Filly by The Last Lion on top at Goffs
The first session of the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale on Monday saw a filly by The Last Lion command a final bid of €78,000 from Rabbah Bloodstock.
Purchased as a foal for just €1,000, the filly was consigned by Clonmult Farm and is out of the winning Authorized mare Countess Ferrama. She is half-sister to the James Tate-trained Top Rank, who is unbeaten in three starts this year.
By the close of Monday’s session, 191 lots had sold for turnover of €1,130,400, an average of €5,918 and a median of €3,800. The Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale begins its second and final session at 10am today, directly followed by the horses in training sale.
Arqana October kicks off
With a glittering catalogue assembled for this year’s edition of the Arqana October Sale, the first of four days of trade kicks off in Deauville today.
One of the high-profile graduates to emerge from this sale is the dual Beverley D Stakes heroine Sistercharlie, who was picked up at the 2015 edition for just €12,000 by Paul Nataf.
Ashford Stud fees released
Coolmore America revealed the fees for its 14-strong stallion roster on Monday with Triple Crown hero Justify remaining at $150,000 for the 2020 breeding season.
Their other Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, will have his fee announced at a later date.
— Coolmore America (@coolmoreamerica) October 21, 2019
Flat racing comes from Yarmouth, Newcastle (aw) and Kempton (aw evening) today. Yarmouth’s card features the British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (6f) where Michael Bell takes the wraps off the China Horse Club-owned Lady Light, a sister to Group 2-winning sprinter Tasleet.
There is also a Flat card at the Curragh in Ireland and jump racing at Exeter, where the Paul Nicholls-trained Southfield Stone, successful at Grade 2 level over hurdles, makes his fencing debut in the Best Mate Beginners’ Chase (2m1½f) against four rivals.