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 November Breeding Stock Sale
A consistent source of black type producers, the quality of the November Breeding Stock Sale is evidenced year after year, both in the sales ring and on the track. The breeding stock section of the sale has sold the dams of Classic winners Kew Gardens (IRE), Harzand (IRE), Leading Light (IRE) and Just The Judge (IRE). In 2013, the sale produced a European record when Oaks heroine Chicquita (IRE) sold for €6,000,000. Many top-level winners have been through the historic ring as foals including Latrobe (IRE), Ribchester (IRE), Off Limits (IRE), Le Pelosa (IRE) and Glorious Empire (IRE), to name but a few.
Latrobe (IRE) (€88,000 in 2015) 2018 G1 Irish Derby, Curragh; Glorious Empire (IRE) (€20,000 in 2011) 2018 G1 Sword Dancer Stakes, Saratoga (USA), G2 Bowling Green Stakes, Saratoga (USA); Chelsea Rose (IRE) (€450,000 in 2012) dam of 2018 G1 St. Leger Stakes winner Kew Gardens (IRE); Hazariya (IRE) (€480,000 in 2014) dam of 2016 dual Derby winner Harzand (IRE); Chicquita (IRE) (€6,000,000 in 2013) 2013 G1 Irish Oaks, Curragh.