Broodmare Prospects Set To Take Centre Stage At Goffs February Sale

The Goffs February Sale kicks off on Wednesday | Goffs

A half-sister to live Gold Cup contender Gerri Colombe (Fr) (Saddler Maker {Ire}) and a winning daughter of wondermare Quevega (Fr) (Robin Des Champs {Fr}) are some of the standouts on show at the two-day Goffs February Sale which kicks off on Wednesday at Kildare Paddocks. 

Princess Vega (Ire) (Beat Hollow {GB}), winner of a Tramore bumper for Willie Mullins, will be sold in foal to Walk In The Park (Ire). As well as being a daughter of the six-time Cheltenham festival heroine Quevega, she is also a half-sister to the four-time Grade 1 winner Facile Vega (Ire) and Listed bumper scorer Aurora Vega (Ire). She will be consigned by The Irish National Stud as a supplementary lot 431G.

Another supplementary lot, Hermione Colombe (Fr), is sure to grab plenty of attention, being a half-sister to Gerri Colombe, who is as short as 8-1 for the Gold Cup.

Trained by Gordon Elliott, Gerri Colombe has won four times at the highest level and was only narrowly pipped by The Real Whacker (Ire) in last year's Brown Advisory at Cheltenham. 

A daughter of Brave Mansonnien (Fr), the unraced Hermione Colombe [lot 431H] will be sold in foal to Waldgeist (GB) having already produced colt foals by Sea Moon (GB) and Night Wish (Ger). She will be consigned by Alpha Play Bloodstock. 

The Sale also features a five-strong draft from the Aga Khan Studs while Moyglare Stud will offer four weanlings, including a Make Believe (GB) colt out of dual Grade 1 hurdle winner Unaccompanied (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). The nine-time winner, who carried the Moyglare silks with great distinction over jumps and on the Flat for Dermot Weld, has already produced a classy performer on the level in the shape of Group 3-placed Keep In Touch (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}).

Other interesting prospects include In Wood (Ire) [lot 431J], an Authorized (Ire) half-sister to Grade 1 winner Very Wood (Fr). She will be sold in foal to Diamond Boy (Fr). Meanwhile, seven-time winner Pearl Of The West (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 431C) is just another classy broodmare prospect on offer. 

The sale, which has produced classy types like Twilight Jet (Ire) (Twilight Son {GB}), Bolthole (Ire) (Free Eagle {Ire}) and Yaxeni (Fr) (Maxios {GB}) in recent years, and offers a broad mixture of horses-in-training, weanlings and broodmares, gets underway at 10am.

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