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. 2019 Key Sales - DOWNLOAD
Goffs Sportsman's Sale
Goffs Sportsman’s Sale, which takes place immediately after the two-day Orby Sale, is widely considered a happy hunting ground for high-quality commercial yearlings at value for money. Group winners and winning graduates of the Sportsman's Sale include My Dream Boat (IRE), Midnight Crossing (IRE), Devonshire (IRE), Sir Dancealot (IRE), and River Boyne (IRE).
Sir Dancealot (IRE) (€30,000 in 2015) 2018 G2 Hungerford Stakes, Newbury, G2 Lennox Stakes, Goodwood, G3 Criterion Stakes, Newmarket, 2016 L Rockingham Stakes, York; River Boyne (IRE) (€65,000 in 2016) 2018 G2 Twilight Derby, Santa Anita (USA), G3 La Jolla Handicap, Del Mar (USA), L Pasadena Stakes, Santa Anita (USA); Queen Blossom (IRE) (€15,000 in 2014) 2018 G3 Santa Barbara Stakes, Santa Anita (USA), 2016 G3 Park Express Stakes, Curragh; Yulong Gold Fairy (€8,000 in 2016) 2018 G3 Concorde Stakes, Tipperary, L Corrib Fillies Stakes, Galway; Comedy (IRE) (€21,000 in 2017) 2018 G3 Prix de Cabourg, Deauville.