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Daughter of Saoire
sells for €475,000

ONE of the most anticipated lots of the morning, the second foal out of Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Saoire (31),lived up to her star billing when selling to Hugo Merry on behalf of Jim Hay for €475,000.

Auctioneer Andrew Nolan opened the bidding on the daughter of Giant's Causeway at €100,000, which quickly escalated as Merry and Michael Donohoe of BBA Ireland engaged in a fight for the strong chestnut filly.

However, Merry ultimately faced most competition from John Magnier, who was bidding in person.

The January-born filly was consigned by Cahermorris Stables.

Of the first 19 lots through the ring, 13 have been sold for a total of €1,046,000 and average of €80,461.




Galileo £10,249,746
Dubawi £2,709,333
Dark Angel £2,626,940
Kodiac £1,958,520
Acclamation £1,949,140
Nathaniel £1,804,891
Sea The Stars £1,792,597
Frankel £1,757,529
Iffraaj £1,591,586
Invincible Spirit £1,546,975