THE catalogue for the Goffs Spring Store Sale (Tuesday, May 21st) was released online this week and contains 273 entries. This one-day sale will be followed by the two-day Horses In Training and Point-to-Point Sale.

Back-to-back British records for stores have been set over the last two years at the Spring Store Sale, with a top price of £200,000 in 2022 followed by a £210,000 high last year.

Now in its 63rd year, the sale features progeny of Blue Bresil (14 lots), Buck’s Boum (2), Crystal Ocean (7), Diamond Boy (5), Getaway (12), Great Pretender (2), Goliath Du Berlais, Beaumec De Houelle (6), Doctor Dino, Jack Hobbs (4), Jeu St Eloi (3), Golden Horn, Jukebox Jury (5), Kapgarde (5), Masked Marvel (2), Milan (2), Montmartre, No Risk At All (4), Order Of St George (10), Poet’s Word (5), Vadamos (6) and Walk In The Park (13).

As in previous years, all stores will be eligible for the £100,000 Spring Sale Bumper, the world’s richest bumper, which will be held at Newbury in March 2025. It is supported by the Bumper Bonus prizes which will award the winning trainer a free six-month lease of a two-stall horse box from leading manufacturer Theault with the winning vendor receiving a generous bespoke wine package from Charles Murphy wines.

Goffs UK managing director Tim Kent commented: “This year we have really focused on quality by distilling the sale down. The expansion of the sale to two days back in 2021 allowed the sale to grow its market share significantly and saw it attract more top-end stores which created new British records and clearly demonstrated this sale’s ability to deliver at the very top of the market.

“Our goal this year, from the outset, was to refine the catalogue to a more select offering whilst – importantly – maintaining the quality, top-end stores. We feel we have achieved that as we have produced a select, one-day sale which will once again feature some of the finest stores to be offered at public auction in 2024.

“We took a similar approach when launching last year’s inaugural British NH Breeders’ Showcase, as we were tight on selection, focusing on quality, and the resulting sale was very successful. That has not been lost on our vendors, and this approach has been well received with many supporting the move by sending even better horses to the sale, and for that we are extremely grateful.”

Catalogue highlights

Lot 4: Walk In The Park gelding out of dual Grade 3-winning mare Polygona.

Lot 110: Bullet Train half-brother to the dual Grade 1 winner The Worlds End.

Lot 111: No Risk At All filly out of the listed placed mare Brise Vendeenne who is a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Vroum Vroum Mag.

Lot 136: Blue Bresil half-brother to the Grade 2 winner Wouldn’t You Agree.

Lot 155: Doctor Dino gelding out of the Grade 2 AQ placed mare Elvira who is a half-sister to the Grade 3 AQ winner Keeny.

Lot 156: Walk In The Park half-sister to the Grade 2 placed Lady Adare and Sabrina and out of the listed-winning mare En Vedette.

Lot 160: Wings Of Eagles half-brother to the multiple Grade 1 winner Bellshill.

Lot 161: Jukebox Jury gelding out of a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Master Minded. His own brother, He Can’t Dance, topped the 2024 Goffs Aintree Sale.

Lot 196: Jack Hobbs filly out of the Grade 2-winning mare Highland Retreat.

Lot 209: Cokoriko gelding out of the listed-winning and Grade 1-placed Katkovana.

Lot 237: Kapgarde gelding out of the listed-placed mare Ludo Sol who is an own-sister to the Grade 2 winner Saxo Sol.