Michael O’Leary puts his superstar-made Apple Jade under the hammer before the end of this year.
Goffs sells the 11-time Grade 1 winner at the December National Hunt Sale in Kill on December 10 to Ryan Nair Bose O’Leary and his Gigginstown Town Stud Operation.
Apple’s Jade, one of the best obstacles of recent times, retired from the track after running at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
She has now arrived at the best national hunt in the Walk in the Park, and was able to secure a great offer from the breeding activities.
Eddie O’Leary, racing manager at Giginestown, said: “Apple’s Jade is a very special job. She was the first employee to win 11 Grade 1 competitions, and now this achievement is only matched by great performance, and we hope she will be able to reflect on her accomplishments on the track through her Broodmer career.
“Giggins own never mentioned running a national hunting breeding program, which’s why it’s on sale at Goffs in December. Apple’s jade could be the ultimate blue chicken for any serious national hunt.”
Henry Bibi, chief executive of Goffs Group, said: “It is an honor for Goffs to be offered a piece of Apple’s jade caliber. For all the Goffs team, I would like to thank Giginstown for entrusting us with this extraordinary work on Student Studies, which is a wonderful recognition of our December sales. “
O’Leary may not be interested in a national hunting breeding program, but they enjoy success in flat racing breeding.
Earlier this month, Tattersals sold Godfrey’s flat racing powerhouses for 1,450,000 a year, raising them a year from their Linn Lodge studs, in October earling sales.
O’Leary, 59, shocked the racing world last year. Jumps announced it had abandoned buying the Horse.
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