Juddmonte Farms


A new record was set at Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale on Friday (25th May) when a daughter of FRANKEL sold for €315,000

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 26th May 2018

When a FRANKEL juvenile out of a stakes-winning mare clocks a very fast breeze, it is quite likely that offering will come at a premium, and it was no surprise that lot 177, offered by Katie Walsh's Greenhills Farm, took centre stage when selling for a sale record of €315,000.

When bloodstock agent Stephen Hillen opened the bidding on the FRANKEL filly out of Vital Statistics at €200,000, it was clear he meant business, and when the bidding reached €300,000 Hillen was still in the box seat. Aidan O'Ryan made a late play when he raised the bid to €310,000, but Hillen had enough in the tank to seal the deal with an extra €5,000 before commenting, "I thought she was probably good value at that price and she deserved to make it. She still looks a bit raw but she did a serious time and did it within herself so she seems to have plenty of ability." Hillen was acting for an established but undisclosed client and the sale was culminating a very successful breeze-up season for Katie Walsh, whose day began on a high by selling lot 19 (by BATED BREATH) for €200,000 to BBA Ireland.​

Date: 29 May 2018