Strong Sportsman's Sale Catalogue Unveiled By Goffs

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Sydneyarms Chelsea's Zoffany half-brother will be offered in the Sportsman's Sale | Scoop Dyga

The catalogue for the 524-strong Goffs Sportman's Sale is now online. Scheduled for Sept. 29-30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day, all lots are eligible for the €100,000 Goffs Sportsman's Challenge race over six furlongs at Naas in September of 2023.

Some of the sire power on offer includes Acclamation (GB), Australia (GB), Camelot (GB), Caravaggio, Dark Angel (Ire), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Fastnet Rock (Aus), Gleneagles (Ire), Havana Grey (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Lope de Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), New Bay (GB), Night of Thunder (Ire), Oasis Dream (GB), Sea The Stars (Ire), Showcasing (GB), Sioux Nation, Starspangledbanner (Aus), Teofilo (Ire), Zoffany (Ire) and Zoustar (Aus).

Lot 599 is a Caravaggio filly who is a half-sister to G2 Prix Robert Papin winner Ventura Tormenta (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) from Tinnakill House; while Oghill House Stud's lot 743 is a half-brother to G2 Queen Mary S. heroine Quick Suzy (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}). A yearling with a very recent update is a colt by the late Zoffany (Ire) (lot 815) who is a half-brother to this week's Deauville Group 3 winner Sydneyarms Chelsea (Ire) (Sioux Nation) from the draft of Peter Nolan Bloodstock. Among the other highlights of the Sportsman's Sale are: a Blue Point (Ire) half-brother to Group 2 winner Bow Creek (Ire) (Shamardal) (lot 876) from Roundhill Stud; and a Tamayuz (GB) colt out of G1 Irish 1000 Guineas victress Bethrah (Ire) (Marju {Ire}) (lot 877) from Derrinstown Stud.

In 2021, 337 yearlings sold from 368 offered (92%) and grossed €6,967,300. The average was €20,674 and the median was €16,000. A Lumville Farm-consigned filly by Dark Angel (Ire) topped the sale at €140,000 on the bid of Brian Grassick Bloodstock.

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, “Our inspection team has worked with Irish breeders to hand pick a quality collection of classy commercial yearlings and real 2-year-old types for this year's Sportsman's Sale.  The Irish National Yearling Sales week comprising the Orby and Sportsman's Sales is simply unmissable for buyers and offers a greater selection of quality at every level.”

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