Blue Bresil Colt Tops First Edition Of The Goffs British NH Breeders' Showcase Sale

Lot 42, a son of Blue Bresil | Goffs

A colt by Blue Bresil (Fr) brought a sale-topping £90,000 from Richard Frisby during the first edition of the Goffs British NH Breeders' Showcase on Friday. It is a new record for a National Hunt foal sold at public auction.

Consigned by Mill House Stud as lot 42, the bay is out of Scorpio Queen (Ire) (Scorpion {Ire}), a half-sister to two-time G1 Leinster National H. Chase winner Pairofbrowneyes (Ire) (Luso {GB}).

“I never thought he'd make that much,” said Mill House's Juliet Minton. “He had a £40,000 reserve, and I thought he might make £60,000, but I never dreamt of £90,000.

“He'd be right up there with the best we've ever consigned. It was clear as soon as he was born that he was a lovely individual, and he's continued to improve ever since. He's very laid back and has a lovely temperament generally.

Colts by Saint Des Saints (Fr) (lot 24) and Golden Horn (GB) (lot 65) brought £65,000 and £60,000. The former, from Yeo Barton Bloodstock and out of a half-sister to Grade 3 chase winner Eva's Oskar (Ire) (Shirocco {Ger}), went to Coolmara Stables, Ltd.

“He's a beautiful animal, a lovely size and with good breeding,” reported Coolmara's Kieran Mariga. “He's been bought to pinhook and he'll be re-offered as a 3-year-old.”

Tally-Ho Stud bought the latter from Peel Bloodstock. The colt is related to Grade 2 hurdler Akilak (Ire) (Charnwood Forest {Ire}), who was third in two Grade 1s.

“He's a lovely foal and the one we really wanted,” said Tally-Ho's Henry O'Callaghan. “Golden Horn has a lot in his favour for jumps breeding, so should work, and this colt was well bred and very well prepared by the breeders. Fair play to them.”

The day's highest priced filly was by Nathaniel (Ire) (lot 44) and she made £50,000 on the bid of BLF Farm. Her dam was placed three times at the graded level and is a half-sister to top chaser Allaho (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}).

Of the 83 offered, 65 sold for a gross of £1,277,500. The average reached £19,654 and the median was £15,000.

Goffs UK managing director Tim Kent said, “Firstly, we would like to thank all of today's vendors for supporting this new venture. We asked the British NH Breeders to get behind this new initiative and we were overwhelmed by the response, but we still had to prove that this concept would work, so to achieve these results and break a new record is an incredible result for Goffs and for British NH Breeders.

“Yesterday's show and social evening provided the perfect platform to introduce the sale and celebrate the Best of British and we would like to thank the judges whilst congratulating Jackie Chugg and Sally Aston on winning the Richard Aston Colts' Class and Robert Chugg Fillies' Class respectively.

“We have welcomed a huge number of people to Doncaster over the last two days, with many vendors commenting that no one is missing, and that has created a solid market which has produced some wonderful results, in particular Mill House Stud's Blue Bresil colt which set a new British record for a NH foal when selling to Richard Frisby for £90,000.

“New ventures always come with a degree of risk and, once again, we would like to extend a huge thanks to all our clients who made this such a success whilst we look forward to reviewing the sale before building again in 2024. Meanwhile, we will be back on the road to discuss our January Sale with vendors over the coming weeks whilst we look forward to seeing everyone at the Goffs December Sale on 11-14 December.”

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