Air Force Blue Among The Sires In Demand At Goffs
A first crop son of top juvenile Air Force Blue provided an early highlight to the first day of the Goffs Orby Sale when bringing a winning bid of €250,000 from MV Magnier. The Oaks Farm Stables offering enjoyed a recent update when his half-sister Hidden Message (Scat Daddy) finished second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.
The fourth lot into the ring, a full-brother to Group 1 winner Ventura Storm (Zoffany) was another highlight on pedigree and proved he had the physical to match when selling to BBA Ireland and Yulong Investments for €165,000.
Shawn Dugan was so enamoured by Churchtown House Stud’s daughter of Footstepsinthesand that she went to €200,000 to secure the half-sister to two Stakes winners, one of them also the dam of Group 1 performer Subway Dancer.
The same price was paid for Glenvale Stud’s son of Mastercraftsman, who is now destined for Hong Kong after selling to the HKJC team. A late April foal, he is a half-brother to I Am Power (Power), himself twice a winner in Hong Kong.
Oaks Farm Stables’ bay son of Camelot received a timely update when his half-sister Yesterdayoncemore (No Nay Never) won a Stakes contest in Del Mar and saw his price rise to €175,000 as a result, paid by John and Jake Warren.
Gleneagles’ second Group 2 winner on Saturday further boosted the freshman sire’s appeal in the sales ring, where he sired a pair of €160,000 fillies on Tuesday. The first, Lot 178 from Glenvale Stud, was knocked down to Ben McElroy, while Camas Park Stud’s half-sister to two Stakes horses was bought by the Phoenix Ladies Syndicate.