Goresbridge Go For Gold – November 14th, 15th & 16th 2016
- 5 October 2016, 21:23
Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale takes place on November 14th, 15th & 16th. The sale of pre-selected event horses has been a major success story in recent years. Now heading into its seventh renewal, the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale.
Staged in at Barnadown Equestrian and the Amber Springs Hotel in Co Wexford, this year’s sale offers 70 proven and potential event horses from the age of three upwards, all of whom have been selected by a highly experienced panel of producers and international riders.
The 2015 returns produced a best ever clearance rate (85%), together with a top price of €85,000. A further forty two lots realised in excess of €10,000, leading to an average of €22,500 (€18,700 for the three-year-olds).
Although it is still in its relative infancy, graduates are making progress through the grades, with several already achieving international honours.
Top performing graduates include:
Cooley SRS – ridden by Oliver Townend, was the second highest placed Irish-bred on the world rankings. Winner of the CCI*** at Ballindenisk.
Copper Beech – ridden by Bruce Davidson Jnr) won the Allenwood CIC*** in USA.
Cooley Rorkes Drift – was a member Ireland’s winning Nations Cup squad in Boekelo 2015. He was placed 3rd at Blenheim CIC*** and placed individual 9th at the 2016 Olympic Games.
SRS Richmond – ridden by Roberto Rotarori, represented Italy in the WBFSH young horse world championships at Le Lion d’Angers.
· Cuffesgrange Ars Royale – ridden by Jonty Evans, represented Ireland in Le Lion D’Angers.
· November Night – Double clear Camphire and Millstreet CIC*** 2015
· Prince Mayo – placed 4th at both Chatsworth CIC*** and Tattersalls CIC*** 2015.
· Bonmahon Wave Dancer – placed CCI*** 2015.
· Beechfields Gold Digga – Irish EI100 National Champion 2015.
· Reenmore Alfie – winner CCI* in Stzregom 2015
This year’s catalogue is now available and includes three generation pedigrees, supplied by Horse Sport Ireland’s online database CapallOir, for each lot (where applicable) in addition to a sire reference index. The catalogue is avaialbe for download HERE
For further information on the Goresbridge Go For Gold sale visit www.goresbridgegoforgold.com
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