Chicquita Rockets to Irish Record Price
Peter and Ross Doyle went to an Irish sale record price of €6 million ($8,128,284 in United States funds) for Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Chicquita at the first session of Goffs' November breeding stock sale Nov. 22.
The 3-year-old Montjeu filly out of French stakes winner Prudenzia, by Dansili, was acquired for an unnamed client. She was offered by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of Australian owner-breeder Paul Makin, who is dispersing his entire bloodstock holdings under the Paulyn banner.
Chicquita won the Irish Oaks by a half-length from Venus de Milo July 20 at the Curragh after finishing second to eventual Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victress Treve in the French equivalent June 6 at Chantilly.
Peter Doyle told Racing Post that Chicquita could continue her racing career.
Prudenzia also has a yearling Galileo filly that sold for €1 million ($1,332,800) at the Arqana Deauville yearling sale in August and an unraced 2-year-old full sister named Sinnamary.
The Makin's Paulyn dispersal also included the day's second-highest price horse: 2009 European champion sprinter Fleeting Spirit, who was offered in foal to Galileo and sold to Narvick International for €1.1 million ($1,490,490). She is to be sent to Japan, where she is expected to be bred to Deep Impact.
The 8-year-old daughter of Invincible Spirit, out of the unraced Distant Relative mare Millennium Tale, has yearling and weanling Galileo fillies that also sold in the dispersal.
The yearling, named Bounding Away, was bought by Gordian Troeller Bloodstock for €180,000 ($243,869). The weanling was acquired by Blandford Bloodstock for €300,000 ($406,473).
The Paulyn dispersal also featured 3-year-old Galileo filly Sparkle Plenty, a three-quarter sister to 2011 Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor winner Pour Moi, who went for €650,000 ($881,223) to Ecurie Des Monceaux. The dam of 2007 Derby winner Authorized, Funsie was knocked down to John Warren at €550,000 ($745,651), and 2010 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (Fr-I) winner Gilt Edge Girl sold for the same amount to Flaxman Stables.
Song, the first mare to be offered in foal to Frankel in Europe, was bought Khaled Abdul Rahim's Friarstown Stud for €1 million.
The 7-year-old daughter of Sadler's Wells out of Jude, by Darshaan, is the dam of three foals, including placed 3-year-old Song And Dance Man, by Danehill Dancer. She is a full sister to English classic winner Yesterday; group I winner Quarter Moon, who was English and Irish classic-placed; as well as group stakes producer All My Loving, a three-quarter sister to Betterbetterbetter, who recently topped the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale at $5.2 million.
Group winner Hazel Lavery, in foal to Frankel, sold out of The Castlebridge Consignment to Sackville Donald for €850,000 ($1,152,328), while another mare carrying a Frankel foal was the Ballyhane Stud-consigned Chocolicious, who was purchased by Oliver St. Lawrence for €400,000 ($542,272).
Including the Paulyn dispersal, Goffs reported 177 of 203 horses offered as sold for total receipts of €23,200,200 ($31,457,690). Average price was €133,967 ($181,642), and median price was €25,000 ($33,896).
The Goffs breeding stock sale concludes Nov. 23 with the second session, beginning at 10 a.m. local time.
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