Frankel filly breaks Irish record
A filly by the brilliant Frankel out of the 2007 English and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo has been sold for €1.8million at Goffs November Sale - a record for a foal at public auction in Ireland.
The foal from Frankel's first crop was sent from the Al-Eile Stud in Kilgobnet, Dungarvan, and bought by Dermot Farrington Bloodstock, of Naas, on behalf of a 'new Irish client'.
Her sale brings the total generated by Finsceal Beo's progeny at auction to €5.45m. However, her price is not a European record for a foal - that accolade belongs to My Typhoon, the half-sister to Galileo and Sea The Stars who sold for 1.8m guineas at Tattersalls in 2002.
She is the fifth foal out of her dam, who was trained by Jim Bolger.
Finsceal Beo's third foal Ol' Man River is the pick of the crop so far. Bought for a record €2.85 million as a yearling at Goffs last year, the Montjeu colt was a smooth winner of his debut before capturing the Group Two Beresford Stakes at the Curragh and is a big Classic hope for the Aidan O'Brien stable in 2015.
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