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Curlin Colt Tops Inaugural Dubai Breeze Up Sale

Lot 45, a Curlin colt, topped the inaugural Dubai Breeze Up Sale.

The inaugural Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs drew buyers from all over the globe to the winner's enclosure at Meydan, where a son of Dubai World Cup winner Curlin (Lot 45) topped a vibrant first sale.

Offered by Tom Whitehead's Powerstown Stud, the colt out of two-time winner Saucy Dame was purchased by Mohammed Al Subousi for €619,808.

Frankel's half-brother to stakes winners and Group 1-placed Lily's Angel and Zurigha, Lot 30 from Church Farm & Horse Park Stud, was the next highest priced breezer and will head to Japan having been purchased by Hirokazu Okada of Big Red Farm for €520,638.

Among the draft from Aguiar Bloodstock was a son of Kingman out of Raskutani, whose seven winners from seven runners include Group winner and Classic placed Agent Murphy and Global Heat who is multiple Group placed in the UAE. The colt (Lot 40) sold to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock for €495,846. Another popular member of the sale-topping Powerstown Stud consignment meanwhile was a Mo Town colt (Lot 59) that was knocked down to Prince Fasil Khalid bin Abdulaziz also for €495,846.

The sale opened in style with Lot 1, a Gun Runner colt out of multiple group winning dam Bank Audit, selling for €347,092 to Dr Jim and Fitri Hay who also went to €396,677 late in the evening for a filly by Into Mischief out of G2 winner Ageless (Lot 67). Both lots were offered by Micky Cleere's MC Thoroughbreds.

Click here to view the complete sale results.

Reflecting on the inaugural Dubai Breeze Up Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“The first Dubai Breeze-Up Sale has laid the most solid foundations for future evolution following a vibrant evening in the winner's enclosure at the iconic Meydan racecourse.

“Goffs would like to thank the Dubai Racing Club for the trust and confidence placed in our service and we salute the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed in adding the sale to this amazing weekend of racing. The Dubai World Cup is the focal point of the racing and bloodstock world this weekend and the global appeal of Dubai was clearly reflected in the international nature of the list of buyers who literally travelled from every corner of the world.

“We have learned a huge amount in our first year and look forward to growing the sale in future years with the Dubai Racing Club.

“It was some evening, some privilege, and some atmosphere”.

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