21/10/2020. Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale Catalogue Out // Tattersalls Ireland Moves Sales to December



Group 1 winner Tiger Tanaka’s dam was sold at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale | Scoop Dyga

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 by Galileo (Ire), Dubawi (Ire), Dansili (GB), Dark Angel (Ire), Green Desert, Montjeu (Ire), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Oasis Dream (GB), Pivotal (GB), Sadler’s Wells, Sea The Stars (Ire) and Shamardal amongst others.

The covering sire profile features an impressive list of established names such as Dandy Man (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Iffraaj (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Make Believe (GB), Mehmas (Ire), Nathaniel (Ire), New Bay (GB), Night of Thunder (Ire), Oasis Dream (GB), Sea The Stars (Ire), Starspangledbanner (Aus), and Teofilo (Ire), while first-season sires include Blue Point (Ire), Calyx (GB), Harry Angel (Ire), Havana Grey (GB), Invincible Army (Ire), Magna Grecia (Ire), Phoenix of Spain (Ire), Ten Sovereigns (Ire), Too Darn Hot (GB) etc.

Some of the notable fillies and mares in this year’s catalogue include: Ballylinch Stud’s G1 German Oaks third Aigrette Garzette (Ire) (Peintre Celebre) (lot 802) in foal to Arc hero Waldgeist (GB), as is HH The Aga Khan Studs’ winning Raydiya (Ire) (Marju {Ire}) (lot 852), herself the dam of Group 2 winner Raydara (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}); The Aga Khan Studs also offers MGSW Alanza (Ire) (Dubai Destination) (lot 851) in foal to Blue Point (Ire); lot 879, offered by Moyglare Stud Farm, is the Galileo (Ire) mare and G3 Ballyroan S. heroine Sense of Purpose (Ire) carrying to Ten Sovereigns (Ire); Derrinstown Stud sends G3 Albany S. victress Habaayib (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}) (lot 888) in foal to Iffraaj (GB) through the ring alongside the Storm Catmare Shimah (lot 891), the 2008 Champion 2-Year-Old Filly in Ireland and second in the G1 Moyglare S., in foal to Oasis Dream (GB); and just one lot later at lot 892 is Collegelands Stud’s Zain Art (Ire) (Excellent Art {GB}), the dam of G2 Balanchine S. victress and G1 Phoenix S. third Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}); Godolphin consigns MGSW & GISP Criticism (GB) (Machiavellian) (lot 900) in foal to Night of Thunder (Ire); Sindiyma (Ire) (Kalanisi {Ire}) (lot 922), already the dam of GSW and G1 Queen Anne S. third Marie’s Diamond (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) is carrying a full-sibling for Airlie Stud; U S Navy Flag is the covering sire of record for GSW & GISP Sea Chanter (War Chant) (lot 931) from Owenstown Stud; and Monday Monday (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 954), a half-sister to Classic heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer) and in foal to Too Darn Hot (GB), hails from the draft of The Castlebridge Consignment.

Last year’s Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale was held over two days with a gross of €8,022,900 for 242 lots sold. The average was €33,152 and the median was €14,000. Taking top honours was Snowflakes (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in foal to U S Navy Flag at €525,000.

“Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale packs a serious punch when it comes to the level of success enjoyed by buyers with the progeny of their purchases,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby. “The Group 1 victories throughout 2020 have been quite remarkable from relatively smaller numbers compared with other breeding stock sales, and we believe this year’s offering is packed with more Group 1 potential.

“While it is a one-day sale this year, and will be held on the later date of 21 Dec., the quality remains as high as ever and we look forward to welcoming vendors and purchasers back to Kildare Paddocks, both in person and via Goffs Online.” (by TDN)


Tattersalls Ireland Moves Sales to December


A foal at Fairyhouse | Tattersalls Ireland

The remaining 2020 Tattersalls Ireland sales have been postponed to December after the Irish government moved the country to Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions on Monday evening. The November National Hunt Sale will be held on Dec. 12-14. The November Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale, including a yearling section, is now set for Dec. 16, and the Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale will be conducted on Dec. 17. The three sales were originally slated for Nov. 9-13.

“In these uncertain times we must plan as best as we can for further sales and ensure we provide the most vibrant marketplace possible for our clients,” said Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell. “We trust that the increased Level 5 restrictions for the next six weeks will meet the government’s objective and allow us to host our remaining sales in December.”