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Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale - Day Two - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Follow all the action from the second and final day of the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale with Nancy Sexton's live blog

    The second day of the Goffs November Sale is always a more low key day than its predecessor. But there's still plenty for buyers to take a chance on, notably:


    1495) SHILAYA: daughter of Adlerflug is a half-sister to the Group 1-placed Shivajia. In foal to Rock Of Gibraltar


    1507) JUNO BLACKIE: her 2yo Go Fast made a winning debut at Saint-Cloud yesterday. In foal to Ruler Of The World


    1547) KIROUNA: daughter of Sea The Stars is out of Group 2 winner Katiyra


    1570) CONVENT GIRL: proven stakes producer as the dam of Listed winner Bible Black. In foal to Tamayuz


    1597) WADUD: an older mare, she is the dam of Irish Oaks runner-up Ice Queen


    1657) NOT MY WAY; sister to Grade 3 winner Sweet Acclaim, who made $600,000 at Keeneland last week

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    Lot 1504: INVINCIBLE LIA
    An extremely quiet morning is lit up briefly by the sale of this winning filly for €52,000 to Azienda Agricola Luciani Loreto. The farm bred the filly out of the Listed-placed in partnership with the Irish National Stud, who then campaigned her through their Breeding and Racing Club.
    By Invincible Spirit, the filly was a winner at Clonmel this season and boasts a smart pedigree as a half-sister to Listed winner Lake Palace, the recently Listed-placed 2yo Hebah and the dam of Prix de Malleret winner Al Wathna.
    "She'll go to stud," said Stefano Luciani. "It's an active family that I'm involved in. Hebah, the two-year-old out of Lia, is a good filly. So there's a lot going on in the family -  she's also a half-sister to Lake Palace and Al Wathna was good. And you have Lawman further down the page. I'm not sure yet where she'll go. Perhaps she'll stay in Ireland."
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    Lot 1507: JUNO BLACKIE
    Sunday Silence mares don't come along very often in this part of the world. In addition, this daughter of his walked into the ring with a very fresh update as the dam of Go Fast, the winner of a juvenile maiden at Saint-Cloud yesterday.
    She duly becomes a rare highlight of the morning, selling to Wallhouse Stud for €25,000 in foal to Ruler Of The World. Now the dam of three winners from as many runners, she is a half-sister to Japanese Group 2 winner Dark Shadow and from the further family of Green Desert.
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    Lot 1544: BALIYKA
    The Aga Khan Studs often sends through some nice fillies during the second session and this year is no exception. Baliyka, a well connected Cape Cross filly, is the highlight, selling for €80,000 to the Indian-based Gaurav Rampal acting on behalf of Anthony Stroud.
    Rampal, who bought the granddam of Almanzor here from the Aga Khan several years ago, was unable to comment on the filly's ultimate destination but confirmed that she wasn't bound for India.
    Baliyka won a Gowran maiden for Dermot Weld in the summer. She is a half-sister to the Group 3-placed Balansiya, highly regarded in her time, and out of the Group 3-winning Dalakhani mare Baliyana. 
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    Lot 1552: ASMEEN
    Henry O'Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud goes to €42,000 for this Shamardal relation to Azamour. It's Tally-Ho's second purchase out of the Aga Khan draft following Zalfana, a winning daughter of Dutch Art who cost €7,000.
    No surprise to see Tally-Ho target a daughter of Shamardal since they bred Gifted Master out of his daughter Shobobb.
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    Lot 1555: ZAKHRAFA
    A mare that wouldn't have looked out of place in yesterday's catalogue, Zakhrafa sells for €75,000 to agent Robert Roulston on behalf of the Chinese-based Rifa Mustang.
    Mustang bought a Dark Angel foal earlier in the week and has horses in Europe with Mikael Delzangles.
    She is another high-profile lot by Shamardal, an emerging broodmare sire, and from one of Sheikh Hamdan's most productive families as a daughter of Listed winner Walayef, a sister to Haatef from the further family of former Shadwell stallion Kayrawan.
    She is in foal to Australian Group 1 winner Shooting To Win, who covered 40 mares during his single season at Kildangan Stud this year. A few people have been overheard struggling to recall his achievements - the son of Northern Meteor won the Caulfield Guineas - but the only other mare catalogued in foal to him, Shahralasal, sold yesterday for €52,000, giving him a covering sire average of €63,500. She was also sold by Derrinstown Stud.
    "I'm a big fan of Shamardal and wanted a mare by him," said Roulston. "And she's in foal to a very good looking horse. She'll probably stay here but I don't know yet who she will be sent to."
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    The six-figure barrier is broken by this mare from Churchtown Hill Stud, a half-sister to American Listed winner Queen Amira who is picked up by Eamonn Reilly of the BBA Ireland for €135,000 in foal to Starspangledbanner.
    "She was the pick of the day for me," said Reilly of the five-time winner. "She's a good fast mare from a fast family with a good cover."
    She is out of Listed winner Lady Gin from the family of Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Musical Romance.
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    Lot 1637: PLEASE ME
    Half-sister to Desmond Stakes winner Future Generation and the Group 3-placed Rasmeyaa falls to Tally-Ho Stud at €60,000.
    The daughter of Teofilo, offered by Hollyhill Stud, ran twice at two and three.
    Tally-Ho will stand seven stallions next year led by Kodiac at €55,000. Mehmas and Vadamos are new to the roster - the latter arrived at the stud only this morning following a stint racing in Australia.
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    Few buyers today can match the appetite of Luke Comer. Comer bought the 2014 Phoenix Stakes winner Dick Whittington for 150,000gns at last month's Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale and is presumably stocking up on mares for the son of Rip Van Winkle.
    Comer, who trained the 2001 Curragh Cup winner Chimes At Midnight, revealed in Newmarket that he already has a band of around 150 mares with which to support his stallions, which also include Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon and Kargali, who was saddled by Comer to win the 2010 Gladness Stakes. Each stands under the Comer Stallions banner at Palmerstown Stud.
    Anyway, he has been particular busy today - with approximately 50 left to sell, he has already signed for no fewer than 49 mares ranging from €1,000 to €28,000.
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    Offered: 225
    Sold: 180 (80%)
    Aggregate: €2,131,700
    Average: €11,843
    Median: €7,250
    Top lot: €135,000 paid for 1615) Little Sweetheart 11 m Lawman - Lady Gin, sold in foal to Starspangledbanner by Churchtown Hill Stud to BBA Ireland
    Luke Comer bought an incredible 75 mares - 42% of those sold today...
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