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Thursday, February 8, 2007



GOFFS LAUNCH IMPRESSIVE CATALOGUE FOR BREEZE UP SALE AT KEMPTON




Goffs Bloodstock Sales has launched a quality catalogue of two-year-olds for its inaugural flat breeze up sale to be held at Kempton Park racecourse on Friday, March 9th. The sale marks Goffs first ever entry into the UK market and will be the first breeze up of its kind in Europe to use the internationally acclaimed Polytrack surface.


The breeze up sector has shown impressive growth in recent years, reflecting the desire of owners to reduce the time between purchases and seeing their silks on the track. With the first two year old races of the season commencing in March, Goffs Breeze Up at Kempton falls at a perfect time for owners.


The consistency of Polytrack, which is becoming the surface of choice in the United States and other major racing nations, makes it an ideal and balanced surface to breeze the two year olds for the sale.


The 100-strong catalogue includes two year olds by top sires such as Alhaarth, Danetime, Fasliyev, Fusaichi Pegasus, Galileo, Green Desert, Gulch, Invincible Spirit, Hennessy and Stravinsky. Many of the leading breeze up consigners are present with quality drafts offered by Mocklershill Stables, Suirview Stables, Oaks Farm Stables, Jamie Railton and Con Marnane’s Bansha House Stables.


The sale also adds another dimension to the Goffs Million initiative, as the catalogue contains a number of two-year-olds holding an entry for the Goffs Million races in six months time. These include a Green Desert half brother to a Listed winner (Lot 53), and a Galileo filly (Lot 36) out of a Listed winning dam.


Eimear Mulhern, Chairman of Goffs Bloodstock Sales Ltd, said: “This sale is an exciting initiative in the continuing development of Goffs Bloodstock Sales. The sale will strengthen Goffs relationship with the British bloodstock industry and Kempton is ideally located to cater for Goffs’ international clients. We believe Kempton Park is a racecourse which mirrors our ideals and vision for the future and we look forward to a long and successful association with Kempton.”

Paul Fisher, Managing Director of Kempton Park, commented: “We are delighted to be hosting Goff’s first ever Breeze Up Sale on an all weather racecourse on 9 March 2007. This is a very exciting time for Kempton Park and this type of event is very much part of our plan to help us achieve our ambition of becoming Europe’s leading racing entertainment venue.”


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