Phoenix Of Spain ex Beach Wedding filly
*From the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale 2022 - the best Sale of the season for 2yo’s. The sale where we purchased our Group 1 winner and Champion European 2yo 2013; TOORMORE (£36,000), Group 2 winner VENTURA TORMENTA and dual Group 2 winner KOOL KOMPANY (£40,000)*
SIRE: PHOENIX OF SPAIN (Lope de Vega)
DAM: BEACH WEDDING (Footstepsinthesand)
TRAINER: Brian Meehan.
Tim says: “We stopped bidding on this colt at £42,000, which we thought was enough. He was then knocked down to the very shrewd Sam Sangster for £48,000 at a sale he’s done so well at (Isaac Shelby etc.) So, when he and Brian Meehan offered us the horse and offered to keep a share, we jumped at the chance. We loved the horse and are delighted to welcome Brian to the team. He trains at the historic Manton Estate of course.”
See her profile video, here:
Likely to be a first half of the season sort with very much one eye on Royal Ascot, where we managed to have a number of 2yo runners this year including the Queen Mary 2nd (Maylandsea) and the Windsor Castle 3rd (Eddie's Boy.)
She qualifies for The £300,000 Goffs Harry Beeby Premier Yealing Stakes; a race, that we won this year with our £40,000 purchase Shouldvebeenaring. He earned £122,000 in winning that day, at York’s Ebor Festival and his owners won a £47,000 voucher to spend on a ‘free’ horse at this year’s Sale too.
This filly also qualifies for races like the £250,000 Weatherby’s Super Sprint, held at Newbury in July, a race we won this season with our 45,000gns yearling purchase Eddie’s Boy. Furthermore, they will qualify for Redcar’s £250,000 2yo Trophy, which we’ve won in the past with Ventura Mist, and the £300,000 Weatherby’s Insurance Sales race, held at Doncaster in September could easily be on this horse’s agenda too.
A sharp and racy sort, we’d hope to debut in April or May, with Royal Ascot in mind, hopefully. Then, all being well, on to Sales races and Group races. However, failing that, we’d go on to look at nursery handicaps at, hopefully, the main, summer festivals, where our silks are regularly seen.
We’ve a proven track record of delivering, year in, year out, and we’d hope a fair number of our Goffs UK purchases can deliver on the highest stage, again in 2023.
Here she is, having arrived at the pre-training yard, looking relaxed after the rigours of the sale:
The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's yearlings have done a great job-no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!