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Dubai Racing Club Will Organise The Dubai Breeze-Up Sale 2023 In Collaboration With Goffs
Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with Goffs will conduct the Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in 2023 following the huge success of the inaugural sale which achieved the highest average and highest price of any Breeze-Up conducted by a European auction house this year.
The sale will be held at Meydan during the prestigious Dubai World Cup meeting again next March and will be confined to a maximum of 69 two-year-olds carefully selected by the Goffs inspection team. Travel subsidies will be available to vendors and all entries will again undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and buyer confidence.
The first Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs, the only sale of its kind ever held in the Middle East, attracted a diverse buying bench of new and existing buyers from Dubai, Saudia Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Japan, Scandinavia, the UK and Ireland. Trade was topped by a son of Dubai World Cup winner Curlin that was sold by Powerstown Stud to Mohammed Al Subousi for AED2,500,000 (€620,000), while an average price of AED609,412 (€158,000) was recorded.
Dubai Jemila became the first winner from the Dubai Breeze Up when winning on Monday at Ayr for Jaber Abdullah and Kevin Ryan. Photo: RVN Management
Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, said:
“The success of the inaugural Dubai Breeze Up Sale executed in collaboration with Goffs paid tribute to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. And in keeping with the success achieved by the region’s first ever sale of its kind, we are pleased to announce the second edition in 2023 and we once again welcome Goffs aboard as partners in conducting the second edition of the sale during the week of the Dubai World Cup 2023. In partnership with Goffs, we look forward to another thrilling edition of the sale where again some of the world’s top racing connections will go head-to-head in a bid to sign future champions.”
Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:
“It was an honour for Goffs to be selected by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook, Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club, to conduct the inaugural Dubai Breeze-Up earlier this year. Following a superb start, it is a wonderful endorsement of the Goffs service to have been reappointed to grow and develop this world class sale. Solid foundations are in place, and the Goffs inspection team led by Nick Nugent and Tom Taaffe along with our vendors will take the learnings from Year 1 and fine tune the sale to ensure we present a catalogue that best matches what the Dubai Breeze Up buyer seeks.
Goffs was delighted to be involved in introducing a sale such as this on the eve of the world’s most prestigious race and we look forward to working with the team of the Dubai Racing Club to deliver an exceptional bunch of two-year-olds to Dubai next year”.
The two-year-olds will fly to Dubai and carry out quarantine prior to the sale. They will be stabled at Meydan and will breeze on the training track the day before the sale. As in 2022, the horses will not work against the clock or laser but will be galloped on the bridle to showcase their potential and longevity as racehorses in the Middle East and around the globe. This unique aspect of the 2022 sale set it apart from other Breeze-Ups and was widely praised by potential purchasers and the new owners.
Nominations for the Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs will close on 1 December and inspections will take place following the conclusion of the yearling sales season.