Oghill House Stud

Grade 1 Producer Quilita To Sell In Goffs Instant Online Sale

Quilita (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) (lot 1), the dam of dual Grade 1 winner Quilixios (GB) (Maxios {GB}), will be offered for sale on the Goffs Instant Online platform on Aug. 9. Offered by Oghill House Stud as the property of Sean Martin, the 12-year-old mare is in foal to G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Waldgeist (GB). Bidding will open at 11 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. on the Goffs Online website. Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, "Quilita is a proven Grade 1 producer and...

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Goffs, It's Good To Be Back

KILDARE, Ireland--There's no denying that bloodstock sales are an important part of the business but it is what happens on the racecourse that truly counts and recent events have put an extra spring in the step of a number of breeders at Kildare Paddocks ahead of the start of the Goffs Orby Sale. Standing outside her draft of six from Staffordstown on Monday morning was Kirsten Rausing, chatting happily with her staff and brand new director of the stud John Oxx. Rausing broke off every now and then to accept...

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Breakthrough For Profitable As Quick Suzy Wins the Queen Mary

As much as ever, Wednesday's G2 Queen Mary S. was all about speed from pillar-to-post and there was none slicker than Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' aptly-named Quick Suzy (Ire) who provided her first-season sire Profitable (Ire) with a landmark first black-type winner. Runner-up in the six-furlong G3 Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint S. at Naas last time May 16, the Gavin Cromwell-trained bay who was another drawn closest to the stand's rail was tanking along early alongside the 9-4 favourite Twilight Gleaming (Ire) (National Defense {GB}) with Artos (Ire) (Kodiac...

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Oghill House Stud's Pat Hyland Dies at 78

Irish racing and breeding has lost a much-loved member of its community with the death on Saturday of Pat Hyland of Oghill House Stud. He was 78. With his brother Hugh and nephew John, Hyland ran the successful Kildare farm which incorporates the family's own broodmare band along with a thriving boarding operation. His brothers David and Paul are also involved in the business and are the breeders, respectively, of G1 Racing Post Trophy winner Marcel (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) and Washington DC (Ire), one of the stand-out performers from the...

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Quartet of Wild Cards Added to Tattersalls August Online Sale

A foursome of wild cards have been added to the Tattersalls August Online Sale. Bidding opens on Aug. 12 at midday BST and ends on Aug. 14 at midday BST. Ger Lyons's Glenburnie Stables offers Curragh maiden winner and 90-rated Coill Avon (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), who is out of the G3 Lodge Park Express S. winner Czabo (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}). Donnacho O'Brien sends Limerick maiden winner Great House (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who won on his second start going 1 1/2 miles on June 29. Completing the wild cards are...

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