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Banimpire - Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale

Banimpire: €2.3 million sale highlighted the Goffs November Sale

  PICTURE: Peter Mooney 

Momentous week for Goffs comes to a close

A MOMENTOUS week for for Goffs came to a close on Saturday as the company's November Breeding Stock Sale ended with a set of results that finished some way ahead of last year.

Over the last two days the sale turned over almost €7m which was a 38 percent increase on 2010. The average of €26,250 represented a 62 percent increase while the median of €10,000 was up by eleven percent. In addition the clearance rate improved to 66 percent.

The presence of the record breaking Banimpire obviously had a major impact on both the turnover and average but it was interesting to see the median creep forward and an improved clearance rate for the sale was also a positive. Again domestic activity over the last two days was relatively subdued as a diverse international contingent of buyers played a major role.

Reflecting on a major week for Goffs, Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented: "The modern day Goffs was established to sell the best Irish horses to a global audience and this week has ensured that goal was achieved in some style.

"Tosmash both the foal and filly/mare records in successive days is very special and, of course, we are hugely indebted to Jim Bolger for placing his faith in Goffs with his magnificent stock."

A quiet final day saw Hugo Merry pick up the top lot for €31,000. Sold by Miltown Park Stud, the winning Cape Cross mare, One To Win, was sold in foal to Echo Of Light and she will now head to India as Merry continued his long and prolific association with this sale.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,649,102
Dark Angel £3,012,277
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,088,768
Frankel £1,960,614
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,926
Invincible Spirit £1,694,010