The number of foals to make at least €35,000 improved from 22 last year to 26 this year at the Goffs December National Hunt Sale
At its conclusion, the Orby turned over just shy of €43 million which represented a very minor decrease on 12 months ago
The Goffs Sportsman’s Sale posted an aggregate of just short of €4.9 million and a greater volume of horses allowed the turnover to progress by 12% on last year
A poor clearance rate was disappointing, but the Goffs London Sale still delivered some sterling rewards, writes Leo Powell
“The Land Rover Sale is one of the true success stories of recent years,'' said Henry Beeby
Ryan McElligott looks back at the year in bloodstock sales
There was good depth of demand at varying levels at Goffs and the clearance rate for the sale dropped by a mere point and the percentage of foals sold actually improved on 2017
Quality stock sold well and attracted as much competition but the market was highly selective with a low key and subdued start to the week
A number of high profile withdrawals meant that this year’s Breeding Sale Stock at Goffs couldn’t live up to the trade of the previous two years
A clearance rate of 60% represented a drop of some 12 points on the 2017 edition of the sale
Results at the Goffs Orby Sale have done their bit to bolster both belief and confidence in the yearling market
There was decent competition for the better lots at Goffs Sportman's Sale and the sale also benefitted from the involvement of a varied group of overseas buyers
Leo Powell looks ahead to a great flat card at Cork racecourse next Saturday
The fifth Goffs London Sale failed to match last year's turnover, and a couple of broodmares stole the show
The two-day Goffs Land Rover Sale concluded with a set of figures that pointed to trade that was especially strong at the top of the market but selective elsewhere
This year's edition of Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale, Europe's oldest, is previewed by Michael Ross
"We welcomed a large international group of buyers back to Goffs and our €280,000 top price comfortably exceeds that of 12 months ago"
Henry Beeby, Group Chief Executive of Robert J Goff & Co plc, gives his end of sale statement
Beeby hails "sustained demand at all levels as end users and pinhookers battled each other" and a 81% clearance rate gives cause for satisfaction
Hugo Lascelles spent €1.1m on the daughter of Galileo during a session where the dispersal of stock bred and owned by Coolmore and the China Horse Club were in demand
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