AS expected, the figures from 12 months ago were well out of reach for Part 1 of the Goffs November Foal Sale, which concluded today, although this part of the auction concluded with a strong final session that produced much the best clearance rate of the week.

At the close of Wednesday’s session the three days of foals produced a turnover of just over €20 million which was a 20% decline on last year. The €42,315 average dropped by 11 points, although the median actually progressed from €27,000 to €28,000.