09/27/2005 11:00PM

Kingmambo colt tops Goffs sale


A Kentucky-bred colt by Kingmambo was the $2.16 million sale-topper of the three-day Goffs Orby yearling sale in Kill, County Kildare, Ireland.

According to the sales company, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum purchased the colt, the first foal out of the Sadler's Wells mare Karsavina, who finished third in the Group 1 Irish Oaks in 2001. Karsavina is also a half-sister to Urbane, a Grade 1-winning mare who raced in the U.S.

John Magnier of Coolmore Stud, the worldwide operation that sparred with the Maktoum family of Dubai during bidding wars at the recent Keeneland September yearling sale, was the underbidder. The Kingmambo colt was bred by Joseph Allen in Kentucky.

According to Goffs, 481 yearlings were sold over the three-day sale, with gross receipts of $56.9 million and an average price of $118,220. This year's results do not compare with last year's sale, which was held over five days and sold 806 yearlings.

Sheik Hamdan's Shadwell Estate Company was the sale's leading buyer, purchasing 14 yearlings for a total of $5.1 million. Glenvale Stud, which consigned the sale-topper, was the leading consignor, selling 15 head for a total of $3.5 million.