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Flemensfirth gelding sells for €87,000

A SUPERB son of Flemensfirth now leads the way at the Goffs Land Rover Sale after being knocked down to Kevin Ross Bloodstock for €87,000 – a price which would have been good enough to top last year’s renewal of this auction.

Sold by Norman Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm, the gelding (Lot 67) is a brother to a pair of bumper winners and he comes from a family which goes back to the high class hurdler Mole Board. Harry Fry finished underbidder for the three-year-old who was widely regarded as one of the stars of the sale.


Earlier Margaret O’Toole spent €40,000 on a son of Milan from Ballinrcurrig House Stud. Lot 45 is out of a four-times winner who is a half-sister to Arthur Moore’s talented handicap chaser Notable D’Estruval.


A FINE French-bred three-year-old set the early pace on the opening day of the Goffs Land Rover Sale after falling to trainer Henry De Bromhead for €46,000.

De Bromhead was acting for Alan Potts when securing the son of the Highest Honor horse Baroud d’Honneur who comes from the immediate family of the great Kauto Star.

Lot 18, who was consigned by Lakefield Farm, is related to a number of other quality French jumpers.


Aiden Murphy has already struck for several members of Scorpion’s first crop and the most expensive of these was a €38,000 gelding (Lot 42) hailing from Rathvin Stud. The grandson of Montjeu is out of a half-sister to the smart juvenile hurdler Corvassio.

The €38,000 mark was also reached by David Minton when he secured a son of Flemensfirth (Lot 38) from Suirview Stables. Minton’s purchase is out of a half-sister to the high class handicap hurdler Kilcash.

 

 

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