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Hollymount Tops Goffs UK January Sale

Debut bumper winner Hollymount (Ire) (Jet Away {GB}) (lot 52) commanded the top price of £300,000 during the Goffs UK January Sale timed online auction on Tuesday when sold to Bective Stud. The 5-year-old Hollymount is a half-sister to Grade 2-placed winners Windsor Avenue (Ire) (Winged Love {Ire}) and Ravenhill Road (Ire) (Exit To Nowhere). Hollymount was sold on behalf of Peter and Alan Buchanan who said after the sale, "it was a nerve-wracking and exhilarating experience watching the auction countdown, we were kept on the edge of our seats...

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Doncaster January NH Foal Session Moved to August

The weanling portion of the Goffs UK January Sale has been moved to the Doncaster August Sale on Aug. 4-5, Goffs UK announced on Thursday. The foal session has become a yearling session and it was transferred due to continued COVID-19 restrictions. The Goffs UK January Sale was originally split into two parts-the online horses-in-training and National Hunt breeding stock portion was part one on Jan. 26 and Part II was a physical sale of NH weanlings at Doncaster on Feb. 17. After this rescheduling, Part I of the sale...

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Goffs UK Doncaster January Catalogue Online

Goffs UK has released the catalogue for the first of two parts of its Doncaster January Sale. Part 1 will be a timed online breeding stock and horses in training sale with 89 horses on Jan. 26 and for which the catalogue is now online. Part 2 will be a physical sale of National Hunt short yearlings at Doncaster on Feb. 17, with the catalogue to be released at a later date. Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, "We were all hopeful that we could start off 2021 with...

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Classic Getaway Equals Record

For the second time in a month at Yorton Farm, a record for a point to point horse was reached on Thursday when Classic Getaway (Ire) (Getaway {Ger}) (lot 7) matched the £570,000 made by Jonbon at the Goffs UK November P2P Sale. Classic Getaway was one of 31 horses offered at the Goffs UK December P2P Sale, and he was bought by Tom Malone and Gordon Elliott. Five horses were sold for six figure sums on the day, and also among those was Queens River (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB})...

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Colin Bowe Receives Willie Stephenson Memorial Trophy

Trainer Colin Bowe was chosen as the recipient of the Willie Stephenson Memorial Trophy for 2019, Goffs UK announced on Tuesday. The award commemorates the co-founder of DBS, now Goffs UK and is awarded annually to the person or persons whom the Goffs UK Board feel have made the biggest contribution to the success of the company during the year. Bowe trainees are a regular feature at the Goffs UK Doncaster and Aintree Sales, particularly the latter, where they have topped three of the four sales held at the venue...

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Galileo Colt Tops December HIT Sale

Indianapolis (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a former Ballydoyle incumbent most recently under the care of James Given, topped proceedings during the single session Goffs UK December HIT Sale on Friday when selling to Ian Williams and Richard Ryan for £52,000 as lot 24. The 3-year-old Indianapolis last won in October of 2019, but was twice placed in one mile six furlongs handicaps this year. The entire is out of the dual Grade I winner Adoration (Honor Grades). David Elsworth's Egerton House Stables offered the 6-year-old gelding Dash Of Spice (GB) (Teofilo...

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Doncaster HIT Sale On Friday

Goffs UK stages its single-session Doncaster December HIT Sale on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. Horses will be sold by owners and trainers like Alan King, Anthony McCann, Brian Ellison, Denis Hogan, Godolphin, Gordon Elliott, Hugh Morrison, Iain Jardine, John Gosden, Karl Burke, Mark Johnston, Mick Channon, Noel Meade, Peter Bowen, Richard Hannon, Richard Hughes, Richard Newland, Tim Easterby, Tom Lacey. Entry to the sale will be limited to those who wish to take part in the auction and those planning to attend must pre-register and complete the online COVID-19...

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Further Change To NH Sales Schedules

Tattersalls and Goffs have released further changes to the schedule of point-to-point sales in December. The Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale, which originally had been scheduled to follow the end of the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale on Thursday, Dec. 3, will now be staged at Park Paddocks in Newmarket a week later on Thursday, Dec. 10. Goffs UK will hold its December P2P Sale at Yorton Farm Stud in Wales on Thursday, Dec. 17. "Not for the first time in 2020 Tattersalls and Goffs have worked collaboratively in the best interests...

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Sales Resilient, But Overall Profitability Suffers Amid Pandemic

In March and April, the bloodstock sales world stood on the precipice, or so it seemed, as the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale--the first major international auction to confront the social upheaval of COVID-19--was put under severe pressure. In the event, team Inglis rose to the challenge and showed a potential way forward for other sales houses with its innovative virtual sale. It didn't, however, escape completely unscathed, and trepidation remained high for those with horses to sell all over the Northern Hemisphere. Six months on, we can now report that...

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Goffs UK Stages Autumn Sales

Goffs UK staged a pair of sales at its Doncaster headquarters on Thursday: the Autumn Horses-in-Training & Autumn Yearling Sales and the Silver Yearling Sale, which was amalgamated with the Autumn sales for 2020 due to the rescheduling necessitated by COVID-19. The Autumn Sale also had a new look in 2020 due to the movement of the point-to-point and form horse session to its own dedicated sale later in the calendar, and as such comparisons with last year are insignificant. An offering of 129 horses in training kicked off proceedings,...

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Goffs UK Stages Autumn Sale

Goffs UK's Autumn Sale takes place on Thursday at the firm's Doncaster headquarters. The sale has a new look this year, with the heavily restructured sale schedule meaning that the Silver Yearling Sale has been added to the traditional horses in training and autumn yearlings fixture. A total of 308 horses are catalogued, with both flat and National Hunt horses in training comprising the first 195 lots. Lots 196 to 254 will be the Silver yearlings, followed by lots 255 to 308, the Autumn yearlings. "This year hosts a different...

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Goffs UK Autumn Sale Catalogue Released

The one-day Goffs UK Autumn Sale catalogue is now online. Set to begin at 10 a.m. at Doncaster on Oct. 22, the sale will be split into three portions: the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale (lots 1-195), the Silver Yearling Sale (lots 196-254) and finally the Autumn Yearling Sale (lots 255-308). Jumpers primarily feature in the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale, but there are a few Flat performers sprinkled in like the 89-rated two-time winner Confide (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) (lot 49) from Lodge Farm Stud. The Silver and Autumn Yearling Sales offer...

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