26/11/2018. Giappone: Almond Eye vince la Japan Cup a tempo di record, un occhio all’Arc 2019 // Talismanic al Darley Japan a svolgere la sua attività di stallone // Top Price Of €52,000 On Busy Day For Pinhookers At Goffs November Foal Sale Part 2

Giappone: Almond Eye vince la Japan Cup a tempo di record, un occhio all’Arc 2019

Almond Eye (Lord Kanaloa) entra a far parte della storia grazie ad una sensazionale prestazione nella Japan Cup G1 di Tokyo, sul miglio e mezzo, in una corsa da £6 milioni di £2 al primo, riuscendo nell’impresa di diventare la seconda femmina a completare il doppio con la Triple Crown al femminile dopo la campionessa Gentildonna.
Almond Eye, era favorita sotto la pari prima della corsa, cavalla fortissima, nella stagione è rimasta imbattuta in 5 uscite. Il tutto di fronte ad una folla di 98,988 persone, scommesse, solo sulla corsa, di 20.5 miliardi di yen (circa $181.2 milioni). Cioè loro in una corsa scommettono più del doppio dell’intero montepremi italiano delle corse al galoppo. In una corsa!
Il figlio di Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado) è uno dei 21 rappresentanti vincitori di G1 per il sire americano, la cui progenie spazia ad ottimo livello tra i 1200 ed i 2400 metri ed è uno degli stalloni più richiesti di quest’ultimo anno con almeno 8 puledri sopra il milione di dollari in America. La scelta di mandare Talismanic in Giappone da parte del Darley è presto detta: figlio della buonissima Magic Mission (Machiavellian), della famiglia immediata di Wind In Her Hair (Alzao), la mamma del super sire Deep Impact e di Black Tide, altro padre famoso nel Sol Levante. In più la terza mamma ha prodotto Rey De Oro, vincitore di Derby nipponico. 

Top Price Of €52,000 On Busy Day For Pinhookers At Goffs November Foal Sale Part 2

A top price of €52,000 was the highlight of a busy day for pinhookers at Part 2 of the November Foal Sale, a price that surpassed last year’s top lot by some margin.  Tally Ho Stud, the day’s leading buyers, secured the sale topping Fast Company colt (Lot 1381 - pictured) that had been consigned by Collegelands. 

Some other highlights on the concluding day of the November Sale included a son of Footstepsinthesand (Lot 1314) from Ballybin Stud that sold to Woodtown House Stud for €33,000, as well as Glenanore Studs’s colt from the first crop of Estidhkaar (Lot 1414) that was knocked down to Grangemore Stud at €32,000, while Yeomanstown Stud purchased a daughter of Dandy Man (Lot 1507) for €30,000 that was consigned by Cafre Enniskillen Campus.

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At the end of the six day November Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Everything is relative. Whilst today’s trade could not be described as strong it has moved up a notch compared to yesterday and those foals that were deemed to have residual value have enjoyed keen competition from a large group of pinhookers right up to the very last lot. Today’s top price of €52,000 is a fair bit higher than at last year’s comparable sale and it was perhaps revealing that the clearance rate was two points ahead of Day 1.
None of this however should detract from the issues we highlighted yesterday and we recognise the major challenges facing breeders in the current climate. Our commitment is to continue to work tirelessly to provide the best market possible and we continue to invest around the world as we strive to attract the biggest number of buyers to each sale. We appreciate the support we receive from so many breeders and were pleased that the upper end of our Foal Sale earlier in the week enjoyed a strong and vibrant trade for the best with several very happy vendors. That the four day Foal Sale median price held steady is interesting but it must be viewed against a clearance rate that was short of 2017 as well as the fact that last year’s Foal Sale made huge advances so we are still well ahead of 2016 by every measure.
The format of the sale is now well established and the addition of the new Barns X, Y and Z to give us an additional 96 stables, taking the total to 762, has been universally well received. They are part of the ongoing programme of investment we continue to make in Kildare Paddocks to ensure it maintains its place as simply the best sales ground for vendors, purchasers and horses. At this point I want to pay tribute to our Facilities Manager, Ger Hennessy and his superb team who literally worked night and day to complete the new blocks whilst at the same time delivering the impeccable service for which we are renowned. Nothing is too much trouble for Ger and his colleagues, and we are lucky to have them on our team”.
Part 2 Foals

  Offered Sold Turnover (€) Average (€) Median (€) Top Price (€)
2017 292 195 (66%) 1,604,250 8,227 5,800 39,000
2018 252 154 (61%) 1,033,800 (-36%) 6,713 (-18%) 3,700 (-36%) 52,000

Total Foals

  Offered Sold Turnover (€) Average (€) Median (€) Top Price (€)
2017 952 730 (77%) 27,137,000 (+35%) 37,174 (+29%) 20,000 (+33%) 1,100,000
2018 917 635 (69%) 21,354,800 (-21%) 33,630 (-9%) 20,000 (-) 350,000


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