There were records all round at the ninth renewal of the Goffs Punchestown Sale which took place after racing today, with a new top price for the sale of €360,000 and increases in turnover, average and median.  Topping the vibrant trade was Monbeg Stables’ four year old Getaway gelding The Big Breakaway (Lot 12), a winner at Quakerstown on Easter Sunday, who was bought by Ross Doyle on behalf of Colin Tizzard.

The Inish Stables-consigned Noreen Bawn (Lot 6), a four year old daughter of Jeremy who impressed at Dromahane last weekend, was the next highest priced lot at Punchestown when selling for €220,000 to Gerry Hogan who also secured Lot 9, the four year old Shirocco gelding Unbreakable Bond from Monbeg Stables for €210,000. 

Another highlight of the catalogue was Barbado’s Buck (Lot 11), an impressive runner-up at Dromahane at the weekend for Beechmount Stables.  The Getaway four year old was knocked down to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls for €210,000.  Roger Brookhouse went to €170,000 for the winning pointer Gabbys Cross (Lot 17), consigned by Ballinagore Stables, while Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud – purchaser of Grade 1 winner Honeysuckle at the 2018 Punchestown Sale – secured another high class mare in Southern Girl (Lot 8).  The daughter of Getaway was a recent 12-length winner at Quakerstown and sold for €155,000.

Ireland’s only boutique National Hunt Sale saw a 15% rise in average price to €144,385, while median rose 5% to €115,000 and turnover increased by 7% on last year.

Offered 17

Sold 13 (76%)

Aggregate €1,877,000 +7%

Average €144,385 (+15%)

Median €115,000 (+5%)