20/10/2022. International Horse Racing World: Midnight Bisou, American Apple, Snowpark, Verry Elleegant…. by TDN // Cheltenham Festival Winner Concertista To Be Offered At Goffs December NH Sale – 27 Supplementary Lots Added To Autumn Yearling Sale Goffs 1/3 novembre 2022, catalogue



Midnight Bisou Supplemented to Keeneland November

Champion Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute–Diva Delite, by Repent), in foal to leading sire Tapit, has been supplemented to the Book 1 section of the upcoming Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 7-year-old will be consigned… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Three Horses Supplemented to KEENOV Book 1

Three horses, including a Grade III-winning juvenile filly, have been supplemented to Book 1 of the Keeneland November Sale. American Apple (American Pharoah), a 2-year-old filly who won the Oct. 8 GIII Matron S. at… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Half-Sister To Sottsass Earns TDN Rising Star Rosette At Deauville

Ecurie des Monceaux’s unraced 2-year-old filly Snowpark (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}–Starlet’s Sister {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), a half-sister to Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), went postward at odds of 37-10 for Thursday’s Prix de Hotot-En-Auge over one… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Auguste Rodin Heads Field Of Eight For Doncaster’s G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy

Aidan O’Brien has trimmed his overnight entry of eight down to two for Saturday’s £200,000 G1 Vertem Futurity at Doncaster, Europe’s final juvenile Group 1 contest of the season. TDN Rising Star and G2 Golden… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Verry Elleegant Retired As European Chapter Comes To A Close

Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}), the darling of Australian racing with 11 top-flight successes under her belt in that jurisdiction, has been retired following her run in the Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes at Ascot on… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Curlin Leads ’23 Roster with Increase to 225K

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced its 2023 stallion roster and fees, with Horse of the Year and leading sire Curlin (Smart Strike) heading the group at $225,000. The operation’s leading stallion stood for $175,000 in… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Sceptre Sessions Feature Quintet Of Group 1 Winners As Tattersalls December Mares Catalogue Revealed

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, headlined by the Sceptre Sessions and featuring five Group 1-winning fillies, is now online. A total of 1,054 lots have been entered to sell from Nov…. [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Bell’s The One to Skip Breeders’ Cup, Now Prepares for Night of the Stars Sale

A few weeks before Bell’s The One (Majesticperfection – Street Mate, by Street Cry {Ire}) made her career debut, her trainer Neil Pessin set aside a few dollars to place a wager on the promising… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Perfect Power Retires to Dalham Hall Stud

Treble Group 1-winning sprinter Perfect Power (Ire) has been retired to stand at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for 2023. Trained by Richard Fahey for Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, the son of Britain’s leading first-season… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


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Cheltenham Festival Winner Concertista To Be Offered At Goffs December NH Sale

Goffs is delighted to reveal that Cheltenham Festival winning mare Concertista will be offered at the December National Hunt Sale which takes place from 6 – 8 December 2022.
Trained by Willie Mullins for owners Simon Munir and Isaac Suede, Concertista was the brilliant 12-length winner of the Grade 2 Dawn Run Mares Novice Hurdle at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, having been a short-head second in the same race a year prior.  This was followed by a pair of Graded hurdle wins at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown before returning to the Festival as odds-on favourite for the Grade 1 Mares Hurdle where she was runner up by the narrowest of margins in a photo finish with Black Tears.  Concertista was also Grade 1 placed at Punchestown in 2021 before winning back-to-back Grade 2 chases at Cork and Limerick.

An outstanding prospect for National Hunt and Flat breeders alike, the French bred Concertista is an eight-year-old daughter of Nathaniel out of the winning Selkirk mare Zagzig who has produced six winners from six runners which include two French Stakes winning and Group 1 placed siblings to Concertista.

Concertista will join other high-class mares already confirmed for the sale including Grade 2 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle winner Royal Kahala and Grangee whose four wins include the Grade 2 mares bumper at the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.

Announcing Concertista for the December National Hunt Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Concertista is a remarkable mare and will be an asset to any broodmare band.  Her superb record over hurdles and fences is matched by a wonderful black type pedigree and we are honoured that Simon Munir and Isaac Suede have chosen the December National Hunt Sale to offer her for sale. 

Our team have worked with vendors to compile a mouth-watering December National Hunt catalogue that will feature three days of top-class foals and a boutique breeding stock section where the focus is firmly on quality over quantity.  This sale has produced record results for vendors in recent years, most notably the highest ever price for a NH mare at public auction, and the opportunity to purchase a Cheltenham Festival winner in Concertista is sure to capture the imagination of so many breeders”.

The December National Hunt catalogue will be published in early November.

27 Supplementary Lots Added To Autumn Yearling Sale

An additional 27 supplementary lots have been added to the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale.  The vibrant sale of quality commercial yearlings takes place on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November, immediately following Goffs Autumn Horses In Training Sale on Tuesday 1 November. 
The supplementary lots are catalogued as Lots 744 – 771 and include a number of yearlings eligible for next year’s valuable Goffs Million and Sportsman’s Challenge races.  Among the notable pedigrees are a half-sister to Stakes winner Danehill Destiny (Lot 760), a colt from the family of Broome (Lot 761), and a half-sister to 2YO Listed winner Orlaith (Lot 771).

Yearlings by such sires as Acclamation, Advertise, Blue Point, Churchill, Kodiac, Sea The Moon, Sioux Nation, Ten Sovereigns and Waldgeist are among the supplementary entries, completing an impressive sire profile for the two-day sale that also features Aclaim, Bated Breath, Caravaggio, Cotai Glory, Dark Angel, Harry Angel, Inns Of Court, Invincible Army, Kessaar, Kodi Bear, Kuroshio, Le Havre, Magna Grecia, Mehmas, New Approach, New Bay, Sea The Stars, Zelzal, Zoustar and more.

Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale is renowned for its quality and value with recent graduates headed by Group 1 winner Laws Of Indices who was purchased for just €8,000, last season’s Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes winner Quick Suzy who was a €20,000 Autumn Yearling buy, as well as Prince Of Pillo who was a Stakes winning 2YO this season for Middleham Park Racing and cost just €10,000 as a yearling.

Supplementary entries for the Autumn Horses In Training Sale will be announced in the coming days and are expected to take the lots catalogued to over 150 for the sale which has been the source of countless winners under both codes in recent years headed by Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment.

Pedigrees for the supplementary yearlings can be viewed online here and a printed booklet will be available onsite at Goffs.

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