Goffs UK

Record Results For Yorton Sale

The strongest catalogue in the three-year history of the Goffs UK Yorton Sale resulted in a record set of figures for the Welsh sale of jumping stock. From 43 offerings, 41 were sold for £1,138,000, at an average of £27,756 and a median of £26,000. Topping trade was a 2-year-old gelded son of Isfahan (Ger) (lot 15) who was picked up by Lew House Stables for £80,000. Also proving popular within the ring attended by buyers from the UK, France and Ireland was lot 33, a gelded 2-year-old son of...

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High Stakes on Top at Goffs UK September HIT Sale

The Goffs UK September HIT Sale featured National Hunt horses-in-training, and High Stakes (Ire) (Scorpion {Ire}) (lot 61) was knocked down to Tessa Greatrex on behalf of Highflyer Bloodstock to top the sale at £85,000. Offered by John Walsh, the Champion Irish Point-to-Pointer has won four of his five point-to-point starts. Also a main draw for the sale was the Gigginstown House Stud dispersal, which featured 39 lots, and all of them found new homes for an aggregate of just over £500,000. The dispersal's top price was also the second...

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Premier Sale Ends On A High

DONCASTER, UK--Any fears that a reduced catalogue and lack of high-end Maktoum participation could lead to a soft market at the Goffs UK Premier Sale were firmly quashed as the auction came to a close on Wednesday in Doncaster with a set of results that compared favourably with the pre-Covid era. At 366 lots, Goffs UK compiled a catalogue that was 8.5% smaller than last year. Yet in a testament to the quality of horse on offer, not to mention the appetite of buyers on the ground, the sale returned...

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Strong Clearance At Doncaster Opener

DONCASTER, UK--The desire of John Dance to develop Manor House Stud into a major force was well on show during the first day of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster yesterday as the owner came out on top at £120,000 for the session-topper (lot 109), a well-related son of Dark Angel (Ire). While the day's ceiling was a far cry from the record high of £440,000 achieved in 2019 by the Kingman (GB) colt Admiral Nelson (GB), no one could dispute the vibrancy of a trade that wound...

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Power-Packed Premier Sale Kicks Off

The opening hour of last week's Yorkshire Oaks card was about as good as it gets for a sales firm just days out from its flagship stand. Thirty-five minutes before Goffs UK was firmly in the spotlight with the running of its time-honoured Premier Yearling S., Premier Yearling Sale graduate Zain Claudette (Ire) (No Nay Never) provided a welcome introduction with victory in the G2 Lowther S. Bought for what now feels like a staggering bargain (£20,000) last summer, Zain Claudette has won three of her first four starts including...

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Yearling Session Closes Goffs UK August Sale

The two-day Goffs UK August Sale came to a close on Thursday with the sale's traditional store session being joined by a section of yearlings that were intended to be sold at the firm's January Sale that was delayed by Covid. It was a yearling colt by Blue Bresil (Fr) (lot 366) that led trade on Thursday, the grandson of the Grade 1-winning hurdler Lady Rebecca (GB) (Rolfe) knocked down to R.B.S. Ltd for £44,000. Another Blue Bresil yearling colt (lot 389) was picked up by Pine Tree for £42,000,...

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Strong Clearance At August Opener

The Goffs UK August Sale, this year extended to two days, opened at Doncaster on Wednesday with a session of horses in training achieving an 88% clearance rate. Topping trade was 5-year-old pointer Secret Scripture (GB) (Mount Nelson {GB}) (lot 97), who was hammered down to Tom Malone for £50,000. He was offered by Donnchadh Doyle, who sold two of the top four lots on the day, also including Etincelle Artiste (Fr) (Great Pretender {Ire}) (lot 129), who made £40,000 from Nick Alexander. The second top lot was Canford Light...

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First Black-Type Winner For Ardad As Perfect Power Wins the Norfolk

Impressive both visually and on the clock when off the mark over this five-furlong trip at Hamilton eight days previously, Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) delivered the same acceleration to take Thursday's G2 Norfolk S. and provide his Overbury Stud-based first-season sire with a first black-type winner. Drawn in 10 and forced to come up the middle which had looked unfavourable over the first two days, the Richard Fahey-trained £110,000 Goffs UK Breeze Up graduate was outpaced and towards rear at halfway in this GII...

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Registrations Open at Goffs Online to Bid at Arqana Breeze-Up Sale

Buyers are required to register at Goffs Online to bid online at the 2021 Arqana Breeze-Up Sale, Arqana announced on Saturday. Registrations for bidding online are now open. Online bidding on the sale will only be available at Goffs Online, not Arqana Online, the French sales company stressed. For the second year in a row, the 2-year-old sale, which features 158 juveniles, will be held at Goffs UK's Doncaster sales complex due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The breezes, which will start at noon, will be conducted at Doncaster Racecourse on...

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Mayson's Rohaan Takes the Sandy Lane

Having sprung a surprise in Ascot's G3 Pavilion S. Apr. 28, Rohaan (Ire) (Mayson {GB}) was ignored again in Saturday's G2 Sandy Lane S. at Haydock but paid no heed to that as he continued in the same mood to swoop at 33-1. Held up in last early by Shane Kelly, the bay was launched between rivals to take the lead with a furlong remaining and hold TDN Rising Star Dragon Symbol (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) by a nose, with a length back to Umm Kulthum (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in...

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Happy D'ex Tops Doncaster PTP Sale Opener

Happy D'Ex (Fr) (Saddler Maker {Ire}), a 15-length winner of her career debut for owner Denis Murphy, fetched a final bid of £195,000 to top the opening session of the Goffs UK Spring HIT/P2P Sale at Doncaster. The gray filly (lot 469) was consigned by Murphy's Ballyboy Stables and was purchased by Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott. A total of 144 lots of 156 through the ring were reported as sold (92% clearance rate) for turnover of £4,580,900. The session managed to eclipse pre-pandemic numbers, with the median of £22,000...

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New Records For Goffs UK Spring Store Sale

At the conclusion of the two-day Goffs UK Spring Store Sale at Doncaster, demand for quality stores produced record-breaking results across the board. Although the top price on Tuesday of £105,000 did not match the £165,000 set on Monday, a buoyant middle market resulted in 115 sold from 133 (86.5%) offered. Over the two days of selling, 41 lots brought £50,000 or more, up from 22 lots in 2019. The gross was £7,191,500 with 224 sold from 271 through the ring. The average was £32,105 (+21%) and the median was...

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