A Tamayuz colt out of an own-sister to a Group winner and a Listed winner (Lot 496) topped the final day of the Autumn Yearling Sale at Goffs, when the Lumville Farm-consigned colt was bought by Kevin Ross Bloodstock for €50,000.
Lumville Farm also offered a daughter of Sea The Moon from the family of Banimpire (Lot 572) who sold to Goffs’ Scandinavian agent Filip Zwicky. The filly was among a trio of yearlings to sell for €24,000 today that also included a Sir Percy colt from Staffordstown that sold to Hyde Park Stud (Lot 551) and a colt by Requinto from Jossestown Farm (Lot 542) knocked down to MCR Bloodstock.
At the conclusion of the two day Autumn Yearling Sale, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:
“There is no disguising that the last two days have been hard work for everyone as the market has proved highly selective as evidenced by the clearance rate of 60%. Trade has mirrored that at other sales of a similar category across Europe this autumn although it remains the case that the stand out lots enjoyed plenty of competition. That said all of us involved in the bloodstock business must accept that the market is the ultimate arbiter of each offering and it is speaking with increasing volume that the sums do not add up at a certain level. How much the uncertainty or threat of Brexit is contributing is anyone’s guess as, like everyone, we are so sick of the lack of clarity in this connection but there is no doubt that it appears the supply – demand ratio is out of kilter again.
Working in tandem with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, Goffs will continue to do our level best to attract the broadest group of buyers to our sales and it was pleasing to see significant groups from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Italy competing with buyers from USA, China and the UK for the yearlings that appealed the most”.