Superb January Sale Catalogue Now Online

A highly attractive line-up of National Hunt mares, NH foals of 2019, horses-in-training and pointers have been catalogued for the Goffs UK January Sale at Doncaster next week on 21 – 22 January. VIEW THE CATALOGUE >>

The two-day sale will commence at 11am on Tuesday 21 January with a day of NH foals of 2019 by the leading NH sires and a selection of NH breeding stock which features a number of Black-Type mares. Champion UK sire Kayf Tara once again has a strong draft with 12 foals entered including a filly out of a half-sister to the Gr.1 winner VERDANA BLUE (Lot 21), a colt out of an own-sister to the Gr.1 winner OLLIE MAGERN (Lot 103), a colt out of the Listed winning mare SHE RANKS ME (Lot 124) and a colt out of the Gr.3 winning mare STRAVINSKY DANCE (Lot 131). Other highlights include:

  • Lot 22, a Sholokhov colt out of a half-sister to the Gr.1 winner BLAKLION.
  • 25, a Blue Bresil half-sister to the Gr.3 placed Tedham and out of the Listed winning King’s Theatre mare ALEGRALIL.
  • 26, a Jack Hobbs half-brother to the Gr.2 winner CONSTANTINE BAY.
  • 28, a Mount Nelson filly from the family of LOIN DE MOI, LOINTAINE, FAR WEST etc.
  • 47, a Clovis du Berlais half-brother to the Gr.3 winner HARAMBE.
  • 48, a Black Sam Bellamy half-brother to the Gr.1 placed No Comment.
  • 53, a Getaway colt out of a half-sister to Gr.1 winner PRINCE OF SCARS and Gr.2 winner FOLSOM BLUE.
  • 63, a Kapgarde half-brother to the Listed winner and Gr.3 placed FOU ET SAGE and a close relation to the Gr.1 winner FEU FOLLET.

Tuesday’s session will also offer 43 NH mares and feature the Listed winning chaser DESIRABLE COURT (Lot 138) who has been covered by Walk In The Park. She is one of three mares that are eligible for the Elite Mares’ Scheme 2020, others being Dizzy Frizzy (Lot 162), dam of the four-time winner and Gr.1 placed No Comment and Smuglin (Lot 142) who has been covered by Blue Bresil. Also to be offered in Straightline Construction’s part dispersal, which features nine mares and horses-in-training, is the 5YO Listed winning mare CHICA BUENA (Lot 169).

Day 2 of the sale on Wednesday 22 January will commence at 10am and will offer a day of horses-in-training featuring the Point-to-Point/Form Horse Session which will offer some outstanding entries, headed by two potential stars from the Camas Park nursery of Timmy Hyde; Keskonrisk and Vanillier. A No Risk At All 5YO, Keskonrisk (Lot 236 - pictured) shapes as a hugely exciting prospect having won his debut bumper in style at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day while Irish pointer Vanillier (Lot 245) turned heads with a smart victory in a 4YO Maiden at Dromahane on 30 December in a time six seconds faster than the day average.

Other stand out entries include SOVIET PIMPERNEL (Lot 247) who won the Gr.3 Irish Independent Hurdle at Limerick on 29 December and recent high-class bumper and P2P performers Movethechains (Lot 240), Not A Loss (Lot 241), Take Your Time (Lot 242), Tullybeg (Lot 243), Do The Floss (Lot 249), Elios d'Or (Lot 251), Empty Quarter (Lot 252), Fishkhov (Lot 250), etc.

Owners and trainers with drafts in the horses-in-training session include Alan King, Alistair Whillans, Dan Skelton, David O'Meara, Ian Williams, Joseph O'Brien, Kevin Ryan, Micky Hammond, Peter Fahey, Robert Tyner, Shadwell Stud, Willie Mullins etc.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“The January Sale has taken big steps forward in recent years and as it hosts the UK’s only NH mare and foal session, we have worked hard to ensure it remains a leading outlet for the category. We have once again been well supported by UK and Irish breeders and have a strong line-up this year which is sure to attract owners, trainers, pinhookers and breeders from throughout Europe.

“The sale’s P2P/Form Horse Session has attracted the cream of the Christmas and New Year pointers and bumper performers with early entries featuring some superb horses, headlined by Timmy Hyde’s Keskonrisk and Vanillier. Group 3 Hurdle winner Soviet Pimpernel is also another headline lot and one that is sure to attract plenty of attention with his multiple Cheltenham Festival entries.

“We look forward to further enhancing the horses-in-training section with supplementary entries over the coming weeks.”

The Goffs UK January Sale at Doncaster will also host the annual TBA NH Stallion Showcase which will see 16 stallions available for viewing in yard B on Tuesday 21 January. The stallions on show will be Dartmouth, Dragon Dancer, Falco, Flag Of Honour, Forever Now, Frammassone, Frontiersman, Gentlewave, Harbour Law, Jack Hobbs, Linda’s Lad, Masterstroke, Pether’s Moon, Scalo, Sun Central and Telescope.