Most Improved Colt Tops Goffs Opener

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Lot 143 | Goffs photo

The Goffs November Foal Sale kicked off its five-day run Monday in Kildare with a colt by Coolmore’s first-crop sire Most Improved (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) topping the session with a final bid of €39,000. The first session of the newly expanded auction saw 134 horses gross €1,063,200. The average was €7,928 and the median was €5,000. During the first of four sessions a year ago, 176 horses grossed €2,108,900 for an average of €11,982 and a median of €8,500.

Castlehyde Stud paid the day’s top price, going to €39,000 to acquire hip 143. A bay weanling from the Sweep Lane Stud consignment, the session-topper is out of the unraced Mafaaza (Jazil), a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple group placed Tazahum (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}). He was bred by Aidan Sexton. Coolmore’s Most Improved captured the 2012 G1 St James’s Palace S.

The Goffs Foal sale continues Tuesday at 11 a.m.

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