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Kingman Filly Tops Strong Final Day At Goffs November Foal Sale Part 1


Goffs November Foal Sale Part 1 concluded today with a vibrant day’s trade topped by a Kingman filly from Jockey Hall Stud that sold to new purchasers Outsider Bloodstock for €350,000.  The filly, Lot 600 (pictured), is out of the Listed winning mare Splashdown who is dam of Group 3 Solario Stakes winner Aktabantay.

Airlie Stud’s Muhaarar colt (Lot 730) was the next highest priced foal of the sale when the half-brother to five winners including Group 3 winner Eastern Impact and Group placed Miss Katie Mae sold to Shadwell Estate Company for €320,000. 

A day that saw 32 six figure foals and a clearance rate of 84% started on a strong note with the own sister to Group 3 winner and Group 1 Matron Stakes second Lily’s Angel (Lot 545) from Neilstown Stud selling to John McCormack for €300,000, a price matched later in the session as the Galileo sister to dual Derby winner Harzand from The Castlebridge Consignment (Lot 709) was knocked down to Hugo Merry Bloodstock.

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Reflecting on Part 1 of the November Foal Sale, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Following an outstanding renewal of the Orby Sale, which was responsible for the two highest priced yearling fillies in the world this year, but an otherwise rather harder yearling sales season, predications in advance of this week were for an altogether more selective trade. And so it has proved over the last three days when, to use two well-worn phrases, it has been as hard as ever to buy the good ones but there were more falling through the cracks than in recent years.

Last year’s Part 1 Foal Sale was always going to be a hard act to follow as it recorded big rises in each area and was headed by the rarity of a millionaire foal sale topper. So we have seen a sale that is still ahead of 2016 but it must be accepted that one of the key messages to be taken away from the sale has been the lower clearance rates especially on Day 1. This mirrored the commercial yearling sales and, as we pointed out a few weeks ago, should be a clear indication that the market is increasingly polarised.

So the good ones have sold very, very well with several extremely happy breeders, especially throughout today, and we are grateful to them all for their ongoing support as it is they who make the sale such a success each year along with the huge group of buyers that descended on Kildare Paddocks from Saturday morning. Indeed, we have rarely seen the place as packed and the barns were just so busy for the last five days to illustrate the ongoing hunger for the best bred foals on the market and following so many excellent pinhooking results from last year. The advance in the three day median also shows that there has been more consistency in the top half of the sale where there was the most activity.

We now turn our attention to two days of Breeding Stock and look forward to another day of foals on Saturday mindful of several great pinhooking stories from last year’s Part 2 sale”.


PART 1 - Comparative Figures





Turnover (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)



535 (81%)

25,515,750 (+43%)

47,693 (+22%)

27,000 (+8%)



480 (72%)

20,311,000 (-20%)

42,315 (-11%)

28,000 (+4%)

The two day November Breeding Stock Sale gets underway at 10am tomorrow and Friday, and will be followed on Saturday by Part 2 of the November Foal Sale.