For the second time in as many days a dispersal of elite thoroughbreds by partners The China Horse Club and Coolmore has dominated Europe’s premier auctions. Overnight eight broodmares were sold for a collective €5,400,000 (RMB42 million) at Goffs’ November Breeding Stock Sale with demand from an international buying bench seeing five of the eight broodmares achieve the five highest price results from the sale. The exceptional results came just 24 hours after almost €3.4million (RMB26.3 million) was realized at the Goffs November Foal Sale when the club sold foals both independently as well as with its partner.
Inca Princess (mare)
Galileo x Inca Princess filly foal
Galileo x Inca Princess filly foal 2
Overnight, the quintet of Inca Princess (€1,900,000 RMB14.8 million), Muravka (€950,000 RMB7.4 million), Melito (€950,000 RMB7.4 million), Fix (€750,000 RMB5.8 million) and Convocate (€400,000 RMB3.1 million) captured the attention of some of the world’s most influential breeders. Broadhurst Agency’s Laurent Benoit fought doggedly to fend off the efforts of Ballylinch Stud’s John O’Connor and agents Joe Foley and Will Douglass to secure the exceptional Inca Princess whose first two runners were a G1 winner and G2 winner respectively.
Japan’s Katsumi Yoshida secured star Australian mare Melito ahead of a possible mating in 2018 with his multiple-champion sire Deep Impact. While Muravka and Fix will stay in Europe having been secured by David Nagle’s Barrenstown Stud and Blandford Bloodstock’s Tom Goff respectively.
The global appeal of the China Horse Club’s breeding programme was equally as evident a day earlier at the Goffs November Foal Sale when a Galileo x Inca Princess filly stole hearts and minds of industry leaders before selling for a final bid of €1,100,000 (RMB8.6 million) – the result placing her as only one of three foals to have sold for more than one million euros in the history of the Goffs November Foal Sale and singling her out as the most expensive foal sold in Europe or America to date this season. The filly’s price was almost double that of her ‘stablemate’, a Galileo x Melito colt (€625,000 RMB4.9 million) who was the most expensive colt sold and the second highest price foal of the sale.
The China Horse Club – Coolmore partnership provided three of the four highest priced foals of the Goffs November Foal Sale and four of the top 10 lots making for a rewarding sale.
“The results achieved with the foals and with the broodmares at Goffs is very rewarding and is testament to the breeding programme that the China Horse Club has built up since its inception,” said Michael Wallace, Head of China Horse Club’s Racing and Breeding.
“In the last 12 months CHC has been involved with a sale topping results at foal sales, ready to run sales, breeding stock sales and horses in training sales. It is encouraging for our members to see these results and to know their faith in the club is well placed.”
Planning for the CHC’s racing and breeding plans for different regions in 2018 are currently underway with the new season certain to once again present a plethora of opportunities to both new members and current members. To learn more about these opportunities please contact CHC at firstname.lastname@example.org