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West Point to
the fore at Goffs

WEST Point Thoroughbreds made an immediate impact at this year's Goffs Orby Sale by purchasing the second lot through the ring,a son of Ad Valorem.

Agent Buzz Chace, who acts on behalf of Terry Finley's US-based operation, went to €50,000 to secure the colt, who had cost his vendor Ashtown Bloodstock €21,000 as a foal at the Goffs November Sale.

West Point campaigns a stable of 75 horses in the US per year, and since their colours first hit the track in 1991, have enjoyed Grade 1 success with five individual horses led by this season's Stephen Foster Handicap winner MachoAgain.

However, earlier this month, Finley expressed an interest in maintaining a string in Europe by saying: "We're open to anything and we're looking at having some horses in Europe."

The first horse tobreak through the six figure barrier was a daughter of Danehill Dancer, who attracted a €200,000 bid from Liam Norris and William Huntingdon.

Consigned by Camas Park Stud, the filly is out of a three-parts sister to Derby winner Dr Devious.

 

 

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