06/08/2022. International Horse Racing World: Battle Of Normandy, Ocean Vision, Kelina (IRE), Bright Diamond, Al Riifa (FRA) by TDN – Catalogue Full Of Quality Is Now Online For Goffs Sportsman’s Sale – Arqana August Yearling Sale: focus on some of the lots out of black type mares



Pricey City of Light Colt Graduates on Debut in Whitney Day Lidlifter

1st-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-6, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:45.06, fm, 2 1/4 lengths. BATTLE OF NORMANDY (c, 2, City of Light–Adorable Miss {MSW, $162,590}, by Kitten’s Joy), a $500,000 FTSAUG yearling, was drawn widest of all in… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


No Nay Never’s Little Big Bear Destroys Phoenix Opposition

Not even favourite for Saturday’s G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh, TDN Rising Star Little Big Bear (Ire) (No Nay Never) may be the best juvenile Aidan O’Brien has trained after a scintillating display… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


U S Navy Flag Sires First Stakes Winner At Deauville

OCEAN VISION (IRE) (U S Navy Flag-Balaagha (), by Mr. Greeley) made a strong late run to take the 1000-metre Listed Prix de la Vallee d’Auge at Deauville on Saturday. The first stakes winner for… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Frankel Filly A New TDN Rising Star At Deauville

Alain and Gerard Wertheimer’s hitherto unraced 2-year-old filly Kelina (Ire) (Frankel {GB}–Incahoots {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) was let go at odds of 29-5 for Saturday’s Prix des Marettes at Deauville and returned home with… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


El Kabeir’s Bright Diamond A New Rising Star At Newmarket

There were some choicely-bred fillies in Newmarket’s opening British Stallion Studs EBF “Newcomers” Maiden Fillies’ S. on Saturday, but one dominant member of the class in Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum’s Bright Diamond (Ire) (El… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


“We Love Winning Races” – Joseph O’Brien Records 1,000th Winner

One thousand winners and counting. Joseph O’Brien passed yet another important milestone in his training career on Saturday when Al Riffa (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) became his 1,000th winner in the opening seven-furlong maiden at… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


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Catalogue Full Of Quality Is Now Online For Goffs Sportsman’s Sale

The catalogue for the 2022 Goffs Sportsman’s Sale is now available online and features 524 quality commercial yearlings from many of Ireland’s leading consignors.  The sale will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September and completes the Irish National Yearling Sales week at Kildare Paddocks as it immediately follows the two-day Orby Sale.  Selling will begin at 9.30am each day. 

All Lots offered are eligible for the €100,000 Goffs Sportsman’s Challenge race over 6 furlongs at Naas Racecourse in September 2023.

Sires with progeny in the catalogue include Acclamation, Aclaim, Australia, Blue Point, Camelot, Caravaggio, Churchill, Dark Angel, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Galileo Gold, Gleneagles, Havana Grey, Invincible Spirit, Kessaar, Kodiac, Lope de Vega, Mehmas, New Bay, Night of Thunder, Oasis Dream, Saxon Warrior, Sea The Stars, Showcasing, Sioux Nation, Starspangledbanner, Tasleet, Teofilo, Zoffany, Zoustar and more. 

Some of the stand-out yearlings on offer include:

  • Lot 549 – Filly by El Kabeir ex La Grande Elisa – Half-sister to Group 3 winner Star Of Emaraaty
  • Lot 598 – Filly by Phoenix of Spain ex Middle Persia – Half-sister to Listed winner and Irish Derby 4th Kilimanjaro
  • Lot 599 – Filly by Caravaggio ex Midnight Oasis – Half-sister to Group 2 Prix Robert Papin winner Ventura Tormenta
  • Lot 635 – Colt by Teofilo ex Novel Approach – Own-brother to 2022 Group 3 winner Boundless Ocean
  • Lot 646 – Filly by Magna Grecia ex Palinodie – Second foal out of Group placed and Listed winning dam
  • Lot 659 – Colt by Starspangledbanner ex Ponty Acclaim – Dam is a Group 3 winner
  • Lot 701 – Colt by U S Navy Flag ex Rohain – Half-brother to a Group 3 placed and Listed winner
  • Lot 714 – Filly by Oasis Dream ex Savida – Dam is an own-sister to Group 1 winner Creachadoir and half-sister to Champion Youmzain
  • Lot 727 – Colt by Awtaad ex Shamanova – Dam is Group 2 placed and a Listed winner 
  • Lot 741 – Filly by Sioux Nation ex Skylight – Half-sister to Group 3 placed Listed winning 2YO this season in Manhattan Jungle 
  • Lot 743 – Colt by Belardo ex Snooze – Half-brother to Group 2 Queen Mary winner Quick Suzy
  • Lot 762 – Colt by Blue Point ex Strathnaver – Dam is Group 1 placed and a Group 3 winner
  • Lot 815 – Colt by Zoffany ex Wedding Dress – Half-brother to Sydneyarms Chelsea, a Group 3 winning 2YO at Deauville this week
  • Lot 822 – Filly by Dark Angel ex Wing of The Rocks – Second foal out of a Stakes placed mare  
  • Lot 851 – Colt by Invincible Army ex Angelic Light – First foal out of a Stakes winning mare
  • Lot 876 – Colt by Blue Point ex Beneventa – Half-brother to Group 2 winner Bow Creek and out of a Group 3 winning dam
  • Lot 877 – Colt by Tamayuz ex Bethrah – Dam is Irish 1000 Guineas winner
  • Lot 970 – Filly by Sea The Moon ex Eleni – First foal out of a Listed winning mare
  • Lot 982 – Colt by Calyx ex Euphrasia – Out of Group 1 placed and Group 3 winning dam
  • Lot 999 – Colt by Profitable ex Found You – Dam is a half-sister to Teofilo
  • Lot 1008 – Colt by Caravaggio ex Glenrowan Rose – Dam is Stakes placed
  • Lot 1022 – Filly by Saxon Warrior ex Hazium – Half-sister to sire Coulsty

Goffs Sportsman’s graduates have enjoyed recent success in Ireland, the UK, Italy, France, Germany, the US and Australia, and have a superb strike rate in Scandinavia which was headed this year by the Swedish Derby winner.  A prolific source of two-year-old winners, among its Black Type juvenile graduates this year is Lady Hollywood who landed the Listed Marwell Stakes on her most recent start at Naas for Amo Racing.

Commenting on publication of the catalogue, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Our inspection team has worked with Irish breeders to hand pick a quality collection of classy commercial yearlings and real two-year-old types for this year’s Sportsman’s Sale.  The Irish National Yearling Sales week comprising the Orby and Sportsman’s Sales is simply unmissable for buyers and offers a greater selection of quality at every level”.

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August Yearling Sale: focus on some of the lots out of black type mares

Only a few days left before the August Yearling Sale, to be held from 13 to 15 August in Deauville. Among the 313 yearlings catalogued, many of them are out of black type mares, such as:


Consigned by Gestüt Ammerland

The second foal out of Group winner LADY FRANKEL, a three-part brother to LOPE DE VEGA.


Consigned by Haras du Cadran

Daughter of dual Group 2 winner NIGHT MUSIC, from the family of Classic winner NIGHT MAGIC.


Consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux

First foal out of Group winner POLLARA, from the family of Arc winner SOLEMIA.


Consigned by Haras de l’Hotellerie

First foal out of Group 2 winning mare RAVEN’S LADY, from the family of Group 1 winner BEST OF THE BESTS.


Consigned by Haras de Saint Pair

The second foal out of SPAIN BURG, winner of the Rockfel Stakes (Gr.2).

Lot 211 – c. KINGMAN x ASHIANA

Consigned by Jamie Railton

Son of Kingman out of Group 2 winning mare ASHIANA, from the family of ASHRUN.


Consigned by La Motteraye Consignment

First foal out of CHANNEL, winner of the Prix de Diane Longines (Gr. 1), from the family of multiple Gr.1 winner ALEXANDROVA.


Consigned by Ballylinch Stud

First foal out of Group winner COLONIA, from the family of black type winners DON BOSCO and VODKATO.

Lot 265 – c. NO NAY NEVER x ETOILE

Consigned by Baroda Stud

First foal out of Group winner ETOILE, from the family of Group winners GAGNOA, POUR MOI and DAWN PATROL.


Consigned by Haras d’Etreham

First foal out of Listed winner CRYSTAL RIVER, from the family of Gr.1 winners ROYAL MARINE and DUBAI DESTINATION.

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August Yearling Sale

13 – 15 August, Deauville