“Buyers Will Be Spoiled For Choice” As Goffs Breeding Stock Catalogue Revealed

Alpha Centauri is one of the highlights of the Goffs November Breeding Stock catalogue | Scoop Dyga

Over 40 lots from the Niarchos Draft headline the 541-strong Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale catalogue, which was released on Tuesday.

Some of the stars of the two-day stand on Nov. 24-25 are Classic heroine and four-time Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) (lot 1263) in foal to Sea The Stars (Ire); Group 1 winners Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) (lot 1240) in foal to Frankel (GB) and Albigna (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 1212) carrying to St Marks Basilica (Fr). All three mares are from the 41-strong Niarchos Draft that will be presented by Baroda, Norelands and Kiltinan Castle Studs on Nov. 24.

Other lots of interest are Laurelita (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}) (lot 1246), herself the dam of dual Grade I winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}); G2 Challenge S. heroine Matilda Picotte (Ire) (Sioux Nation) (lot 1258); and the multiple group winner Insinuendo (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) (lot 1252).

A total of 25 Galileo (Ire) daughters are signed on, while other sires represented by their daughters include Dansili (GB), Dubawi (Ire), Frankel, Invincible Spirit (Ire), Montjeu (Ire), Oasis Dream (GB), Pivotal (GB), and Sea The Stars. There are also a strong selection of covering sires with representation in the sale, among them: Blackbeard (Ire), Blue Point (Ire), Camelot (GB), Dark Angel (Ire), Frankel, Havana Grey (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kingman (GB), Lope De Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), New Bay (GB), Night Of Thunder (Ire), No Nay Never, Pinatubo (Ire), Sea The Stars, Siyouni (Fr), St Mark's Basilica and Wootton Bassett (GB).

Large drafts from Godolphin (54), His Highness The Aga Khan Studs (18), Ballylinch Stud (16), the Irish National Stud (11), Moyglare Stud (8) are also featured. The 61-lot draft from The Castlebridge Consignment includes well-bred German mares from the dispersal of Gestut Hony-Hof.

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, “We are beyond proud to present this stunning showcase of mares and fillies for the 2023 Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale. Classic winners, Group 1 winners, dams of Group 1 winners, mares in foal to elite sires, top class performers off the track–they will all be here next month at Kildare Paddocks.

“Europe's first major breeding stock sale of the season, Goffs November is of course headed by the Niarchos Draft which offers a rare opportunity to buy into some of the world's most coveted bloodlines, nurtured for over half a century by the Niarchos family, and it is a huge honour for Goffs to handle the sale of these exquisite mares and fillies.

“Quality is a word long associated with the November Breeding Stock Sale but never more so than this year where buyers will be spoiled for choice thanks to our wonderful vendors who have supported the sale with black-type pedigree after black-type pedigree, and we look forward to welcoming buyers from around the world to Ireland next month.”

The Goffs Breeding Stock Sale follows the four-day Goffs November Foal Sale on Nov. 20-23.

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