13/04/2024. Horse Racing World: Arqana Summer Sale 2024 and Goffs Aintree Sale 2024


Nominations of broodmares and fillies out-of-training are open!

Breeding stock,a strong demande for broodmares and fillies

85% of fillies and broodmares sold. 

3 lots sold for €90,000 or more :

SIDERALIS - €145,000
Daughter of Kapgarde, in foal for the 1st time to No Risk At All
Buyer: J. C. Raymond

Vendor: Haras de la Vallée

Unraced daughter of Kitten’s Joy, in foal for the 1st time to Japan
Buyer: BBA Ireland
Vendor: Haras d’Ombreville

PURPLE LADY - €90,000
Daughter of Joshua Tree, in foal for the 1st time to Doctor Dino
Buyer: Horse Racing Advisory
Vendor: The Channel Consignment

Nominate now!


He Can’t Dance Tops 2024 Aintree Sale


The seventh Goffs Aintree Sale was successfully staged at today’s opening day of the Randox Grand National Festival with the sale seeing 23 lots sold for a clearance rate of 88% at an average price of £90,218.

The sale got off to a strong start with Harry Fry Racing’s dual Grade 2 winner and Cheltenham Festival victress Love Envoi (Lot 1) selling to the bid of Rathmore Stud for £135,000. The sale topper came half way through proceedings with Rob James’ Jukebox Jury gelding He Can’t Dance (Lot 17), the winner of his debut PTP at Monksgrange, who was purchased by Gordon Elliott Racing for £300,000.

Rob James’ 4YO He Can’t Dance topped the 2024 Aintree Sale when selling to Gordon Elliott Racing for £300,000. Photo Sarah Farnsworth

Other lots to feature were Ballyboy Stables’ debut placed Holloway Queen (Lot 23) who sold to the bid of JP McGrath Bloodstock for £180,000 and Jonathan Fogarty Racing’s debut winning filly Flamingo Grove (Lot 5) which was sold to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and Jonjo O’Neill for £150,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“It is always a highlight to be here at Aintree and it’s been a pleasure to watch this sale become a part of the iconic Randox Grand National Festival since its launch in 2016. Today’s sale had plenty of highlights, including a top price of £300,000, but the results also reflect a difficult few weeks for us and our vendors.

“The inclement weather has meant a large number of point-to-point meetings have been postponed or cancelled so it has been very difficult to compile a catalogue to meet the high expectations for which this sale has become renowned. That being said, we exist to provide a stage from which vendors can sell their stock and we are grateful to everyone who have supported the sale this year. The Aintree Sale has a wonderful record of producing high-class racehorses, as evidenced by the five Grade 1 winners coming from the first five-sales, and we are confident that more will emerge from this year’s offering.

“As ever, we would also like to extend our gratitude to the Aintree executive for their help and enthusiasm towards this fantastic event and we look forward to our return at next year’s Grand National Festival.”