AFTER a strong yearling sales season, we can expect pinhookers to get stuck in at next week’s four-day Goffs November Foal Sale.
The the first of over 1,000 flat-bred foals in the catalogue will enter the sales ring at Kill next Monday morning. There is a slightly different format to the four-day sale this year. Foals are catalogued alphabetically by dam each day from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Monday and Thursday are of similar quality. Prices will likely rise on Tuesday and Wednesday’s session has the most blacktype pedigrees.
Galileo died this year and the only foals on offer in Europe this year by the late great sire are in this sale, with three catalogued.
There are also three foals by Frankel in the sale.
This sale is seen as primarily for the pinhookers but end-users have also found gems here. Three-time Group 1 winner Alcohol Free was bought to race by her owner Jeff Smith as a foal at Goffs November, as was the recent Keeneland Grade 1 winner Blowout for Chad Brown and owner Peter Brant who purchased her as a November Foal. Last season’s World’s Best Racehorse Ghaiyyath is another excellent example, having been purchased by Godolphin at the November Foal Sale.
Other Group 1 graduates include catalogue cover horse Romantic Proposal, who was pinhooked from the November Sale by Amy Lynam and won the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend. River Boyne was a Grade 1 winner in the US last year having been pinhooked from the November Sale, while Thundering Nights, winner of the 2021 Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes, was also offered for sale as a foal in November.
There were numerous touches landed at the 2021 yearling sales by Goffs November Foals, headed by the half-brother to Lucky Vega that was pinhooked from €300,000 to a €630,000 yearling at the Orby Sale this year.
The Orby also saw a €70,000 November Foal resell for €270,000, a €30,000 foal become a €150,000 yearling and €75,000 grow to €225,000, while elsewhere a €260,000 November purchase returned a mighty profit of over €730,000.
Top lots on pedigree
Lot 541: Siyouni first foal out of a sister to Group 1 winner Intense Focus and the dam of champion two-year-old Skitter Scatter.
Lot 553: Exceed And Excel half-brother to a Group 1 placed and Group 2 winner out of a Group 1 placed and Group 3 winning dam.
Lot 558: Invincible Spirit colt out of a listed placed sister to champion three-year-old and champion older horse Youmzain and Group 1 Lockinge winner Creachadoir.
Lot 559: Kodiac half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Helene Paragon.
Lot 562: Sea The Stars half-brother to Group 1 winner Blond Me.
Lot 564: Frankel colt out of a sister to Group 1 performer Lady Penko.
Lot 567: No Nay Never own-sister to Group 2 placed and listed winner Horoscope.
Lot 572: New Bay half-sister to Group 1 placed Dream Eater.
Lot 575: Invincible Spirit half-sister to the dam of Group 1 placed Sacred Life out of a full sister to champion stayer Rule Of Law.
Lot 578: Inns of Court half-sister to Group 1 placed juvenile Summer Sands.
Lot 579: Cotai Glory half-brother to Group 1 winner Champers Elysees.
Lot 580: Waldgeist half-brother to two group race winners.
Lot 581: Invincible Army half sister to group race winner Hamza.
Lot 583: Churchill half-brother to 2021 Group 2-placed and listed-winning two-year-old and out of a group race-winning dam.
Lot 586: Blue Point filly out of a winning daughter of an Irish champion two-year-old.
Lot 587: Dark Angel half-sister to Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner Wizz Kid.
Lot 598: Kingman half-brother to Group 1-placed and Group 3 winner Carla Bianca.
Lot 604: Sea The Stars own-sister to multiple group winner Terebellum.
Lot 607: Kodiac own-brother to Group 3 winner Grizzel and the group-placed 2021 two-year-old Pennine Hills.
Lot 609: Churchill filly out of Group 1 winner Miss Beatrix and sister to three blacktype horses.
Lot 613: Best Solution half-brother to multiple Group 1 placed Speak Of The Devil and Group 3 winner Mornado.
Lot 624: Galileo filly out of the Group 1 winning Scat Daddy mare Nickname.
Lot 626: Frankel half-brother to Group 1-placed and Group 3 winner Lily’s Angel, and the Group 2 placed listed winner Zurigha.
Lot 632: Wootton Bassett filly out of a Kingman mare, sister to a Group 1 performer.
Lot 642: Phoenix Of Spain half-sister to the Group 1 winner and multiple Group 1 placed Lucky Vega.
Lot 644: No Nay Never colt out of an own-sister to Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner Move In Time.
Lot 648: Dark Angel half-brother to three blacktype horses including the Group 1-placed Big Time Baby.
Lot 650: Lope De Vega half-sister to a champion three-year-old colt in Scandinavia.
Lot 652: Frankel half-sister to the champion Sea The Moon.
Lot 665: Galileo filly, the first foal out of the Group 2 Queen Mary and Prix Robert Papin winner Signora Cabello.
Lot 670: Belardo half-brother to 2021 Group 2 Queen Mary winner Quick Suzy.
Lot 689: Galileo colt out of the group-placed Scat Daddy mare Take Me With You.
Lot 690: Too Darn Hot half-sister to Group 1-placed stakes winner Olendon.
Lot 719: Ribchester filly, first foal out of sister to unbeaten Group 1 winner Baaeed.
Lot 724: Oasis Dream colt out of a half-sister to classic-placed and Group 2 winner Endless Drama.
Lot 732: Prince Of Lir half-brother to Group 1 performer and 2021 group-winning two-year-old Oscula.
Lot 756: Night Of Thunder three-parts brother to a listed winner out of Group 1-placed and Group 2-winning dam.
Lot 761: Mehmas own-brother to an unbeaten Group 3-winning two-year-old in 2021.
Lot 764: Dandy Man own-brother to Group 1-placed Group 3 winner Extortionist.
Lot 765: Oasis Dream filly out of a half-sister to champion sprinter Slade Power.
Sales: Goffs November Foal Sale & Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale
Dates: Foal Sale runs from Monday to Thursday, November 15th to 18th. Breeding Stock Sale runs from Friday to Saturday, November 19th to 20th.
Lots: 1,015 foals and 525 fillies and broodmares.