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The Source Of Atomic Force – Sportsman’s Catalogue Now Online


Buyers can expect two days of consistently high-class commercial yearlings at this year’s Goffs Sportsman’s Sale which takes place as planned in Ireland at Kildare Paddocks on Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October, the concluding part of Irish National Yearling Sales week as it immediately follows the Orby Sale.  The catalogue is now online.

410 yearlings are catalogued and all those offered will be eligible to enter the €100,000 Goffs Sportsman’s Challenge which will be held on 15 September 2022 over 6 furlongs at Naas Racecourse. 



Ranked among the very top two-year-olds of the year in Europe, the Kevin Ryan trained Atomic Force graces this year’s Sportsman’s catalogue cover.  The son of Cotai Glory was superb in the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly in July, following victory in the Group 3 Prix du Bois Longines in June.  Atomic Force was purchased for £22,000 at last year’s Sportsman’s Sale that was held in Doncaster.   

Further evidence of the quality and value on offer at the Sportsman’s Sale are its Stakes winning graduates in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, US and Australia over the last twelve months, all purchased for an average price of just €22,850.  

This year’s catalogue features an impressive sire profile that includes Acclamation, Australia, Bated Breath, Belardo, Bungle Inthejungle, Camacho, Churchill, Cotai Glory, Dandy Man, Dark Angel, Elzaam, Exceed And Excel, Expert Eye, Footstepsinthesand, Galileo Gold, Gleneagles, Gustav Klimt, Harzand, Havana Gold, Havana Grey, Holy Roman Emperor, Iffraaj, Invincible Spirit, James Garfield, Kodi Bear, Kodiac, Kuroshio, Make Believe, Mehmas, New Bay, Profitable, Ribchester, Saxon Warrior, Sea The Stars, Sioux Nation, Siyouni, Starspangledbanner, Tasleet, US Navy Flag, Zoffany etc.

Among the catalogue highlights are:

  • Lot 459  Galileo Gold colt out of an own-sister to multiple Group winner Kool Kompany
  • Lot 476  Sioux Nation half-sister to Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed Sixties Groove out of a sister to Irish 1000 Guineas winner Samitar
  • Lot 481  Equiano colt out of Group winner Gossamer Seed
  • Lot 490  Ravens Pass colt out of a sister to dual Group 1 winner Lilly Langtry
  • Lot 491  Awtaad half-sister to Group 3 winner Coulsty
  • Lot 494  US Navy Flag half-sister to two Stakes placed horses
  • Lot 549  Own-sister to nine winners including Listed winner Elusive Beauty
  • Lot 553  Fascinating Rock filly out of Listed winner and Group 1 placed Luminata
  • Lot 575  Camacho half-brother to Group 2 Prix Robert Papin winner Ventura Tormenta
  • Lot 578  Footstepsinthesand own-brother to five-time Group winner Sandiva
  • Lot 579  Dandy Man colt out of the Group placed Miss Elizabeth
  • Lot 593  Starspangledbanner half-sister to Listed winner in Italy
  • Lot 598  Bungle Inthejungle filly out of a Listed winner
  • Lot 615  Dandy Man colt ex own sister to a Group 2 winner
  • Lot 625  Elzaam colt out of Champion Italian filly Pleasure Place
  • Lot 630  Bungle Inthejungle filly out of a Listed winning dam of 6 winners
  • Lot 637  The Gurkha colt out of a Group 1 placed dam
  • Lot 659  Australia filly out of Group 1 winner Sea Of Heartbreak
  • Lot 663  Camacho half-sister to a Group 3 winner
  • Lot 665  El Kabeir half-sister to Norfolk Stakes winner Radiohead
  • Lot 729  Fast Company sister to Group 2 winner Rohaan
  • Lot 763 Decorated Knight colt out of a sister to Desert King
  • Lot 778  Make Believe filly out of Stakes winner Bebhinn
  • Lot 788  Zoffany half-brother to Champion 3yo colt in Scandinavia
  • Lot 804  Kodiac own-sister to this week’s impressive 2YO winner Woodlands Charm and sister to 5 other winners
  • Lot 820  Sioux Nation half-sister to a Listed winner out of a sister to Toormore
  • Lot 825  Havana Grey brother to 9 winners including two Stakes winners
  • Lot 838  Dark Angel colt out a Listed winning dam


Commenting on the publication of the Sportsman’s catalogue, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming buyers back to Ireland and Kildare Paddocks for the Irish National Yearling Sales week and are delighted to present a Sportsman’s catalogue that is packed with the same high calibre commercial yearlings that are the hallmark of this sale. 

Our inspection team have focused on the individual during the Sportsman’s Sale selection process and there are plenty of outstanding specimens catalogued.  With the added incentive of the €100,000 Sportsman’s Challenge race next year, this sale is unmissable for buyers seeking quality and value especially when the IRE Incentive Scheme is taken into account”.

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