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Bolger enters Banimpire in Goffs November Sale

STAR filly Banimpire has been entered for the Goffs Breeding
Stock Sale, which runs on November 18 and 19, while her trainer Jim Bolger may also consign a Sea The Stars colt foal out of his dual Guineas winner Finsceal Beo, who has been put forward for the three-day November Foal sale which precedes it.

Banimpire, winner of the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes and Royal Whip Stakes, has gained many admirers this season for her toughness in a campaign which has also seen her placed in two Group 1s, the Irish Oaks and Prix del’Opera.

She is one of a 13-strong draft from Bolger’s Glebe House Stables.

Another strong consignment involves horses from the Aga Khan Studs, whose potential 42-strong draft includes Sinndiya, a half-sister to Sinndar who is in foal to Makfi, and Group 1-placed Alasha, in foal to Raven’s Pass.

Entries from Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Derrinstown Stud include the winning Mufradat, who is out of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Classic Park and is a half-sister to Epsom Derby runner-up Walk In The Park.

She is in foal to Iffraaj and has already produced Group 3 Tetrarch Stakes-placed Zayaan.

Other highlights include multiple winner Freedom, who has produced two stakes performers and is a half-sister to Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes winner and Group 1-placed filly Elletelle.

Rathbarry Stud, meanwhile, offers Petite Spectre, a winning daughter of Spectrumin foal to its leading sire Acclamation. Petite Spectre is dam of Coventry Stakes-placed Rakaan and is a half-sister to Group-winning filly Rag Top.

Commenting on the catalogue, Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby said: “We are very pleased with the standard of breeding stock throughout the November catalogue and are confident that our international buyers will be impressed. The opportunity to sell a mare such as Banimpire in particular is a great privilege.”




Galileo £11,597,622
Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882