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Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale - Day One - Friday, November 18, 2016

Nancy Sexton is live from the Goffs ring on the first day of the November Breeding Stock Sale

    The first day of the Breeding Stock Sale is bound to be highlighted by the final instalment of the Wildenstein horses, who are catalogued as lots 1406 to 1433.
    However, there is also a sizeable draft from Godolphin, who have taken over three full yards here, as well as the Aga Khan Studs, which sold Harzand's dam Hazariya for €480,000 here in 2014.
    Godolphin's pruning of their bloodstock interests have prompted an entry of close to 80 to this sale although several have since been withdrawn, notably Gonfilia (1230), whose two-year-old Glen Shiel recently won at Saint-Cloud.
    The draft still includes:
    1233) Vista Bella; Listed winner ran third in the 2005 1,000 Guineas
    1237) Aisling Verse; Street Cry half-sister to Teofilo
    124) Shrill: Listed-placed Shamardal filly related to Miesque
    1249) Queen Of Sicily; Group 3-placed for Jim Bolger this year, she is out of Queen Mary Stakes heroine Jealous Again
    1298) Samba Reggae; Argentinean Group 1 winner
    1314) Maids Causeway; an early flag bearer for Giant's Causeway, she was a brave winner of the 2005 Coronation Stakes following a lengthy battle with Karen's Caper (catalogued by Godolphin to Tattersalls). Her two-year-old Gmaash is a winner since the publication of the catalogue
    Maid's Causeway
    1370) New Morning; sister to Islington and Greek Dance memorably lowered the colours of North Light and Mubtaker when successful in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes
    1375) Maiden Tower; Prix de Sandringham winner also ran second in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and has since developed into a black-type producer as the dam of Penglai Pavilion and Picture Hat. In foal to Teofilo
    Maiden Tower
    1379) Argentina; Grade 1-placed daughter Sadler's Wells is in foal to Exceed And Excel
    1386) Ever Love; a dual champion in Brazil, she is the dam of two Listed-placed horses as well as a promising two-year-old in Top Mission. In foal to Poet's Voice
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    The undoubted star of the day, however, will be Beauty Parlour (1431), the Wildenstein family's last Group 1 winner.

    The Wildensteins were one of the first European breeders to use Deep Impact and struck early as the breeder of his first-crop European standouts Group 3 winner Aquamarine and Listed winner Barocci.

    However, Beauty Parlour, a sister to Barocci from the family of legendary Australian galloper Might And Power, was the one who really switched European attention on to the horse.

    Trained by Elie Lellouche, she won the 2012 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de la Grotte. She also ran a narrow second to Valyra in the Prix de Diane.

    Her first foal, a Dubawi colt, sold for €1.4 million to John Ferguson at the Orby Sale while her second, a Dansili filly, realised €450,000 last night to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm. 

    Beauty Parlour is sold in foal to Kingman.

    She will be followed into the ring by her winning half-sister Blue Kimono (1432), who is in foal to Australia.

    Other standouts include:
    Lady Of Kyushu (1407): winner of the Listed Derby du Languedoc at Toulouse and second behind Candaliya in the Prix de Royallieu
    Louve Imperiale (1408): a Giant's Causeway half-sister to champions Loup Sauvage and Loup Solitaire in foal to Australia
    Pacific Rim (1412): winner of the Prix de Malleret and in foal to Zoffany
    Peinture Rare (1415): Peintre Celebre's Group 2-winning half-sister in foal to Dansili
    Adventure Seeker (1426): Listed-winning granddaughter of All Along in foal to Siyouni
    Altamira (1427): Listed-placed herself, she is the dam of Prix du Moulin runner-up Akatea. In foal to Lope De Vega
    Andromeda Galaxy (1429): winner of the Listed Prix Charles Laffitte from the family of Group 1 winners Angara and Arcangues
    Bonanza Creek (1433): a winning half-sister to champion Bright Sky out of Group 2 winner Bright Moon in foal to Pivotal.
    Established by Georges Wildenstein in 1923, the stable has long been at the forefront of racing, particularly in France. There were the four Arc winners, among them champion Allez France, Peintre Celebre, the record-setting winner of 1997, and All Along, that legendary globe-trotter who was champion in both Europe and the US courtesy of victories in the Arc, the Rothmans International, Turf Classic and Washington D.C. International. 

    Daniel Wildenstein died in 2001 but the stable remained in operation and later hit familiar Group 1 heights through Aquarelliste, Beauty Parlour, Planteur and Westerner among others.

    Unsurprisingly, the first round of horses - 17 yearlings and 41 horses in training - attracted a range of powerful investors, among them John Ferguson, who signed at €1.4 million for the Dubawi - Beauty Parlour colt. Ferguson came out on top following a protracted battle with representatives of Peter Brant's White Birch Farm, which ended up signing for four horses worth €1.32 million.
    Last night, the draft of Wildenstein foals grossed €2,616,000 and averaged €153,882. They provided three of the top four lots for the week led by a €775,000 daughter of Siyouni bought by Shadwell.
    Brant's White Birch Farm was again active, signing for five lots worth close to €1 million. It's quite possible that others bought under different names are headed his way too.
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    It's not all about Wildenstein or Godolphin though.
    Moyglare Stud Farm send up Instant Sparkle (1257), whose daughter Making Light was the recent winner of the Killavullan Stakes. The Danehill mare is in foal to Make Believe. 
    Moyglare also offer her three-year-old Dark Angel daughter Smokey Quartz.
    The Aga Khan Studs' draft includes the Group 3-placed Kalidasa (1339; in foal to Mayson), stakes producer Kerania (1340; in foal to Excelebration), Listed-placed Virana (1342), Listed-placed Simannka (1385) and Mounira, a half-sister to Group 1 winner Mourayan (1343)
    Derrinstown Stud sold Ribchester's granddam Tanaghum for €250,000 here in 2014 and return with another appealing draft that includes the 2005 Ribblesdale Stakes winner Thakafaat (1281) in foal to Mukhadram.
    Also sure to attract interest is Typique (1360), a Galileo daughter of champion Denebola whose sister Mohini made €270,000 here last year, classy sprinter Look Busy (1458; in foal to Night Of Thunder), Fashionable (1472), dam of Jack Naylor, Listed winner La Sylvia (1436; in foal to No Nay Never), who has bred a series of expensive yearlings, Listed winner Behbinn (1441), Pour Deux (1475), a winning daughter of the Group 1-placed Gagnoa, and Listed winner Meri Shika (1401), a rare European offering in foal to Kitten's Joy.
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    Remembering two other Wildenstein greats: the mighty Allez France, who defeated Dahlia every time they met, and globe-trotter All Along.
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    Lot 1227: BUREAU
    After a muted start, the sale bursts into life with the very first Godolphin mare into the ring. 
    Bobby Donworth of Round Hill Stud made his intentions clear from the start by throwing in an opening bid of €10,000 and following several minutes of persistence, proves successful at €85,000.
    Sold in foal to Slade Power, Bureau is out of champion two-year-old Embassy, the granddam of Prix Maurice de Gheest winner King's Apostle. Her second dam is another champion two-year-old in Pass The Peace.
    The daughter of Halling was also a particularly likeable performer for Mark Johnston on the track, winning four times during a tough 24-race career.
    "She's a gorgeous mare, very correct with a nice pedigree," said Donworth. "The page speaks for itself. We also have a nice Slade Power at home - a good, correct filly."
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    Lot 1240: SHRILL
    Bids flew in rapidly from all corners of the ring for this filly, a smart performer for Willie McCreery this season. In the end it is Grant Pritchard-Gordon of Badgers Bloodstock who emerges successful at €300,000 after outbidding Yeomanstown Stud among others.
    Shrill was a dual-winning two-year-old who ran third in the Listed Tipperary Stakes. Although a non winner this season, she has shown good form, notably when fifth behind Washington DC, Diamond Fields and Only Mine in the Power Stakes at Naas in May.
    Not only that, she is a Shamardal half-sister to Ribblesdale Stakes winner Silkwood and Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Silent Honor and from the further family of Miesque.
    "She's for an Australian client to race on before covering to southern hemisphere time," said Pritchard-Gordon. "I suspect she'll go to England to be trained and perhaps Frankel will suit her down the line.
    "She only has to improve a couple of lengths to win a black-type race. Her form is very solid and were she to win a black-type race, she'd be a very valuable prospect. She's also easy to mate, especially in Australian terms, and a lovely individual for a Shamardal - I'm excited."
    Shrill is by far and away the highlight of the first batch of Godolphin horses which also included Alpine Storm, a half-sister to Centennial in foal to Teofilo who sold to Blandford Bloodstock for €62,000, and Aisling Verse, an unraced Street Cry half-sister to Teofilo who sold for €60,000 to Power Thoroughbreds. I can't help thinking that Hollymount Stud got a bit of value in Vista Bella at €7,000. Granted, she's an older, barren mare but she did run third in the 1,000 Guineas and has a yearling filly by Dubawi to run for her in time.
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    Updates rarely come much better than that belonging to Instant Sparkle, whose two-year-old daughter Making Light recently emerged as a live Classic candidate when taking the Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown.
    The 12-year-old Danehill mare duly attracted her share of admirers, eventually selling for €260,000 to David Nagle of Barronstown Stud following a battle with Ballylinch Stud.
    Ballylinch stand her covering sire, Make Believe.
    The winning daughter of Danehill - seemingly a perfect future match for Galileo on paper - was sold by Moyglare Stud Farm and hails from their powerful Aptostar family; she is a sister to Ribblesdale Stakes winner Irresistible Jewel, herself dam of Royal Diamond, Princess Highway and Mad About You, and is a half-sister to Listed Diamond Trim, dam of Profound Beauty and granddam of Carla Bianca.
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    Lot 1274: ALJAAZYA
    Timmy Hyde goes to €120,000 for this mare, a Speightstown daughter of Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Matiya in foal to Night Of Thunder. She is the first mare through today from Derrinstown Stud.
    Of the other Derrinstown mares, Dick Poole Stakes winner Nidhaal sold for €65,000 to Adrian Nicoll of the BBA Ireland, standing with Paul Shanahan. She is the dam of the Group 2-placed Burwaaz among four winners and is in foal to Exceed And Excel.
    Coolmore's Mairead Cronin signed at €52,000 for Shahralasal, an Oasis Dream granddaughter of Elle Seule in foal to Darley shuttler Shooting To Win.
    And Ronan Burns of Herbertstown House Stud, who has enjoyed much success with older mares, struck at €37,000 for Ribblesdale Stakes winner Thakafaat. Shadwell drafts have long been good to Burns as the source of Min Alhawa, out of whom he bred Tryster, and Bintalreef, later the dam of First Cornerstone. 
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    Lot 1285: FACT OR FOLKLORE
    Triple winner Fact Or Folklore, whose performances also include placed efforts in the Saval Beg and Oyster Stakes, falls to John McCormack at €150,000.
    The daughter of Lope De Vega is a half-sister to Listed winner Lavinia and out of Listed winner Iuturna. She was sold by Ballylinch Stud.
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    Lot 1290: COLOUR BLUE
    Rathbarry Stud, standing with John Tyrell of the BBA Ireland, outbid Yeomanstown Stud at €150,000 for the Listed-placed Colour Blue.
    The four-year-old Holy Roman Emperor filly won five races and over £150,000 for Willie McCreery. She is also well connected as a half-sister to the dam of Group performers My Catch and Vladimir. They are out of the Group 3-winning sprinter Catch The Blues.
    "She was a tough, smart filly," said Paul Cashman, "and those types of Pattern fillies are hard to get. Hopefully she'll suit one of our stallions - she'd be a nice mare to start Kodi Bear off with."
    Colour Blue was sold as the property of Garrett Freyne by Kildaragh Stud, who enjoyed another good result just minutes later when Power Thoroughbreds paid €135,000 for the unraced Zippity Do Da.
    The Makfi three-year-old is out of Polish Romance, also the dam of Listed winner Irresistible and ancestress of Garswood, Infallible, Mutakayyef and Queen Bee.
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    Lot 1297: FALLING PETALS
    Is set to join the burgeoning China Horse Club broodmare band after selling to Mick Flanagan for €235,000.
    The daughter of Raven's Pass was sold by Godolphin in foal to Exceed And Excel. She was a winner at two and is a half-sister to the Middle Park Stakes third Huntfown as well as the dam of classy sprinter Cotai Glory. They are out of the Listed-placed Maria's Mon mare Infinite Spirit.
    "She's a queen," said Flanagan. "A lovely mare who is a great physical and in foal to a great sire. I suspect we'll sell the Exceed And Excel out of her.
    "It's a fine pedigree and I like the fact you have Maria's Mon in there, the damsire of Almanzor, Air Force Blue etc."
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    Lot 1303: POTENT EMBRACE
    Daughter of emerging broodmare sire Street Cry sells out of the Godolphin draft for €150,000 to David Redvers, standing with Michael Youngs.
    A dual winner, Potent Embrace is out of the 2005 Nell Gwyn Stakes winner and Coronation Stakes runner-up Karen's Caper, who is due to sell herself at Tattersalls in ten days time.
    Potent Embrace was sold in foal to Dawn Approach.
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    Lot 1314: MAIDS CAUSEWAY
    Joe Foley was absolutely delighted to secure Maids Causeway for €85,000.
    "She was one of my favourite racehorses, she was a really brave, tough filly," he said. "And by one of my favourite broodmare sires in Giant's Causeway. I've been trying to buy one for a long time and now I have Maids Causeway!
    "It's a great Wildenstein family and she's four from four herself. I suspect she'll be covered by Dandy Man."
    Maids Causeway formed part of Giant's Causeway's excellent first crop, registering a victory in the Rockwell Stakes at two and a hard fought success in the Coronation Stakes at three. She was also second in the Fillies' Mile and 1,000 Guineas.
    She was purchased privately by Darley at the end of her racing career and has bred four winners from as many runners including 2yo Gmaash, a winner since the publication of the catalogue. She also has a New Approach yearling colt who is in Darley pre-training and a Frankel filly foal.
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    Lot 1334: YET AGAIN
    Returns a good result for vendor Tara Stud at €40,000. The daughter of Oasis Dream, who is out of Yorkshire Oaks heroine Quiff, was bought by Derek Iceton for 3,000gns at last year's Tattersalls December Sale and was sold in foal to Gutaifan.
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    Lot 1345: SIMANNKA
    Is set to continue her career in Australia with trainer Garry Newham after selling to Paul Makin for €200,000. The daughter of Mastercraftsman, who is out of a half-sister to Sinndar, won three races at up to 10.5f furlongs for Dermot Weld and the Aga Khan and ran third in the Listed Lenehane Stakes in the summer.
    "She's not going to Marcel," said Makin, alluding to the Racing Post Trophy winner who is standing under his banner at the National Stud. "I am sending a mare to him but this mare is going to continue racing in Australia, where she should be a lovely filly over 10 furlongs."
    Garry Newham and Makin have had a long association that has been highlighted by their brilliant galloper Starcraft. Newham did retire from training several years ago but, prompted by Makin, recently made a return to the ranks. In addition to Simannka, he is set to take charge of Sky Kingdom, winner of the Prix du Prince d'Orange for William Haggas in September.
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    Lot 1349: EVENING RAIN
    In foal to sire of the moment Siyouni, Evening Rain is listed as sold out of the Tinnakill House draft for €230,000 to Eamonn Reilly of the BBA Ireland.
    The daughter of Raven's Pass, purchased through Emerald Bloodstock for 40,000gns at Tattersalls last year, was bought by Maurice Regan of Newtown Anner Stud to support his dual Group 1 winner Fascinating Rock, who will stand his first season at Ballylinch Stud next year.
    "We bought four in Keeneland for him," said Regan. "And this is our second one today. We're looking to get mares with plenty of speed and precocity to him. 
    "There's been plenty of interest in Fascinating Rock already and we'll be supporting him heavily."
    The winning Evening Rain is a half-sister to the Grade 1-placed Devotee and out of a winning Sunday Silence half-sister to UAE 1,000 Guineas and Oaks heroine Folk.
    She was preceded into the ring by Tinnakill's Chantilly Pearl, the dam of this year's smart 2yo Montataire. She was bought back for €60,000.
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    Lot 1360: TYPIQUE
    This beautifully bred daughter of Galileo becomes the new top lot after falling to Laurent Benoit of Broadhurst Agency for €450,000.
    Benoit was unable to shed much light on plans for Typique although he does suspect she could head to the US. That was the ultimate destination of her older sister Mohini, who realised €270,000 at this sale last year to De Burgh Equine. She was then covered by American Pharoah and sent to the Keeneland November Sale, where she was bought back last week for $525,000.
    The Niarchos-bred Typique is out of champion two-year-old Denebola, a Storm Cat daughter of another champion juvenile in Coup De Genie. Denebola was the best of four stakes winners out of Coup De Genie and also a half-sister to Moonlight's Box, dam of Bago and Maxios. Of course, further back it is the excellent Coup De Folie family of Machiavellian and Exit To Nowhere.
    Typique was unplaced in two starts for David Wachman.
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    Power Thoroughbreds' busy day continues with the purchase of Directa Princess, in foal to Make Believe, for €180,000. 
    The daughter of Dubai Destination is a half-sister to German champion Dai Jin.
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    Lot 1380: MRS KING
    Maurice Regan continues to stock up on mares for Fascinating Rock, this time going to €350,000 for Mrs King through the BBA Ireland.
    A winning two-year-old at Tipperary for Jim Bolger, the Dubawi filly hails from stock acquired by Darley from the late Gerald Leigh. She is a half-sister to Listed winner Shared Dreams, who sold at Keeneland last week for $105,000, and out of Grade 2 winner Coretta. Her third dam is Brocade, dam of Barathea, Gossamer et al.
    Her sale boosts the average for Dubawi mares/broodmare prospects to €136,666. Surprisingly, Dubawi has yet to feature as the damsire of a stakes winner unlike Shamardal, the damsire of Awtaad, Gifted Master and Shadow Hunter among others.
    Trade for the Godolphin mares has certainly taken off. This batch are averaging €82,000 compared to the first group, which averaged €34,230.
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    The sale of this sister to Lilbourne Lad for €165,000 to John Tyrell completes the Godolphin draft.
    The Acclamation three-year-old was a €360,000 foal purchase by John Ferguson and was placed once, when third at Dax, for Henri-Alex Pantall.
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    Lot 1395: RAGGETY ANN
    Newsells Park Stud, which bought Hazariya three years ago at this sale through Oliver St Lawrence, make a first purchase, going to €220,000 for Raggedy Ann.
    The unraced Galileo mare was a 450,000gns yearling and is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Dress Rehearsal and Listed winner Fairy Of The Night, in turn dam of Muthmir and My Titania. It is also the immediate family of last week's impressive juvenile winner Gorgeous Noora.
    She was sold by Airlie Stud in foal to Zoffany.
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    Lot 1407: LADY OF KYUSHU
    The final instalment of the Wildenstein dispersal swiftly kicks into gear with the sale of Listed winner Lady Of Kyushu for €310,000. She is knocked down to Henry Beeby, taking instructions from representatives of White Birch Farm via phone.

    A descendant of Robert Sangster’s champion Durtal via the branch that produced Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Roderic O’Connor, Lady Of Kyushu was saddled by Francis-Henri Graffard to win the Listed Derby du Languedoc at Toulouse and run second behind Candaliya in the G2 Prix de Royallieu.


    She is  out of the Group 3-placed Lady Of Aquitaine, and shares her late sire Smart Strike with the dams of Group/Grade 1 winners such as Mine That Bird, Union Strike and Peace And War.


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    Lot 1412: PACIFIC RIM
    White Birch, bidding through Henry Beeby, also tried hard for this mare, one of the jewels of the dispersal at the Prix de Malleret winner in foal to Zoffany.
    David Redvers, standing with Sheikh Fahad and Michael Youngs, cut out the early running but matters eventually boiled down to Beeby and Riki Takahashi, acting on behalf of Northern Farm. In the end, it was Takahashi who emerged on top at €680,000 - 'she got a bit expensive!' he said.
    "She's for Northern Farm and could be a nice mare for Deep Impact," said Takahashi. "She's got a really good temperament, which is important. I just liked her."
    Her sire Singspiel has been particularly successful in Japan. Sons Lohengrin and Asakusa Den'en were Group 1 winners there while Lohengrin has since become a Group 1 sire.
    Meanwhile, a daughter, Northern Farm's Singhalese, also clicked with Deep Impact to produce this year's Japanese Oaks winner Sinhalese. Singspiel is also the damsire of other Japanese Group 1 winners Jeweler and Robe Tissage.
    "Singspiel is an old friend of mine," said Takahashi, alluding to his days with Darley. "He won the Japan Cup. I see a lot of Singspiel in her."
    Pacific Rim is a half-sister to Prix Hocquart winner Prairie Star as well as the Listed-placed Prairie Flower. Her dam, Group 3 winner Prairie Runner, is scheduled to sell shortly.
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    Lot 1415: PEINTURE RARE
    Another Wildenstein horse for Peter Brant. His White Birch Farm, bidding through Henry Beeby, lands Peinture Rare, a Group 2-winning half-sister to Peintre Celebre in foal to Dansili, for €410,000. Paul Makin, who was dispersing his bloodstock interests in this ring on this day only three years ago, was among the underbidders.

    White Birch also secured Peinture Rare’s two-year-old Dubawi filly, Pavini, for €600,000 here back in September.


    Peinture Rare's finest moment on the track came when she landed the Group 2 Prix de Pomone. Much of her appeal, however, must lie in the fact she is a Sadler's Wells half-sister to the Wildenstein’s brilliant champion Peintre Celebre. Their dam, Long Island Handicap winner Peinture Bleue, is also the dam of Group 3 winner Pointilliste and Listed scorer Peinture Rose.


    Peinture Rare's first foal, Perle Rare, was a winner at Maisons-Laffitte last summer. 


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    Lot 1431: BEAUTY PARLOUR
    The Peter Brant show rolls on. Bidding this time through Nick Nugent, he secures the star of the dispersal, Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Beauty Parlour, for €1,600,000. Paul Makin was the underbidder.
    Very few outside bidders got a look in during this dispersal - White Birch also signed at €310,000 for Listed winner Lady Of Kyushu; €410,000 for Peinture Rare; €530,000 for Altamira; and €675,000 for Beauty Parlour's half-sister Blue Kimono.
    Altamira in particular represents a family that Brant would be familiar with since her Group 1-placed daughter Akatea now runs in the US for his cousin Joseph Allen. The Listed-placed Peintre Celebre mare was sold in foal to Lope De Vega.
    As for Beauty Parlour, the daughter of Deep Impact was sold carrying her third foal by Kingman. She also has a yearling colt by Dubawi that made €1.4 million to John Ferguson (White Birch underbidder) and a Dansili filly that made €450,000 to White Birch last night.

    Brant was once a familiar and influential industry figure - at one time he was a principal of Fasig-Tipton; he campaigned that brilliant filly Triptych for part of her career; he was an instrumental figure in the syndicate that moved Mr Prospector from Florida to Claiborne Farm; he bred and owned Gulch and then bred one of his best sons, Thunder Gulch - and so his return to the sport, for whatever reason (including his decision to specifically target the Wildenstein horses), is naturally interesting.


    Outside of racing, Brant counts Donald Trump as a childhood friend and was once likened to Jay Gatsby by lifestyle magazine Interview. His business interests have encompassed fine art, film producing and newsprint.


    Brant has also been busy stocking up in America. At the recent Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale, he paid $1.1 million for Grade 2 winner Paid Up Subscriber before spending $975,000 on a Tapit weanling at Keeneland while assisted by Eugenio Colombo.


    He also owns a significant interest in the former Jeremy Noseda filly Nemoralia with Joseph Allen.



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    Several Wildenstein mares did slip the White Birch net.
    Reiley McDonald of the Kentucky-based Eaton Sales, taking instructions from Coolmore, signed at €400,000 for Andromeda Galaxy. The Listed-winning daughter of Peintre Celebre is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Affaire Solitaire and Listed winner Aizavoski and is in foal to Charm Spirit.
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    Lot 1438: NEWTON'S NIGHT
    A powerful draft for Jockey Hall Stud concludes with the €440,000 sale of Newton's Night to Henri Bozo of Ecurie des Monceaux. The mare has been purchased by a partnership of various investors, including Monceaux, Lordship Stud and an American investor.
    In foal to Lope De Vega, Newton's Night is a sister to Raggety Ann, who made €220,000 to Newsells Park Stud earlier today. They are half-sisters to Grade 3 winner Dress Rehearsal and Listed winner Fairy Of The Night, in turn dam of Muthmir and My Titania. It is also the immediate family of last week's impressive juvenile winner Gorgeous Noora.
    "It's a lively pedigree, one that we're very pleased to buy into," said Bozo. "She fits our programme. She's by the mighty Galileo and in foal to Lope De Vega. There's also lots going on in the pedigree."
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    Lot 1469: SMOKEY QUARTZ
    Tally-Ho have a busy few minutes that includes paying €155,000 for the half-sister to recent Killavullan Stakes winner Making Light. Her dam, Instant Sparkle, made €260,000 to Barronstown Stud earlier today.
    The stud's purchases also included Thrilled, a Kodiac filly that they bred and sold for 460,000gns as a yearling - today they buy her back for €15,000. She is a half-sister to the Listed-placed The Gold Cheongsam and out of the Listed-placed Fuerta Ventura.
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    1431) BEAUTY PARLOUR; 09 m Deep Impact - Bastet (Giant's Causeway), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal for €1.6 million to White Birch Farm. In foal to Kingman
    1428) AMERIQUE; 09 m Galileo - Aquarelliste (Danehill), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal for €975,000 to White Birch Farm. In foal to Pivotal
    1412) PACIFIC RIM; 10 m Singspiel - Prairie Runner (Arazi), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal for €680,000 to Narvick International. In foal to Zoffany
    1432) BLUE KIMONO; 12 m Invincible Spirit - Bastet (Giant's Causeway), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal for €675,000 to White Birch Farm. In foal to Australia
    1427) ALTAMIRA; 04 m Peintre Celebre - Arlesienne (Alzao), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal for €530,000 to White Birch Farm
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    Offered: 242
    Sold: 216 (89%)
    Aggregate: €18,619,000 (+115%)
    Average: €86,199 (+98%)
    Median: €30,000 
    Leading buyer: White Birch Farm, 10 bought for a total of €5,210,000
    Leading vendor: The Castlebridge Consignment, 48 sold for a total of €9,099,000
    Godolphin sold 72 for a total of €3,715,000.
    The Wildenstein mares grossed €7,589,000.
    "One of the most extraordinary day's of mares trade that we've had at Goffs," said Henry Beeby. "It was an amazing day. A clearance rate of 89 per cent, very few mares failed to hit the mark."
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