Goffs UK

Have Secret Tops The Goffs UK October HIT And Yearling Sale

The dual winner Have Secret (Ire) (Havana Gold {Ire}) (lot 80) topped the Goffs UK October HIT and Yearling Sale at £100,000 on Wednesday. Consigned by Richard Fahey's Musley Bank Stables, he was picked back up by that trainer for different owners. His dam was twice stakes placed in France. Another horse-in-training, Open Champion (Ire) (Postponed {Ire}) (lot 76), made £70,000 to Highflyer Bloodstock and Thurloe Thoroughbreds. Part of Roger Varian's draft, the bay is out of the G3 Sceptre S. heroine Nargys (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}). At the close of...

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Goffs UK October HIT & Yearling Sale Catalogue Announced

The 156-strong Goffs UK October HIT & Yearling Sale catalogue is now online. A total of 65 yearlings and 92 horses-in-training will go through the ring at Doncaster from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Several smart past graduates include the G2 Coral Hurdle hero Buzz (Fr) (Motivator {GB}); the G3 Swinton H. Hurdle victor N'golo (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), as well as the Grade 1 winner Silver Streak (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). There are a wide variety of trainers bringing drafts to the sale, including Charlie Hills, Charlie & Mark...

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Haggas and Boughey: The Deadly Duo on Buying, Selling and Winning

George Boughey is rarely seen without his right-hand man, Sam Haggas, and the pair sat down with Brian Sheerin at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster this week.    From making the Classic breakthrough with Cachet in the 1,000 Guineas, to recruiting Missed The Cut and Inver Park for relatively small money to win at Royal Ascot, Boughey and Haggas provide a fascinating insight to what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most impressive outfits in Britain and Ireland.  Brian Sheerin: I saw this week...

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Lightning Strikes Twice For Night Of Thunder At Doncaster

With another 60 yearlings standing out in the field at home in Westmeath, it was important for the team at Tally-Ho to begin the domestic sales season with a bang, and that's exactly what they did in sending out the top lot at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale--the Blandford Bloodstock-bought lot 278, a filly by Night Of Thunder (Ire).  Mark McStay went to £230,000 to secure a colt by the stallion [170] on Tuesday but it was Tally-Ho's first foal out of the five-time winner and listed-placed Thiswaycadeaux (Ire)...

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McStay Strikes For £230k Night Of Thunder Colt At Doncaster

The opening day of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale followed a familiar theme with Mark McStay, who was busy at the first European yearling Sale of the year at Arqana just over a week ago, once again opening his shoulders back to secure the top lot at Goffs UK-170, a colt by Night Of Thunder (Ire). The sire of last Friday's breathtakingly-good G1 Nunthorpe S. winner Highfield Princess (Fr), Night Of Thunder was labelled a rock solid stallion by McStay, who felt lot 170-for all that he looked like...

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Rockets At The Ready As Doncaster Set To Soar

Not since Elon Musk became infatuated with space has there been so many rockets assembled in the one place at any given time than at Doncaster ahead of the Premier Yearling Sale.  These particular starships have been bred to fly and, lurking among the 411 yearlings getting ready for takeoff at Goffs UK over the next few days could be the next Acclamation (GB), Dark Angel (Ire), Wootton Bassett (GB) or Tasleet (GB), all of whom are graduates of this sale.  Joe Foley knows a thing or two about rockets....

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'The Most Nervous I Have Ever Been' – Meet The Newest Consignors at Doncaster

DONCASTER, UK--New dreams abound for Natalie Folland and her partner Matt Bowen, who offer their first yearlings at this year's Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale under the banner of Folland-Bowen Bloodstock.  Many people will know Folland from her days of managing Elkington Stud. She met her partner Bowen, who worked at a neighbouring farm, during that time but now the pair are concentrating on going it alone at Fonthill Stud in Wiltshire.  Not long after the pair welcomed daughter Imogen (2) into the world, Folland-Bowen Bloodstock was formed, and this...

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Miss Heritage On Top Of Goffs UK August Sale

Miss Heritage (Ire) (Pour Moi {Ire}) (lot 166), a Grade 2 winner over jumps, brought a sale-topping £78,000 on the bid of Richard Venn Bloodstock and Simon Davies's DahlBury at the Goffs UK August Sale on Wednesday. Consigned by WH Bloodstock, the bay landed the G2 Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle at Doncaster in January and is in foal to Newsells Park Stud's Nathaniel (Ire), the sire of this year's G1 Cazoo Derby hero Desert Crown (GB). The debut winning pointer Townhill (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) (lot 101) was knocked down to...

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Goffs UK Unveils Premier Yearling Catalogue

The 433-strong catalogue for the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster is now online. Set for Aug. 23-24 at 10 a.m. each day, the sale has enjoyed a good run of late with its alumni, with G2 Superlative S. hero Isaac Shelby (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) the latest poster child. The 2021 edition has already yielded 43 winners sold through the ring last year, tops of all juvenile sales up to this point in the season. Some of the highlights include an Al Kazeem (GB) half-brother to Isaac...

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Freshman Sire Washington DC Off The Mark At Carlisle

Washington DC (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Kevin Ryan-trained 2-year-old gelding Washington Heights (GB) notched a first winner for the Bearstone Stud resident in Wednesday's Scaleby Restricted Maiden S. over five furlongs at Carlisle. 1st-Carlisle, £10,000, Mdn, 6-22, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.41, g/f. WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (GB) (g, 2, Washington DC {Ire}--Epping Rose {Ire}, by Kodiac {GB}), who ran fourth in his June 7 debut at Wetherby last time, broke smartly to lead from the outset here. Holding sway throughout, the 4-1 third...

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Ardad's Perfect Power Takes The Commonwealth Cup

Confirming his position as the chief three-year-old sprinting colt, Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) produced his customary generous effort to emerge on top in a highly-competitive and tight G1 Commonwealth Cup on Friday. First establishing himself in the top tier when storming up the stand's side to win the G2 Norfolk S. here 12 months ago, the relentlessly-professional star of the Richard Fahey set-up had since garnered the G1 Prix Morny, G1 Middle Park S. and G3 Greenham S. before being stretched beyond his capabilities...

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Tasleet's Bradsell Best In The Coventry

Becoming the first of the TDN Rising Stars to emerge successful at Royal Ascot in 2022, Victorious Racing Limited's Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) conquered a host of talent to win the G2 Coventry S. and make Hollie Doyle Royal Ascot's most successful female rider on three successes. Keen initially from her draw in the centre, the Archie Watson-trained £47,000 Goffs UK Breeze-Up graduate ended up tracking the right rival in Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) to the two-furlong pole. Taking over soon after, the 8-1 shot forged away for a...

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