The Goffs Land Rover Sale wrapped on Thursday with a single-session Part 2. Topping proceedings was a 3-year-old filly by Blue Bresil (Fr) (lot 458) from Peter Nolan Bloodstock. The bay, from the family of graded placed hurdler Backinthere (Ire) (Flemensfirth) hammered at €65,000 to Aidan O'Ryan/Gordon Elliott.
Lot 488, another filly, this time Butlersgrove Stud's daughter of Well Chosen (GB), was the second lot to reach or exceed €50,000. She brought €52,000, having caught the eye of Bobby O'Ryan.
From a statistics standpoint, 118 lots sold from 160 offered (74%) for a gross of €1,953,300. The average was €16,553 and the median of €15,000.
“Following a spectacular two-day Land Rover Part 1, today's Part 2 sale took up the mantle and certainly delivered more of the same with advances in all the vital statistics,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby in his end-of-sale statement. “Most noteworthy was the clearance rate which grew by 16 points to a very respectable 74% and, once again, we extend our thanks to our vendors who provided the raw material as well as every purchaser who engaged as they sought to find the next Land Rover star.
“I repeat our thanks to everyone at HRI for their help in working through the protocols to deliver a safe, compliant and vibrant sale. And, as ever, our colleagues at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing have been pivotal to the whole sale as they worked with the Goffs Team to ensure the maximum audience for all three days. We extend our thanks to all our buyers regardless of their spend and wish them the best of luck with their Land Rover purchases as they seek to follow in the hoof prints of so many NH stars of recent years.
“And our vendors. So many of them stepped up with drafts of note and it gave us enormous pleasure to see them rewarded for the faith they placed in the Goffs Land Rover service. It may be a repetitive statement but we are nothing without the horses and can't do it without them.