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Kayf Tara dominates Goffs UK foal trade

Eight of top ten yearlings by Britain’s champion National Hunt sire

Having consistently led all National Hunt sires in Britain for eight seasons, Kayf Tara’s stock are now heavily in demand at jumping sales and his was the dominant name on the leaderboard at this week's Goffs UK January Sale.

The yearling section of the auction featured 24 of his youngsters, with 22 being marked as sold. Of those, the 15 colts sold for an average of £31,666 and they included the sale’s top yearling price of £66,000, while eight of the top ten yearlings of the session were all by Kayf Tara. The top-priced yearling, a son of the multiple winner Harringay (Sir Harry Lewis) was sold by Juliet Minton’s Mill House Stud to Aiden Murphy, who also went to £52,000 to Little Lodge Farm’s son of Fernello (Presenting) and £50,000 for another colt from Goldford Stud out of six-time winner Rattlin (Bollin Eric).

The Supreme Champion of last July’s TBA National Hunt Foal Show was a Kayf Tara half-brother to Spirit Of Shankly and he was sold by breeder Sybil Newell through Little Lodge Farm for £62,000 to Dick Frisby. In total, the 22 Kayf Tara yearlings sold on Wednesday added £542,300 to the day’s turnover, which was 42% of all trade on the day and more than 50% of the yearling trade.

The seven Kayf Tara fillies sold at Doncaster returned an average of £9,614 with a top price of £18,000 paid for David Jenks' half-sister to Grade 3-winning hurdler Skint.

Kayf Tara's book for 2017 is now full.