Sadler's Wells Colt Tops Opening Session at Goffs Sale

Timmy Hyde's Camas Park Stud consigned the top lot of the first day of the Goffs Orby Yealing Sale in Ireland, a Sadler's Wells colt out of the Shirley Heights mare Puck's Castle, who was sold for 825,000 euros ($808,335) to Demi O'Byrne, acting for the Michael Tabor/John Magnier partnership.

Bred by Orpendale and David and Diane Nagle's Barronstown Stud, the March-born colt is a half-brother to the listed winner Emerald Peace.

Puck's Castle is a half-sister to the group I Cheveley Park Stakes winner Embassy and out of champion 2-year-old filly Pass The Peace.

Michael Stoute will train a 700,000 euros Danehill colt out of the Selkirk mare Marlene-D, for which agent John Warren saw off Sheikh Hamdan's racing manager Angus Gold.

Bred by Monica Hackett and consigned from Abbeville and Meadow Court Studs, the colt had been bought in utero for 100,000gns at the 2000 Tattersalls December Sale.

Early into the day Gold, buying for Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estates, paid 525,000 euros for a youngster already named Calvador consigned by Camas Park Stud for the Niarchos family.

The Kingmambo colt is the first foal of the grade I E.P. Taylor Stakes winner Insight, a full-sister to Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I) winner Saffron Walden and a half-sister to group I winner Dolphin Street.

Matt Mitchell, Goffs Managing Director, commented: "Trade is solid, with strong competition for the better lots."

Results, catalog, from Goffs