Lot 183 With Jane Mangan Jimmy Mangan And Mary Mangan

Churchill Colt Leads The Way At Goffs

A yearling colt from the first crop of Churchill topped trade on the opening day of the Goffs February Sale, where he was knocked down to Glenvale Stud for €82,000.

After signing the docket, Ciaran Conroy said, “He’s just a very nice, straight forward, strong, mature colt and we’ll look forward to bringing him back in the autumn. We’ll just see how he progresses over the next few months, but he is a colt who could easily come back here for the Orby. The stallion is getting very good stock, he looks the business.”

Offered by the Mangan family’s Riverview Farm as Lot 183, the February-born bay is the first foal out of Najma, herself a daughter of Ribblesdale Stakes winner Silkwood.

Tuesday continued Churchill’s strong start in the sales ring, the champion two-year-old’s progeny having also proven popular at the foal sales. Six colts sold for six figures in November, topped by a colt out of Madame Hoi, who was secured by Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock and Baroda Stud for 220,000gns.

Churchill, who trained on at three to win the British and Irish 2,000 Guineas, commands €30,000 at Coolmore Stud this season.