Pa Doyle

“They're Brave As Lions” – Pinhookers Go Strong At Goffs November Foal Sale

Pa Doyle of Galbertstown Stables labelled the pinhookers who were out in force at the Goffs November Foal Sale "as brave as lions" with the popular consignor capping off a memorable week by topping the Thursday session with a €90,000 Phoenix Of Spain (Ire) colt.  The Thursday sale-topper was bred by Tony Cosgrave, who Doyle described as one of the best show people in the business, and it played a part in Galbertstown ending the week as one of the top consignors with 17 horses selling for €632,000. The Phoenix...

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Hayes Mares On Song For Goffs

John Hayes went to the Goffs November Foal Sale of 2007 on a mission. Though he had grown up on a dairy farm with working horses and had himself dabbled in breeding horses for showing and eventing, this time it was a filly foal he was after, his first Thoroughbred and one he eventually hoped to breed from. Hayes landed on a daughter of Indian Ridge (GB) out of the G1 Oaks d'Italia winner Nydrion (Critique). That €25,000 investment has paid back dividends, with two of Sophie Germain's first three...

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