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Goffs Sportsman's Catalogue Revealed

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...

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Limited Spectators to Return at English Racecourses in September

The Pertemps St Leger Festival at Doncaster is one of eight meetings that will be staged with crowds as part of stage five of the UK government's plan to return spectators to elite sport, the Racecourse Association announced on Wednesday. Doncaster's four-day Classic meeting from Sept. 9-12, a Sept. 21 Warwick fixture, and Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting from Sept. 24-26 have all been greenlit to allow racegoers in limited fashion. In Doncaster's case, a maximum of 3,640 spectators will be allowed on the first day, increasing to 6,202 for the final...

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Goffs Moves Orby Sale Forward

Goffs will shift its two-day Orby yearling sale-to be staged this year at Goffs UK's Doncaster sales complex-forward by a day and it will now take place on Sept. 30 and Oct 1. The change was made to allow an additional day between Orby and Tattersalls October Book 1. Orby yearlings will ship into Doncaster on Sept. 27, following the Goffs Sportsman's Sale there on Sept. 24 and 25. "Our job is to deliver the greatest opportunity for every lot with which we are entrusted," said Goffs Group Chief Executive...

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Pertemps to Sponsor 2020 St Leger

Pertemps Network Group is the new sponsor of the 2020 G1 St leger S. at Doncaster on Sept. 12, which will now be run with a purse of £350,000, the Arena Racing Company announced on Monday. Besides the final Classic of the UK racing calendar, the recruitment firm will sponsor the entire St Leger Festival for the term of one year, with the option of continuing in 2021. It was the sponsor of the race from 1995-1998. The four-day St Leger Festival begins on Sept. 9 and lasts through Sept....

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Hemmings Dispersal Part of Goffs UK HIT Sale

Three-time Grand National-winning owner Trevor Hemmings will offer 56 lots at the Goffs UK September HIT Sale, the sales company announced on Monday. Held at Doncaster on Sept. 15-16, Hemmings's dispersal lots including Grade 3 hurdler Stoney Mountain (Ire) (Mountain High {Ire}), and Grade 2 hurdler Mount Mews (Ire) (Presenting {GB}), as well as several winning chasers, young hurdlers and unraced stock. The official catalogue will be released online on Sept. 1, with National Hunt stores and horses-in-training entries. For more information, go to www.goffsuk.com. "We are grateful that Mr....

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St Leger Gains Pyledriver, Hukum Also Possible

MGSW Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}), who won the G2 Great Voltigeur S. on Aug. 19, has been confirmed for the G1 St Leger at Doncaster on Sept. 12, Racing Post reported on Sunday. Trainer William Muir confirmed the news, with the G1 Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp, also on Sept. 12, off the table. The La Pyle Partnership, consisting of owner/breeders Roger Devlin and brothers Guy and Hugh Leach, raced Pyledriver to a listed success at two. The colt ran second in the G3 Unibet Classic Trial S....

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Joint Toppers at Doncaster Day 2

Two 3-year-old gelding stores, by Diamond Boy (Fr) and Soldier of Fortune (Ire), respectively, both brought £80,000 in consecutive lots to top the Goffs UK Summer Sale at Doncaster on Tuesday. Lot 25, named Boy Adely (Fr) and consigned by Lakefield Farm, was snapped up by Twiston-Davies Equine to briefly hold sole topper honours. His dam is a Bering (GB) half-sister to MGSP hurdler Monsieur Lecoq (Fr) (Diamond Boy {Fr}). The next lot in the ring, lot 26, from Ballincurrig House Stud, equaled that price on the bid of Shaun...

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Shamardal's Albasheer a New TDN Rising Star

Owen Burrows had enjoyed the limelight last Saturday when Tabdeed (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) took the G3 Hackwood S. and he had something else to ponder a week on after Albasheer (Ire) (Shamardal) earned TDN Rising Star status at Doncaster. Starting the seven-furlong British Stallion Studs EBF Novice S. as a 17-2 shot, the chestnut was under restraint from David Probert from the break and suffered some barges as he tracked the group racing towards the rear. Shaken up to chase the fellow Shadwell representative Alablaq (Ire) (Lope de Vega...

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Daughter of Natagora Debuts 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. Tuesday's Insights features a daughter of MG1SW Natagora (Fr). 1.00 Doncaster, Novice, £6,400, 2yo f, 6f 2yT ANGHAAM (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) debuts for Shadwell and is the eighth foal out of the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Natagora (Fr) (Divine Light {Jpn}). The March-foaled grey,...

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Watson Runner Withdrawn After Staff Failed Temperature Check

Jam And Mam (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) was prevented from running at Doncaster on Sunday after one of the members of staff travelling with the horse failed a temperature check. Strict protocols in place on racecourses since the resumption of racing in Britain in June 1 mean all individuals attending a fixture must pass a temperature check, with a threshold of 37.8C. The Archie Watson-trained 3-year-old had been due to run in division one of the Read Andrew Balding On Betway Insider H. A spokesperson for the British Horseracing Authority...

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Goffs UK, Arqana Breeze Ups Back To Doncaster; Craven June 25

The joint Goffs UK and Arqana Breeze-Up Sale will be held at Doncaster, with the breeze set for June 28 at Doncaster Racecourse and the sale at the Doncaster Sales Complex on July 1. Tattersalls's joint Craven and Ascot Breeze-Up Sale has been moved to June 25. Provisional plans had been made to hold the Goffs UK and Arqana Breeze-Up Sales in Ireland if COVID-19 restrictions necessitated. Restrictions will be placed on the number of people attending the sale, with all buyers required to register their wish to attend with...

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Fahey Reflects On Lincoln Successes

One man who will certainly notice the absence of the Lincoln H. at what was supposed to be Doncaster's curtain-raising flat meeting on Saturday is Richard Fahey, the trainer having plundered two of the last seven renewals of the one-mile contest with runners owned by Marwan Koukash. First up was the 6-year-old gelding Brae Hill (Ire) (Fath) in 2012, followed by Gabrial (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) three years later. Fahey noted that the popular contest has become more difficult to win. "The Lincoln has got a lot tougher to win...

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