Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale

Alpine Star and Alpha Centauri Sell For Record-Equalling €6m Apiece To Coolmore

Coolmore Stud spent €19m and equalled its own record set for the highest price paid at public auction in Ireland 10 years ago for Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) by flexing its buying power to secure half-sisters Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) and Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) for €6m apiece from the Niarchos draft at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale on Friday. Alpine Star, the brilliant G1 Coronation S. winner, and multiple Group 1 and Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Alpha Centauri, carried the Niarchos family's colours with...

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Moyglare Stud Strikes For Thoughts Of June At 2 Million At Goffs

Listed Cheshire Oaks heroine Thoughts Of June (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}--Discreet Marq, by Discreet Cat) became the fifth mare to make €2 million or more at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale when selling for that amount to Moyglare Stud Farm. Part of The Castlebridge Consignment, the 4-year-old is pregnant with her first foal by No Nay Never. Out of top American racemare Discreet Marq, who won the GI Del Mar Oaks and was placed an additional six times at that level, lot 1264 is a granddaughter of the stakes winner...

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Champion Alpha Centauri Brings Up Magnier Quartet At 6 Million As Goffs Sale Continues

Expected to be the star of the show, champion Alpha Centauri (Mastercraftsman {Ire}--Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) did not disappoint and brought a co-session-topping €6 million on the bid of MV Magnier. Also part of the Norelands draft who were selling on behalf of Niarchos family like €3.3-million mare That Which Is Not (Elusive Quality) just three hips prior, the imposing grey (lot 1263) equaled the price of her Sea The Moon (Ger) half-sister and fellow Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) to share topper honours. In foal to Sea...

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Another For Magnier As Coronation Winner Alpine Star Hammers For 6 Million At Goffs

Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}--Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) brought €6 million and was the second seven-figure lot of the day during the Goffs November Breeding Stock sale when selling to MV Magnier. Consigned by Kiltanan Castle Stud for the Niarchos family, lot 1240 is carrying to Frankel (GB). She is a half-sister to the European champion Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), who won four Group 1 races, as well as a full-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Discoveries (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).   ⭐️...

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Full-Brother To Ghaiyyath Part Of The Goffs November Foal Sale

A full-brother to multiple Group 1 winner and young sire Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will be offered during the Goffs November Foal Sale at Kildare Paddocks from Nov. 20-Nov. 23. One of 1,041 foals catalogued, the colt will sell as lot 767. His older brother brought €1.1 million at the same sale. There is also a Dark Angel (Ire) half-brother to multiple group winner and Classic-placed Arrest (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 768); a colt by Hello Youmzain (Fr) who is a half-brother to G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero Marhaba...

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In-form Matilda Picotte Joins Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale Catalogue

Friday's G2 Challenge S. heroine Matilda Picotte (Ire) (Sioux Nation), who was Classic placed earlier this year, will be offered by Clonanny Bloodstock at the upcoming Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale from Nov. 24-25. The multiple group winner will sell on Nov. 24, opening day of the sale. A daughter of the stakes performer Hallie's Comet (Ire) (One Cool Cat), the 3-year-old filly was bred by Mighty Universe, Ltd., and raced for trainer Kieran Cotter and the Matilda & Kilmichael Racing Partnership. Placed in both the G2 Airlie Stud S....

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MGSW Insinuendo To Be Offered at Goffs November

Three-time group winner Insinuendo (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}-Obama Rule {Ire}), by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) will be offered at the upcoming Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale which takes place Nov. 24-25. The 6-year-old out of Group 3-winning Obama Rule will be consigned by Rathbride Stables on behalf of her trainer Willie McCreery, who purchased her at the 2018 Goffs Orby Sale from breeders Mountarmstrong Stud for €110,000. Owned by the Deegan Racing Syndicate, Insinuendo's most recent win was in the G3 Park Express S. at the Curragh this past March, a race...

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Dam Of Grade I Winner Fev Rover To Be Offered At Goffs November Sale

The broodmare Laurelita (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}), the dam of US Grade I winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}), will be offered by Manister House Stud during the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale, the sales company announced on Tuesday. The sale takes place from Nov. 24-25. The Mark Casse trainee won the GI Beverly D S. at Colonial Downs this past summer. A sister to six other winners, Laurelita is out of the Dansili (GB) mare Chervil (GB), whose siblings include GI Yellow Ribbon S. heroine Light Jig (GB) (Danehill)....

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Danedream's Half-Sister Aspiring Takes Charge at Goffs

The Baroda Stud-consigned Aspiring (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half-sister to champion and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and five-times Group 1 winner Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}), was knocked down to the BBA Ireland on behalf of the Lucky Vega Syndicate for €790,000 to take the lead at about the midway stage of day one of the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale. The unraced 4-year-old filly, also kin to Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Venice Beach (Ire) and Group 3 winner Broadway (Ire), produced a colt by Wootton Bassett...

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A Lope de Vega Filly For Plying

Plying (Hard Spun), who topped the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale at €825,000 to Yulong Investments/BBA Ireland, foaled a chestnut Lope de Vega (Ire) filly on Thursday morning, BBA Ireland's Michael Donohoe announced via Twitter. The 12-year-old is the dam of G1 Cheveley Park S., G1 Coronation S. and G1 Sussex S. heroine Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never). "Exciting future ahead for this filly and an outstanding addition to the Yulong broodmare band in time," Donohoe tweeted.

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Alcohol Free's Dam To Goffs November 

Plying (Hard Spun), the dam of treble Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), will be consigned to the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale by Jossestown Farm. The 11-year-old mare, who is also the dam of French listed winner Alexander James (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), is currently in foal to Lope De Vega (Ire). The Fethard-based Jossestown Farm bought Plying from the same sale in 2018 for €21,000 just days after her then-weanling filly by No Nay Never was sold by her breeder Churchtown House Stud for €40,000 to...

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Mark Richards Joins Goffs as British Agent

Mark Richards, who has fulfilled a variety of roles with the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the past 20 years, has been appointed to the newly created role of British Agent for Goffs, the sales company announced on Monday. Richards, most recently HKJC Executive Manager of the International Sale, begins on May 1. Originally a National Hunt jockey, Richards has been in the racing industry for 45 years and has contributed to a number of media outlets including the Racing Post, Daily Telegraph, Racing Channel, Sky and TVN. His primary...

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