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NEWS: Ghaiyyath half-brother tops Goffs catalogue
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NEWS: Ghaiyyath half-brother tops Goffs catalogue
on 16 October 2020
Sales will return to Goffs next month after a nine-month break

STRONG demand for yearlings in Newmarket this week will give some confidence to both buyers and sellers heading to the Goffs November Foal Sale next month.

The catalogue for the three-day sale (November 16th-18th) was published online this week and is headed by a Kingman half-brother to Ghaiyyath. There are 759 foals catalogued and they also include siblings to Group 1 winners Sea Of Class and Lucky Vega.

Other world-class sires with progeny on offer include Frankel, Sea The Stars, Kodiac, Dark Angel, Invincible Spirit, Lope De Vega, Zoffany and Night Of Thunder.

A record-breaker when selling for €1.1 million to Godolphin as a foal at Goffs November Sale in 2015, Ghaiyyath fulfilled that potential when becoming the highest rated horse in the world this year.

He is also a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Zhukova as well as last year’s November Foal Sale-topping colt who, at €1.2 million, was the highest priced foal in the world in 2019.

Other standouts in the catalogue include the own-brother to the Group 1 Irish Oaks and Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks winner Sea Of Class, as well as a Footstepsinthesand half-brother to this year’s Group 1 Phoenix Stakes winner Lucky Vega.

An own-sister to both Nay Lady Nay, a recent Grade 2 winner in the US for Chad Brown, and last year’s Coventry Stakes winner Arizona, is also catalogued.

There is a Frankel half-sister to the dual Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed Terebellum, as well as a Frankel colt out of the two-time Group 3 winning dam Making Light from Moyglare Stud, who also consign a son of Kingman out of a stakes-placed own-sister to Group 1 winner and Irish and English 1000 Guineas placed Together.

Henry Beeby of Goffs said: “In this year like no other, we have taken great heart from the fact that Irish foal vendors have overwhelmingly maintained their support of the November Foal Sale with drafts of real depth, diversity and quality.

“We look forward to welcoming vendors and purchasers back to Kildare Paddocks. The November Foal Sale is dominated by Irish buyers, while we are also working to ensure the attendance of valued foal purchasers from the UK and further afield along with key international end-users.

“In addition, Goffs Online will allow participation from all corners of the globe as international buyers link in with agents on the ground to chase the best foals on offer.”

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