IT’S always good to break a record but there is special satisfaction in smashing the six-figure glass ceiling in relation to a National Hunt Foal at Goffs.

Indeed a top price of €100,000 sits very high on the scoreboard for the category and was another clear demonstration that Goffs December is now competing for market leading status.

National Hunt sales at Goffs have made a meteoric rise in recent years and we are so grateful to all those breeders who now choose Goffs as their first choice in increasing numbers.

That so many of the best now come to Kildare Paddocks in June and December is testament to our NH team.

Expanding to a three-day sale this week was simply down to vendor demand which is quite something when one considers this was a one-day, 200-lot sale just 10 years ago.

As ever we are indebted to every vendor for the trust they place in us with each entry and simply delighted to have returned such a vibrant trade to vindicate that faith in the Goffs service.

We wish every buyer the very best of luck and look forward to reoffering many of this week’s stand outs back at the Goffs Land Rover and Doncaster Spring Sales in 2024.

It was also very pleasing to round off the sale with another strong selection of classy broodmares and we are especially appreciative of the ongoing support of Michael and Eddie O’Leary who sold another mighty draft of mares under their Gigginstown banner.