Galileo, Frankel Foals Highlight Goffs November Foal Sale


The Orby-topping Galileo filly out of Nickname. Her full-sister will be offered at the November Foal Sale | Goffs

Progeny of the late champion sire Galileo (Ire) and his heir apparent Frankel (GB) are among the standout offerings in the Goffs November Foal Sale, for which the catalogue was released on Thursday.

The Goffs November Foal Sale will take place at Kildare Paddocks from Nov. 15 to 18, with 1015 foals spread across the four days. The format of the sale will be a rising tide of quality from Monday through Wednesday. Trade will return to Monday's more modest levels for Thursday.

The three Galileo foals catalogued for Goffs November are thus far the only progeny of the perennial champion sire catalogued for a European breeding stock sale, and they are a filly out of American Grade I winner Nickname (Scat Daddy) (lot 624), whose full-sister topped this year's Goffs Orby Sale when bought by MV Magnier for €1.5-million; a filly who is the first foal out of G2 Queen Mary S. winner Signora Cabello (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) (lot 665); and a colt out of the G3 Albany S. third Take Me With You (Scat Daddy) (lot 689), whose full-sister was bought by Newtown Anner Stud for €360,000 at Orby.

There are likewise three catalogued by Frankel, including a half-sister to German champion and useful young sire Sea The Moon (Ger) (lot 652) and a half-brother to black-type winners Lily's Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Zurigha (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) (lot 626).

Other highlights on paper include a full-sister to dual Group 2 winner Terebellum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 604) and a half-brother to GI E P Taylor S. winner Blond Me (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) (lot 562), also by Sea The Stars; a Cotai Glory (GB) half-brother to G1 Matron S. scorer Champers Elysees (Ire) (lot 579); a Dark Angel (Ire) half-sister to G1 Prix de l'Abbaye victor Whizz Kid (Ire) (Whipper) (lot 587); a Kingman (GB) half-brother to dual Group 3 winner Carla Bianca (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) and listed winner Joailliere (Ire) (lot 598), the lone offering by his sire in the catalogue; and a Belardo (Ire) half-brother to this year's G2 Queen Mary S. scorer Quick Suzy (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}) (lot 670).

The catalogue also features a quality offering by sires with their first foals in 2021, and those include G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Phoenix Of Spain (Ire), whose foals at Goffs include a three-quarter brother to G1 Phoenix S. winner Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 642). Tally-Ho Stud's Inns Of Court (Ire) has a half-sister to 2-year-old stakes winner Summer Sands (GB) (Coach House {Ire}) set for sale (lot 578); G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe scorer Waldgeist (Ire) has a half-brother to Group 3 winners Brown Sugar (Ire) and Burnt Sugar (Ire) (lot 580); Blue Point (Ire) has a granddaughter of Irish champion 2-year-old filly and stakes producer Damson (Ire) (lot 586); Too Darn Hot (GB) has a half-sister to the listed-winning and Group 1-placed Olendon (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) (lot 690); and the German-based Best Solution (Ire) is represented by a half-brother to black-type winners Morando (Fr) and Speak Of The Devil (Fr) (lot 613).

The Goffs November Foal Sale has developed a reputation as a happy hunting ground for both end users and pinhookers. Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), the world's highest-rated horse of 2020, was a Goffs November Foal graduate, and the likes of Alcohol Free (Ire), Blowout (GB) and Romantic Proposal (Ire) have continued to fly the flag in 2021. Last month's G1 Flying Five S. winner Romantic Proposal was successfully pinhooked at the Orby Sale, while Grade I winner and young sire River Boyne was also a productive pinhook to emanate from Goffs November. This year's Orby Sale included numerous successful pinhooks from the November Sale, headed by a half-brother to the aforementioned Lucky Vega who turned €300,000 into €630,000. Other good results included a €70,000 foal that sold for €270,000, a €30,000 foal that went for €150,000, and a €75,000 foal that sold for €225,000.

“As the premier European foal sale, Goffs is proud to present the very cream of the Irish crop at this year's November Sale,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby. “The 1015-strong November Foal catalogue is sure to draw every major buyer to Kildare Paddocks next month in search of their next Group 1 winner or pinhooking triumph. Our message to vendors this year was to stay close and go far by selling in Ireland at Goffs, and we are thrilled and supremely grateful that so many are sending their best foals to the November Sale once again.”

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