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The Indian breeders have made good the economic slowdown which resulted in prices of broodmares dropping significantly. And they bought in substantial numbers at the Goff's Mares Sales in Ireland last month as the demand for quality horses back home has gone up despite recession hitting all other walks of life. Over 75 pregnant mares covered by fashionable stallions were brought by various Indian breeders. These purchases are sure to help take Indian breeding to a different level.

The notable absentees were the promoters of the Poonawalla Stud Farm, the Nanoli Stud Farm, the Kunigal Stud Farm and the Usha Stud Farm who are among the top four stud farms in the country.

The absence of Pune stud farms was surprising because this year the stud farms had been hit by equine herpes which resulted in a substantial number of abortions of pregnant mares. They had a chance to supplement their stock by buying at Goff's because the Irish bred horses having been enjoying great success in Group races in India in the last decade.

Among the many noteworthy purchases made was lot a number 1438 which was picked up for Alpha Stud Farm by leading trainer Padmanabhan who also dabbles in bloodstock. The Motto mare, Moselle is in foal to 2007 champion three-year old Dylan Thomas, the Irish Derby and Arc de Triomphe winner. Moselle is a stakes winning mare. The other notable purchase made by Padmanabhan was Baffling, a winning daughter of Groom Dancer out of a multiple graded race winning dam I Want To Be. She is in foal to Excellent Art.

The most expensive buy was a mare called Mandara who is a sister to Manndar, a multiple graded race winner, closely related to Manidsha for 80,000 Euros. Bloodstock agent Bryan Grassick did the deal on behalf of Equus Stud Farm. Mandara is in foal to Clodoville.

Lot number 1388 was picked by Hugo Merry on behalf of his Indian clients. Feminine Touch is in foal to Bertolini. She is a Saddler's Well mare from the family of Law Society. Lot number 1466 was Arhaaf, a Danehill mare in foal to Pivotal. Night Sphere, lot number 1503, was another significant purchase. She is in foal to Teofilo who was a champion two year old in 2007. She is a Night Shift mare.

Three mares were bought by Sans Craintes Stud Farm which is located in Southern India. The stud farm had recently acquired Lucifer Sam (Storm Cat) to stand as stallion at its stud farm. The notable purchase was a mare called Second City which is in foal to Desert Style and the mare is closely related to India's champion three year old Set Alight.

The Broadacres Stud Farm has upped its ante by buying three good mares. Lot number 1581 was Fennine who is in foal to Kheleyf and she is a Zafonic mare. Lot number 1657, Dance Delight is in foal to Holy Roman Emperor whose first crop sold well in Goff's foals' sales. Dance Delight is a Machiavellian mare. This year's higher buyer was Nirmal Singh of Hazara Stud Farm which is hoping to make a big impact on breeding in India. The Mebajona Stud Farm which is just about expanding its scale of operation also bought a few and the list included daughters of Darshaan, Rahy, Red Ransom and Royal Applause in foal to Ad Valorem, Iffraaj, Bertolini and Aussie Rules.