Many thanks to all the buyers who supported us at the Goffs UK Premier Sale. We hope there is another Group 1 winner among them! It was a great team effort for the draft to turnover £1,188,000 for 20 yearlings sold - we are very proud to end the sale as leading vendor!
Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock went to £210,000 for our top lot, a son of Kodiac out of Stunner. We wish Richard, Sheikh Rashid and Richard Fahey all the best with him.
With ten sold, Kodiac wound up with an average of £74,200.
We were very pleased with the reaction to the first yearlings by Kessaar. Seven of his eight through the ring sold and included a colt who sold out of our draft to Robson Aguiar for £90,000. Bred by Rossenarra Stud, he is out of Belle Diva (pictured below).
“I’ve bought him for a partnership to breeze, so we’ll take him home and see how he goes,” Robson told the EBN. “He’s the first horse by Kessaar that I’ve bought and is the one that caught my eye in this sale, but he’s scopey and strong, and looks like our type of horse.“
Alice Fitzgerald also sold a Kessaar colt out of Applauding for £55,000 to SYPS - the partnership behind Mehmas’ early standout Muker.
A great two days for Mehmas consisted of the sale of five yearlings for an impressive average of £90,800. Two broke six figures headed by a colt out of Interweave from Shinglis Stud who sold for £115,000 to Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Alsabah and will join Andrew Balding. Alex Elliott also picked up our filly out of Fainleog for £100,000. She will join Archie Watson.
“She was the one horse I wanted to buy today,” Elliott told EBN. “We all know about Mehmas and she looked an Ascot-type of filly. If she just misses out she has resale value in the States, where Going Global is doing so well and Mehmas is all the rage.“
Each of the ten through the ring by Cotai Glory sold, including two fillies who sold for in excess of £80,000 - our filly out of Lady Mega made £88,000 to Peter and Ross Doyle while Mountarmstrong Stud’s filly out of Strait Power made £82,000 to Alex Elliott.
Cotai Glory ended the sale with an average of £45,200.
Group 1 sire Galileo Gold also had a good few days that included the sale of a lovely filly out of Rahaala from Manister House Stud for £65,000 to Nick Bell.