01/11/2022. International Horse Racing World: Goffs Autumn Hit Sale // Fasig-Tipton // Arqana Vente d’Elevage



Karakoul And Midnight Toker Jointly Top Buoyant Autumn HIT Sale

Goffs Autumn Sales kicked off today with the one-day Horses In Training Sale where strong demand from a broad range of international and domestic buyers led to considerable increases in average, median, turnover and clearance rate. 
Lot 97 Karakoul
Sold by Aga Khan Studs to Mohamed Al Attiyah for €72,000
The sale was jointly topped by Karakoul from the Aga Khan Studs draft (Lot 97) and Midnight Toker from The Castlebridge Consignment (Lot 137).  Karakoul is a three-year-old gelding by Fast Company out of the winning Shamardal mare Karalara and has been placed on several occasions, most recently when runner up in Dundalk last month for Johnny Murtagh.  He was sold to Mohamed Al Attiyah for €72,000.  Midnight Toker is a two-year-old Acclamation gelding whose half-brother K Club is a Group 3 winner in Germany while his half-sister has been Listed placed multiple times.  He sold for €72,000 to Marco Bozzi Bloodstock.

Strong Johnson (Lot 140) from trainer Denis Cullen’s Beechcourt Stables was another HIT highlight when the five-time winner and Group placed gelding sold to Taylors Bloodstock for €70,000.  Group 2 Greenlands Stakes winner Gustavus Weston (Lot 83), who is also a dual winner of the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes, was sold by The Castlebridge Consignment to Crampscastle Bloodstock for €60,000, while matching that amount was Painters Palette (Lot 49), a three-year-old colt by Lope de Vega out of a Group winning mare from Ballylinch Stud, who sold to Rebecca Menzies and The Horse Watchers.

Lot 137  Midnight Toker
Sold by The Castlebridge Consignment to Marco Bozzi Bloodstock for €72,000
At the conclusion of the Autumn Horses In Training Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:

“Although not our biggest or most prestigious sale in the calendar, today’s HIT sale fulfills an important need in the market by providing a viable outlet for Horses-In-Training in Ireland. As the forerunner to our big two-day Autumn Yearling Sale, we attract a large and diverse international crowd, and it is fair to say that we would like to grow the catalogue as we consistently deliver for the horses presented. Indeed, this is a low cost, convenient option for Irish owners and trainers when compared to the alternative and benefits from the unique contribution of Irish Thoroughbred Marketing and our network of proactive international agents.

We are grateful for the support we receive but can do so much more as is the case in every other category each year. A look at today’s buyers list sees horses knocked down to successful bidders from across Eastern Europe, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Gulf Region as well as the UK and domestically, and a buoyant trade from start to finish as we continue to exceed expectations. Despite a smaller catalogue every metric has improved headed by an impressive 84% clearance rate and big rises in average and median price.

For the next two days we turn our attention to yearlings and our Autumn Yearling Sale that is once again packed full of potential and value”.

Comparative Figures:

  Off Sold Turnover (€) Average (€) Median (€)
2021 122 95 (78%) 1,284,900 13,525 8,000
2022 98 82 (84%) 1,367,700 (+7%) 16,679 (+24%) 11,000 (+38%)

Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale takes place on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November and gets underway at 10am each day.  Click here to view the catalogue.

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Rombauer’s Dam and Full-Sister Supplemented to Fasig-Tipton

The dam of 2021 GI Preakness S. winner Rombauer (Twirling Candy) has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton ‘Night of the Stars’ sale, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 in Lexington. Additionally, Rombauer’s weanling full-sister has been… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Vente d’Elevage Catalogue Online

The catalogue for Arqana’s Vente d’Elevage, to be held Dec. 3-6 in Deauville, is now online. This year’s sale features a total of 1,024 mares, fillies and foals and will also include dispersals from… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


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ARQANA Vente d’Elevage: the catalogue is online!

Over the first weekend of December, Deauville will play host to the prestigious Vente d’Élevage by ARQANA. An unmissable event for European breeding stock, that will take place from December 3-6.

Last year’s top price ROUGIR (E.P. Taylor Stakes Gr.1 and Beaugay Stakes Gr.3) as well as AL RIFFA (National Stakes Gr.1), ALENQUER (Tattersalls Gold Cup Gr.1 and Winter Derby Gr.3), TRIBHUVAN (Manhattan Stakes Gr.1), NATIVE TRAIL (Irish 2,000 Guineas Gr.1) were all sold as foals at Deauville. The fillies PURPLEPAYSPEAK OF THE DEVIL and GRAND GLORY have all won at Group level once again since going under the hammer at the sale last year, while the progeny of mares sold include ASK VICTOR MORE and BOLDOG HOS, first and second in the Japanese St Leger (Gr.1), as well as this year’s Group 1 winners ARISTIATRUESHAN and ALCOHOL FREE to name just a few.

The 2022 edition of the Vente d’Élevage will bring together 1024 mares, fillies and foals. Proceedings will begin at 10am on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, and at 11am on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 December. The sale will also hold dispersals for the legendary Haras du Quesnay and the Saudi entity Marbat LLC.

SWEET LADY (lot 188) © Zuzanna Lupa

The first part of the catalogue on Saturday 3 December will offer an exceptional group of 248 mares, fillies and foals, with no less than 40 Stakes winners in and out of training to be offered to buyers, including:

Prix Vermeille (Gr.1) winner SWEET LADY, that will be offered by Francis-Henri Graffard as lot 188. The Gemini Stud owned filly has also won the Prix de Flore (Gr.3) and Prix Corrida (Gr.2).  She is out of the Listed winner HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS by Lope de Vega, a promising broodmare sire.

GRAND GLORY (lot 192) © Scoopdyga

Prix Jean Romanet (Gr.1) winner, GRAND GLORY is consigned by her trainer Gianluca Bietolini as lot 209. A dual Group winner and fifth in the Japan Cup (Gr.1) before being sold last year, she took the Prix Allez France Longines (Gr.3) this year and finished third in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Gr.1) at Royal Ascot before her fifth in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr.1) in the colours of Haras de Hus. A total outcross for Sadler’s Wells, the daughter of Olympic Glory is from the maternal line of LADY REBECCA. She will line up once more in the 2022 Japan Cup (Gr.1).

MALAVATH (lot 199) ©Scoopdyga

  • SYDNEYARMSCHELSEA (lot 133), a winner of the Prix Six Perfections (Gr.3), from Écurie des Monceaux;
  • BURGARITA (lot 177), a Listed winner and Classic placed, from Baroda Stud;
  • OSCULA (lot 182), the winner of three Group races this year, from George Boughey;
  • PENJA (lot 186), winner of the Prix de Psyché (Gr.3), from Ronald Rauscher;
  • OTTILIEN (lot 191), Listed winner and placed in the Prix de Royallieu (Gr.1), from David Menuisier;
  • WALDBIENE (lot 193), winner of the T von Zastrow Stutenpreis (Gr.2), from Ronald Rauscher;
  • HELLO YOU (lot 195), winner of the Rockfel Stakes (Gr.2), from Écurie des Monceaux;
  • MALAVATH (lot 199), Group 2 winner and runner-up in the Qatar Prix de la Foret and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (Gr.1s), from Écurie des Monceaux;
  • AMAZING GRACE (lot 204), Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed, from Ronald Rauscher;
  • LASTOTCHKA (lot 213), winner of the Prix Belle de Nuit (Gr.3), from Jean-Marie Beguigné.

They will be joined by the very talented VILLEFRANCHE (lot 95), ATOMIC BLONDE (lot 123), GOLDANA (lot 141), ROSE PREMIUM (lot 162), THUNDER BEAUTY (lot 179), FINAL GESTURE (lot 208), and QUEEN TREZY (lot 227).

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Vente d’Elevage

03 – 06 December, Deauville