The Goresbridge breeze-up sale is the final major breeze-up sale on the European calendar and is the largest sale in terms of quantity. This year saw 246 unraced 2-year-old’s catalogued which galloped on Gowran Park racecourse prior to selling in Goresbridge on Friday 25th May. I was delighted to purchase 3 exciting prospects with trainers John & Sean Quinn and I hope you will be hearing more about them in the near future.
The first purchase was Lot 157 a son of French stallion Penny’s Picnic. This colt came from the renowned breeze-up consignor Con Marnane who has enjoyed huge success with the horses he has produced. This colt was tall and scopey and breezed well and cost €46,000.
The second purchase was Lot 209 a grey son of first season sire Alhebayeb. Another to be sold from one of the biggest and best consignors – this time it was Willie Browne of Mocklershill from whom I have purchased numerous winners and black-type performers. This colt was big and strong and came highly recommended. He achieved a top 20 time and will be running over 5 & 6 furlongs this Summer. He cost €50,000.
The third and final purchase was a little bit special to me as it was the first purchase I have made from the first crop of Garswood who I purchased as a foal. A filly this time and from another top consignor in Tally-Ho Stud the filly is half-sister to dual listed placed performer Byzantium a from a good family. This filly will take a bit more time than the colts but i’d expect to see her running in August perhaps and fingers crossed she can be as lucky for me as her Father was.
With the breeze-up sales now finished attention turns to the track for a couple of months and then onto the July Sales at Newmarket. The July sales is a great place to find fillies & broodmares for breeding and also horses-in-training.