Keyword: Peter Doyle

  • Goffs Closes Successful Week of Trading

    Lacking the previous day's fireworks on the acquisition of Irish record-priced filly Chicquita, a more subdued second session Nov. 23 closed a successful week for the Goffs November sales.

  • 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.

  • Lot 1335, an Irish-bred colt by Australia's current leading sire Fastnet Rock, sold for 180,000 guineas.

    Record Revenue for Tattersalls Book 2

    Strong demand was a consistent theme throughout Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, which closed Oct. 17 in Newmarket with record total revenue for the third consecutive year.

  • Meshardal, a son of Shamardal, commanded the second session's top price of 220,000 guineas.

    Tattersalls Book 2 Continues to Soar

    The Book 2 portion of Tattersalls' October yearling sale generated increases of 18.8% in gross, 8.5% in average price, and 13.2% in median price from a year ago during its second session.

  • Byron Colt Tops Goffs' Second Day

    Trade stepped up a gear on day two of the Goffs November foal sale in Ireland. The average price was down only 10% from the corresponding session a year ago.

  • Lot 459; colt; Montjeu - Danaskaya by Danehill, sold for 650,000 guineas to top day three of Tattersalls' October yearling sale.

    Mama Mia! ABBA Star Helps Tatts Sale

    A resilient book 1 of Tattersalls' October yearling sale finished with an average price of 121,515 guineas, just 5% down from last year, while the 85,000-guinea median rose 6%. The 49,821,000-guinea aggregate for the 410 horses sold (from 532 offered) Oct. 7-9 in England was down 23%, but the catalog was smaller than the 2007 edition.

  • The sale-topper at Deauville, Lot #108, c. Galileo - Clara Bow by Top Ville.

    Brisk Trade at Select Sessions Lift Deauville

    The four-day Arqana August yearling sale at Deauville ended on a strong note Aug. 20, with gross sales climbing 25.8% and the average increasing 20.5% above the equivalent 2006 statistics. Europe's top buyers were extremely active during the two select sessions, which sold a 1.4 million euros record-breaking Galileo colt, who is a half-brother to Turtle Bowl.

  • Fasliyev Filly Dominates Deauville Session

    Saturday evening's smaller session of Deauville Yearling Sale Aug. 19 was dominated by a daughter of Fasliyev who went for 600,000 euros, more than double the next highest price seen at France's premier bloodstock auction.

  • Sizzling Start to Tattersalls' Breeze-Up Sale

    A fantastic trade at Tattersalls' Breeze-Up Sale's opening night in Newmarket Wednesday saw 18 six-figure lots (compared to 19 at the entire 2005 sale). The turnover soared by 65% to 5.65 million guineas, while the 75,413 guineas average and 55,000 guineas median were both up by 45%.