Goffs UK

“Outstanding Horses” Feature In Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale Catalogue

What do Bradsell (GB), Perfect Power (Ire), Ardad (Ire) and Prince Of Lir (Ire) have in common? Not only did they all taste success at Royal Ascot but they were also sold at the Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale, one of the go-to sources of top-notch talent. The first glimpse of the potential star graduates of the future were made available on Tuesday with the publication of the eagerly-anticipated 2024 edition of the sale catalogue. Doncaster has proven to be a tried and trusted source of talent with Carla's Way (Ire)...

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'Managing Numbers And Expectations' – Breeze-Up Inspections In Full Swing

Never has the demand to get horses into the breeze-up sales in Europe been higher. It begs the question; how do the big sales companies limit their catalogues?  Inspectors from Tattersalls, Arqana and Goffs have been out in force in recent weeks trawling through the breeze-up consignors' barns to come up with their shortlists.  According to Harry Fowler, one of the main inspectors at Goffs, entries for the company's only breeze-up sale have sky-rocketed this year. With most of the viewing done at this stage, the Goffs inspectors will meet...

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Little Lodge Stud Offers Top Colts at Goffs UK January Sale

A pair of colts led the proceedings with £68,000 final bids at Tuesday's Goffs UK January Sale in Doncaster. Little Lodge Farm was responsible for the leading colts, headed by lot 91, a May 17 foal by Vadamos (Fr) out of Banjaxed Girl (GB) (King's Theatre). Purchased by Brook Lodge Farm, the bay is a half-brother to Grade 3-winner Le Milos (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}) and listed scorer and graded-placed Kid Commando (GB) (Robin des Champs {Fr}). Later in the session, Rathmore Stud also offered £68,000 for lot 140, a colt...

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Line-Up Confirmed for TBA NH Stallion Showcase

Twelve sires will be on show in Doncaster during the Goffs UK January Sale on Tuesday, January 23 for the TBA National Hunt Stallion Showcase. The stallions will be available for viewing between 9am and 3pm. Ascot Gold Cup winner Subjectivist (GB) is new to Alne Park Stud this year and he will be joined at Doncaster by his stud-mates Dink (Fr), Ocovango (GB) and Midnights Legacy (GB). Also in attendance will be Ito (Ger), who is about to undertake his second season at Yorton Farm, and his fellow recent recruit Postponed...

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Coral Gold Cup Sale At Newbury Launched By Goffs

The first Coral Gold Cup Sale, featuring select point-to-pointers at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, Dec. 2, was launched by Goffs on Thursday. Held after racing on Coral Gold Cup Day in the Newbury winner's enclosure, the sale is the latest offering by the sales company that also conducts point-to-point sales at Aintree, Punchestown, Sandown and Yorton among other locales. In the past, Newbury also featured on that list, and a sale there set a world-record price for a National Hunt horse-in-training at public auction when Un Temps Pour Tout (Ire)...

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Caughtinyourtrance Top Lot At Goffs October Sale

Irish pointer Caughtinyourtrance (Ire) (Ocovango {GB}) (lot 84G) topped the single-session Goffs October HIT and Yearling Sale at Doncaster on Tuesday. Sold to Mills Racing for £40,000, the Ballycrystal Stables-consigned 4-year-old was a four-length maiden winner at Toomebridge recently. Out of the Daylami (Ire) mare Loyalty Card (Ire), the bay gelding is from the extended family of G3 Juvenile Hurdle winner The Last Stand (GB) (Vettori {Ire}). Hands Off (Ire) (Getaway {Ger}) (lot 60) was next at £36,000 on the bid of Valueracingclub.co.uk. The 5-year-old placed gelding was part of...

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New Record Top Price Set For No Risk At All Gelding At Goffs UK Yorton Sale

The fifth edition of the Goffs UK Yorton Sale featured a new record top price, with 2-year-old Brisky Dancer (Fr) selling to Ian Ferguson and Dai Walters for £165,000 on Thursday. The sale celebrated it's first Grade 1 alumi this year with Inthepocket (GB) (Blue Bresil {Fr}), who scored at Aintree's Grand National Festival. Consigned as lot 5, the gelded son of No Risk At All (Fr) is a half-brother to Grade 3 winners Al Dancer (Fr) (Al Namix {Fr}) and Tzar's Dancer (Fr) (Tzar Rodney {Fr}). The previous record...

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The Next Bucanero Fuerte? Aguiar Lands 200k Wootton Bassett At Doncaster

Robson Aguiar showered Tuesday's Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale-topping Wootton Bassett (GB) colt with praise by comparing him to his Group 1 winner Bucanero Fuerte (GB) and said £200,000 could prove to be good value for the colt in time.  The leading breeze-up handler, who also plays a major role in the Amo Racing operation, flew back to Ireland following inspections but lot 48 clearly made a lasting impression with Aguiar, who saw off stiff opposition for the Highclere Stud-drafted colt remotely. Speaking after the sale, Aguiar said, "He really reminded...

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Fury Road Highlights Goffs UK September HIT Catalogue

Grade 1 winner Fury Road (Ire) (Stowaway {GB}) (lot 63), part of Gigginstown House Stud's annual dispersal, is one of the highlights of the Goffs UK September HIT Sale catalogue, which will be held at Doncaster beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6. Consisting of 109 horses-in-training and 2- and 3-year-old stores, the sale will accept supplementary entries up until the day of the sale. Grade 2-winning chaser Lieutenant Command (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) (lot 61) is another lot of note; as is Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 performer Grand...

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Thrice Lucki At Goffs UK August Sale

Head and shoulders above his compatriots during the Goffs UK August Sale on Wednesday, Third Time Lucki (Ire) (Arcadio {Ger}) (lot 85) brought a sale-topping £190,000 from Fergal O'Brien. The dual Grade 2-winning chaser was offered by the Jamie Railton Sales Agency and was part of the Mike Newbould Dispersal. Two other members of the dispersal featured among the top lots, with the unraced 4-year-old Lathan (Fr) (Doctor Dino {Fr}) (lot 18) bringing £60,000 on the bid of J P McGrath Bloodstock; and lot 46, Goonhilly (Ire) (Mount Nelson {GB}),...

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'A Complex Full of the Famous Donny Rockets' – 450 Yearlings in Premier

The catalogue for the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, which boasts 450 yearlings set to sell at Doncaster on Aug. 29 and 30, can now be viewed online. All yearlings sold through the auction will be eligible for the Harry's Half Million, currently known as the Goffs Harry Beeby Premier Yearling S. and re-branded for 2024 in honour of Goffs UK's late Chairman Harry Beeby. Next year's race will still be held at York with a guaranteed prize fund of £500,000. "The 2023 Premier Sale catalogue remains true to the central...

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Mike Newbould Partial Dispersal Set For Goffs UK August Sale

A 13-lot partial dispersal of Mike and Eileen Newbould will take place during the Goffs UK August Sale at Doncaster on Aug. 8-9. All lots will be offered by Jamie Railton Sales Agency, and the draft will consist of seven horses-in-training, two unraced geldings, a yearling, and three in-foal mares with foals at foot. Headlining the consignment is Third Time Lucki (Ire) (Arcadio {Ire}), who is a dual Grade 2-winning chaser, with novice chase victories at Cheltenham and Doncaster. Also set to sell are triple winner West Cork (GB) (Midnight...

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