2016 Yearling Sale Roundup
We found the yearling sales this year considerably tougher than in 2015. The market was strong across all sales and we found we were giving 10% more for horses that we really liked. We walked away with 20 yearlings, 17 colts and 3 fillies. This lot really is a diverse group of horses, from Doncaster we bought some very nice, sharp early two year olds, as expected from this sale. Two first season sires that stood out for me were Havana Gold and Most Improved trained by Brian. At Goffs, one I felt slipped under the radar was a colt by Redoutes Choice (three-time champion sire in Australia), purchased for €42k hailing from a very strong family including this years Derby winner Harzand. Tattersalls book two has produced plenty of winners for us in the past and I'm very happy with the 11 horses we walked away with. Proven sires were hard to come by but the two Zoffany's we bought at good value shows that they can be bought. These were for a number of different clients and syndicates, with a few bought on spec for Brian Meehan and are available for purchase. Please take the time to have a look on www.brianmeehan.co.uk.