New Approach Horse
New Approach Horse

New Approach (Ire)

(Photo : Darley)

GOFFS ORBY SALE

County Kildare, Ireland

3-4 October 2012

The horse that shaded Summerhill sire, Traffic Guard, in the Irish Champion Stakes (Gr.1) a few seasons back, is the new stallion rage in Europe. The first two-year-olds by New Approach, the world champion three-year-old of his year, got off to a wonderful start at Royal Ascot in June, and it’s been a tale of much the same ever since. His son Dawn Approach, trained by New Approach’s breeder and trainer, Jim Bolger, must be a virtual shoe-in for Champion Two-Year-Old this year, and the stallion’s popularity was very much in evidence on the opening day of the Goffs Orby Sale on Wednesday.

While it was New Approach’s day on the opener, inevitably the pendulum would swing back to his famous father, Galileo, which it did Thursday as the average and median soared to a few points short of 50% up on last year. We already know that the sale topper was acquired by Form Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe on behalf of Mary Slack and Mike de Kock for Mary’s new English racing yard, something of a feather in the cap of a country whose currency has eroded by some 5 or 6% in the past few months. Here are details of the top five colts and fillies, together with a comparative summary of the sales figures.

Colts

Lot No

Sire

Consignor

Buyer

Price (€)

377

Galileo

Tally Ho Stud

Form Bloodstock (SA)

800,000

26

Montjeu

Croom House Stud

Demi O Byrne

500,000

200

Pivotal

Croom House Stud

Mandore International

500,000

253

Montjeu

Airlie Stud

Mandore International

500,000

66

Sea The Stars

Redmondstown Stud

Bobby O Ryan

400,000

257

Cape Cross

Castlemartin Stud

John Warren

320,000

395

Teofilo

Airlie Stud

John Ferguson

280,000

55

Oasis Dream

Castlebridge Consignment

Demi O Byrne

280,000

250

Shamardal

Mountarmstrong Stud

Shadwell Estate

260,000

160

Fastnet Rock

Glenvale Stud

Stephen Hillen

260,000

Fillies

Lot No

Sire

Consignor

Buyer

Price (€)

12

New Approach

Redmondstown Stud

Peter Doyle Bloodstock

775,000

254

Galileo

Camas Park Stud

Form Bloodstock (SA)

470,000

141

Invincible Spirit

Castlemartin Stud

Moyglare Stud

420,000

255

Invincible Spirit

Lodge Park Stud

John Ferguson

380,000

245

Galileo

Airlie Stud

Hugo Merry Bloodstock

340,000

189

Ìnvicible Spirit

Castlemartin Stud

Moyglare Stud

330,000

1

Intense Focus

Remondstown Stud

BBA Ireland Ltd

300,000

35

Sea The Stars

Tinnakill House

David Redvers Bloodstock

280,000

205

Cape Cross

Croom House Stud

Peter Doyle Bloodstock

270,000

328

New Approach

Lodge Park Stud

Charles Gordon-Watson

260,000

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