Lot 170: this Mastercraftsman half-sister to Lilbourne Lad sold for €200,000 to Timmy Hyde at the Goffs February SalePICTURE: Goffs
Hyde snaps up Lilbourne half-sister for €200,000
Lot 170: As expected a half-sister to last season's crack two-year-oldLilbourne Lad hailing from the first crop of Mastercraftsman now holds sway at Goffs after selling to Timmy Hyde for €200,000.
Sold by Des Leadon and Marian Klay's Swordlestown Little stud the filly looked likely to play a starring role and certainly lived up to her billing as Hyde, who bought the Irish Derby winner Frozen Fire at this sale several years ago, outlasted Bobby O'Ryan following a protracted battle.
Several minutes earlier the popularity of Bushranger's first crop was once again in evidence as Baroda & Colbinstown Stud forked out €43,000 for a son of the Danetime horse (166) from Nafferty Stud. The colt is a half-brother to four winners headed by the multiple Group 3-placed Mid Mon Lady.
Lot 60: The stalwart Derrinstown Stud sire Marju, who was retired from active duty last year, is another stallion represented by just one yearling at today's sale and the Swordlestown Little-consigned colt generated major interest before the hammer eventually came down in favour of the BBA Ireland's Eamon Reilly at €75,000.
Reilly reported that he was acting on behalf of an existing Irish client who will reoffer the colt next autumn. His purchase is an own-brother to the Heron Stakes winner Massive and comes from the family of the Irish 1000 Guineas third Khaytada.
Lot 51: year's edition of the Goffs February Sale has gotten off to a bright start with the Darley team forking out €72,000 for the only Shamardal yearling on offer at this year's auction.
The colt was sold by Jockey Hall Stud on behalf of Tullpark Ltd and he is out of a winning half-sister to the high class Inchinor and the Listed-winning dam of last year's Grade 1 E P Taylor Stakes winner Inchinor.
This price comfortably eclipses the €53,000 mark which topped thisday last year.