Horse Racing

‘World class’ Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up attracts mass

A total of 73 minors some preeminent land males from America complemented by a collection of Europe’s top stallions to be auctioned off in the second renewal of the Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up Sale to be held on Tuesday evening during the grand parade at the School. Meydan horse racing.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be appointed by the Dubai Racing Club and its president, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, as an auctioneer for the second year, and it is a great thing in the our hats when we are the designated auctioneers for Sheikh Mohammed, really,” said Henry Beeby, CEO of the Goffs Group.

Nothing creates future success like past success, and Beeby is quietly optimistic that this year’s innovation outperforms the results 12 months ago.

“It was a hugely successful year,” he said, “the suppliers have done an amazing, phenomenal job in learning so much about what is required. “We have a very good collection of horses, we have global interest and we are very excited about the outcome of the sale.”

Beeby credits Goff’s International Client Relations Advisors Tom Taaffe, Nick Nugent and Gerry Hogan for their collective work in liaising with sales vendors in recruiting successful horses. at races, be it in the Gulf or beyond, now and in the future. Taaffe suggests that the freedom to travel abroad in 2022 has made the immediate task significantly easier.

“Suppliers, buyers, Goffs and Dubai Racing Club have learned a lot from last year,” said Taaffe. “This year, vendors – without any COVID restrictions – moved around the world, especially the US, and picked what they felt was appropriate to participate in this sale. I’d say the results will reflect that evidence by Tuesday night.”

Taaffe says the wide range of horses on offer will suit every budget.

He said: “The Goffs and the Dubai Racing Club have created a world-class portfolio that will be held in a world-class country. “The horses in the catalog are designed in three levels, with many purchases being top tier and mid tier and slightly lower tier. We are happy to recommend these horses to any audience.”

‘Three-quarter speed work on the reins’

Beeby will know a thing or two about skyrocketing sales, as his late father, Harry, was the former chairman of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (now Goffs UK), the company that came up with the concept of a showdown. such a price tag in the 1970s. The old school mentality was agreed by the auctioneer and the Dubai Racing Club to allow the sale horses the chance to showcase their innate abilities in combat without It is not necessary to empty the tank completely. This year’s gallop race takes place on Monday on the mixed training track.

“This is a show off with a difference because pretty much every other show off around the world is based on watches,” says Beeby. “When I first started with my dad, what people were looking for in those days was a good 3/4 speed on the reins that showed potential. That’s what we told our suppliers last year and I think it’s fine.”

Taaffe added: “We must credit His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Prince Sheikh Rashid for agreeing with Goffs to make the sale without a watch. There’s no time here, it’s not based on speed, it’s about producing the best quality horse that will grow with more programs for 3-year-olds and longer life as they race in 4th place , 5, 6, 7 here. No clock here is a big deal, we can give a horse a chance to grow and its head not blow up. The emphasis is on longevity and a better career than speed.”

take two

During the first sale last year, 55 2-year-olds (out of 69 offered) changed hands with a turnover of €8,467,630, an average of €153,957 and an average price of €99,169. The event was headlined by a foal from the hugely successful Kentucky-based Hill ‘n’ Dale. make for curly who earned only 620,000 euros from Mohammed Al Subousi.

Breeze-Up 2022 received a timely endorsement as two of its graduates–Go Soldiers (fauceturea, €123,962) and Mr. Raj (Bolt d’Oro, €86,773) – 1st and 2nd place respectively in the listed Al Bastakiya S. Super Saturday March 4. The duo will rematch in the G2 UAE Derby on Saturday. Big Red Farm bought Labeling (GB) (Frankel {GB}) for just over €520,638 at last year’s event and is considered a half-brother to G3 winner Chartwell Fillies S. and G1 runner-up Matron S. Lily’s Angel (Ire) evening {Ire}) and with a winning bet and many people in Group 2 Zurigha (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) beat his daughter on the first question before finishing third, being defeated half length, in G1 Asahi Hai Futurity last December.

“We now have 14 individual winners in the sale, in six different countries,” said Taaffe. “People are aware of that and I hope it grows and grows from there. This is a world-class sale, no doubt about it. It can stand the test of time.”

Beeby believes there was a bit of a perceptive process between buyers and sellers last year that he hopes will dissipate this time around.

“Last year there was a lot of interest, but there is definitely more interest this year,” he said. “Last year there were a lot of viewers and we were happy with the results, but there were followers and supervisors and now they see success.”

The team at Goffs and the Dubai Racing Club are committed to growing and evolving as needed, and Beeby believes that will be fully shown in Tuesday’s sale.

“I think the greatest thing we all learn is what that particular market wants and what works there,” he said. “The best-selling horses are ground horses or real European high-end horses – horses Frankels and Dubai. You have to work with your market. We had another good group.

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