MV Magnier Snaps Up Group 1 Winner Albigna For 3.7 Million At Goffs

Albigna was the first seven-figure lot of the sale | Goffs

G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Albigna (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}–Freedonia {GB}, by Selkirk) was the first lot to clear seven figures at Goffs on Friday, selling for €3.7 million to MV Magnier. In foal to St Mark's Basilica (Fr), the 6-year-old (lot 1212) is already the dam of a Wootton Bassett (GB) yearling colt who brought €460,000 during the Goffs Orby Sale earlier this year. She was consigned by Baroda Stud on behalf of the Niarchos family.

“She is a lovely mare,” Magnier told the TDN's Brian Sheerin. “The whole Niarchos family, they have been very special friends of ours for a long time. We're just very happy that we can continue the relationship. These kinds of mares don't come on the market very often and, with this mare, we are lucky that we have very good partners who will support us to try and buy these mares. St Mark's Basilica has had some very good foals and, if she has a good colt by him, it would make it easy to go back.”

 

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