Goffs' most successful year ended on a high note Dec. 8 when the one-day December Flat Sale in County Kildare concluded with a 42% increase in turnover from last year. Turnover jumped to €1,087,400 from last year's €767,900. The average price of €6,796 represented a 34% increase on 2005, while the all-important median grew by 67% from €3,000 to €5,000. Taking center stage was a High Chaparral colt foal out of group I placed mare Ivowen offered by Springbank Way who was knocked down to Christy Roche for €44,000. Darley's 2-year-old daughter of Red Ransom fetched the second highest price of the day when sold to Sweeplane Stud for €42,000. The filly is out of the listed winning Woodman mare First Fleet.Aggregate for Goffs' total sales in 2006 reached €127,455,650, surpassing the €102,558,875 record set in 2005 by 24%. Average in 2006 also grew substantially by 10% to €32,300 from €29,186.
Commenting at the conclusion of Friday's sale, managing director Matt Mitchell said 2006 "was an outstanding year for Goffs, as the statistics indicate, especially considering the record returns of last year. Particularly pleasing was the success of the Million and Land Rover sales."