Top sellers and notable buyers at the Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale 2018

The top price getter from the sale, Lot 38 - Unnamed.

 

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Top sellers and notable buyers at the Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale 2018

On Monday and Tuesday on this week, the 2018 Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale took place at the Barnadown & Amber Springs Hotel in County Wexford and it was once again a massive success. An impressive 81% of the horses sold, achieving an average sale price of €19,197. The top seller was an Lot 38 – an unnamed 3-year-old gelding (OBOS Quality x God Mother, by Ghareeb) who sold for €59,000 to Sam Ecroyd (GBR), who is one of the top young up-and-coming riders in the UK. Sam also purchased Lot 34 – Camross Cruise a 4-year-old gelding (Loch Cruise x Leix Flight, by Errigal Flight).

The second top price getter was Lot 43 – FMSH Highway a 3-year-old gelding (Pointilliste x Sallys Pearl, by Carrick Diamond) who sold for €46,000 to Trusted Accounts Ltd.

Lot 43 – FMSH Highway

 

There was a star-studded lineup of buyers at the sale with top eventers from around the world purchasing horses. FEI Eventing World number one, Oliver Townend (GBR), purchased Lot 45 – an unnamed 3-year-old gelding (Samgemjee x Simplify, by O.B.O.S. Quality 004) for €15,000. Oliver and Richard Sheane, the man who sources the famous ‘Cooley’ horses, jointly purchased Lot 37 – Kilnamac Croga, a 3-year-old gelding (Courage II x Kilnamac Sue by Cruising) for €45,000.

Lot 037 – Kilnamac Croga

 

Michael Jung (GER), the Eventing legend who needs no introduction, added two lovely youngsters to his roster at the sale. He purchased Lot 09 – Kilcandra Ocean Power, a 5-year-old gelding (BGS Ocean View x Bonnie Dolly, by Bonnie Prince) for €19,000. His second purchase was Lot 62 – Royal Trend, a 3-year-old filly (Future Trend x Cult Princess Royal, by Cult Hero) for €8,000. Maybe one of these horses will be Michael’s next Olympic champion mount.

Lot 09 – Kilcandra Ocean Power

 

Lot 05 – Boleybawn Freedom, a 5-year-old gelding (Dignified Van’t x Boleybawn Corbell, by Courage II) sold for €40,000 to 2018 World Equestrian Games Irish Eventing team member, Cathal Daniels. Cathal also represented Ireland at the 2017 European Championships, he is considered one of Ireland’s most promising up-and-coming riders so this new partnership will be fun to watch move up the levels.

Sam Watson (IRL), who has represented Ireland at numerous major championships purchased Lot 17 – Ballyneety No Rocket, a 4-year-old gelding (Diamond Discovery x Ballyneety Macrocket, by Errigal Flight) for €25,000.

Instagram celebrity, accomplished young rider and the daughter of Eventing legend Mary King – Emily King (GBR) is now the new owner of Lot 19 – MBF All in Time, a 4-year-old gelding (Emperor Augustus x Cunniamstown Wilma Jean by Ballintogher Leo) for €30,000. Keep your eye on this horse’s name at CCI4* events in the future.

 

With famous sale graduates like Cooley Rorkes Drift, who finished 9th at the Rio Olympics with Jonty Evans; Cooley SRS, who finished 2nd at the 2018 Badminton CCI4* with Oliver Townend, and Buck Davidson’s three-star winning mount Copper Beech, it is likely some of this year’s horses will be contesting at future major games. The 2018 sale was unquestionably a huge success, attracting top horses from the UK and Ireland, plus notable buyers from around the world. I will be saving my pennies and brainstorming ways of how I can add a few new horses to my collection from next year’s sale and so should you.

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