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 Orby Sale
Ireland is universally acknowledged as a world leader in thoroughbred breeding and Goffs Orby Sale is considered Ireland's foremost yearling sale. Each year, Goffs offer a catalogue of outstanding strenght and depth and in turn, graduates of the sale deliver at the highest level on the global stage. In 2018, Goffs sold the highest priced yearling filly in Europe for €3,200,000. Profilic graduates include Oaks winner Forever Together (IRE), Queen Elizabeth Stakes scorer Persuasive (IRE) and multiple Group 1 winner and sire Ribchester (IRE).
Forever Together (IRE) (€900,000 in 2016) 2018 G1 Oaks, Epsom; Raging Bull (€90,000 in 2016) 2018 G1 Hollywood Derby, Del Mar (USA), G2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame, Saratoga (USA), G3 Saranac Stakes, Saratoga (USA); Persuasive (IRE) (€180,000 in 2014) 2017 G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Ascot, 2016 L Sandringham Handicap, Ascot, 2016 Gr3 Atalanta Fillies’ Stakes, Sandown; Ribchester (IRE) (€105,000 in 2014) 2017 Gr1 Lockinge Stakes, Newbury, 2017 Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes, Ascot, 2017 Gr1 Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Chantilly;2016 Gr1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard – Jacques Le Marois, Deauville, 2015 Gr2 Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury; 2016 Gr3 Jersey Stakes, Ascot; Land Force (IRE) (€350,000 in 2017) 2018 L Tipperary Stakes, Tipperary, G2 Richmond Stakes, Goodwood.