November Preview - First Foals By Gleneagles

Coolmore Stud’s Gleneagles is another sought after first crop sire whose foals will be offered at Goffs. As a racehorse, Gleneagles was a top class miler and Champion at 2 and 3 winning four Group 1 events, including the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at 2 and the St James’ Palace Stakes, Irish and English 2,000 Guineas as a 3yo. 9 foals have been catalogued.

First of the Gleneagles foals to be offered is Lot 489 (pictured), a colt consigned by Garranlea Stud. Out of the winning mare CONVOCATE, this is the third foal and is a half-brother to a 2yo by Camelot and a yearling filly by Australia. The second dam, PRIVATE LINE, is multiple Listed placed and has produced Group 3 winner DANCE DRESS, dam of Grade 2 winner COSTUME in USA.

Lot 578 (pictured) is a filly consigned by Grenane House Stud out of Miss Lacey. Half-sister to this lot is BURKE’S ROCK (Cape Cross) who is a Listed winner. The Showcasing yearling was sold for €130,000 to Richard Knight Bloodstock and the 2yo by Iffraaj was sold for 135,000gns to GPC Bloodstock. Also in the family is multiple Group 2 winner HALICARNASSUS.

Baroda and Colbinstown Stud offer a colt, Lot 592 (pictured), out of Group placed NOBILIS. This is the third foal of the dam, who has a 2yo by Giant’s Causeway and a yearling colt by Australia. This is the family of sires INTENSE FOCUS and SHOLOKHOV, as well as Champion SOLDIER OF FORTUNE.

Catalogued straight after is Lot 593, consigned by Ballylinch Stud. This is the first foal out of the Group 2 placed mare, ONE CHANCE and is from the family of Champions SPINNING WORLD and PATHFORK.

Lot 633 is a filly out of the winning mare SOGNO VERDE. Consigned by Swordlestown Little this lot is a half-sister to Group 2 winner and sire, LILBOURNE LAD. Half-brother BLUEBELL (Mastercraftsman) was sold for €200,000 to Tim Hyde and is Listed placed. The 2yo by Galileo was sold as a foal for €475,000 to Hunday and is currently in training in Japan, while the 4yo NOTTE ILLUMINATA (Acclamation) was sold as a foal for €360,000 to John Ferguson Bloodstock.

Limekiln Stud offer Lot 660 (pictured), a colt out of Listed winning mare WAVEBAND who is the own sister to BUNGLE INTHEJUNGLE. This colt is also from the family of progressive sprinter and Group 1 winner MUARRAB. The half-sister SALLAB (Havana Gold) is a winner at 2 and sold as a yearling for 200,000gns to Al Shaqab Racing and Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock. ARCHIMEDES (Invincible Spirit) was sold as a yearling to Hugo Merry Bloodstock for €240,000. 

Consigned by Castletown Stud, Lot 683 (pictured) is out of the winning mare BORA BLUES. This is the family of Champion filly BORGIA and Group 1 winner BALTIC BARONESS and Group 3 winner BERMUDA REEF.

Lot 686 (pictured) is a colt offered by Milestream Stud out of the mare BRATISLAVA. This colt is half-brother to the multiple Listed winner KATLA and from the family of Champion 2yo WOOTTON BASSETT. The yearling colt by Invincible Spirit sold for €300,000 to BBA Ireland.

One of the final lots to be offered on Wednesday is Lot 734 (pictured), a colt consigned by Knockainey Stud. This is the fourth foal out of the winning mare FOUR ELEVEN, with a 2yo by Kodiac and a yearling by Charm Spirit. This is the family of Group 3 winner SUMMERTIME LEGACY, dam of Group 1 winners MANDAEAN and WAVERING.