"He's a very good walker with quality," said Stauffenberg. "He's very correct. He'll come back for resale next year."
"Mr Araci saw quite a bit of the sire in this colt," said Rob Speers, who signed the ticket. "He was underbidder on Camelot as a yearling and followed him closely as a racehorse. He's unproven but was a very good horse - he came within a hair's breadth of winning the Triple Crown."We're very impressed with the stock we've seen and this colt is a half-brother to a Group 1 winner [Magic Hurricane] who is also by a son of Montjeu. He'll be a very exciting horse to put in training next year."
"He's a smashing individual," said Brown. "We're not sure where we'll go yet with him but he's been bought for resale. The sire is going from strength to strength and this colt has a good back family. He's also from a very good breeder in Nelius Hayes."
"Hopefully he'll come back to either Book 1 or the Orby," he said. "He's a bit of a baby [May 21 foal] but a lovely shape with a lot of class."Let's hope Trip To Paris continues to do well next year."
"It's very hard to compete at the top end of Book 1," said Rob Speers who signed the ticket, "and so we're delighted to get two such exciting prospects here to race in 2017."We know the family well as we had a Galileo out the mare that showed a lot at two but was unraced. And Tamga is a good horse in Turkey."
"Richard O'Gorman and the team saw this colt on the farm and liked him, especially how he progressed," said Ferguson. "Then he came here and showed himself very well. Dubawi needs no introduction and he's out of a very good mare.
"She's a lovely filly with a super page," said Farrington. "She's been bought as a racing and breeding prospect - it's very hard to get these types of fillies."
"I nearly don’t need to say it but we are, of course, delighted to have smashed a foal record for the second year in succession as the €1.1 million paid by John Ferguson for the Dubawi colt out of Nightime is an Irish record for a colt foal, comfortably eclipsing the €850,000 we achieved for the colt from the first crop of Sea The Stars in 2011.
"The Dubawi was the highlight of another superb Goffs Foal Sale that has enjoyed a trade of depth, consistency and real fireworks especially for those that appealed the most. That we were entrusted to offer the only Galileo colt foal of the year anywhere is also a wonderful endorsement of the Goffs service and it was fitting that he was the second highest price of the sale.
"Whilst we have not quite kept pace with the records set last year when the sale was topped by the record breaking €1.8 million Frankel filly, and when the average and median were up by 41% and 29%, the statistics are the second best on record which is the cause for some celebration although it must be noted that the clearance rate is less than 2014 which mirrors the trends seen throughout the autumn at the yearling sales to an extent. However, this is very much the first choice for the cream of the Irish foal crop every year at a sale at which pinhookers, end-users and international buyers choose to invest and it is revealing that today’s median price actually rose by 6% and the clearance rate was an impressive 84%.
"Indeed, this is another Goffs sale that has truly outperformed the market over the last five years so it was no surprise that we were inundated with entries leading to an additional day at the start of the week which may have been another factor in the reduction of the week’s clearance rate. Whilst some of those foals may not have been the most commercial we enjoyed huge interest on every day of the sale and the 5 days has consolidated the amazing growth of recent years and this sale’s market leading position.
"As ever we are indebted to every vendor and each purchaser whilst I want to make special mention of the Goffs outdoor team who have ensured Kildare Paddocks has looked as immaculate as ever despite some torrential rain at times and when they have worked 24 hours a day to accommodate the inevitable double standings required for a catalogue of this size."