International Sales News

Strong opening session sets tone at Keeneland January

Buoyed by the promise of a new year, buyers came out in full force for the opening session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale on Monday and helped feed a solid market that left many hopeful about the year ahead.   “It was a fabulous day. How could you expect this?” said Adrian... Read More

Zain Art tops Goffs mares when selling for €390,000

Sunset on Monday brought a rare astrological phenomenon into the skies over Goffs’ sales complex, with the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter illuminating the night sky. Said to be a portent of greatness, and perhaps even the Christmas star itself, buyers of the mares sold under its celestial light will certainly be hoping it is... Read More

‘He’s a global commodity’ – Frankel fever at Goffs as three lots fetch €440,000

Frankel (Galileo) lit up the Goffs November Sale ring on Sunday when a quartet of the world champion’s sons and daughters became the four most expensive foals sold in Ireland in 2020. The day had begun with a 12th individual Group/Grade 1 winner for Juddmonte Farms’ homebred superstar when his two-year-old son Grenadier Guards won... Read More

Relation of Sea Of Class the centre of attention at Goffs

A beautiful daughter of Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) stole the show at Goffs on the second day of the rescheduled November Foal Sale. Consigned by Linda and Reddy Coffey’s Oak Lodge and Springfield House Stud, the May-born filly is a half-sister to the Italian Group 3 second Troublemaker (Vita Rosa) and Ranger In Paradise... Read More

Mehmas in demand at Goffs as son of record-breaking sire brings €75,000

The Goffs November Foal Sale got underway a month later than scheduled on Friday with the now familiar coronavirus precautions and restrictions strongly enforced. Tally-Ho Stud has unearthed another diamond in Mehmas (Acclamation), who has swept all before him this year, with Middle Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) scorer Supremacy one of 54 individual winners... Read More

‘I really like the pedigree’ – Criquette Head buys blue-blooded Bursa

The fourth and final day of Arqana’s Breeding Stock Sale was topped by Haras de Bouquetot’s unraced Frankel (Galileo) mare Bursa, who went the way of Haras du Quesnay for €38,000 (approx. AUD$61,500). The five-year-old is out of a winning full-sister to Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2400m) heroine Plumania (Anabaa) and was consigned... Read More