Saturday 24 February 2018

Irish Oaks winner Chicquita sold for €6m at Goffs

Chicquita (right) on her way to winning the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh this year
Chicquita (right) on her way to winning the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh this year

Chicquita, winner of last season's Irish Oaks, was sold to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock for 6million euro at the Goffs November Sale in Ireland.

The three-year-old filly formed part of Australian owner-breeder Paul Makin's wholesale dispersal of his entire stock.

Chicquita won the Irish Oaks at the Curragh by half a length in July and also finished second to Arc heroine Treve in the French equivalent a month earlier.

Also amongst the Makin consignment was the 2009 July Cup winner Fleeting Spirit, who is in foal to Galileo and fetched €1.1m.

Song, the first mare in foal to Frankel on sale in Europe, went to John Egan for €1m.

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