Goffs Kempton Sale Down

Results are down slightly at the second Goffs breeze-up sale at Kempton Park.

The second breeze-up sale held by Goffs at Kempton Park racecourse near London on March 7 produced figures just below their equivalents in 2007. The £1,944,000 ($3,912,592) gross was down 6%, the £30,375 ($61,134) average fell by 4.8% and the £25,000 ($ 50,316) median dipped by 3.8%. The percentage of horses sold was 75.3%.

An Invincible Spirit filly named Glamorous Spirit topped the sale when making £105,000 ($211,328) after agent Anthony Stroud outbid Dermot Farrington.

Stroud was buying for The Searchers, a syndicate who will send their purchase to Newmarket trainer Jeremy Noseda.

Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented: "We are very happy with the level of trade particularly in the current climate. This is a young sale still finding its feet and today’s consistent trade has underpinned the strong start that it made 12 months ago. Indeed, today’s clearance rate, average and median are very much on a par with last year.

There is no doubt that Polytrack is unrivalled for showing Breeze Up horses and we are supremely confident that this catalogue will produce many more classy racehorses."



Year Cat. Off.  Sold Gross Avg.  Median
2008 101 85 64 $1,944,000 $30,375 $25,000
2007 100 82 65 $2,074,000 $31,908 $26,000