First Entries Accepted for Inaugural Goodwood Sale

The first entries have been accepted for the inaugural Goffs UK Goodwood Sale, which will be held after racing at the ‘Glorious’ Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday 1 August. The sale is open to high-end Horses-in-Training and Breeding Opportunities including fillies and mares, foals and weanlings and stallion nominations. The first four sale entries are:  

Belle Vale (5YO M by Cape Cross)
To be offered in foal to Bobby’s Kitten with a Brazen Beau colt foal at foot, Belle Vale is a half-sister to the 3YO colt MILDENBERGER who won the L. Stonehenge Stakes and placed third in the Gr.2 Royal Lodge Stakes last season as a 2YO. Mildenberger’s two starts this year have resulted in a win in the L. Feilden Stakes first up before finishing second to Roaring Lion in the Gr.2 Dante Stakes. Belle Vale is a daughter of the Dubawi mare Belle Josephine. 

Cosmelli (5YO G by Mr Vegas)
Trained by Gay Kelleway, Cosmelli has won seven of his 19 career starts including the two-mile Northumberland Vase Handicap on his most recent start at Newcastle on 30 June. He is sold with an entry in York’s £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor Handicap. The Goodwood Sale will offer a 50% share in Cosmelli who is to remain in training with Gay Kelleway. The long-term goal for the horse is to campaign him in Australia in 2019 with the view to remain for the duration of his career.

Learned Friend (11YO M by Seeking The Gold)
To be offered in foal to Dark Angel, Learned Friend is the dam of INNS OF COURT, a horse by Invincible Spirit who was a dual Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 placed 3YO last year. His two starts this season have resulted in two second placings at Gr.3 level. Learned Friend is a daughter of the Champion Filly and Gr.1 winner LUNE D'OR.

Max Emperor (2YO G by Holy Roman Emperor)
Completing the first batch of entries is a 2YO Breezer, Max Emperor, by the reigning Champion Hong Kong sire Holy Roman Emperor out of the Shamardal mare Daidoo. The colt will be offered by Bansha House Stables whose Breeze Up graduates include the Royal Ascot Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes winner and now sire PRINCE OF LIR. A Breeze Up video will be placed online prior to the sale.

Nominations for the Goodwood Sale are being taken now and accepted entries will be placed online at in the build-up to the sale. For more information, click here. To enquire about entering your horse or about inspecting sale entries, please contact Goffs UK on +44 (0)1450 372222 or email