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Goffs Orby Day-1: 1.7M For Frankel Filly
A filly by Frankel out of the outstanding racemare Alexander Goldrun topped the opening session of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale in Ireland yesterday when selling to the China Horse Club for €1.7 million, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. Consigned by Noel O'Callaghan's Mountarmstrong Stud, the filly held special appeal as the very first foal of Alexander Goldrun, a winner of 5 Gr1 races in four countries, including the Hong Kong Cup, Prix de l'Opera and Nassau Stakes. "She was very obvious - Frankel doesn't need explaining to anyone and being out of a mare like that she's a filly with great long-term value," said Michael Wallace of the China Horse Club. "When you couple the sire and the dam you've got something very elite. She's for the China Horse Club and the policy across the board is to get through all the yearling sales in Europe and then we'll decide what trainers the horses are going to." On day one, 229 yearlings were offered with 193 selling for a gross of €19,614,500. The average was €101,630, while the median was €65,000.