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GSW Lone Eagle Sells for £300K at Goffs Online

GSW and G1SP Lone Eagle (Galileo {Ire}--Modernstone {GB}, by Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) brought top price of £300,000 on Goffs Online Tuesday. The 4-year-old colt, offered by his trainers Freddie and Martyn Meade, was secured by Ballylinch Stud to dissolve a partnership. Victorious in Newmarker's G3 Zetland S. at two, he added a score in the Listed Cocked Hat S. the following season, in addition to finishing second in the G1 Irish Derby. "The Goffs Online service has had a strong year and this is another great result which shows...

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Who's Hot Ahead Of The Tattersalls December Foal Sale?

The insatiable demand for foals was evident in the figures recorded at Goffs last week with turnover rising 16% to €29,561,000 and the average climbing 16% to €40,110. At the top end of the market, Kingman (GB) dominated with three foals by the Juddmonte-based stallion selling for a combined €1,540,000 and one of Europe's leading pinhookers Philipp Stauffenberg signing for the €550,000 top lot by the sire.  Tally-Ho Stud may be best known for being sellers but they pipped Stauffenberg for the biggest spenders title by signing for 19 foals...

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Prokofiev In Right Key For Huge Tatts Debut

Ed Harper will never forget the time he first encountered Sergei Prokofiev in the flesh. The Whitsbury Manor Stud director was at the Rowley Mile for the G3 Cornwallis S., anticipating a big run from Heartwarming (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), a farm-bred filly leased to the Hot To Trot syndicate with Clive Cox. "We fancied her heavily," Harper recalls. "She'd been doing some very smart work, we knew we hadn't quite seen the best of her, today was the day. But then I saw Sergei Prokofiev in the pre-parade ring and...

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Teofilo Mare Tops Final Day's Trade At Goffs November Sale

It has been a season to remember for Teofilo (Ire) as a broodmare sire with Coroebus (Ire) Dubawi {Ire}), Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) flying the flag at the highest level and it was his daughter Hightown Heights (Ire) (lot 1418) who topped the final day's trade at the Goffs Breeding Stock Sale at €75,000. Few would have predicted that Hightown Heights would have topped any sale when she was running in claimers during the spring but she received a significant update to her...

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Over 5.5million Spent On Mares To Visit Lucky Vega At Goffs

The mammoth support of Lucky Vega (Ire) continued at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale when connections of the young stallion snapped up 19 mares to the tune of €5,625,000, headed by €790,000 purchase Aspiring, with the majority set to visit the Group 1-winning juvenile next year.  Led by BBA Ireland's Mick Donohoe, who did most of his bidding online, the Lucky Vega Syndicate were continuing their recruitment drive for mares to visit the Irish National Stud-based sire after similarly strong sales this year and last.  Aspiring (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}),...

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Henry Beeby Hails “Sensational” November Foal Sale At Goffs

The Havana Grey (GB) train is showing no sign of slowing down and, after a booming debut season at stud that saw his fee at Whitsbury Manor Stud bumped up to £18,500, he supplied the sales-topping filly on the final day of what Henry Beeby described as a "sensational" November Foal Sale at Goffs. That €68,000 filly (lot 962) was signed for by renowned judge Paul McCartan of Ballyphillip Stud, best known for breeding speedballs Harry Angel (Ire) and Tiggy Wiggy (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), and was consigned by Olive O'Connor...

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Stauffenberg Secures Kingman With “Stallion's Pedigree” For 550k At Goffs

Philipp Stauffenberg broke new ground at the November Foal Sale at Goffs on Wednesday by signing for a Kingman (GB) half-brother to Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy) for a sales-topping €550,000 on a day where the Juddmonte-based stallion shined brightest. The Airlie Stud-consigned colt is not just a half-brother to that 2018 champion 2-year-old filly in Ireland but also the promising Charlie Appleby-trained Victory Dance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the €550,000 it took to buy him represented a new record for Stauffenberg. The fact that lot 727 boasted a stallion's pedigree...

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Philipp Stauffenberg Strikes For Kingman Colt At 550k

Another son of Kingman (GB) surpassed the €500,000 barrier when Philipp Stauffenberg of Stauffenberg Bloodstock bought lot 727, which was consigned by Airlie Stud. Knocked down for €550,000, the March foal is a half-brother to G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy), listed winner and multiple group-placed Victory Dance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the GIII Jimmy Durante S. runner-up Data Dependent (More Than Ready). Under the second dam is the G1 Dewhurst S. hero Intense Focus (Giant's Causeway).   ⭐️ ⭐️ Lot 727, the Kingman @JuddmonteFarms half-brother to...

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Kingman Colt The First To Break 500k Mark At Goffs, As Juddmonte Goes to 530k

A son of Kingman (GB) (lot 606) and out of Princess De Lune (Ire) (Shamardal) from Roundhill Stud brought €530,000 from Juddmonte Farms at the Goffs November Foal Sale on Wednesday. The dam is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Zabeel Prince (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), a full to the multiple group winner and multiple Group 1-placed Puissance De Lune (Ire) (Shamardal) and to G2 Middleton S. heroine Queen Power (Ire) (Shamardal).   €, Bobby & Honora Donworth of Roundhill Stud are excellent breeders and their Kingman @JuddmonteFarms colt...

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Sons Of Dubawi Shine As Ghaiyyath Colt Leads The Way At Goffs

Sons of Dubawi (Ire) shot the lights out at Goffs on Tuesday as a colt by first-season sire Ghaiyyath (Ire) topped the November Foal Sale at €185,000 followed by a Night Of Thunder (Ire) colt who made €180,000. Ghaiyyath himself was sold at this sale in 2015 for €1,100,000 before proving himself a world-class performer on the track for Godolphin and the Kildangan Stud-based sire has enjoyed a good start at Goffs this week. The Ridge Manor Stud-drafted colt was sold to Pier House Stud, whose Brendan Morrin revealed that...

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Saxon Warrior Leads The Way At Goffs November Foal Sale 

Helped in no small part by the success of Victoria Road (Ire) at the Breeders' Cup and Auguste Rodin's (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) emergence as a leading Classic contender from the same sire line, the progeny of Saxon Warrior (Jpn) played a starring role on day one of the November Foal Sale at Goffs. Not only did Saxon Warrior top the session when Ballyhimikin Stud signed for a colt [lot 231] drafted by Kildallan Farm for €88,000, but he was also responsible for three of the top four foals on...

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Yeomanstown Team Hope Shaman Can Lay Down Marker At Goffs

Dark Angel (Ire) and Invincible Army (Ire) may not be the only exciting stallions at Yeomanstown Stud with David O'Callaghan outlining his hopes that Shaman (Ire) can lay down a marker at Goffs this week when some of the Group 2-winning son of Shamardal's first foals go through the ring. A colt foal by Shaman fetched €22,000 at the inaugural Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale on Saturday and O'Callaghan thinks the best is yet to come from a sire who is due to have 22 foals go through the ring over...

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