The Goffs’ Sportsman’s Sale saw more of Gregorian’s first crop of yearlings go under the hammer this week, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
A new top price for one of his progeny was achieved when Lot 571 realised €60,000. The handsome and athletic colt was consigned by Mark Flannery’s Egmont Stud, and had cost just €11,000 last year at the Tattersalls Ireland November Foal Sale. Out of a winning Halling mare, and from the family of Regal Rose, the colt was bought by agent Bobby O’Ryan and will go in to training with Keith Dalgleish.
Fittingly, Gregorian’s second top priced lot on the day was sold by his owners, Rathasker Stud. Their good looking homebred colt out of winning Shamardal mare, Nafa, went the way of Stephen Hillen and Kevin Ryan for €46,000.
Gregorian’s average for the sale as a whole ended at €30,500 (£26,881), nearly 6 times his stud fee. Rathasker Stud owner Maurice Burns commented on the successful sale of yearlings so far, “They’re trainer’s horses. The yearlings look like runners – they are good hardy types who are ready to rock and roll. They’ve all gone to good hotels; the names are all the ones you want to see on the dockets so they’ll all be given a chance”.
More of Gregorian’s first crop of yearlings will go under the hammer in Books 2 and 3 of Tattersalls October Sales.