,000