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Strong Start To Goffs November Foal Sale

Goffs November Sale opened with a flourish as the first day of the foal sale returned significant increases in aggregate (+ 38%), average (+15%) and median (+13%) over the equivalent session last year (Day 3 in 2016).

Nick Luck’s November Blog: Edie Murray-Hayden and the art of pinhooking

With the November Foal Sale set to get underway tomorrow morning, Nick Luck chats with Edie Murray-Hayden of Gormanstown Stud about the art of pinhooking and how she turned €56,000 into €500,000 at Goffs.

November Memories - The headline making foal

The sale of Al Eile Stud’s filly from the first crop of World Champion Frankel out of Dual Guineas winner Finsceal Beo at Goffs November Sale in 2014 created headlines around the world.

November Memories - The €6 million record breaker

The star of the spectacular Paulyn Dispersal, Chicquita was consigned by the Castlebridge Consignment. Bill Dwan looks back on that unique day at Goffs November Sale.

November Mares Preview - Highlights from the Godolphin draft

Godolphin consistently offer strong drafts of fillies and mares at the November Breeding Stock Sale and this year is no exception with over 50 mares catalogued.

November Mares Preview - Sister to Melbourne Cup Winner at Goffs

Lot 1164, Bitooh, 1/2 sister to Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling, will be offered on Day 2 of the Breeding Stock Sale

November Memories - Julian Dollar on the purchase of Hazariya

Continuing our look back at highlights from the history of Goffs November Sale, Julian Dollar talks about the purchase of Hazariya in 2014…

November Memories - A Date With Destiny at Goffs

At the 2008 Goffs November Foal Sale all eyes were on one filly as the only foal in the world by the legendary George Washington lit up the sales ring. Breeder Stefano Luciani has fond memories of that fairytale day at Goffs…

November Mares Preview – Sister to Cartier 3YO Colt at Goffs

Lot 957, SAXON PRINCESS (Dalakhani) has seen a recent page boost with half-brother CRACKSMAN being crowned Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt of the year

November Memories - Charlie Gordon-Watson on the purchase of Darara

Continuing our look back at highlights from the history of Goffs November Sale, Charlie Gordon-Watson reflects on his purchase of the Aga Khan mare Darara in 1994 who became a multiple Group 1 producer for the Lloyd-Webbers…

November Preview – Aga Khan Studs Mare Highlights

The Aga Khan Studs have always presented a high quality draft of mares at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale. This year the consignment features 27 fillies and mares from top families with potential to produce high class performers.

November Preview - First Foals By Gleneagles

Coolmore Stud’s Gleneagles is another sought after first crop sire whose foals will be offered at Goffs.

November Memories: The Story Of Generous

Bloodstock agent Hamish Alexander reflects on his famous foal purchase in 1988, that of subsequent dual Derby winner Generous…

November Memories: The Shergar Factor At Goffs

Ahead of the 2017 November Sale, we look back at some of the defining moments in the history of Goffs foal and breeding stock sales in the words of some of those closest to the action.

November Preview:  First Foals By Golden Horn

Golden Horn will be among the most sought after first crop sires at this year's Goffs November Foal Sale.

November Foal Preview: Own Sister To Champion 2YO Shalaa

A lot not to be missed in the November Foal Sale is catalogued late on Day 3. Consigned by Mark Gittins' Castlefarm Stud, Lot 740 (pictured) is a filly by leading sire INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and Group 1 producing mare, GHURRA.

Elzaam Colt Tops Final Day of Open Sale at €52,000

BBA Ireland and Mr Zhang of Yulong Investments brought their total number of purchases over the two days of Goffs Open Sale to 39 yearlings, and these were headed by today’s top price of €52,000 for a son of Elzaam from Peter Nolan Bloodstock (Lot 493).

Teofilo Filly Leads The Way At Goffs Open Sale

A large group of international buyers were in action throughout the opening session of the two day Goffs Open Yearling Sale

Galileo Filly From Ballydoyle Tops Goffs HIT Sale

A filly by Galileo consigned by Ballydoyle Racing was the star attraction at today’s Goffs Horses In Training Sale. The two year old, named Sarrocchi (Lot 20), was bought by Fozzy Stack for €215,000.

Galileo Quartet Lead International Appeal At November Breeding Stock Sale

Four mares in foal to world champion Galileo head an outstanding catalogue for Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale which is now available online.

Prominent Owner Yuesheng Zhang Collects Association of Irish Racehorse Owners Award

On Saturday evening as part of the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners Awards, Mr Zhang collected the award for Best Value Purchase At The Sales

Hayley O’Connor Appointed To International Client Relations At Goffs

Goffs is delighted to announce the appointment of Hayley O’Connor to the new role of International Client Relations.

Galileo Foals Headline Superb Goffs November Foal Catalogue

Goffs will be the only auction house in the world to offer foals by Galileo this year. A trio by the world champion sire headline another world class selection

Ballymacoll Mares Confirmed for Goffs November Sale

Four Ballymacoll mares have been confirmed for the Goffs November Sale. This is part of the farm’s dispersal that began with the sale of five lots at this year’s Goffs February Sale.

GOFFS OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER

Following Government advice the Goffs Office will be closed on Monday 16th October as Storm Ophelia crosses Ireland. Goffs personnel can be reached by mobile - http://www.goffs.com/about-goffs/team - and email throughout the day.

14 Supplementary Entries For Goffs Open Yearling Sale

14 additional lots have been added to the Goffs Open Yearling Sale, to sell at the end of Wednesday 25th October, wrapping up Day 1 of the two-day sale, and have been catalogued from 410A on.

Open Yearling & HIT Sale Catalogues Online

The 2017 Goffs Open Yearling & Horses In Training Sale will feature approximately 650 lots over three days from Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 October. The catalogues are now available online.

Orby Keeps Giving With More Group 1 Success

Aclaim capped off a terrific day of racing at Chantilly when winning the Group 1 Qatar Prix de la Foret for Martyn Meade

New Improved Format For Goffs November Sale

Goffs has announced a new improved format for their flagship November Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.

Frankel Colt Tops Strong Orby Sale At €1.6 Million

Following the €1.2 million Galileo filly that led yesterday’s trade, it was a son of Frankel that took top billing on the final day of the Goffs Orby Sale when the brother to two Group winners from Eddie Irwin’s Marlhill House Stud (Lot 330) was purchased by agent Justin Casse on behalf of Zayat Sta

Lope De Vega Colt Tops Sportsman’s Sale At €130,000

A son of Lope De Vega from Croom House Stud (Lot 562) topped a vibrant Goffs Sportsman’s Sale today

Galileo Filly Tops Orby Day 1 At €1.2 Million

Today’s opening session of the Goffs Orby Sale was topped by a stunning filly by Galileo (Lot 35) that sold for €1.2 million to trainer John Gosden on behalf of Godolphin

Orby In Focus: Elite Sire Preview

With the Goffs Orby Sale nearly upon us, Aisling Crowe gives us a preview of what some of the Elite Sires have to offer...

Nick Luck on the theatre of the sales ring

Standing in the Owners’ and Trainers’ bar at Doncaster during the St. Leger meeting, I was introduced to John Dance, the Newcastle-based investment manager

Orby In Focus: Nick Nugent’s Orby Blog - Who Needs Lottery Tickets?

One week from now the Goffs Orby Sale will be underway. As the countdown continues we present the second of a series of Orby blog posts from Goffs Director Nick Nugent..

G1 2yo Orby Graduate Heads Weekend Of Group Successes For Goffs

2yo CAPLA TEMPTRESS (Lope de Vega), trained by Marco Botti for Team Valor eased home in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine

Orby In Focus: First Season Sire Preview

With less than two weeks to go before the Goffs Orby Sale gets underway, Aisling Crowe gives us a preview of what some of the First Season Sires have to offer in the first of three installments...

Orby In Focus: Nick Nugent’s Orby Blog - Have I Been Here So Long?

Two weeks from now the Goffs Orby Sale will be underway. As the countdown continues, we present the first of a series of Orby blog posts from Goffs Director Nick Nugent...

Another Group 1 Success for Orby Graduate Ribchester

Goffs Orby graduate, RIBCHESTER now has a total of four Group 1 wins after a strong run in the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp at Chantilly

Izzy Bizu Tops Strong Renewal Of Goffs Champions Sale at Leopardstown

Goffs Champions Sale in association with Brown Thomas got Irish Champions Weekend off to a great start at Leopardstown today as a strong catalogue of 10 HIT went under the hammer.

Goffs Champions Sale - Catalogue Now Online

Goffs is delighted to announce the entries for the Champions Sale in association with Brown Thomas that will take place in the parade ring at Leopardstown before racing on Saturday 9 September, the opening event of Irish Champions Weekend.

Goffs Group 2018 Sales Dates Announced

Goffs has published its 2018 sales dates for the Group, incorporating 19 sales across six venues in Ireland, Doncaster, London, Aintree, Punchestown and Leopardstown.

International Success Continues For Goffs With Grade 2 Double

Goffs graduates enjoyed more international success over the weekend headed by a Grade 2 double from November Sale graduates Can’thelpbelieving and Hunt.

2017 Sportsman's Catalogue Now Online

287 high class 2YO type yearlings make up this year’s Goffs Sportsman’s Sale on 28 September. The catalogue for the sale, increasingly referred to as the ‘Irish Donny’ is now online.

Find Your Ribchester At Orby – Catalogue Now Online

A world class selection of 468 yearlings will be offered at this year’s Goffs Orby Sale.

Talented Barraquero Wins Gr.2 Richmond Stakes

Goffs November Foal Sale and Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale graduate BARRAQUERO put in an impressive performance at today’s Goodwood Festival to win the prestigious Group 2 Qatar Richmond Stakes.

Goffs Orby 1-2 in Gr.1 Sussex Stakes

Graduates of Goffs Orby Sale enjoyed a 1-2 in the prestigious Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood

Further Success For Orby Graduate, Only Mine

2014 Goffs Orby graduate, Only Mine, happily won the Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel EBF Stakes at Naas

Madam Dancealot Strikes At Del Mar

Racing at Del Mar over the weekend saw Madam Dancealot, a graduate of both the London Sale and The Champions Sale at Leopardstown, win the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap.

Bengali Boys Leads Goffs 1-2-3 In Weatherby’s Super Sprint Stakes

Goffs Sportsman’s Sale is enjoying a superb run of two year old winners this season, with the latest coming on Saturday as the Richard Fahey trained Bengali Boys

London Sale Graduate Impresses on Sandown Eclipse Day

Having made all the running, Tisbutadream showed her tenacity in winning the Listed Coral Distaff Listed at the Eclipse Stakes meeting at Sandown over the weekend.

2YO Beckford Wins Gr.2 Railway Stakes

Orby Sale graduate Beckford looks to have a bright future ahead of him having impressed with a smart victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Railway Stakes at the Curragh’s Irish Derby weekend.

Strong Trade In The Sunshine At Goffs London Sale

Trade proved strong at yesterday’s fourth renewal of the Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO which took place in glorious sunshine at The Orangery, Kensington Palace.

Hannah Marks Appointed As Goffs Digital Marketing Executive

Goffs is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Marks as Digital Marketing Executive for Goffs and Goffs UK.

Orby Graduate Ribchester Headlines Goffs Royal Ascot Double

Day One of Royal Ascot got off to a great start with Goffs graduates, Ribchester and Rajasinghe winning the Gr. 1 Queen Anne Stakes and Gr.2 Coventry Stakes, respectively.

Band Of Outlaws Added To Goffs London Sale

The Joseph O'Brien-trained Band Of Outlaws, impressive winner at Limerick lastnight, has been added as the final wild card entry (Lot 23) for tomorrow's Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO.

Record Breaking Land Rover Topped By €175,000 Own-Brother To Vision Des Flos

An own brother to the winner of the 2017 Goffs Land Rover Bumper Vision Des Flos became the overall Land Rover Sales topper when selling to Aiden Murphy for €175,000 earlier today. Consigned by Walter Connors’ Sluggara Farm, the smashing son of Balko (Lot 302 – pictured) named Etat Des Flos became

French 2YO Stakes Winner Ardenode Added To London Sale

The first 2YO Stakes winner of the year in France, Ardenode, is the latest addition to the boutique Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO which takes place on Monday 19th June.

RECORDS SMASHED AT LAND ROVER

Following a fourth successive year as the leading store sale at the Cheltenham Festival, the opening day of the Goffs Land Rover Sale saw records smashed with a phenomenal 93% clearance rate and the highest ever average for the sale of €43,394, up 27% on 2016.

Land Rover Sale preview - KILMONEY COTTAGE STUD

Buyers on the hunt for Cheltenham Festival winners need look no further than Goffs Land Rover Sale. Aisling Crowe previews the draft from Kilmoney Cottage Stud whose recent Land Rover graduates include Altior and Minella Rocco

WATCH: Land Rover – The Leading Store Sale at the Cheltenham Festival

The Goffs Land Rover Sale has been the leading Store Sale at the Cheltenham Festival for the last 4 years and it celebrated two Gr.1 winners in 2017 – Altior & Willoughby Court.

WATCH: Altior – the latest Land Rover Star

The Land Rover Sale celebrated two Gr.1 Cheltenham Festival winners in 2017 including the sale’s latest star – Altior.

Exciting Royal Ascot Contenders Announced For Goffs London Sale

International prospects, Royal Ascot two year olds, black type fillies and high class breeding stock make up the select entries for this year’s Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO that will be held on Monday 19 June

Land Rover Sale Preview: RATHMORE STUD

In today’s Land Rover Sale preview, Aisling Crowe turns the spotlight on the draft from Rathmore Stud, consistently among the leading consignors at the sale each year…

Land Rover Sale Preview: OAK TREE FARM

OAK TREE FARM will be first on the lists of buyers at this year’s Land Rover Sale seeking a horse to win the coveted Goffs Land Rover Bumper at next year’s Punchestown Festival.

Group 1 Lockinge Success For Orby Graduate Ribchester

Goffs Orby Sale enjoyed more Group 1 success at Newbury on Saturday as Ribchester made all to land the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes in some style, providing Godolphin with a fourth win in the race in five years

Frankel Filly To Be Offered At 2017 Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO

Goffs are delighted to announce another Frankel foal will be on offer to purchasers at this year’s renewal, this time a filly, out of Millevini, a half-sister to Classic winner, Kingston Hill.

The Leading Store Sale For Cheltenham Winners - Land Rover Catalogue Now Online

The catalogue for Goffs Land Rover Sale, the only store sale to sell winners at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, is now online. 508 lots will go under the hammer across the two day sale which takes place on Tuesday 13 June (Part 1) and Wednesday 14 June (Part 2)

Goffs Appoint Eastern European And South American Agents

Goffs’ extensive international team has been further strengthened with the appointment this week of Kishore Mirpuri (pictured left) as the company’s Eastern Europe representative and Estanislao Villalon (right) as its South American agent.

Land Rover Bumper Winner Heads Record Sale

Land Rover Bumper Winner Vision Des Flos (Lot 20) was the star attraction at a record breaking Punchestown Sale, providing a superb top lot of €270,000.

Land Rover Bumper winner Vision Des Flos & The Butcher Said added to Punchestown Sale

Goffs is delighted to announce that yesterday's impressive Land Rover Bumper winner, the Robert Tyner trained Vision Des Flos, along with the Emmet Mullins-trained The Butcher Said who was beaten just half a length on his debut in a 23 runner yesterday have been added as late wild cards to the Goffs

Nominations now being accepted for Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO

Nominations for the Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO are now being accepted, with the boutique sale looking to catalogue up to 50 world class lots featuring horses in training with Royal Ascot entries and a selection of elite breeding stock

Grade 1 Double For Goffs At Aintree

Following on from a superb Cheltenham Festival where the Land Rover Sale was the leading store sale for Grade 1 winners for the fourth year in a row, Goffs enjoyed more top level success at Aintree with a Grade 1 double provided by Finian’s Oscar and The Worlds End

Goffs Dominated At Cheltenham

Congratulations to all connections of the 8 Goffs Cheltenham Festival winners

Willoughby Court Heads Goffs Group Cheltenham Festival Double

A further two wins on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, headed by the Grade 1 winner Willoughby Court, has seen the Goffs Group’s Festival winning total move to seven with two days remaining

Cheltenham Festival: Five winners for Goffs Group on superb opening day...

Horses bought at Goffs and Goffs UK dominated a superb opening day at the Cheltenham Festival with ALL five winners that had been sold at public auction being Goffs graduates

Sportsman’s Sale To Return To Most Successful Format and Open Sale Expands

Goffs Sportsman’s Sale will revert to a one day sale, taking place on Thursday 28th September immediately following the two day Orby Sale

TWO MORE LAND ROVER GRADUATES HEADING TO THE TOP

The Worlds End provided the Land Rover Sale with another high class Saturday success when staying on well to win the Grade 2 Prestige Hurdle at Haydock, while fellow Land Rover graduate Ball D’Arc (pictured) continued the trend with an easy 19 length Grade 3 success at Navan.

Altior, Mega Fortune and Finian’s Oscar: Another Excellent Weekend For Goffs Graduates...

Altior’s unbeaten record over fences was maintained in superb style as the seven year old landed the Grade 2 Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury on Saturday for Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville and owner Mrs Patricia Pugh

Vibrant Trade For Breeding Stock On Final Day Of February Sale

A strong selection of breeding stock drew an international bunch of buyers to the final session of the three day Goffs February Sale today.

€86,000 Dandy Man Colt Tops Day 2

Day 2 of the Goffs February Sale saw some intense competition among many of Europe's leading buyers and topping the day was an exceptional Dandy Man colt (Lot 260 pictured) from regular Goffs supporters Collegelands Stud

Le Havre Filly Tops Day 1 of February Sale

Airlie Stud’s Le Havre filly topped the opening day of the Goffs February Sale when the daughter of the winner and Stakes placed Sadler’s Wells mare Kithonia (Lot 123 - pictured), from the family of Hernando, sold to Pier House Stud for €75,000

VIDEO: Ballymacoll Stud breeding stock at Goffs February Sale

The first stage of the Ballymacoll Stud Dispersal will take place on the final day of the three day Goffs February Sale (7 - 9 February 2017). Five high class fillies and mares from famous Ballymacoll families be offered without reserve on the final day of the Goffs February Sale, on Thursday 9 Feb

Petit Mouchoir & Land Rover Graduates Excel

Petit Moucher becomes the latest Land Rover Sale graduate to win Irish Champion Hurdle

Goffs Graduates Dominate On Goffs Thyestes Day at Gowran Park

Goffs graduates were to the forefront of a thrilling Goffs Thyestes Chase Day at Gowran Park

Meydan Group 2 Win For November Foal Graduate Championship

November Foal graduate Championship is certainly enjoying the sunshine in Dubai and expressed his well being when winning the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort over 7 furlongs at Meydan on Thursday

Five Additions To Goffs February Sale

There are five additions to the Goffs February Sale, which takes place from Tuesday 7th February to Thursday 9th February beginning at 10 am daily

Grade 2 for Land Rover Graduate Willoughby Court

Land Rover graduate Willoughby Court put his best foot forward for a fourth career win at Warwick on Saturday to win the Grade 2 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle and book his ticket to Cheltenham

Market Leading February Sale Catalogue Online

Goffs have released the 3 day February Sale catalogue which will be held from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th February starting at 10 am daily

Grade 1 Victory For December NH Grad Finian’s Oscar

Following an impressive Grade 1 success on Saturday Finian's Oscar is another Goffs graduate with a Cheltenham Festival date