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Goffs Reflects On Record Sale

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

Goffs Group chief executive Henry Beeby has thanked vendors and buyers following the Irish thoroughbred auction company's record-breaking November Sale which ended on Saturday, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. The 6-days of trading were headlined by the €6 million record-setting sale of Irish Oaks winner Chicquita (Montjeu-Prudenzia, by Dansili) from Paul Makin's Paulyn dispersal. "Chicquita was the centrepiece of a remarkable sale that saw prices of €1.1 million, €1 million and €850,000 among others," Beeby said. "The Paulyn dispersal proved the catalyst for the strongest November Breeding-Stock catalogue in living memory and we are, of course, indebted to Paul and Lyndall Makin for entrusting us with their beautiful collection of thoroughbreds, especially as it is common knowledge that they received several private offers in the lead up to the sale." Beeby added: "However the sale had great depth even without the Paulyn draft and I want to extend another huge thank you to every vendor of every lot. This has been a most successful week, not just for Goffs but for the Irish bloodstock industry, as a good Goffs sale means a good result for Irish breeders." The beautifully bred Chicquita, by Montjeu from the stakes-winning Dansili mare Prudenzia, became the most expensive horse ever sold at auction in Ireland when purchased by father & son team Peter & Ross Doyle for an undisclosed client. Chicquita hails from the same family as Gr1 Irish oaks winner Alexandrova, Gr1 Cheveley Park winner Magical Romance, and Gr1 English 2,000 Guineas winner Doyoun, sire of the outstanding Daylami.

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