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Winning Weekend For Goffs Orby & Sportsman’s Sales

Goffs Orby and Sportsman’s Sale graduates began the 2022 Flat season in scintillating fashion at the weekend with success from Dubai to Doncaster and at The Curragh.
 
At the glittering Meydan on Dubai World Cup night, Goffs Sportman’s Sale graduate A Case Of You repelled all challengers to add the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint to last season’s triumph in the Prix de l’Abbaye for Ado McGuinness and Gary Devlin.
 
Bred by Limestone and Tara Studs, who consigned the four-year-old son of Hot Streak at the 2019 Sportsman’s Sale, A Case Of You showed talent from the start of his racing career, winning the Group 3 Jebel Ali Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh for John McConnell during his juvenile season and last year landed the Group 3 Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas.
 

The flagship Goffs Orby Sale continues to showcase the best of Ireland’s yearlings and that was clear once again as the 2022 Flat season sprang into life.
 
Last year’s 1,000 Guineas and Prix Rothschild winner Mother Earth (pictured above following her Guineas success) made a winning seasonal reappearance in the Group 3 Lodge Park Stud Irish EBF Park Express Stakes at the Curragh for Ballydoyle.
 
The daughter of Zoffany was bred by Grenane House Stud and sold by Whitehall Stud to M V Magnier at the Orby Sale of 2019. Her half-sister was sold by Whitehall Stud at last year’s Orby Sale and became the most expensive filly from the first crop of Sioux Nation when purchased by Al Shira’aa Farm for €230,000.

 

Stunning Brocklesby Stakes winner Persian Force looks to have a bright future ahead of him with connections already mentioning Royal Ascot as a potential target for Amo Racing’s exciting juvenile.  He is also eligible for the Goffs Million, Europe's richest two-year-old race, at the Curragh in September.
 
Trained by Richard Hannon, he was purchased at last year’s Goffs Orby Sale by Peter and Ross Doyle who have acquired numerous top class performers at Goffs during their illustrious careers.
 
The son of leading young sire Mehmas was sold by Tally Ho Stud who had purchased him from Derek Veitch’s Ringfort Stud at the Goffs November Foal Sale. Bred by Tom Lacy out of the Lope De Vega mare Vida Amarosa, he is a full brother to Gubbass who won last year’s Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes for the Hannon team.