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Ebendi Brings €165,000 From Joseph O’Brien at Goffs Online

The winning Ebendi (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}), offered through the first ever timed Goffs online platform, brought €165,000 from trainer Joseph O'Brien on Tuesday. A 3-year-old gelding out of Ebalista (Ire) (Selkirk), Ebendi is out of a winning daughter of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Ebadiyla (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) and is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Ebiyza (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), among others. Originally catalogued for the Goffs Autumn Horses in Training Sale, the Dermot Weld trainee was withdrawn after being cast in his box. "Following the success of...

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Goffs To Auction Aga Khan’s Ebendi Online

The Aga Khan's homebred Ebendi (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}) will be auctioned on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in a single-horse online sale conducted by Goffs The 3-year-old was forced to miss his recent slot in the Goffs Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale after getting cast in his stable. The winner of a Killarney maiden over a mile and three furlongs in July, he subsequently finished runner-up to Order Of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}) at the Curragh in September before the latter's victory in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland. A half-brother to...

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Global Trade For Goffs Autumn Yearlings

The two-day virtual online Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale came to a close on Wednesday, with global participation pushing the average and median above last year's figures. A heavily scratched down catalogue due to the many challenges of 2020 meant that 273 of the 475 catalogued yearlings went up for sale, with 170 (62.6%) finding new homes for an aggregate of €1,094, 200. Last year 288 were sold (74%) for €1,691,600. This year's average and median were each up 10% (€6,436 and €4,400). Taking top billing on Wednesday was a Zoffany...

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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 Autumn Yearling Sale To Be Live Online Auction

On the heels of a successful live online edition of its Autumn Horses In Training Sale, Goffs will stage its Autumn Yearling Sale on Nov. 17 and 18 in the same format. All lots will be sold with a pre-sale clinical veterinary certificate and may be subject to a clinical veterinary exam and wind test subsequent to purchase. Walking and conformation videos will be available prior to the sale at Goffs.com. "We were greatly encouraged by the level of online trade at the Autumn HIT Sale, with 944 bids placed...

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Vibrant Trade At Goffs Online Sale

Goffs on Thursday staged the first-ever bloodstock auction in England or Ireland conducted exclusively online, and the result was largely positive in the midst of the country's second national lockdown. With the Goffs team auctioning virtually in an empty ring at Kildare Paddocks, 86 horses in training were offered, with the clearance rate of 72% for 62 sold matching last year's figure. Turnover, similarly, was up 3% to €1,019,800 despite fewer offered and sold, and the average climbed 24% to €16,448. The median was down 22% at €7,000. The top...

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MG1SW Apple’s Jade to be Offered at Goffs Dec NH Sale

Eleven-time Group 1-winning hurdler Apple's Jade (Saddler Maker) will be among the 522 lots catalogued for the Goffs December National Hunt Sale, which takes place Dec. 9-10 at Kildare Paddocks. Comprised of foals, yearlings and breeding stock, the catalog is now available online. Retired in March of this year, Apple's Jade, who is in foal to Walk In The Park, will be offered by Gigginstown House Stud as Lot 515 Thursday, Dec. 10. The winner of 15 career races, the 8-year-old became the first mare to achieve 11 top level...

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Belcarra a Black-Type First For Estidhkaar At Hannover

Ulrich Zerrath's Belcarra (Ire) (Estidhkaar {Ire}) ran 2 1/2 lengths off Libre (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) when second going seven furlongs in her Oct. 4 debut at Hannover and exacted revenge on that reopposing rival to secure a first black-type success for her freshman sire (by Dark Angel {Ire}) in Sunday's Listed Sea The Moon-Rennen over the same strip back at the Neue Bult venue. Settled off Libre's tempo in mid division through halfway, the 67-10 chance made stealthy headway in the straight and kept on strongly once called...

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Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale Catalogue Out

The catalogue for the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale is now online. Moved from its normal November slot to Dec. 21 due to the current Level 5 COVID restrictions imposed by the Irish government, the sale has featured in the past the dams of 2020 Group 1 winners Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}), Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), and Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). The 2020 edition will see 270 mares and fillies go under the hammer...

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Goffs Moves November Foal, Breeding Stock Sales to December

In light of the Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Irish government on Monday, Goffs has been forced to shift most of its autumn sales calendar. The heightened restrictions mean it will not be legally permitted to hold sales at Kildare Paddocks from Oct. 21 to Dec. 2. After consultation with the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Tattersalls, new dates were selected for the Goffs November Foal and Breeding Stock Sales that will allow attendees to be at Tattersalls and observe the two-week Irish quarantine rules. The November Foal...

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Fitri Hay’s Good Listener A Record Breaker For Mehmas
Fitri Hay’s Good Listener A Record Breaker For Mehmas

Fresh from matching Iffraaj's European record of 38 freshman winners on Sunday, Tally-Ho Stud resident Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) stood out on his own--on a magnificent 39--after Fitri Hay's Good Listener (Ire) shed maiden status in Monday's Visit attheraces.com Novice Median Auction S., going a shade over five furlongs, at Windsor. 2nd-Royal Windsor, £5,300, Nov, 10-19, 2yo, 5f 21yT, 1:02.40, sf. GOOD LISTENER (IRE) (c, 2, Mehmas {Ire}--Looks Great {GB}, by New Approach {Ire}), who posted a debut third tackling five furlongs in an Oct. 9 York novices' heat last...

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Hollie Doyle At The Double in Ascot’s Champions Sprint

Not content to rest on her laurels, rider-of-the-moment Hollie Doyle claimed a career-best success when guiding last month's G1 Haydock Sprint Cup runner-up Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) to a dramatic success in Saturday's Qipco British Champions Sprint S. at Ascot. Hambleton Racing Partnership's veteran chestnut, who had previously claimed a first pattern-race triumph in The Curragh's Aug. 8 G3 Phoenix Sprint S., broke like greased lightning from the gates and was in command under a tight hold until allowed a measure of rein at halfway. Looking certain to be...

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