Goffs December National Hunt Sale

Sire Polarisation Continues At Goffs December

Tuesday's session featured Walk In The Park (Ire) as the sire of the top three lots at the Goffs December National Hunt Sale, and Wednesday's trade reflected much the same story, with that aforementioned sire responsible for two of the three top lots. However, it was No Risk At All (Fr)'s lot 605 that stole the show, when Glenvale Stud made a winning bid of €120,000 to top the session. Out of the Kayf Tara (GB) mare Hidden Harmony (Ire), the colt, the only one by his sire in the...

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Walk In The Park Reigns At Goffs December

Walk In The Park (Ire) sired four of the six highest foals and the three top lots, as the Goffs December National Hunt Sale continued on Tuesday. Ballincurrig House Stud consigned lot 294, a son of Appy Days (Ire) (King's Theatre {Ire}), and he caught the eyes of Gerry Aherne and Charles Shanahan for €90,000. His dam is out of G3 Nell Gwyn S. heroine A-To-Z (Ire) (Ahonoora {GB}). Said the colt's breeder Cathal Ennis, "I've had my fair share of setbacks and bred enough slow ones too. I'm not...

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Half-Brother to Stage Star Tops Day 1 of Goffs December NH Sale

The Goffs December National Hunt sale saw a leading €110,000 price for the top lot (157A, a wildcard entry) as the highest for a NH foal anywhere in 2023. The session-topping lot by Walk In The Park (Ire) is a half-brother to multiple Grade I-scorer Stage Star (Ire) (Fame And Glory {GB}). Out of the graded-stakes winning jump mare Sparky May (GB) (Midnight Legend {GB}), the foal went to Richard Frisby, who also struck earlier for lot 101, a Blue Bresil colt, secured for €45,000. David Cox of Baroda Stud,...

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Walk In The Park First Wildcard Signed On To Goffs December

The first wildcard for the Goffs December National Hunt Sale is a colt by Walk In The Park (Ire) (lot 157A) out of the Grade 2-winning hurdler Sparky May (GB) (Midnight Legend {GB}). Offered by Baroda Stud, the colt is a half-brother to Grade 1 Cheltenham Festival winner and Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Stage Star (Ire) (Fame And Glory {Ire}). Stage Star was sold from the Baroda draft for €60,000 out of the Goffs Arkle Sale to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls and is now a three-time Grade 1...

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Shattered Love Anchors Goffs December Day 3

Grade 1 winner Shattered Love (Ire) (Yeats {Ire}) (lot 723) brought a sale-topping €260,000 from MA Bloodstock during Thursday's final session of the Goffs December NH Sale. A winner of the G1 Neville Hotels Fort Leney Novice Chase, the 10-year-old is carrying to Walk in the Park (Ire) and was offered by Gigginstown House Stud. Another daughter of Yeats from the Gigginstown House draft, Tintangle (Ire) (lot 726), was snapped up by Coolmara Stables in foal to Crystal Ocean (GB). Knocked down for €190,000, the 8-year-old won a listed bumper...

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Record Top Foal Price at Goffs December NH Sale

A son of No Risk At All (Fr), already named Lucifer D'Ainay (Fr), brought €100,000 from Glenvale Stud to set a sale-specific new record price for a foal at the Goffs December National Hunt Sale on Wednesday. Offered by Ballyreddin Stud as lot 502, he is out of the placed mare Vanille D'Ainay (Fr) (Saint des Saints {Fr}), herself a half-sister to Grade 2 chase winner Louping D'Ainay (Fr) (Saint Preuil {Fr}), who was also Grade 1-placed and Sirene D'Ainay (Fr) (Dom Alco {Fr}), successful at the listed level over...

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Saint des Saints Colt Anchors Goffs December NH Sale

A colt foal by Saint des Saints (Fr) changed hands for €90,000 to top the first session of the Goffs December National Hunt Sale. Consigned by Rathmore Stud and bought by Saint Patrick, the bay (lot 171) is out of the listed jumper La Bombonera (Fr) (Mansonnien {Fr}) and is a full-brother to G1 Irish Grand National Chase victor Burrows Saint (Fr) (Saint des Saints {Fr}). Crystal Ocean (GB), who was popular at earlier National Hunt sales this season, was the sire of record of lot 218, a colt out...

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Hurricane Fly Relation Heads Goffs NH Sale

The Goffs December National Hunt Sale started its two-day run on Wednesday with the first session of foals led by a colt by Walk In The Park (Ire) at €82,000. Consigned by Yellowford Farm, the youngster (lot 70) is out of a dual-winning half-sister to the prolific Champion Hurdler Hurricane Fly (Ire), who is himself by Walk In The Park's sire Montjeu (Ire). His dam Blixt (Ire) is a dual winner by Yeats (Ire), meaning the colt is inbred 3x3 to Sadler's Wells. He was one of two colts by...

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MG1SW Apple's Jade to be Offered at Goffs Dec NH Sale

Eleven-time Group 1-winning hurdler Apple's Jade (Saddler Maker) will be among the 522 lots catalogued for the Goffs December National Hunt Sale, which takes place Dec. 9-10 at Kildare Paddocks. Comprised of foals, yearlings and breeding stock, the catalog is now available online. Retired in March of this year, Apple's Jade, who is in foal to Walk In The Park, will be offered by Gigginstown House Stud as Lot 515 Thursday, Dec. 10. The winner of 15 career races, the 8-year-old became the first mare to achieve 11 top level...

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Goffs on Track to Host Rest of 2020 Sales at Kildare

The trio of remaining sales at Goffs in 2020-the Autumn Sale (Nov. 4-5), November Sale (Nov. 15-22) and December National Hunt Sale (Dec. 9-10)-are all on schedule to remain at Kildare Paddocks in Ireland, the sales company announced on Tuesday. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen several sales move to the Goffs UK complex at Doncaster, including the Orby Sale held at the end of last month. Ireland returned to level three restrictions due to an increase in coronavirus cases on Monday. "Goffs' purpose is to provide the best marketplace for...

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