Dubai Breeze-Up Sale Returns In 2023 With Partnership Between DRC & Goffs

Dubai Jemila, the first winner from the first edition of the Dubai Breeze-Up Sale | RVN Management

The 2023 Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs, organised by the Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with Goffs, will return to the sales calendar in 2023. Slated for Meydan Racecourse in the week leading up to Dubai World Cup night, just like the 2022 inaugural edition, the sale will be confined to a maximum of 69 juveniles carefully selected by the Goffs inspection team. Travel subsidies will be available to vendors and all entries will again undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and buyer confidence.

This year's edition attracted a diverse buying bench of new and existing buyers. A colt by Curlin, consigned by Powerstown Stud, was purchased by Mohammed Al Subousi for AED2.5 million (€620,000) to top the sale. The average was AED609,412 (€158,000). Monday marked the first 2-year-old winner from the sale, the Dubawi (Ire) filly Dubai Jemila (GB). She ran out a half-length winner in the colours of Jaber Abdullah in an Ayr novice. The Kevin Ryan trainee was sold by Malcolm Bastard to Yousuf Salem Saeed Saqer Al Kaabi for AED1.4 million (€347,090).

Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, said, “The success of the inaugural Dubai Breeze Up Sale executed in collaboration with Goffs paid tribute to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. And in keeping with the success achieved by the region's first ever sale of its kind, we are pleased to announce the second edition in 2023 and we once again welcome Goffs aboard as partners in conducting the second edition of the sale during the week of the Dubai World Cup 2023. In partnership with Goffs, we look forward to another thrilling edition of the sale where again some of the world's top racing connections will go head-to-head in a bid to sign future champions.”

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby added, “It was an honour for Goffs to be selected by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook, Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club, to conduct the inaugural Dubai Breeze-Up earlier this year.  Following a superb start, it is a wonderful endorsement of the Goffs service to have been reappointed to grow and develop this world-class sale. Solid foundations are in place, and the Goffs inspection team led by Nick Nugent and Tom Taaffe along with our vendors will take the learnings from year one and fine tune the sale to ensure we present a catalogue that best matches what the Dubai Breeze-Up buyer seeks.

“Goffs was delighted to be involved in introducing a sale such as this on the eve of the world's most prestigious race and we look forward to working with the team of the Dubai Racing Club to deliver an exceptional bunch of 2-year-olds to Dubai next year.”

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