Goffs London Sale

Mayson's Oxted Storms To King's Stand Success

Providing a boost for Saturday's G1 Diamond Jubilee S. favourite Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}) who had previously felt the force of that ascendant sprinter stormed to victory diverted to Tuesday's G1 King's Stand S. Third to that Ed Walker trainee in the May 12 G2 Duke of York S. on his most recent start, last year's G1 July Cup hero was reunited with Cieren Fallon on his first try at this five-furlong trip and the alignments were perfect as he came home strong to deny...

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Zinc White Heads Goffs London Sale

Selectivity was the watchword for the Goffs London Sale, which returned after an absence in 2020 and was held online for the first time. While Royal Ascot will be able to welcome 12,000 racegoers daily this year, the week will have nothing like the normal buzz about it, with most international travellers prevented from attending. It is impossible to reproduce virtually the garden party atmosphere of the London Sale which, over the previous six years at Kensington Palace, has provided an enjoyable warm up to the most sociable week of...

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Belmont Avenue Added to Goffs London Sale

Debut winner Belmont Avenue (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) is a new addition to the virtual Goffs London Sale as lot 13 from Joseph O'Brien's Carriganog Racing, the sales company announced on Sunday. Trained by O'Brien and raced by the Lloyd J. Williams Syndicate, the 120,000gns Tattersalls October yearling captured his only start at Dundalk in April and is a leading contender for the Listed Britannia S. at Royal Ascot on June 17. The third foal of the group-placed Singspiel (Ire) mare Single (Fr) was bred by Lynch Bages and Camas Park...

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Goffs London Sale Catalogue Out

The Goffs London Sale, held virtually this year on June 14 due to the ongoing Coronvirus pandemic, features an 11-strong catalogue, the sales company announced on Monday. Among the highlights are: the French listed winner Perseverants (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 7) and the two-for-two Tipperary Sunset (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) (lot 4). Wild card entries will also be accepted, with the majority of the lots offered holding entries at the Royal Meeting. Goffs has introduced a bloodstock agent or licenced trainer commission of 5% subject to the conditions of sale. The...

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Goffs London Sale Entries Open May 24

Entries for the 2021 Goffs London Sale, to be conducted as an interactive virtual event on the eve of the beginning of the Royal Ascot meeting Monday, June 14, will open for a limited number of horses Monday, May 24 and will close Monday, June 7. The sale, which offers the unique opportunity to sell Royal Ascot and international racing prospects, will feature no more than 12 lots that will be promoted to an international audience via Goffs Online, leading up to the event and during a ground-breaking broadcast that...

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American Pharoah's Maven Wires Keeneland Allowance

7th-Keeneland, $78,525, Alw, 4-15, (C), 4yo/up, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.60, gd, 2 1/4 lengths. MAVEN (g, 4, American Pharoah--Richies Party Girl {MSW, $357,085}, by Any Given Saturday) became the first North American winner for his sire on debut over the Aqueduct main track just shy of two years ago and was the last of 22 lots to go through the ring for the boutique Goffs London Sale, but was retained by owner Richard Ravin on a bid of £725,000 (about $912,000) that would otherwise have topped the event. The chestnut rewarded...

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Goffs London Sale To Return In 2021

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Goffs will stage its London Sale on June 14, on the eve of Royal Ascot. A format and location for the boutique horses-in-training and breeding stock sale will be announced early in the flat season. "Our intention is to hold the London Sale on its scheduled date at the start of Royal Ascot week," said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby. "Covid restrictions look set to continue further into 2021, and while it is hoped that the vaccine rollout and...

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First Group One For Cieren Fallon As Oxted Wins the July Cup

Last year's champion apprentice Cieren Fallon completed his meteoric rise to prominence on Saturday when steering Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}) to glory in Newmarket's G1 Darley July Cup, one of the top races to evade his legendary jockey father. Having his first ride in a pattern race when partnering the Roger Teal-trained 4-year-old to success in the G3 Abernant S. over this six-furlong trip on the Rowley Mile June 5, the budding talent had the 12-1 shot positioned near the early pace before committing on the approach to two out....

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Goffs Postpones Breeze-up; 2020 London Sale Cancelled

The Goffs Group has issued a revised calendar for its spring sales and has announced that it will suspend the Goffs London Sale for one year amid uncertainty for racing and sales during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Goffs UK Breeze-up Sale, which was originally scheduled to take place on Apr. 22 and 23, will now be staged on either June 13 and 14 or June 14 and 15, immediately prior to the start of Royal Ascot on Tuesday, June 16. The venue for the delayed sale is yet to be...

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