A top price of €100,000 and a significant rise in clearance rate were among the highlights of the opening day of Goffs November Foal Sale.
A colt from the exciting first crop of the multiple Group 1 winning Caravaggio topped proceedings when Altenbach Bloodstock’s Lot 88 (pictured) out of the winning dam Cape Joy sold to Peter and Ross Bloodstock for €100,000.
Cloneymore Farm’s son of Starspangledbanner, the first foal out of the winning mare Rely On Me (Lot 262), took second spot late in the day when knocked down to Lynn Lodge Stud at €88,000, while another leading pinhooker in action today was Jamie Railton who secured Lot 190, a daughter of Camelot closely related to Group winner Leitir Mor consigned by Ballintry Stud, for €72,000.
Another highlight on Day 1 was a colt by The Last Lion from the family of Bungle Inthejungle (Lot 97) that sold to Grangemore Stud for €70,000. Bred by Seamus McGarvey, he was consigned by Ballybin Stud.
Among the other in-demand foals was Redmarble Farm’s colt from El Kabeir’s first crop (Lot 159) out of Impasse that sold to Goodwill Bloodstock for €52,000. Decorated Knight’s first foals meanwhile also proved popular and were headed by a €50,000 filly out of a sister to the Champion three year old and dual Classic winner Desert King (Lot 58). Consigned by the Irish National Stud, she was bought by Imad Al Sagar’s Blue Diamond Stud.