The Goffs February Sale catalogue comprises 410 lotsPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Goffs sales year gets underway today
GOFFS' sales year kicks off today with the first session of the company's two-day February mixed sale.
Coming under the hammer are yearlings, broodmares and horses in and out of training intended for both Flat and jumps. The catalogue comprises 410 lots, with selling starting at 11am.
Notable graduates include Calming Influence, who was pinhooked for €110,000 by Epona Management in2006 and.sold to John Ferguson for €240,000 at the Goffs Million Yearling Sale that year. He went on to win the Group 2 Meydan Mile in 2010.
Also Mossley, who was bought for €30,000 as a yearling by Anna Ross in 2007. The son of Old Vic is trained by Nicky Henderson for Michael Buckley and won his first three races under rules, including the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in December.
Today's eyecatching lots include:
35 - Arctic Belle. A two-year-old Pivotal filly out of Listed-placed Russian Society, a maternal granddaughter of Irish Oaks runner-up Russian Snows and great-granddaughter of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Arctique Royale. Consigned by Darley.
96 - A yearling colt by Acclamation out of Listed-placed Kondakova, a half-sister to the dam of Phoenix Stakes-placed Polar Force. From The Castlebridge Consignment.
97 - Airlie Stud offers a Jeremy yearling filly out of South African Group 1 winner Kournikova.
100 - Another from The Castlebridge Consignment, this Invincible Spirit yearling filly is out of a winning daughter of Group 1-placed Chesa Plana.
156 - This Royal Anthem yearling colt has plenty of jumps appeal. His half-brother Drumbaloo is a Grade 2 bumper winner and his dam is a half-sister to the producer of leading hurdler Oscar Whisky. From Grange Hill Stud.
159 - Corrin Stud consigns this Dylan Thomas yearling colt out of a half-sister to Prix Niel winner Housamix and to the dams of Alexander Tango and Bushman.
190 - Another solid National Hunt pedigree: anAlflora yearling half-brother to classy hurdler Lie Forrit from Ravenswood House.
Withdrawals: 37, 50, 56, 68, 92, 118, 127, 207, 212, 220, 224, 233, 244, 252, 275, 303, 322, 326, 327, 345, 363, 373, 386, 387, 393, 398