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Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

Swordlestown Little foals defy recession gloom!
Lot 694, the Acclamation colt ex Sogno Verde in the sales ring last Friday. He made 75,000 euros, purchased by Epona Bloodstock. This was the highest priced Acclamation foal at this Sale.

Success at Goffs November Foal Sales crowns a difficult year
After a difficult start to the Sale, proceedings gained momentum on Friday where there was plenty of money available for the right foals. However, it is a very tough market, where no weaknesses either in conformation, walk or pedigree are tolerated. The 2009 figures improved considerably from last year as the average price was up to 22,260 euros and the median was 13,000 (www.goffs.com). However, the fact is that only 22% of foals on offer realised prices equal or above their nomination fees which illustrates how difficult and selective the market currently is.
Manuela and Acclamation, Swiss vendors celebrating, Manuela and the Marju filly and Janine with the Acclamation colt.

With an enthusiastic and hard working team and two beautiful foals we set out for Goffs on Tuesday evening. We deliberately went there early to give our foals, the Acclamation colt ex Sogno Verde and the Marju filly ex Khatela, plenty of time to settle into their new environment which is always very stressful and difficult for all concerned. Wednesday was not very busy and allowed the foals and people the get the hang of things to come. Thursday and Friday was hectic, especially for the Acclamation colt who had close to 100 shows over the two days. He proved to be incredibly professional and resilient and showed himself perfectly every time, as did Manuela, Janine and Deirdre! We are delighted that both our foals went to good homes as they were bought by people who are known to be two of the best judges in the business.
Lot 826, the Marju filly ex Khatela made 52,000 euros and was purchased by Rathmore Stud. This was the joint highest price for a Marju foal at this sale.

Our sincere thanks go to everyone who made this sale a success. Special thanks also to Scarlett Schaer (pictured above with Alex da Silva, rider of Sea the Stars) who took all the lovely pictures .
What a relief! and the missing team member is back from Japan after all the action is over.

Team Swordlestown Little never misses a reason to celebrate!

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
Telephone. +00 353 (0)45 895610 Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612 Email.