17 June 2024 | The eve of Royal Ascot

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Coventry Stakes Contender Givemethebeatboys Tops London Sale At £1.1 Million

Givemethebeatboys (Lot 8) will run in the colours of Bronsan Racing in tomorrow’s Coventry Stakes having changed hands for £1,100,000 at today’s Goffs London Sale. Frankie Dettori will partner the unbeaten son of Bungle Inthejungle, who was sold this evening by Con and Theresa Marnane’s Bansha House Stables in whose colours he won the Group 3 Marble Hill Stakes at The Curragh last month trained by Jessica Harrington.

No Nay Mets (Lot 11) was the next highest priced lot of the evening as the recent two-year-old black type Gulfstream Park winner sold to Liam Culman of Tuckernuck Stables for £800,000. The team of Gai Waterhouse, Adrian Bott and Johnny McKeever, regularly among the leading buyers at the London Sale, secured two contenders for the Royal Meeting in Cuban Dawn, a son of Teofilo from Glebe House Stables, who goes for the Golden Gates Stakes on Saturday and sold for £300,000, while they also purchased two-time winner New Endeavour (Lot 15), consigned by Varian Stables and with an entry on Thursday at Ascot, for £260,000.

Nusret (Lot 12), who is entered in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes on Friday and has a guaranteed entry in the £500,000 Ebor Handicap at York having won the Curragh trial two weeks ago, was offered by Carriganog Stables and sold to Jayne McGivern of Dash Grange Stud for £300,000.

Another to prove hugely popular was the Tim Donworth trained Ocean Vision (Lot 25), a recent Listed winner at Longchamp with a Jersey Stakes entry, who sold for £250,000 to Kentucky Derby-winning owner Ramiro Restrepo’s Marquee Bloodstock.

Reflecting on a spectacular evening at Kensington Palace Gardens, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted with today’s London Sale, which saw strong demand from an international audience capped by a dream result for the connections of Givemethebeatboys. We are delighted for the Marnane family and wish new owners Bronsan Racing the very best of luck in the Coventry Stakes tomorrow. The chance to offer the dream of a Royal Ascot runner is very special, and everyone at Goffs will be shouting as loud as anybody for Givemethebeatboys, or indeed any of the other Ascot runners from today’s sale, over the next few days.

For Goffs to be here in the grounds of Kensington Palace welcoming so many friends and colleagues from international racing is something we are very proud of. It’s what we’re all ababout – the business of buying and selling top class horses but making it as enjoyable a process as possible. Of course we cannot deliver an event of this level without the incredible support of our partners and I wish to thank our title sponsor Privat 3 Money who have helped bring the sale to a new level, along with Ascot, Chateau Leoube, Ampito and IYC who have been tremendous supporters of the London Sale for many years now, while we were delighted to welcome two new partners this year in Aston Martin and Hofmeister.

What a way to kick start the week. We now look forward to the tremendous racing to come and wish everyone the best of luck at Royal Ascot".

Goffs London Sale 2023:
Offered: 21
Sold: 11 (52%)
Aggregate: £3,770,000 (-15%)
Average: £342,727 (-8%)
Median: £250,000 (-16%)
Top Lot: £1,100,000

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Stakes Winner Moon De Vega Added As Wild Card For Goffs London Sale

Moon De Vega, winner of the Listed Glencairn Stakes last week at Leopardstown, has been added as a wild card entry to Monday’s Goffs London Sale. Trained by Paddy Twomey, the four-year-old Lope De Vega filly is the latest Stakes winner among a high-class collection of Lots for the eve of Royal Ascot Sale and she holds plenty of appeal for buyers seeking an international racing prospect.

Sixteen of the horses catalogued will be offered with Royal Ascot entries and Goffs wishes to remind prospective buyers hoping to secure a runner at the Royal Meeting that they must be registered as an owner with the BHA in order for the horse to run in their name. If the owner is registered with another recognised Racing Authority this must be verified in advance of the sale. Click here for more information.

Agent’s Commission of 5% will once again be offered and will be paid to the successful purchaser provided they are a recognised bloodstock agent and/or licensed trainer.

Goffs London Sale, held in association with Privat 3 Money, takes place on Monday 19 June at Kensington Palace Gardens. Access to the sale is strictly by invitation only and prospective purchasers should contact Goffs to register their interest.

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Black Type 2YOs Among Initial London Sale Entries

Goffs will release the catalogue for the 2023 London Sale on Monday. The eve of Royal Ascot sale is limited to approximately 20 horses, and it has already attracted some exciting Royal Ascot prospects and a number of horses suited to an international racing career.

Three black type winners are among the two-year-olds catalogued including Givemethebeatboys who won the Group 3 Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh in the colours of Theresa Marnane, while recent Tipperary winner Supersonic Man, also trained by Jessica Harrington for the Marnanes, is set to be offered for sale in London. Commenting on the Bansha House Stables pair, Con Marnane said:

“They’re two fine big strong colts with real chances at Royal Ascot. Givemethebeatboys is very special, he is the second highest rated 2YO in Ireland with Timeform and he goes to the Coventry Stakes for which he’s currently 10/1.

Supersonic Man is an extremely powerful fast colt and is as tough as nails. He has a great chance in either the Windsor Castle or the Norfolk Stakes.

We’ve sold two horses at the London Sale before, Forever In Dreams who went on to be second in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup just days later, and the other was Real Appeal who came out and won a Group 2 and Group 3. It’s such a unique sale, and Goffs do a fantastic job in bringing in so many of the world’s biggest buyers”.


The Fixer, who won the Listed Prix la Fleche last Sunday at Chantilly for Francis-Henri Graffard, is also catalogued, as is another international Stakes winner in No Nay Mets who won on 13 May at Gulfstream Park.

Breeding rights to two of the hottest sires of the moment in Havana Grey and Soldier’s Call will be offered as will a half-sister to Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment carrying a southern-hemisphere cover to Teofilo.

Goffs London Sale, held in association with Privat 3 Money, takes place on Monday 19 June at Kensington Palace Gardens. The catalogue along with details of Royal Ascot targets will be available to view online on Monday 12 June. Access to the sale is strictly by invitation only and prospective purchasers should contact
Goffs to register their interest.

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Derby Second Hoo Ya Mal Tops Spectacular Goffs London Sale At £1.2 Million

Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money made a spectacular return to Kensington Palace on the eve of Royal Ascot with a vibrant evening’s trade in the sunshine topped by the £1.2 million sale of Derby runner up Hoo Ya Mal.

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Classy Initial Entries Announced For Goffs London Sale

Royal Ascot-bound winners, international racing prospects and Group 1 breeding rights are among the initial entries revealed for Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money which returns to Kensington Palace Gardens on the eve of Royal Ascot, Monday 13 June.

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Mohican Heights Tops Trade At Sixth Goffs London Sale

Royal Ascot week opened in some style with yesterday’s sixth renewal of the Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO which took place in glorious sunshine at Kensington Palace Gardens.

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Goffs London Sale - Bring Your Colours!

Buyers at Monday’s Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO could be heading straight for Royal Ascot as fourteen horses in training will be offered with engagements at the Royal meeting.

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Stakes winner Pure Zen added to Goffs London Sale

Pure Zen, a Stakes winning and Group 2 placed daughter of Zoffany, has been added as a wild card entry to Monday’s Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO.

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Maven and Le Don De Vie added to quality Goffs London Sale

The complete catalogue for Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO is now available online and has received a number of noteworthy additions in the past 24 hours.

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Half-sister to Madhmoon added to the Goffs London Sale

Goffs is delighted to announce an additional mare for the London Sale catalogue. Simsimah is a half-sister to Investec Derby runner-up and Group 2 winning juvenile Madhmoon.

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Impressive Three-Year-Olds Confirmed For London Sale

Following announcements this week of the breeding stock and two-year-old entries for the 2019 Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO, Goffs is delighted to confirm a high quality draft of three year-old-horses in training for the boutique sale which takes place on the eve of Royal Ascot, Monday 17 June at Kensington Palace Gardens.

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High Class Two-Year-Olds announced for Goffs London Sale

The upcoming Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO is set to offer an interesting selection of two-year-olds, several of which hold live chances in feature races at the Royal meeting. In addition, the sale will include two colts that won their Barrier Trials yesterday at Naas.

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Champion filly in foal to Frankel among initial London Sale mare entries

Goffs is delighted to announce the first entries for the 2019 Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO, taking place on the eve of Royal Ascot, Monday 17th June. Two mares with top class pedigrees and in foal to leading sires head up the breeding stock section of the sale.

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Goffs London Sale - Meet The Partners

Goffs is delighted to introduce our wonderful partners for this year’s Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO which takes place in just three weeks' time on Monday 17th June, the eve of Royal Ascot, at Kensington Palace Gardens.

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New Website Launched For Goffs London Sale

Goffs is delighted to unveil a new website for the Goffs London Sale which will be held in association QIPCO four weeks from today, Monday 17 June, in Kensington Palace Gardens.

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Entries Now Open for 2019 London Sale

Entries are now open for the 2019 London Sale which will be held in association with QIPCO on Monday 17th June in Kensington Palace Gardens. Now in its sixth year, this sale is a unique platform to sell elite bloodstock to the world’s leading buyers who are in London for Royal Ascot.

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Goffs London Sale graduate shines for King Power Racing at Newmarket

The Andrew Balding trained Shine So Bright became the latest Stakes winning graduate of the Goffs London Sale when carrying the King Power Racing colours to an impressive victory in the Listed Bet365 European Free Handicap this afternoon at Newmarket.

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