Goffs London Sale Preview
On the eve of Royal Ascot, Kensington Palace will be filled with the sound of an auctioneer’s mallet. The Goffs London sale gets underway on Monday 13th of June and offers 25 lots in the beautifully unique catalogue. The sale prides itself on offering elite breeding stock and international racing prospects, with a proportion hosting Royal Ascot entries. For the first time in its history, the sale will commence by offering lots 1-3 as breeding rights. This will allow buyers to purchase an annual nomination to first season 2yo sire Havana Grey and first crop 3yo sires Aclaim and Ardad. Havana Grey has sired 14 winners so far from his first crop, Aclaim had his first classic winner in the English 1000 Guineas and Ardad is the sire of dual international Gr.1 winner
Perfect Power.One of the most notable entries in the Goffs London sale is lot 6, the Andrew Balding trained Hoo Ya Mal. The Territories colt has so far accumulated £410,000 in prize money and a valiant run saw him claim 2nd in Saturday’s English Derby. Blacktype winning filly, Ladies Church, is offered as lot 9 and is sold accompanied by her entry in the Ascot Commonwealth Cup where she currently stands at 66/1 in the market.
Lot 12 is Star Girls Aalmal, a filly by Elzaam who has had a creditable start to her 3yo campaign. The filly significantly stepped up in class to run just shy of a place in the Irish 1000 Guineas. She has another classy field to challenge on the horizon in the Ascot Coronation stakes.
The David O’Meara trained Thunder Beauty, lot 15, placed in Gr.3 company at the start of her 4yo career. She is now looking to advance on this for prospective new owners in the Gr.2 Ascot Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Lot 21 is the incredibly bred Pivitol mare Cartesienne. A half-sister to dual international Gr.1 victor Modern Games and is sold carrying to Lope De Vega. She additionally has a Kodiac yearling filly and filly foal on the ground.
The catalogue has more than doubled in size in comparison to its 2021 equivalent. Notable graduates include Forever In Dreams, purchased by the Phoenix Ladies Syndicate for £430,000 in the 2019 sale. The filly subsequently placed second in the Gr.1 Ascot Commonwealth Cup later that week.