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The Goffs Open yearling sale "put real positivity back into the market"

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Beeby satisfied that Goffs Open achieved objectives

 Cat  Off  Sold  % sold  Aggregate  Average  Median
 245  216  102  47  366,900  3,597  2,000

HENRY Beeby, chief executive of Goffs, last night described yesterday's one day Open Yearling Sale as achieving its objective of providing a service to the industry in challenging times.

He said: " Our decision to reduce the number of yearling sales days this year appears to have been justified with a strong Orby sale that exceeded all expectations and put real positivity back into the market. However, we were conscious of the number of horses in the middle and lower sectors that required an outlet.

"And by holding today's Open sale we have been pleased to step in and offer Irish breeders a low cost option to sell horses as our small contribution to combat the much discussed over production issue. The trade today was undoubtedly selective, but those lots that stood out had plenty of admirers and the results have been in line with other similar sales in recent weeks."

That view was shared by agent Bobby O' Ryan who said: " The trade was there for the better lots and from that point of view the sale worked. We bought ten horses."

Of the 216 lots offered, 102 were sold which represented a clearing rate of 47 per cent. The aggregate was €366,900 with an average and median of €3, 597 and €2,000 respectively.

O'Ryan's purchases included a grey daughter of Exceed And Excel who was offered from Clover House Stud on behalf of Terry Jennings. Out of the Ezzoud mare Alphilda, a winner at two and already the dam of a winner, the filly made €23,000, a price bettered only by a Diamond Green colt from KillarganStud who was signed for by Damien Shine at €24,000.

From the first crop of his sire, a Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1 placed son of Green Desert, the colt, who will be going into training inthe UK, is a half-brother to a winner out of the winning Danehill mare, Danish Gem.

Peter Doyle Bloodstock paid €18,000 for a Noverre half-brother to a two year old winner out of a Deerhound mare, consigned by JK Thoroughbreds.






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