“Outstanding Horses” Feature In Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale Catalogue

What do Bradsell (GB), Perfect Power (Ire), Ardad (Ire) and Prince Of Lir (Ire) have in common? Not only did they all taste success at Royal Ascot but they were also sold at the Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale, one of the go-to sources of top-notch talent. The first glimpse of the potential star graduates of the future were made available on Tuesday with the publication of the eagerly-anticipated 2024 edition of the sale catalogue. Doncaster has proven to be a tried and trusted source of talent with Carla's Way (Ire)...

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Lucky Escape For A&N Bloodstock Team After Horse Lorry Catches Fire 

Top breeze-up handlers Antonio Da Silva and Nikki Scallan of A&N Bloodstock had a lucky escape on Friday evening when, the horse box that they were driving on the way home from Dundalk races caught fire with the Jenny Lynch-trained Late Night Talking (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) inside it.  But for their quick thinking, the couple's Late Night Talking, who had finished third in the mile maiden just a few hours earlier, could have met a horrific end when the vehicle burst into flames on the M50 motorway in Dublin.  Sharing...

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Line-Up Confirmed for TBA NH Stallion Showcase

Twelve sires will be on show in Doncaster during the Goffs UK January Sale on Tuesday, January 23 for the TBA National Hunt Stallion Showcase. The stallions will be available for viewing between 9am and 3pm. Ascot Gold Cup winner Subjectivist (GB) is new to Alne Park Stud this year and he will be joined at Doncaster by his stud-mates Dink (Fr), Ocovango (GB) and Midnights Legacy (GB). Also in attendance will be Ito (Ger), who is about to undertake his second season at Yorton Farm, and his fellow recent recruit Postponed...

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Doncaster January Sale To Feature Ellmarie Holden Dispersal

A total of 149 lots, including dispersals from Irish point-to-point trainer Ellmarie Holden and from Whitewall Stables, were catalogued for the Goffs January Sale at Doncaster on Jan. 23. Featuring 81 NH weanlings, 20 NH mares and 48 horses-in-training, yearlings and 2-year-olds, the sale will begin at 10 a.m. Some of the lots on offer are lot 84, a Nathaniel (Ire) half-brother to Grade 1 winner Athena Du Berlais (Fr) (Martaline {GB}); a son of that Newsells Park Stud-based sire and the Grade 1 winner Black Tears (GB) (Jeremy) (lot...

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Dubawi's Ancient Wisdom Wins The Futurity Trophy

After a 15-minute delay caused by Ballydoyle's Battle Cry (Ire) (No Nay Never) turning over in the stalls, Godolphin's Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}--Golden Valentine {Fr}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) proved the most effective on Doncaster's deep ground to justify 5-4 favouritism in Saturday's G1 Kameko Futurity Trophy. Back in action a fortnight after winning Newmarket's G3 Autumn S., the Charlie Appleby trainee was left in front initially and looked beaten for a few strides as the pack closed in two out. Regaining momentum to ultimately outstay his rivals, the TDN...

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Doncaster: “Boxes Ticked” for Ancient Wisdom in Trophy Bid

If it goes ahead, it's going to be tough at Doncaster on Saturday with the G1 Kameko Futurity Trophy being staged on ground that failed to survive an inspection for the Friday card. If there was a horse physically designed for such conditions, it is surely Godolphin's TDN Rising Star Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) who went through Newmarket's testing surface with relish when winning the G3 Autumn S. over this mile trip a fortnight earlier. Supplemented for this prize given how strongly he emerged from that experience, he bids...

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Ancient Wisdom To Be Supplemented To The Kameko Futurity Trophy

Godolphin's Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who cost €2 million as a juvenile at Arqana, will be supplemented for the G1 Kameko Futurity Trophy on Saturday, Oct. 28. A winner of the G3 Autumn S. last out, the colt is reportedly doing well. His record stands at three wins from four starts for trainer Charlie Appleby, and he pleased connections in a Saturday morning workout. "Ancient Wisdom, brilliant winner of the G3 Autumn S. on Future Champions Day at Newmarket, worked well this morning and the intention is to supplement...

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Caughtinyourtrance Top Lot At Goffs October Sale

Irish pointer Caughtinyourtrance (Ire) (Ocovango {GB}) (lot 84G) topped the single-session Goffs October HIT and Yearling Sale at Doncaster on Tuesday. Sold to Mills Racing for £40,000, the Ballycrystal Stables-consigned 4-year-old was a four-length maiden winner at Toomebridge recently. Out of the Daylami (Ire) mare Loyalty Card (Ire), the bay gelding is from the extended family of G3 Juvenile Hurdle winner The Last Stand (GB) (Vettori {Ire}). Hands Off (Ire) (Getaway {Ger}) (lot 60) was next at £36,000 on the bid of The 5-year-old placed gelding was part of...

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Goffs Doncaster October Sale Catalogue Now Online

A total of 114 lots have been catalogued for the 2023 Goffs October HIT & Yearling Sale, set to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Doncaster. There will be 73 horses-in-training and 33 yearlings, breeding and youngstock on offer. Of the yearlings set to sell, 14 are eligible for the Great British Bonus. Sires represented include Ardad (Ire), Earthlight (Ire), Harry Angel (Ire), Invincible Army (Ire), Land Force (Ire), Mohaather (GB), Oasis Dream (GB) and Sergei Prokofiev. The session will also offer two lots eligible for Harry's Half Million...

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Inaugural Catalogue For Goffs British NH Breeders Showcase Revealed

A total of 100 foals have been catalogued for the first edition of the Goffs British NH Breeders Showcase at Doncaster on Friday, Nov. 3. The two-day format of the showcase will see a foal show beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, with the sale held at noon on the following day. The foal show will offer a generous total prize pool of £10,000 which will be shared among the top three colts and fillies in each class. The late Richard Aston of Goldford Stud will be honoured...

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Heart's Cry's Continuous Clinches The Leger For Ballydoyle

The tale of success of Aidan O'Brien could be no better summed up than the title of the hero of Saturday's G1 Betfred St Leger at Doncaster, with Continuous (Jpn) (Heart's Cry {Jpn}--Fluff {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) the latest to excel for the Ballydoyle trainer who had surpassed the 4,000-winner landmark on Sunday. Coming of age when taking York's G2 Great Voltigeur S. in commanding fashion last month, the key member of Derrick Smith's four-strong contingent was sent off the 3-1 second favourite with the Frankie factor kicking in for...

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Sea The Stars Book 1 Sensation Starts At Donny

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Saturday's Observations features a pricey auction graduate. AT VIMEIRO (GER) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) was at 650,000gns the fourth-highest-priced yearling by his sire during 2022 when bought for Peter Harris by Richard Knight Bloodstock at Tatts Book 1. In training with Jane Chapple-Hyam, the son of the G2 T...

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