Four Grade 1 winners for Goffs at the Dublin Racing Festival

Graduates from Goffs and Goffs UK dominated at Leopardstown this weekend, winning a total of seven races at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival, four of which were Grade 1 contests.

The success was headed by Aintree and Land Rover graduate Samcro, who romped home in the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle, adding this illustrious win to his unbeaten record for owner Gigginstown House Stud and trainer Gordon Elliott. The son of Germany was trained by Colin Bowe for owner Dougie Taylor to win a Point to Point before selling for £335,000 at the Goffs UK Aintree Sale and he is now a warm favourite for further Grade 1 success at the Cheltenham Festival.

Supasundae led home a Goffs 1-2-3 in the Grade 1 Champion Hurdle for Jessica Harrington and the late Ann & Alan Potts when beating fellow Goffs Group graduates Faugheen and Mick Jazz in the 2-mile contest. This was Supasundae’s first Grade 1 win, having previously been a Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed.

Goffs UK graduates also took home two more Grade 1’s, with Mr Adjudicator winning his first Grade 1 for Willie Mullins in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle, and the longshot Edwulf coming back from a dramatic last season to win the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup for Joseph O’Brien under Goffs UK agent Derek O’Connor.

Further success came during the Dublin Racing Festival in the Grade 2 bumpers at the end of each day with Aintree Sale graduate Blackbow winning the Grade 2 Goffs Future Stars INH Flat Race and December NH graduate Relegate winning the Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Irish EBF Mares INH Flat Race. Both horses stepped up in class for trainer Willie Mullins and currently hold unbeaten records.


Dublin Racing Festival Winners

SUPASUNDAE – Gr.1 BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle

Doncaster Autumn Sale 2013: Sold by Lodge Farm Stud to Ivy Lea Farm (p.s.) for £5,000


BLACKBOW – Gr.2 Goffs Future Stars INH Flat Race

The Aintree Sale 2017: Sold by Cottage Field Stables to Harold Kirk for £150,000


MR ADJUDICATOR – Gr.1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle

Doncaster Yearling Sale 2015: Sold by Mickley Stud to Crampcastle Bloodstock for £21,000


SAMCRO – Gr.1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle

The Aintree Sale 2016: Sold by Milestone Stables to Gordon Elliott for £335,000

Goffs Land Rover Sale 2015: Sold by Ridgewood House Stud to Bobby O’Ryan for €95,000


EDWULF – Gr.1 Irish Gold Cup

Doncaster January Sale 2010: Sold by To Dissolve A Partnership to Jamestown Consignment for £24,000


LAST GOODBYE – Grade A Chanelle Pharma Handicap CHase

Goffs Land Rover Sale 2014: Sold by Powerstown Stud to Vendor for €28,000

Goffs December NH Sale 2011: Sold by Mr Ian Williams to C Carter for €8,000


RELEGATE – Gr.2 Coolmore NH Sires Irish EBF Mares INH Flat Race

Goffs December NH Sale 2013: Sold by The Beeches Stud to R Cotter for €10,000


The incredible weekend for Goffs UK Aintree Sale graduates continued at Sandown, where Topofthegame won the Grade 3 Heroes Handicap Hurdle for Paul Nicholls. This brought up an impressive trio for this sale after the victories of Samcro and Blackbow at Leopardstown. Topothegame was first sold at the Goffs Land Rover Sale in 2015 by Parkdota Stud to Monbeg Stables for €26,000 and resold to Highflyer Bloodstock for £120,00 and the Aintree Sale 2016.