Published 2023/11/20




All the stories from Day 1 of Goffs November Foal Sale

The Goffs November Foal Sale got off to a strong start today, with 158 lots selling at a clearance rate of 75%. Lively, commercial trade resulted in an average of €19,982, which was on a par with last year’s corresponding session, and a median of €16,000, which represented a 3% increase on 2022.


County Wexford consignor Irene Scheldt achieved her best ever result at Goffs when selling a striking colt from the first crop of Phoenix Stakes hero Lucky Vega to a purchaser named in honour of the Irish National Stud-based sire for €65,000.

Scheldt reported of the half-brother to Prix d’Aumale runner-up Secret Time (Lot 43): “I’m really delighted. He was a lovely foal who’d gone down very well. He was busy on both days of inspections and never changed his demeanour from start to finish. He’s unflappable.

“He was sold on behalf of Gestüt Küssaburg, a German farm that bred the Group 2 winner Real Appeal. I’m actually selling the Lucky Vega half-sister to Real Appeal for them on Wednesday (Lot 572). The stud really put their faith in the sire, but they loved him when they saw him. He’s a lovely individual and a particularly good walker.”

Scheldt has been based near Gorey since 2018, having previously run a farm in France for 14 years and enjoyed lots of success at the sales and with exporting jumps horses.