Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby

Goffs November Foal Topper One Of The Highlights Of Orby Book 1 Catalogue

A strong catalogue of 543 yearlings, featuring a Kingman (GB) half-brother to Group 1 winner Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy), will go under the hammer during Book 1 of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale on Sept. 26-27. The €550,000 foal, who counts GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. heroine Aspen Grove (Ire) (Justify) in his immediate family, will be offered as lot 313 by Stauffenberg Bloodstock. They will also offer a Masar (Ire) half-sister to G1 Deutsches Derby hero Fantastic Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) as lot 373. There are also...

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Renamed Harry's Half Million By Goffs Race Will Be Worth 500k In 2024

The Harry Beeby Premier Yearling S. at York will be worth £500,000 and be renamed the Harry's Half Million by Goffs in 2024, Goffs UK announced on Wednesday. Launched in 1998 by the late Goffs UK Chairman and Honorary President Harry Beeby with current Goffs UK Chairman and Goffs CEO Henry Beeby, the race continues the commemoration of Harry Beeby by the sales company. The 2023 Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling S. will be run over six furlongs on Thursday, Aug. 24. Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said,...

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Classic-Placed Sauterne And 16 Royal Ascot Entries Among Goffs London Sale Catalogue

Following the news last week that several stakes-winning 2-year-olds with Royal Ascot entries were signed on for the Goffs London Sale at the Kensington Palace Gardens, the complete Goffs London Sale catalogue, in association with Privat 3 Money, was announced on Tuesday. Consisting of 25 lots, the June 19 sale includes Sauterne (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) (lot 10), who is a French listed winner and ran third in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains; as well as G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen third Dhangadi (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) (lot 17); and G3 Prix du...

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Goffs Punchestown Sale Billed As 'Sensational', as Qualimita Makes 500k

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby had one word for Thursday's record-breaking Goffs Punchestown Sale--"Sensational." Taking top billing at a new record price for the auction was the Milestone Stables-consigned Qualimita (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}), who attracted a final bid of €500,000 from Mags O'Toole. The 4-year-old debut point-to-point winner (lot 14) is from a classy German family featuring G1 Deutsches Derby hero Waldpark (Ger) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Masked Marvel (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}). The clearance rate improved 1% on 2022's edition as 20 horses sold from 22 offered (91%) for a...

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Dam And Half-Brother To Al Riffa Feature In Goffs February Catalogue

The catalogue for the 487-strong Goffs February sale, which includes the dam and half-brother of juvenile Group 1 winner Al Riffa (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), is now online. Slated for Feb. 8-9, the sale includes Flat and National Hunt weanlings, breeding stock, 2-year-olds and horses-in-training, and will begin at 10 a.m. each day. One of the highlights of the catalogue is Galileo (Ire) mare Love On My Mind (Ire) (lot 479). In foal to Galileo Chrome (Ire), the 11-year-old sells as part of the Clonbonny Stud draft, as does lot...

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Group 1 Siblings Highlight Goffs November Foal Sale

The catalogue for the Goffs November Foal Sale, featuring several half- and full-siblings to Group 1 winners, is now online. Slated for Nov. 14-17, the 1,034 foals will go through the ring at Kildare Paddocks beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Among the highlights is Airlie Stud's Kingman (GB) half-brother (lot 727) to G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy); a filly by Teofilo (Ire) who is a half-sister to four-time Group 1 winner Dawn Approach (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) (lot 768) from Boherguy Stud; Clonlisk Stud-consigned Churchill...

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Quilita Snapped Up By DahlBury For €205K

Grade 1 producer Quilita (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) (lot 1) sold for €205,000 to Simon Davies of DahlBury during Tuesday's Goffs Instant Online Sale. Consigned by Oghill House Stud, the 12-year-old who is in foal to Arc hero Walgeist (GB), is the dam of dual Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winner Quilixios (GB) (Maxios {GB}). Quilita also placed at the Grade 3 level in Germany. Davies said, "Quilita appealed to us as a quality mare with a proven ability to breed Grade 1 performers, and as such she fits what we...

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Strong Sportsman's Sale Catalogue Unveiled By Goffs

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...

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Dubai Breeze-Up Sale Returns In 2023 With Partnership Between DRC & Goffs

The 2023 Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs, organised by the Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with Goffs, will return to the sales calendar in 2023. Slated for Meydan Racecourse in the week leading up to Dubai World Cup night, just like the 2022 inaugural edition, the sale will be confined to a maximum of 69 juveniles carefully selected by the Goffs inspection team. Travel subsidies will be available to vendors and all entries will again undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and...

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Goffs Orby Catalogue Features 11 Yearlings By Galileo

The Goffs Orby Sale catalogue, offering 11 yearlings by the late Galileo (Ire), is now online. Set for Kildare Paddocks on Sept. 27-28, the sale will send 511 yearlings through the ring over the two days, starting at 9:30 a.m. each morning. All yearlings offered will be eligible for the seven-furlong Goffs Million, Europe's richest juvenile race, at the Curragh in September of 2023. Orby graduates have captured a raft of stakes this season, including Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), runner-up in the G1 1000 Guineas before taking the G1...

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Sparkling Statistics As Goffs Land Rover Part I Draws To A Close

Demand for stores remained high during the second session of Part 1 of the Goffs Land Rover Sale on Wednesday. The overall clearance rate of the two-day stand reached 90%, while total turnover was €20,406,000 (+25%). The average and median were both up by double digits to €51,792 (+12%) and the median to €45,000 (+13%). Just focusing on Wednesday's session, the gross was €9,642,000 for 189 sold from 216 (87%) offered. The average was €51,016 and the median was €42,000. Seventeen horses broke the six-figure barrier on Wednesday led by...

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Irish 1000 Guineas Fourth Star Girls Aalmal One of The Highlights of The Goffs London Sale

A total of 14 lots have been catalogued for the Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money, with one of the highlights G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas fourth Star Girls Aalmal (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) consigned by Henry De Bromhead. Scheduled for the eve of Royal Ascot at the Kensington Palace Gardens on June 13, the sale's final entrants will be announced next week. Other choice offerings include the listed winner Symphony Perfect (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) from Richard Hannon; fellow listed-winning 3-year-old filly Ladies Church (GB) (Churchill {Ire})...

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