Caravaggio Colt Ex Cape Joy Sells For 100K At Goffs

First Caravaggio Foal Offered Fetches Six Figures

A first crop son of sprint sensation Caravaggio topped the first day of the Goffs Foal Sale when selling to Peter and Ross Doyle for €100,000.

Offered by Altenbach Bloodstock as Lot 88, the April-born colt provided a fine return on his covering fee of €35,000. Altenbach’s Alexandra Whitehead commented after the sale, “It's a great result, we're delighted with that price. He's the busiest foal I've ever consigned to the sales but he took it all like a star. Caravaggio is a very exciting young stallion so we're lucky to have brought a nice package here today.”

The grandson of Scat Daddy was bought for resale according to Peter Doyle, who said, “He's a very nice colt. I'm looking forward to getting a few more of these Caravaggios as he seems to be getting some really nice types. This is a very nice individual and he had a great walk to go with it.”

Another foal purchased for resale was Cloneymore Farm’s son of Starspangledbanner, who fetched €88,000 from Eddie O’Leary’s Lynn Lodge Stud. The first foal out of two-time winner Rely On Me, the bay was one of the last foals in the ring. A patient O’Leary commented on his pinhook, “He's a very nice colt - I waited all day for him and he'll be back for resale next year.”

Jamie Railton underbid the day’s top lot, but found some consolation when sourcing a daughter of Camelot from Ballintry Stud for €72,000. Joseph O’Brien, who partnered Camelot to four Group 1 victories, was the unlucky underbidder, which boosted Railton’s confidence in his purchase, he said. “Joseph was underbidder and I think he knows more about Camelot than I do!,” he joked, “She'll be coming back for the Orby next year so hopefully Joseph will be there then too. She's an exceptional mover.”