Soldier Of Fortune Gelding ex Ouro Preto conformation shot

First Irish Crop By Soldier Of Fortune Proves Popular At Goffs

The first Irish crop of three-year-olds by Soldier Of Fortune made a strong start at the Irish store sales, when reaching six-figures at the Goffs Land Rover Sale.

The son of Galileo has covered bumper books at the Beeches Stud since transferring from France and among his first mares was Ouro Preto, the dam of Listed winner and Grade 2 performer gold Present. Kieran Shields bought the resulting bay as a foal for €40,000 and was rewarded on Wednesday when MV Magnier went to €100,000 for the gelding consigned by Stone Lodge Stud as Lot 181.

After signing the docket, Magnier commented, “He’s just a very good-looking horse by a very good sire who is really going places and the mare has already produced a few decent horses.”

Another son of Soldier Of Fortune provided an early highlight in the day when selling to agent JD Moore for €80,000. Consigned by Ballincurrig House Stud as Lot 29, the son of Grade 3 performer Bobbina provided a substantial return on his foal price of €36,000.

Soldier Of Fortune was responsible for 11 lots sold on Wednesday, which returned an average price of €51,091.