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Online bidders jostle for top shipments at Goffs in February.

The drama was offstage when two online bidders jostled each other red rhododendron brought Goff’s February Promotion to a climax on February 9, with winner Galileo out of Scepter Stakes (G3) music Box deposited by Baroda Stud, sold for €340,000 (US$364,837) to BBA Ireland.

This is the highest selling price in 9 years and the fourth highest in its history, relative to the sale that recorded the best price for weaned piglets and National Hunt breed as well as the breeding prospects of any batch. Any discount in February this year.

Red Azalea (Lot 482A) won once and placed in five of her nine starts for Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore partners. She is a 3×4 cross with Allegretta; The family of the 4-year-old is originally from Lammtarra.

The same buyer and shipper participated in another six-figure sale of the day, that is nomadic landan unrated 4-year-old Frankel chubby (Lot 468) of conquer lovea full sister of Deep Impact wins with Derby winner Tokyo Yushun-Japan (G1) Deeply brilliant .

Goffs February 2023 Sale, Lot 468
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Nomadland is consigned as Lot 468 during Goffs Ireland February sale

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Once again, it was a tussle between two online auctioneers for the dirty girl, granddaughter of Chloe Award winner (G3) Love and Bubbles by Loup Sauvage with a member of the BBA buying group winning for €110,000 ($118,036).

Following on from their stellar first half on Wednesday, the Baroda team delivered the top three Lots on Thursday, all with livestock prospects and full-time as the top depositors of the sale by total. combined, generating revenue of €1,133,500 ($1,216,302) from 31 horses sold.

Barry Lynch made €75,000 ($80,478) for Holy Roman Emperor mare phalaenopsis orchid (Lot410), third place in the Prix Ceres is listed in 3rd place.

“She’s a very pretty girl with a really good lineage. She will probably come back to resell in the hopes of being a foal for a high-end stallion,” the purchase representative said. to a customer said.

The pedigree behind that is pretty impressive – her dam Almahroosa Is one dubawi Half-sister to Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) winner thakafaat half-sister with group 1 winner Power And curved , who won Ribblesdale on her own ahead of her successful EP Taylor Stakes (G1T). They came out of Frappe, an Inchinor half-sister to the winner of Two Thousand Guineas (G1) and male Footsteps in the sand and winner of Phoenix Staking (G1) Pedro the Great .

Goffs February 2023 Sale, Lot 410
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Romanosa is deposited as Lot 410 within

The 2023 sale is back to two days that went on for three days last year, with 22% fewer horses sold this year than 12 months ago. Accordingly, revenue fell 28% from €6,020,200 ($6,459,976) to €4,348,550 ($4,666,212), but the average fell only 7% to €15,929 ($17,092) from €17,103 ($18.352). The average price of €9,000 ($9,657) remained unchanged.

Henry Beeby’s Closing Statement
“Goffs February fulfills an important function in the sales calendar as it presents another opportunity for pony sellers and buyers (weaning.) Sometimes young people need more time and into those ponies. On other occasions, they didn’t hit our great November or December Sales for some reason or didn’t hit the mark on that visit to the ring.

“When November and December are strong, it sometimes leads to a weaker February as orders can be filled and/or better shipments are sold. That’s the case during the week. Whether or not this is still debatable, but the general theme of the past two days has been that it has been a lively transaction for those with the most appeal, especially for a fraternity that is hooked, but a completely different story for those who are considered non-commercial.we live.

“The year 2022 probably has had a post-pandemic recovery in volume with an expansion to three days for the first time since 2018 and so two days of this year has always shown a drop in revenue. However, what’s interesting. It should be noted that the average price has remained the same as it was in 2022, which represents a consistency for the sales market where the size of the entry is largely a reaction to the fall sales.

“The stock trading reflects stiff competition for some and little interest in others, but we are delighted to welcome another strong overseas team to Kildare Paddocks, the who are drawn year after year by the enduring quality of Irish blood and the efforts of ITM working alongside our excellent Goffs buyer recruitment team and international agents.

“February Goffs market leadership has been confirmed once again, with February highest prices for flat weaners, weaners and National Hunt breeders, with prices later recorded. The fourth best price for this sale and the best price since 2014. As always, we thank each of our suppliers, and all of our buyers, for us. nothing without them.”


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