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Irish Derby runner-up Lone Eagle remains with Ballylinch for £300,000

Lone Eagle won the Zetland Stakes at Newmarket in 2020
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Useful four-year-old Lone Eagle was bought back outright by Ballylinch Stud for £300,000 in an online sale organised by Goffs which concluded at lunchtime on Tuesday.

The Galileo colt was bred by the Kilkenny farm and had raced in a partnership with Aquis Farm during his career on the track, with the Australian entity signing for him for 500,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2019.

Lone Eagle, who was offered at the sale by trainers Martyn and Freddie Meade's Manton Park Racing, won three in a row as a juvenile concluding with the Group 3 Zetland Stakes at Newmarket.

He won the Listed Cocked Hat at Goodwood before finishing just a neck second to Hurricane Lane in the Irish Derby and had run three times this year.

Lone Eagle is from the top family of Reams Of Verse and out of American Listed winner Modernstone, who was bought for 1,000,000gns from Bobby Flay at Tattersalls in 2017. 

Ballylinch’s managing director John O’Connor described the event as "an efficient way to sell and purchase horses" with Goffs group chief executive Henry Beeby adding: "The Goffs Online service has had a strong year and this is another great result which shows the platform’s ability to be ready to host sales of high-profile bloodstock whenever clients need it.

"We have reserved the use of our Goffs Online timed sales for high-end horses and breeding rights and with Lone Eagle’s £300,000 result, following the mares Queen Of The Stage and Quilita selling for £340,000 and €205,000 respectively this year, it clearly demonstrates its ability to cater for elite bloodstock whilst our superb online team led by Michael Hardy in Goffs and Michael Orton in the UK stand ready to assist sellers at a moment’s notice.”

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We have reserved the use of our Goffs Online timed sales for high-end horses and breeding rights

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