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Melbourne Cup Glory For Autumn HIT Graduate Twilight Payment

Twilight Payment’s brilliant triumph in the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington today provided a timely boost for this week's Goffs Online Autumn Horses In Training Sale as the Joseph O’Brien-trained seven-year-old topped the Autumn HIT Sale in 2018.  The sale will take place as a live online auction commencing at 3pm this Thursday, 5 November.


Providing Joseph O’Brien and part-owner Lloyd Williams with a second Melbourne Cup in four years following Rekindling in 2017, Twilight Payment was in front early and made all under Jye McNeil to land the race that stops a nation, holding off the late challenge of Aidan O’Brien’s Tiger Moth close home.

Bred by Jim Bolger, Twilight Payment topped the Autumn HIT Sale in 2018 selling from Glebe House Stables to Kerr & Co for €200,000.  A seven-year-old son of Teofilo out of the Kilcarn Stud-bred Dream On Buddy, who was sold as a yearling at Goffs, Twilight Payment won a second consecutive Group 2 Curragh Cup this season before being placed in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger.

Twilight Payment and Group 1 Matron Stakes winner Champers Elysees, who was offered at the 2019 sale, are the catalogue cover stars for Thursday’s Autumn HIT Sale.  Other notable recent graduates include Saltonstall who won the Listed Glencairn Stakes last weekend at Naas for Ado McGuinness having been bought from the Godolphin draft at the Autumn HIT Sale two years ago, as well as Njord who won the Balmoral Handicap for Jessica Harrington on Champions Day at Ascot having been purchased by BBA Ireland and consigned by Sheila Lavery in 2019.


Register to bid online:

Potential buyers intending to bid online at Thursday’s Autumn Horses In Training Sale are asked to register now on GoffsOnline.com

Once your registration has been processed, you will be notified by Goffs prior to the start of the sale.

A telephone bidding service is also available at the Autumn HIT Sale and can be arranged by contacting Rae Lawless at Goffs raelawless@goffs.ie / +353 45 886600.


Key information for buyers available online:

Goffs wish to inform prospective buyers that videos, photos, form, vet certs, passports, heights and weights are available to view online for horses catalogued in Thursday's Autumn HIT Sale, together with the supplementary lots, withdrawals and updates.  Click here to view the catalogue.