Lot 113 Image supplied by Goffs

A clearance rate of 91% and a surge in median and six figure sales told the story of a record opening day at Goffs Land Rover Sale.

Consistently strong trade throughout today’s session was topped by Rathmore Stud’s Yeats half-brother to multiple Graded winner Tombstone and own-brother to Listed hurdle winner Tintangle (Lot 113 – pictured).  The gelding was sold to trainer Martin Brassil for €185,000.  Clifton Farm provided the next highest priced lot in Tfou (Lot 133), a son of Authorized and a half-brother to a Listed Hurdle winner in France that was purchased by Nicky Richards for €180,000.

Paul Nicholls and Tom Malone accounted for several of the 15 six figure stores, which included Pine Tree Stud’s Fame And Glory half-brother to Grade 1 Bumper winner Tornado Flyer from the family of Hurricane Fly (Lot 218) bought for €175,000; as well as a Valirann gelding out of Grade 2 winner Brogella (Lot 92) from Springhill Stud for €155,000 and a Milan gelding from the top class Ballyreddin Stud draft for €150,000 (Lot 76).

Another to make the €155,000 mark was Ballincurrig House Stud’s son of Flemensfirth from the family of dual Champion Chaser Master Minded that sold to Milestone Bloodstock (Lot 162).