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Derby Second Hoo Ya Mal Tops Spectacular Goffs London Sale At £1.2 Million


Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money made a spectacular return to Kensington Palace on the eve of Royal Ascot with a vibrant evening’s trade in the sunshine topped by the £1.2 million sale of Derby runner up Hoo Ya Mal (Lot 6) who will head to Australia having been purchased by Gai Waterhouse, McKeever Bloodstock, Adrian Bott and Go Bloodstock. 


 
Bidding opened at £1 million for the Andrew Balding trained son of Territories, winner of the Convivial at York at two and placed in the Craven Stakes this season for owner Ahmad Al Shaikh.  The underbidder was Marie Yoshida of Asian Bloodstock Services bidding via telephone from the US.  Hoo Ya Mal holds Royal Ascot entries in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes on Thursday and Friday’s King Edward VII Stakes. 

Trainer Michael O’Callaghan enjoyed a superb sale with his pair of Royal Ascot-bound two-year-olds.  The Time Test colt Crypto Force (Lot 24) sold to Hamish Macauley Bloodstock, Amo Racing and Omnihorse for £900,000 and is entered in the Chesham Stakes on Saturday, while early on the winning Harry Angel colt Harry Time (Lot 5) who runs in today’s Coventry Stakes was purchased by Meah Lloyd Bloodstock for £300,000.

Group 2 winner Cadillac (Lot 20) was another Royal Ascot entrant in great demand and will run today in the Wolferton Stakes for new owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Sabah having secured the four-year-old Lope de Vega colt for £500,000 from Jessica Harrington’s Commonstown Stables.  A Listed winner at Leopardstown earlier this month, Cadillac will move trainer to Kevin Philippart De Foy following the Royal Meeting. 

Complete results for the Goffs London Sale are available here.

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby reflecting on a spectacular return for the London Sale said:
 
“It was great to be back at Kensington Palace Gardens and to welcome so many international guests who created such a wonderful atmosphere.  We are delighted with the results of the sale which made enormous progress from its 2019 renewal and we thank our vendors who supported the sale with some outstanding offerings.  It is rare to get a horse that was placed in the Derby to sell – and what a result, selling for £1.2m going to Australia, with the underbidder a US client. 
 
This sale is unlike any other.  The opportunity to purchase a Royal Ascot runner has grabbed the imagination of buyers since its inception, and as a social occasion to open the most prestigious week in international racing there is simply nowhere better.  We cannot deliver an event of this standard without the tremendous support of our partners and I wish to express our gratitude to our new title partner Privat 3 Money along with our supporting sponsors Chateau Leoube, Ampito Group, IYC, J Craft, Cashel Palace and Flexjet who, together with their guests, add so much to the event.
 
We look ahead to Royal Ascot and wish the new connections of all London Sale purchases the very best for this week and beyond”.