Whether buying foals, yearlings, horses in training or breeding stock, Europe is the key destination for anyone seeking to invest in the very best bloodstock. Several of the world’s leading auction houses sell many of the world’s finest bloodlines each year, with key investors from around the globe gathering in Europe to do battle to purchase elite horses that will triumph at the highest level. Outlined below are the key European bloodstock sales for international buyers. Alternatively, you can find full lists of British Sales, French Sales, German Sales and Irish Sales.
Goffs Champions Sale
The Goffs Champions Sale is a highlight of the opening day of Irish Champions Weekend. The select sale, which offers horses in training, takes place at Leopardstown before racing and some of the horses on offer are often declared to run over the prestigious weekend of racing. A new record price of €500,000 was set at the Goffs Champions Sale 2018.
Izzy Bizu (IRE) (€290,000 in 2017) 2017 L Prix Six Perfections, Deauville; Madame Dancealot (IRE) (€260,000 in 2016) 2018 G2 Santa Ana Stakes, Santa Anita (USA); Plot Twist (IRE) (€200,000 in 2015) 2018 G3 Queen's Cup, Sunshine Coast (AUS); Haripour (IRE) (€70,000 in 2017) 2018 L RM Ansett Classic, Mornington (AUS); Angelic Light (IRE) (€330,000 in 2018) 2018 L Fillies' Stakes, Newmarket.