19/11/2019. Caravaggio colt tops opening day of Goffs November Foal Sale // MASTER DINO TOPS ARQANA AUTUMN

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 today. 

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.

Comparative Figures – November Foal Sale Day 1:

  Offered Sold Aggregate (€) Average (€) Median (€)
2019 233 158 (68%) 2,871,100 (+7%) 18,172 (-2%) 14,000 (-7%)
2018 244 145 (59%) 2,682,500 18,500 15,000
Peter Doyle pictured after securing the Day 1 Sale topper
Part 1 of the November Foal Sale continues tomorrow at 10am.  The November Breeding Stock Sale will take place on Thursday and Friday and will be followed on Friday afternoon by the Foal Sale Part 2.
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Demand for horses-in-training, both Flat and National Hunt, resulted in a strong session during Monday’s Arqana Autumn Sale. The dual Grade 1-winning hurdler Master Dino (Fr) (Doctor Dino {Fr}) (lot 189), offered by La Motteraye Consignment, was knocked down to Herve Bunel of BHB Agency for €420,000 to top proceedings.

A winner of the G1 Prix Renaud du Vivier and G1 Prix Cambaceres, the 5-year-old gelding was put through the ring to dissolve a partnership. Trade was lively all day, with 183 sold (88%) from 183. The gross rose 45% to €5,607,500, while the average rose by even more at €34,829 (+47%).

Another index to show a positive result was the median of €14,000, a 40% increase on 2018′s equivalent session. Coming in as the second dearest lot on the day was the hurdler Gentleman de Mee (Fr) (Saint des Saints {Fr}).