Goffs Sportsman's Catalogue Revealed

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GISW River Boyne, a Sportsman's graduate | Benoit Photo

The catalogue for the Goffs Sportsman's Sale, which features a Camelot (GB) filly (lot 618) who is closely related to G1 Irish Derby hero Frozen Fire (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}) from Camas Park Stud, was released on Thursday. A total of 386 yearlings will go under the hammer on Sept. 24-25 at the Goffs Sales Complex in Doncaster. River Boyne (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}), who won the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. at Santa Anita Park in the U.S. on Mar. 7, is a Sportsman's Sale graduate and is just one of many graduates to have success at the black-type level. His half-sister (lot 560) by Divine Prophet (Aus) sells from the draft of Tara Stud.

Other lots of note include Castlefarm Stud's colt (lot 482) by Buratino (Ire) and a half-brother to MGSW Conquest (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}); Kodiac (GB)'s son of French listed winner Andry Brusselles (GB) (Hurricane Run {Ire}) (lot 496) from the Lynn Lodge Stud draft; lot 504, a Lope de Vega (Ire) colt who is a half-brother to Grade III winner Guilty Twelve (Giant's Causeway) and is consigned by The Castlebridge Consignment; a son of SP Bee Eater (Ire) (Green Desert) (lot 519) by El Kabeir who is a half-brother to smart filly Minaun (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), who won the G3 Marble Hill S. also from Castlebridge; Kildallan Farm's lot 604, a daughter of Dark Angel (Ire) and the MSP Diktat (GB) mare Elshabakiya (Ire); a half-sister to GSW & G1SP Sixties Groove (Ire) (Sixties Icon {GB}) (lot 634) by Highland Reel (Ire) from Castletown Stud; Tally-Ho Stud's lot 641 by Mehmas (Ire) and a half-sister to MGSW & MGISP Beau Recall (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}); and German Group 1 winner Temida (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire})'s Mastercraftsman (Ire) half-sister (lot 661) from The Castlebridge Consignment.

In 2019, the Sportman's Sale grossed €4,854,900 for 283 yearlings sold. The average was €17,155 and the median was €13,000. The top lot was a colt by Exceed And Excel (Aus) who made €125,000 on the bid of Ballyhane Stud's Joe Foley.

“Buyers can look forward to another quality collection of commercial yearlings at this year's Sportsman's Sale,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby. “Our focus during selection has remained on the individual and there are some outstanding physicals on offer that look set to follow the path of the ever-increasing number of Sportsman's winners.

“This year's sale moves to Doncaster, followed a week later by the Goffs Orby Sale, as a one-off solution to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to welcoming a wide range of buyers both in person and online and wish to thank our vendors once again for their ongoing trust in the Goffs service and for supporting the sale with this fine collection of yearlings.”

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