FORM Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe, in conjunction with Mike de Kock and Dr John McVeigh, recently secured five lots at Goffs Orby, the premier sale for yearlings in Ireland.
The “Three Wise Men” bid on behalf of clients and Malherbe tells: “We are very happy with our purchases. They offered great value, all fillies highly rated by our team. As physical specimens we expected that they would be be out of our price range, so we are delighted to have got them.
Jehan Malherbe (left), with bloodstock agent Angus Gold at the recent Newmarket Sale.
“The aggregate at Goffs was only 1% up on last year. The Tattersalls Sale which took place at Newmarket just the following week was 40% up with outrageous prices.”
Goffs Sale purchases were:
Lot 32 – Bay Filly by Arch ex Defensive Boast
€50,000 (Drakenstein Stud)
€140,000 (Drakenstein Stud)
Lot 231 – Bay Filly by Galileo ex Pink Stone
Lot 141 – Bay Filly by Danehill Dancer ex Labrusca
€110,000 (Wilgerbosdrift Stud)
Lot 372 – Bay Filly by Dalakhani ex Watership Crystal
€48,000 (Wilgerbosdrift Stud)
Mike de Kock and Gaynor Rupert bough a sister to Gibraltar Blue by Oratario, in partnership, for €30,000.