Goffs December National Hunt Sale

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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