Sales The Galileo sister to Alice Springs sells to Phoenix Thoroughbreds


Galileo filly tops superb day at Goffs Orby Sale selling for €2million

October 02, 2018

A €2 million top lot and significant gains across the board were the highlights of a superb first day at Goffs Orby Sale.  Turnover rose by 14%, despite almost 30 less horses offered compared with Day 1 last year, while average rose by 33% to €144,222 and median by 27% to €85,000.  A strong clearance rate of 88% was recorded.

The star of the show today was Glenvale Stud’s beautiful Galileo own sister to the the three time Group 1 winner Alice Springs (Lot 165) who sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds for €2 million.  Amer Abdulaziz of Phoenix Thoroughbreds spoke with Rishi Persad for Goffs TV following the sale:


Goffs TV:  Amer Abdulaziz, Phoenix Thoroughbreds


Bidding continued apace as the very next lot, a Kingman half-brother to Stakes winner Alkasser from the family of Anthem Alexander and Dandy Man (Lot 166), sold to David Redvers for €850,000 having been consigned by Noel O’Callaghan’s Mountarmstrong Stud.  Another to sell for €850,000 was Lot 203, the Showcasing own-sister to Tasleet from Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, who was knocked down to Mark Player.
Topping a significant draft of purchases by Godolphin was Lot 140, the Sea The Stars filly from Luke Lillingston’s Mount Coote Stud who sold for €750,000, and a delighted Lillingston spoke to Goffs TV following the sale:


Goffs TV: Luke Lillingston, Mount Coote Stud


As well as today's sales topper, the Glenvale Stud draft also provided another highlight on Day 1 when their No Nay Never filly (Lot 100), who hails from the family of High Chaparral and whose 2yo half-brother won first time out two weeks ago, sold for €700,000 to MV Magnier:


Goffs TV:  MV Magnier


Trade was strong today from the outset, getting off to a flying start as the second lot into the ring reached the half million mark.  Baroda and Colbinstown Studs’ Frankel half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Kingsgate Native (Lot 2) sold to Shawn Dugan for €500,000:




Goffs TV:  Purchaser Shawn Dugan; and David Myerscough of vendor Baroda & Colbinstown Studs


Following a remarkable day in the sales ring, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted with a stunning day’s trade that was headed by a top price of €2m and major increases in average and median, which repays the tremendous trust placed in Goffs by our vendors.  We look forward to tomorrow and hope to maintain the momentum”.

Day 1 figures:
Offered:  190
Sold:  167 (88%)
Aggregate:  €24,085,000 (+14%)
Average:  €144,222 (+33%)
Median:  €85,000 (€27%).

Goffs Orby Sale continues at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday 3 October.


Goffs Orby Sale Day 1 Review with Henry Beeby


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