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Exceed And Excel colt tops strong day at Goffs

FOR the second day in succession, the Goffs November Foal Sale made significant gains on last year's returns as a €90,000 son of Exceed And Excel dominated a strong day's trade on Wednesday.

At the conclusion of the sale the second session had produced a turnover of just over €3.5m. The average of €18,560was up by 17 per cent while the €15,000 median grew by 15 per cent on 2010. In addition, the clearance rate for the day was also up as it came in at 81 per cent.

From Oghill House Stud, the Exceed And Excel colt drew a substantial crowd into the auditorium and a number of pinhookers made their play for the own-brother to a dual juvenile winner. Ultimately though he was knocked down to Woodstock and it is thought that he could be kept to race.

The €90,000 session topper comfortably surpassed the €62,000 mark which topped this day last year and overall the day witnessed significantly increased activity around and beyond the €30,000 mark - as highlighted by the final figures.

For some time it appeared as though the €50,000 mark would be good enough to head proceedings. A trio of foals reached this price and the first of these was a colt from the first crop of Bushranger. Owned by Mary Davison and Debbie Kitchin, the colt was bought by Tally-Ho Stud and he is out of a placed own-sister to the very smart Andronikos. He will return to the sales ring at next autumn's round of yearling sales.

 

 

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