Pair of £200,000 Lots Top Goffs Gold Cup Sale

Co-topper Half Past Tipsy selling at Newbury | Goffs UK

The inaugural Goffs UK Coral Gold Cup Sale of young National Hunt prospects was held after racing at Newbury on Saturday with 18 of the 21 horses offered sold for a total of £2,145,000.

Two horses shared top billing at £200,000. The Muhtahir (GB) filly Half Past Tipsy (Ire) (lot 6) was bought from Sam Curling's Skehanagh Stables by Gavin Cromwell after winning a 4-year-old mares' maiden point-to-point last month. 

Matching her leading price later in the select catalogue was The Bluesman (Fr) (Crillon {Fr}) (lot 18), a 4-year-old half-brother to listed-winning hurdler Fiumcino (Fr) Sageburg {Ire}), who won his sole start between the flags for Denis Murphy's Ballyboy Stables. He was bought by agent Tom Malone on behalf of champion trainer Paul Nicholls.

The average and the median prices were closely aligned at £119,167 and £110,000, respectively. 

Goffs UK's Managing Director Tim Kent said, “Say no to a one-horse race. It was on these foundations that we decided to launch our new Coral Gold Cup Sale as we firmly believe that competition is vital for the bloodstock market. To come to Newbury after a 10-year absence and deliver this sale has been a wonderful result for Goffs and we would like to thank our loyal vendors who backed this venture with some of their very best horses and were rightly rewarded. As ever, there is always an unknown element to any new venture and we are delighted to have delivered yet another vibrant and lively sale at a top-class race meeting.

“The whole team at Newbury Racecourse have been fantastic to work with and the venue is superb for these sales so we are excited about a long and fruitful association with the wonderful Coral Gold Cup meeting.”

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