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Yearlings @ Goffs

Goffs: selective market was again evident
during day one of the February Sale

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Selective market
again evident at Goffs

THE selective nature of the market which has been in evidence for quite some time was again quite clearly illustrated at the opening day of the Goffs February Sale.

Proceedings got off to a low key beginning yesterday with the first 89 lots given over to an assortment of horses aged two or older but prices improved once the yearlings started to come under the hammer. This section provided the day's highlights but trade remained selective.

The demand remains for quality stock, many major pinhookers were in attendance in their bid to stockpile talent for this autumn's round of yearling sales, while it is still a struggle for those in the middle and lower tiers of the market.

However, it is worth noting that the demand for yearlings at this time of year cannot be taken as a definitive guide to the state of the 2010 yearling market. There were acceptable individuals who were unable to find buyers here but will have a far better chance of doing so in the much broader market that exists in the autumn when end users from across Europe and beyond will be looking to secure future talent.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,002,972
Dubawi £2,930,466
Kodiac £2,210,150
Acclamation £2,081,325
Frankel £1,935,765
Nathaniel £1,873,963
Sea The Stars £1,865,254
Iffraaj £1,748,489
Invincible Spirit £1,654,771