Goffs Secure The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal...

Goffs has been appointed as the exclusive Auction House to handle The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal.  The world class draft of 110 horses features mares (27), foals (20), yearlings (19), and horses in training (44).  The dispersal will be handled by The Castlebridge Consignment and takes place during the Goffs Orby and November Sales, with the yearlings and horses in training being offered at the end of the second day of the Orby Sale in an exclusive stand-alone section, whilst the mares and foals will be offered at the November Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.  

This is a rare opportunity to tap into the bloodlines belonging to one of Europe’s most successful breeders.  French 1000 Guineas winner and Oaks runner up Beauty Parlour (pictured) headlines a spectacular group of broodmares.  Beauty Parlour will be sold in foal to Kingman whilst her 2015 colt by Dubawi is surely one of the standout yearlings in Europe this year with her Dansili filly foal another obvious highlight in November.  Beauty Parlour’s half-sister, the winning Invincible Spirit filly Blue Kimono will also be offered for sale at Goffs and is in foal to Australia.

The Group 2 winning Sadler’s Wells sister to Peintre Celebre, Peinture Rare, in foal to Dansili is another high class mare bound for Goffs while her yearling colt by Oasis Dream is also among the dispersal.  The Peintre Celebre mare Andromeda Galaxy, a Listed-winning granddaughter of Albertine, would fit nicely in any broodmare band, as would her Listed-placed sister Altamira, whose daughter Akatea ran second in last year’s Prix du Moulin. 

Other breeding stock highlights include the Stakes placed Galateia out of the Classic placed Gagnoa who is a three-parts to Derby winner Pour Moi, while the Stakes placed Galileo mare Amerique, in foal to Pivotal, is out of the Group 1 winner and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner up Aquarelliste.  Listed winner and Group 1 performer Adventure Seeker from the family of the great All Along, in foal to Siyouni, is another with huge international appeal, while the Group 2 winner mare Pacific Rim will be offered in foal to Zoffany.

The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal features blue blooded yearlings and foals with a sire profile that includes Dansili, Dark Angel, Dubawi, Giant’s Causeway, Invincible Spirit, Le Havre, Lope De Vega, Oasis Dream, Pivotal, Shamardal, Teofilo and many others.

The draft of 44 horses in training includes the Listed winner and Group 2 placed Smart Strike filly Lady Of Kyushi, the winner and Group placed Dalakhani filly Asterina, and the winning Giant’s Causeway colt Andrea Mantegna as well as several other winning three and four year olds and a quality draft of 26 juveniles.

Announcing the details of The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal represents the most exciting collection of horses to be offered anywhere in the world this year and it is a real privilege for Goffs to be appointed the auction house of choice to handle the sale that looks set to draw every major international bloodstock buyer to Goffs in 2016.  In my 34 years in the business there are a handful of names that you associate with the very best – Robert Sangster, HH The Aga Khan, Khalid Abdulla, the Maktoums, Coolmore, the Niarchos family for example, and the Wildenstein name is certainly amongst their number.

“Goffs has consistently proven over the past decade that when given the best horses our team will deliver the biggest buyers and the best prices.  This announcement comes three years after the last major international dispersal sale, Paul Makin’s Paulyn Dispersal, that also took place at Goffs and we are honoured that another major name in international bloodstock has put their faith in Goffs and our unrivalled service.

“We have catalogued some spectacular yearlings for the Orby Sale and have already received some top class entries for November.  The addition of the spectacular Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal drafts will make Goffs simply unmissable for the world’s biggest buyers this September and November”.  

David Wildenstein added:

“Our family has enjoyed tremendous successes at the highest level in horseracing and breeding, and this remarkable draft of horses is the legacy of my grandfather Daniel.  He raced many of the greats, including four Arc winners Allez France, All Along, Peintre Celebre and Sagace, and was the leading owner in France on nine occasions as well as leading owner and breeder in England in 1976. Our dispersal features these great families and we wish their new owners all the luck in the world.

“Now the time has come for us to move in a different direction.  We chose Goffs as our exclusive Auction House as I have been impressed by their proactivity and helpfulness, as well as their excellent record in handling such dispersal sales.”

Key dates for The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal:

  • Yearlings - Orby Sale (End of second day, Wednesday 28 September)
    Horses In Training - Orby Sale (End of second day, Wednesday 28 September, immediately following the yearlings)
  • Mares and Foals - November Sale (13 - 19 November, details to be announced in due course)


The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal pedigrees will be available in the coming days on www.goffs.com.  The catalogue for Goffs Orby Sale will be online from Tuesday 9 August.