Goffs Releases February Catalogues

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Kildare Paddocks | Goffs

The catalogues for Parts 1 and 2 of the Goffs February Sale are online. Part 1 of the sale will take place as a virtual live auction on Feb. 9 and 10, with 253 lots catalogued. The first day of the sale comprises 89 2-year-olds by the likes of Australia (GB), Belardo (Ire), Churchill (Ire), Dandy Man (Ire), Decorated Knight (GB), Footstepsinthesand (GB), Make Believe (GB), Mehmas (Ire), New Bay (GB), Oasis Dream (GB), Starspangledbanner (Aus), and Zoffany (Ire), followed by a draft of older horses, including entries from the Aga Khan.

The second day of Part I is dedicated to breeding stock and includes several Aga Khan re-entries from the November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlights among the session include Soft Lips (GB) (Rahy) (lot 140), a two-time stakes producer and the dam of last year’s G3 Prix Francois Boutin third Unveil (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) in foal to New Bay (GB); Margarita (Ire) (Marju {Ire}) (lot 141), a stakes-producing full-sister to Soviet Song (Ire) in foal to Starspangledbanner (Aus); Gracefully Done (Ire) (Australia {GB}) (lot 190), a daughter of Grade I winner Sense Of Style (Thunder Gulch) in foal for the first time to Ten Sovereigns (Ire); Shehreen (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) (lot 193), a winner for the Aga Khan and fourth in a Group 3 who is a half-sister to two pattern race winners; Topaz Clear (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot214), a winning half-sister to Forgotten Rules (Ire) (Nayef) in foal to Zoffany (Ire); and the New Zealand listed winner Rubira (Aus) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 253) in foal for the first time to New Bay. No horses, buyers or vendors will be present at Kildare Paddocks for Part 1 of the sale.

Part 2 will take place as an in-person sale on Mar. 2 and will comprise 223 flat and National Hunt short yearlings. The standouts on paper include lot 311, a Harry Angel (Ire) filly who is the second foal out of the French listed-placed First Destinity (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}); lot 346, a Kodiac (GB) colt out of G3 Musidora S. winner Liber Nauticus (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}) and a half-brother to the listed-placed Miss Celestial (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}); lot 355, a Muhaarar (GB) colt out of the Moyglare blueblood Mad About You (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}); lot 386, a Dandy Man (Ire) half-brother to G3 Zetland S. winner Max Vega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}); lot 409, a Teofilo (Ire) half-brother to the prolific Australian runner Tom Melbourne (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}) from the family of G1 Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}); and lot 507, a Fastnet Rock (Aus) colt who is the first foal out of a sister to pattern race winners Ernest Hemingway (GB), Toulifaut (Ire) and South Sea Pearl (Ire).

Those wishing to attend Part 2 of the sale must complete a health questionnaire in advance, and strict Covid-19 safety protocols will be enforced.

“Goffs February Sale is consistently the market-leading mid-winter sale in Europe and, while the format this year may be different due to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the quality remains unchanged and we are delighted to present two strong catalogues that should hold great appeal for pinhookers and end-users at home and abroad,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby. “We very much hope to return to our scheduled onsite sales at Goffs for the remainder of 2021, however for now our Goffs Online platform, which received such positive feedback throughout the Autumn, is a proven vehicle to buy and sell the categories of horses featured in the Part 1 catalogue during our live online sale, and then we look forward to welcoming horses, vendors and buyers back to Kildare Paddocks for Part 2 of the sale on 2 March for our live onsite sale which will also be supported by Goffs Online.”

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