06/05/2023. International Horse Racing World: Heavenly Sunday, Played Hard, Red Carpet Ready, Smile Happy, Infinite Cosmos (IRE) by TDN – today’s edition at thetdn.com – Exceptional Goffs Arkle Sale Catalogue Now Online – Goodwood 25days…



Candy Ride Filly Takes Them All the Way in Edgewood

HEAVENLY SUNDAY (f, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}–Alien Giant, by Giant’s Causeway), third in Gulfstream’s GIII Sweetest Chant S. Feb. 4 and Keeneland’s GII Appalachian S. Apr. 8, snuck off on the front end in Churchill’s… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Into Mischief Filly Not Playing in La Troienne

Rigney Racing’s PLAYED HARD (m, 5, Into Mischief–Well Lived, by Tiznow), off at 8-1 for local connections while making her first start of the season, stalked the pace and fended off an ominous bid from… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Oscar Performance Filly Takes the ‘Gold’ in Eight Belles

While Friday’s GII Eight Belles S. was bet more or less like a coronation for the freaky and previously unbeaten Munnys Gold (Munnings), RED CARPET READY (f, 3, Oscar Performance–Wild Silk, by… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Runhappy’s Smile Happy Upsets Alysheba

‘TDN Rising Star’ SMILE HAPPY (c, 4, Runhappy–Pleasant Smile, by Pleasant Tap), winner of the 2021 GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. under the Twin Spires but eighth in last year’s GI Kentucky… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


TDN Rising Star Badge For Sea The Stars Filly

One of Newmarket’s Spring talking horses, Oaks entry Infinite Cosmos (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}–Waila {GB}, by Notnowcato {GB}) duly opened her account with comfort in the 10-furlong Nyetimber Maiden Fillies’ S. on QIPCO Guineas… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


by TDN


May 6, 2023


Exceptional Goffs Arkle Sale Catalogue Now Online

The Goffs Arkle Sale catalogue is now available online and features an exceptional selection of National Hunt stores with 469 Lots in Part 1 (13 – 14 June) and a further 238 Lots in Part 2 (15 June). Formerly the Land Rover Sale, Goffs flagship National Hunt sale has been renamed this year in honour of Goffs’ most famous graduate Arkle and is held in partnership with Defender.
The experienced Goffs selection team led by Gerry Hogan, Neil Walsh, Peter Molony and Kevin Ross have worked with vendors to handpick outstanding individuals with the pedigrees to match resulting in a catalogue of end-to-end quality.  The leading National Hunt sires feature prominently and include Authorized, Blue Bresil, Buck’s Boum, Coastal Path, Doctor Dino, Flemensfirth, Kapgarde, Kayf Tara, Masked Marvel, Muhtathir, No Risk At All, Saint Des Saints, Walk In The Park, Yeats and Zarak amongst others.  A Cheltenham Festival Grade 1 double, courtesy of Stage Star and The Real Whacker, headlined another superb season for Arkle Sale graduates while Grade 1 success followed at the Punchestown Festival for Feronily.  This Grade 1 theme is carried throughout the catalogue with siblings to a host of top tier winners on offer including Appreciate It, Ahoy Senor, Champ Kiely, Fury Road, Lalor, My Drogo, Put The Kettle On, Special Tiara, Tornado Flyer, Three Stripe Life and more. 
Launching the Arkle Sale catalogue, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Buyers can expect something very special at Goffs Arkle Sale next month.  Our expansion of Part 1 to two days in 2021 took this sale to a whole new level as we can now accommodate the increasing demand from the leading NH vendors choosing to send their best to Goffs.  We offered the majority share of the select store horse market in 2022 resulting in an unforgettable week at Kildare Paddocks and we are grateful to our vendors who have supported the Arkle Sale with even more quality this year resulting in a catalogue that makes us very proud.

To quote the great David Minton, “the standard of horses has improved beyond belief” – and we look forward to welcoming buyers and vendors to Goffs Arkle Sale in June”. 

All horses offered in Parts 1 and 2 are eligible for the €100,000 Goffs Defender Bumper at the 2024 Punchestown Festival where the winning vendor will become the outright owner of a Defender Hard Top.  The race was won this year by Gigginstown House Stud’s Predators Gold who was sold by Treannahow Stables to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins at Goffs last year and whose half-brother is catalogued as Lot 63 in this year’s Arkle Sale.

The sale will commence at 10am each day. 

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