Goffs UK Breeze-Up Catalogue Online


Perfect Power winning the Prix Morny | Scoop Dyga

Goffs UK has sold six Royal Ascot winners in the past six years at its Breeze-Up Sale, and the firm released the catalogue for its latest edition of that sale with 186 juveniles set to go under the hammer on Apr. 21. The breeze will take place at Doncaster on Apr. 19 from noon, with an inspection day on Apr. 20.

Perfect Power (Ire), whose own sire Ardad (Ire) was also a Goffs UK Breeze-Up graduate, proved the star of last year's sale. A £110,000 purchase by Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum through Blandford Bloodstock from breeder Tally-Ho Stud, Perfect Power won the G2 Norfolk S.-three of the last six winners of that race have come from this sale-and the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. for trainer Richard Fahey. Other black-type winning 2-year-olds to emerge from last year's sale included the joint top lot Twilight Jet (GB) (Twilight Son {GB}), winner of the G3 Cornwallis S., and the unbeaten G3 Horris Hill S. winner Light Infantry (Fr) (Fast Company {Ire}).

The highlights of this year's catalogue include a full-brother to last year's G2 Queen Mary S. winner Quick Suzy (Ire), from the second crop of the promising young sire Profitable (Ire) (lot 99). Profitable's sire Invincible Spirit (Ire) is represented by a colt out of the G3 Firth Of Clyde S. winner and stakes producer Golden Legacy (Ire) (Rossini) (lot 7) from Ardad's breeder Tally-Ho Stud, which also offers a Kodiac (GB) half-sister to the precocious sprinting filly The Mackem Bullet (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) (lot 182). Other standouts on paper include a Caravaggio filly out of the G3 Fred Darling S. winner Muthabara (Ire) (Red Ransom) (lot 49); a No Nay Never colt out of Classic winner Yesterday (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) (lot 127); a Night Of Thunder (Ire) half-brother to the multiple listed-winning Battalion (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}) and to the dam of G2 Balanchine S. winner and Group 1-placed Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) (ld   HYPERLINK “https://www.goffsuk.com/sales-results/sales/breeze-up-sale-2022/128” lot 128); a Zoustar (Aus) filly out of multiple Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Ainippe (Ire) (Captain Rio {GB}) (lot 130); and a Kingman (GB) colt out of the global Group 1 winner and stakes producer Alexander Goldrun (Ire) (Gold Away {Ire}) (lot 133). American-breds catalogued include a colt from the first crop of American champion Accelerate who is a half-brother to California Chrome (lot 36).

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, “This sale has enjoyed another huge 12 months with quality success after another big race win to continue its outstanding record. To start with, its Royal Ascot record is, simply put, second to none. For an annual auction of less than 200 horses to produce, since 2016, a G1 Prince Of Wales's S. winner, a Listed Windsor Castle S. winner, a G1 Commonwealth Cup winner and three of the last six G2 Norfolk S. winners, is a truly remarkable achievement and testament to the quality of the breezers presented by our loyal band of consignors.

“Furthermore, last season we saw the latest star to emerge in Perfect Power, who extended the sale's Royal Ascot record to six winners in six years, before going on to claim two Group 1 races and take his place among the very best graduates this sale has produced in its 40-plus year history. Combine all that with the record figures we achieved in April last year, this sale is very much on an upward trajectory and that has not been lost on our ever-professional vendors who have sent us another top-class line-up of 2-year-olds. So, our message for this year is very simple: whatever claims you may have heard elsewhere and whatever gimmicks may be rolled out, if you are looking for a Royal Ascot winner at the European Breeze-Up Sales in 2022, Doncaster is the place to find them.”

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