An analysis by Dr Sieglinde McGee in this week’s Irish Field shows that Canford Cliffs produced the highest price of any first-crop sire at the 2013 foal sales.
That price, of 180,000gns, came for a Netherfield House Stud-bred filly out of Lady Eclair bought by owner Yvonne Blunt through BBA Ireland at Tattersalls’ December Sale.
Canford Cliffs’ exceptional first foals also brought prices of €125,000, €120,000, €115,000 (x2) etc with buyers including the likes of Rathbarry Stud, Amanda Skiffington, Yeomanstown Stud, Hugo Merry, Camas Park Stud, McKeever Bloodstock and Glenvale Stud.
“A dozen first crop sires had at least one foal that was sold for at least €30,000 and the highest was the Canford Cliffs filly, out of Lady Eclair (by Danehill Dancer), that made 180,000gns at Newmarket,” noted McGee.
“The mare is a stakes-winning stayer whose five black-type siblings include the G2 scorer Crimson Quest and three Listed winners.”
Canford Cliffs is standing for €12,500 in 2014,