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Champion Racehorse, World Class Weanlings

Champion Racehorse, World Class Weanlings

It is an interesting journey we undertake with a new stallion prospect. From getting his first mares in foal to market acceptance of those first mares selling in foal. From getting his first foals on the ground to market acceptance of those foals at the sales. And so it goes on. Last week at the annual Goffs Foal Sale in Ireland, World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs took the next step in his journey as a stallion.  

A magnificent looking specimen himself, Canford Cliffs is continually putting his own great shape, balance and strong colour in to his foals. As a result it was no surprise at all to see his foals at Goffs in very high demand. While the sale’s turnover grew 23% from 2012 and the sale average increased to €26,282 (A$38,684), the Canford Cliffs foals more than held their own with sales of €120,000 (A$176,628), €72,000 (A$105,977) and €64,000 (A$94,201), etc.

As pleasing as the prices were, those that were buying them brought an even bigger smile to our faces. World renowned foal purchaser Tim Hyde of Camas Park Stud in Ireland secured four Canford Cliffs colts including the two highest priced lots. Other purchasers included Richard Frisby Bloodstock, Yeomanstown Stud, Mick Flanagan, Glenvale Stud, etc.

We now look forward to the Tattersalls Foal Sale in Newmarket which commences on the 27th of November where Canford Cliffs will be represented by another lovely draft of foals.

Pictured: Canford Cliffs Colt out of Tarascon.