Overseas buyers dominate Goffs Sale

The Goffs November Broodmare Sale in Ireland ended on Saturday night with a set of final figures that couldn’t quite keep pace with those from last year.  The average for the two-day breeding stock section dropped 735 euros to 16,230 euros and the clearance rate dropped 10 points to 62%.

Day 2 was headed by Nayef mare Annie The Doc who was knocked down to agent Con Marnane for 55,000 euros.  She is a half-sister to the dam of Group 1 Iffraaj juvenile Wootton Bassett.  “It’s a very, very current and good family,” Marnane said.  “She’s a nice, young mare with plenty going for her.  We may look at booking into Iffraaj.”

Irish involvement was decidedly subdued at Goffs as was illustrated by the lack of demand for those at the lower end of the market.  “The last two days have been dominated by overseas buyers,” Goffs CEO Henry Beeby said.  “As with the foals earlier in the week, the market has proved highly selective.

1,000 euros – AUD 1,384